Jenny Hodsdon-In person & Online Counsellor
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Sometimes it is hard to understand why we are struggling and it is okay to have help with that. If you are finding it hard to cope because of stress, feeling very anxious or are walking around in a complete fog because you don't understand your feelings, your relationships are difficult or your work/life balance isn't right then counselling can help-so you are in the right place.
If you feel nervous about coming for counselling please be reassured that I will put you at ease and answer any concerns you may have.
I am always 100% committed to my clients because I am passionate about helping you to find solutions, step by step-we will get there!
Here are some examples of issues I typically help people with:-
Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Low Self Esteem, Womens issues including the menopause, Loss and bereavement, childhood emotional neglect, bullying and harassment, chronic illness.
If you are feeling really anxious and panicky-I have lots of experience of working with anxiety and can straight away give you strategies to help you to feel calmer so that we can clear a way to see what's contributing to it. Anxiety can make it hard to focus so that just watching your favourite TV series is difficult. You may find everyday things you used to do without thinking have become quite scary. It is possible, with the right help, to bring anxiety under control. Wouldn't it be great to get back some control?
Have you felt especially sad recently? Perhaps you have lost someone, or something, that was important to you. An understanding counsellor, such as myself, who has experience of different types of loss (and who has counselled many for this) can help you to understand your feelings. You can experience many different, sometimes confusing, emotions in this situation and I can help you to navigate these and understand that whatever you feel is valid. In addition to my knowledge and experience, I also have many resources to draw on as we work through how you feel. These feelings can also be mixed in with anxiety. It's not uncommon to feel both.
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 indeed I can help to perhaps 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 to me today? I have counselled people for similar issues over the years and they tell me they have benefitted in many ways.
I offer a free 15 minute telephone call so you can learn more about how I can help you.
How to get in touch
Use the Contact form to send me an email or phone me. If I'm not available (I may be in a session & can't answer) leave a short message with your first name (it's a confidential voicemail), mobile number or your email address & I'll get back to you as soon as I am able. If I leave a message I will identify myself only with my name.
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.
Concessions offered for
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.