Jenny Hodsdon-BSc (Hons), MBACP.
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I am a fully qualified and BACP registered integrative counsellor. I am down-to-earth, warm and friendly and how you are feeling right now is very important to me.
Sometimes it is hard to understand why we are anxious, feeling low or finding life hard, but it is absolutely fine to access help for it. If you are finding it hard to cope because you are feeling very anxious and panicky, your work/life balance isn't right or you are struggling with feelings of deep loss or grief, then I can help.
I have a lot of experience and expertise in helping people take control of their anxiety and panic attacks and have held anxiety workshops in the healthcare sector.
I will help you to get calm quickly and help you find ways to be much more relaxed over time.
If women's issues are causing you distress you can be reassured-I have plenty of understanding especially as I have a biology/medical background. Our hormones can affect our mood making us feel low and anxious along with difficult physical symptoms.
My biology/medical background also gives me an extra understanding around your physical health so if you are particularly anxious about this then I can help.
If you are struggling to reconcile feelings of loss for a person, a relationship gone wrong, your career or your health perhaps, then be assured this is something I can empathise with. It is natural to grieve but the process is different for everyone. I have the skills to understand, and help you with, the unique and complex nature of your feelings.
I have a lovely, cosy dedicated counselling room in a quiet area of Romiley with free parking nearby.
I have created a relaxing space where you will feel at ease and feel safe to share your worries, knowing that it is totally private and confidential. I will check regularly with you that the work we are doing is benefitting you and you are seeing that there is hope for postive change happening in your life.
It is my mission to help you find ways to live a much richer & more fulfilling life, which we ALL deserve to have. As we work together on your issues you will see the possibilities for this to happen for you.
Here are some examples of issues that I have expertise in:-
Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Low Self Esteem, Womens issues including the menopause, Loss of a person, your pet, your career or your health. This includes Ambiguous Loss, issues stemming from childhood, bullying, harassment and difficulties at work and chronic illness.
If you have lost someone, or something, that was important to you then sessions with me for loss or grief will be serene & thoughtful where you can share your deepest emotions knowing I won't judge you. I have experience of different types of loss including loss of a loved one who is still alive but lost to you, loss after caring for someone longterm or after a long illness. I can help you to understand your feelings. Your emotions can be confusing in this situation but I can help you to navigate these and understand them better. In addition to my knowledge and experience, I also have many resources to draw on as we work through how you feel.
Maybe you feel lacking in confidence-always feeling 'not good enough'? Perhaps you feel you are having to work very hard indeed at work or your role in order to be successful? You may not be feeling good about yourself because you don't think you are important or worth caring about (you are). High expectations of ourselves eg thinking we need to be perfect can cause us problems. Having had poor early relationships with our parents (or other carers), can contribute to this. If you grew up feeling insecure about whether you were likeable or not, you may not think you matter that much (you do). You may find yourself suffering low self esteem, over-working, trying to please others all the time or comforting yourself with food or alcohol or feeling anxious or low. Even if you feel very low I can help you to look at things differently.
If any of this sounds familiar then counselling can help you to learn why you feel the way you do and more importantly what to do about it so that life gets better for you.
I strongly believe that life doesn't have to be this way for you and that feeling better about you & your life, is possible. Counselling can help you to feel more positive about your future. In our work together, I can use a number of different approaches and techniques to help you. I am always 100% committed to your therapy.
Why not take the first step and make that call/email/text to me today?
It only takes a couple of minutes to arrange an appointment.
I have counselled people for all these issues over the years and they tell me they have benefitted in many ways.
How to get in touch
Use the Contact form to send me an email, phone or text me-whichever suits you best. If I'm not immediately available (I may be in a session), just leave a short message with your first name (it's a confidential voicemail) and a contact number & I will get back to you at the very next opportunity I get.
Your session is a full hour and is chargeable at £45 by BACs transfer, SumUp card reader or cash. Please note my new charges are reviewed annually and come into effect on the 6th April 2021.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Psychology (Hons)
- Diploma (Level 4) in Therapeutic Counselling
Shorter training courses attended:-
- Transferring Therapy Online
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Samaritans Suicide training
- Self Harm Training
- Equality, Adult Safeguarding, Confidentiality and data protection
I have many years experience of working within a healthcare environment including fertility services.
I have experience of working within a wide range of counselling services including Bereavement Counselling, General Practice Counselling. City Centre Counselling involving referrals from Probation Service, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and Mental Health Services.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
- Women's issues
- Low self esteem
- Low mood
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Work/Life balance
- Harassment at work
- Chronic illness
Charges in effect up to the 5th April 2021 are:-
£45 per session (one full hour) effective from the 6th April 2020.
Payment Methods Accepted
Online Counselling can be paid by BACs transfer prior to the session.
Face to face counselling sessions can be paid in cash, Sum Up card reader (ACCEPTS ALL MAIN DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS) or by BACs. Please note payment by BACs should be made prior to the session.
Details that you provide me with are for the purpose of making contact only. If they are not required ie you decide not to have counselling I will delete any record of your contact details. Your details will not be passed to a third party.