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 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:
- 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£45 for 50 minutes
Some concessions may be available for people on a low income and this can be discussed at our first meeting.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Thursday 8am-8pm
Limited evening appointments available after 6pm.
Types of client