Jenny Kentfield MBACP, Dip Psychodynamic Counselling, BSc.
Life can sometimes be tough and exhausting, when even day to day tasks can be difficult. You may not know why you are feeling anxious or depressed. Certain events in the present or the past can trigger unwanted thoughts or overwhelming feelings and it is not always easy to talk to family or friends.
Everybody experiences life differently and however small or large your issue, if it affects you, then it is worth talking about.
Counselling can help if you are suffering from anxiety, depression or panic attacks; you may be having relationship difficulties or have experienced a loss or trauma; you may be experiencing stress at work or feel generally confused about which direction your life is taking.
I am not here to give advice, but I offer a warm and empathic approach, where I aim to create a safe and confidential space for us to explore your thoughts and feelings together without judgement.
The type of work I do is usually open ended to enable you to work through your issues at your own pace, although you may initially only want to commit to coming for a some time-limited sessions (say 6-12), to focus on a particular issue and this can be agreed at the start.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a health professional for 30 years and now I have over 3 years of experience of working with individual adults providing counselling in a secure and safe environment. My training was with Gloucestershire Counselling Service.
I adhere to the bacp code of ethics for counselling practice.
As well as private practice, I currently work as an Associate Counsellor for Gloucestershire Counselling Service which is a bacp accredited service.
My Qualifications Include, but is not limited to:
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Gloucestershire Counselling Service)
- Certificate In Counselling Skills (Gloucestershire Counselling Service)
- BSc degree (Health Related Profession): 30 years.
- Professional Development Training:-
- Working with the Suicidal Client. April 2019
- Working with Complex Trauma. March 2017
- Understanding and working with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. April 2019
- Attachment Theory and Internal Working Models. February 2017
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
£45 for 50 minutes
Some concessions may be available for people on a low income and this can be discussed at our first meeting.
Concessions offered for
I like to meet for an initial consultation to gain an understanding of what may be troubling you, to gain some understanding of your hopes and expectations, and for us both to decide whether we would like to work together. I do charge a fee of £45 for this meeting.
Sessions are then on a weekly basis on the same day, at the same time. There may be some flexibility if your work does not make this possible.
Please feel free to contact me by email, mobile or via my website, where you can leave a message and I will get back to you.