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About me

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I am a fully qualified and BACP registered integrative counsellor. I am down-to-earth, warm and will make you feel at ease.

It is absolutely fine to access help if you are struggling, but I know how hard it can be to take that first step and speak to someone.

I see clients for many different reasons, problems with stress, work/life balance, anxiety, panic attacks and relationship difficulties. I do have some areas in which I have extra expertise and you can read about these under their separate headings below. Counselling can help you to become more aware about yourself, your thoughts & feelings and what they mean.

Perhaps you are finding it hard to cope because you are feeling very anxious and panicky? Or maybe you are struggling with feelings of deep loss (from losing a person, your health, your job) or because of your grief?

Read a little bit more to find out how I can help you.

Anxiety & Panic Attacks

I have a lot of experience and expertise in helping people take control of their anxiety and panic attacks and, during our sessions together, the main focus will be on getting these under control quickly, and then building resilience to stress in the long-term.  Anxiety is different for everyone, you may find some situations e.g. driving, very anxiety-provoking, whereas others can go through them with ease, and vice versa, so this will be uniquely tailored to you.

Grief or Loss

If you are struggling with feelings of loss for a person then be assured this is something I can empathise with, I have experience of many different types of loss.

It is natural to grieve but the process is different for everyone. This can be especially upsetting for you if you had a difficult relationship with the person, or you 'lost' them before they died or you were unable to physically say goodbye to them in the way you would have liked.

I can help you to understand the unique situation of Ambiguous Loss, which is the loss of a loved one who is still alive but lost to you. An example of this is when a loved one is suffering with dementia and sometimes, along with it comes many conflicting, and confusing, feelings.

We can struggle with loss, not just of a person, but also the loss of a beloved pet, a relationship that didn't work out, a career or our health. I can reassure you that whatever it is you are grieving for, you will find me to be non-judgemental, and ready to explore your feelings with you.

Self Esteem

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, possibly over-working, trying to please others all the time or comforting yourself with food or alcohol or feeling anxious or low.

I have counselled people for all these issues over the years and they tell me they have benefitted in many ways.

Here is a recent testimonial from a client:-

"Suffer with GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) and Jenny has really helped me! Makes you feel very comfortable and is very easy to work with".

Where the sessions will take place

I can offer you sessions in person or online using Zoom.

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 believe we ALL deserve to have a good life. I am 100% committed to helping you to find this. As we work together on your issues, it is my belief that you will see the possibilities for this to happen for you. I will check regularly with you that the work we are doing is benefitting you and you are seeing that there is hope for positive change happening in your life.

Why not take the first step and make that call/email/text to me today?

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.

My charges

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
  • Basic Life Support
  • Equality, Adult Safeguarding, Confidentiality and data protection

Experience gained:-

I have many years experience of working within a healthcare environment.
I have experience of working within a wide range of counselling services including Bereavement Counselling, General Practice Counselling and a City Centre Counselling Service.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Women's issues
  • Low self esteem
  • Low mood
  • Depression
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Work/Life balance
  • Harassment at work
  • Bullying
  • Chronic illness

Fees

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.

Availability

I am offering online sessions and a limited number of in-person sessions. Ring, Text or Email me to secure an appointment. I will reply ASAP.

Further information

Privacy Policy
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.

Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK6

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The Counselling Room is accessed by a flight of steps. There are other options to access the room for those who have mobility issues but are not wheelchair users. Please enquire as I also offer ONLINE COUNSELLING.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Jenny Hodsdon-BSc (Hons), Anxiety Counsellor MBACP.

Jenny Hodsdon-BSc (Hons), Anxiety Counsellor MBACP.