Jenny Manfrinati

Jenny Manfrinati


07874 039086

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About me

The core of my practice centers on helping people move through all stages of healing process.
The main focus of my work is

  • to empower people to regain control over their lives
  • to enhance their inner resilience
  • to help them re-develop a sense of trust and a feeling of safety
  • to improve self-esteem and
  • to increase stability in their interpersonal relationships.

I am passionate about finding creative ways of providing effective therapeutic services as I see counselling as a process of engagement between two persons, who collaborate to solve problems.

My specialisms are

  • childhood abuse: in all its forms (emotional, psychological, neglect, sexual and/or ritual abuse) and its consequences (lost sense of safety, trust in others, lost sense of control, unbalanced power in personal and professional relationships, self-harm mechanisms to cope with pain, nightmares and flashbacks)
  • trauma, including PTSD, dissociation, identity issues and its long-term-effects on life functioning
  • domestic violence
  • relationship issues, self esteem problems, body image-related issues
  • DID
  • depression, anxiety, phobias
  • communication difficulties in professional and personal settings
  • career concerns

I am currently collaborating with NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood) to offer FREE support groups for survivors.

I work in English, Italian and with interpreters.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Counsellor and Clinical Psychologist, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My training combined psychodynamic, integrative and multicultural approaches.

I am currently working as a volunteer at the Watford Women Centre and run a psycho-educational and therapy group for survivors on behalf of NAPAC. I also run two Personal Development groups on behalf of The Counselling Foundation.

I completed my first BA in psychology at the University of Padua (Italy), followed by a Laurea Specialistica (i.e. 2-year post BA equivalent to a Master) in clinical psychology at the same institution. After working as a clinical psychologist, I moved to the United States, where I obtained a second BA in psychology and a Master in Counselling and Personnel Psychology at the University of Minnesota.

I worked in clinical practice, community settings and university. My experience includes counselling child and adult survivors of abuse, young people in academic distress and adults suffering from a wide range of emotional and neuro-psychological problems.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Sexual abuse
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Abuse (emotional, psychological, sexual, ritual)
  • Trauma, early childhood and adulthood
  • DID Dissociative Identity DIsorder
  • Psychosomatic disorders and chronic pain
  • Relationships issues, self-esteem and identity problems
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Depression
  • Support groups


£20 for the first consultation (45 minutes to 1 hour)

Between £50 - £70

I accept cash or online deposit at the end of each session.

Cancellation policy: I ask that 24 hours notice will be given to reschedule/cancel a session.

Further information

New therapy support for survivors of abuse and childhood trauma.

Maps & Directions

Watford, WD17

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Italian, Work with Interpreters


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mon-Fri:9:00-9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00-5:00 pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme