Jenny Bell

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PG Dip, BA Honours, Thrive Counselling Cumbernauld
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Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, G67 1ER
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

Hi I'm Jenny. I am an experienced and accredited integrative counsellor and supervisor. I am available for one to one Counselling in Cumbernauld Town Centre (Carron House,)during Weeknights and Wednesday daytime and evenings and Fridays daytimes.  I offer face to face counselling in our Cumbernauld office, or via telephone or Zoom. 

You might be thinking about counselling as you are struggling for instance with anxiety, low mood, self-esteem, negative habits or with issues from your past. You may not feel able to talk to those in your life about your issues.

I can offer you a safe, supportive, friendly and confidential space to work together through the issues you may be having.

Counselling can help you to understand yourself better, improve your relationships and to work towards leading a more fulfilling life.

I offer an experienced integrative approach to counselling with over 12 years working and volunteering in the counselling field. I was originally trained in the Person Centred approach to Counselling but I am trained in and incorporate other therapeutic techniques and offer an integrative approach to counselling.

An integrative approach is tailored to your unique needs for therapy as an individual .It can facilitate you to help you to explore your issues, identify solutions or coping strategies for your issues and ultimately to move forward in your life. My aim is to help you towards lasting and maintained change within your life, free you from recurrent issues or patterns within your life, and help you develop the skills to manage life more fully.

For instance I may use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques to help identify and change negative thinking patterns and behaviours and Compassion Focused Therapy which can help you to be kinder to yourself and less self-critical.

I also integrate Schema Therapy techniques within my practice which is a therapy which can help you to tackle enduring issues and patterns within your life and relationships. It can be very helpful where you have experienced difficulties in childhood for instance with narcissistic parents, neglect, abuse or instability in your family.

I am an accredited Alcohol and Drugs Counsellor with over 12 years experience in this area including with alcohol, cocaine and cannabis issues. My specialisms are Addictions, Self-Esteem issues, Stress, Anxiety (including generalised anxiety, Health Anxiety, Panic disorder)and issues relating to difficulties or trauma experienced in childhood.  I have experience working with CPTSD and I am in the process of completing an intensive 2 year certificate in CPTSD through the Complex Trauma Institute. I  have extensive experience in working with male clients from aged 17 and onwards.

I also work part-time for COSCA (the professional body for counselling in Scotland) supporting counselling training providers towards course validation and trainers and counsellors working towards accreditation.

Please note I do not work with clients under the age of 17 or couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

Thrive Counselling Cumbernauld- Director-2016 to present.

COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland)-September 2018 to present- Development Officer(Individuals and Courses)-Coordinating COSCA Counsellor and Trainer Accreditation systems and supporting counselling courses in Scotland towards/maintaining COSCA validation.

Glasgow Council on Alcohol- Part Time Alcohol Counsellor 2015-September 2018-Delivering alcohol-drug counselling across Glasgow East End, City Centre and East Dunbartonshire. Supporting trainee counsellors, supervision of trainee counsellors and facilitating training workshops for counsellors.

Volunteer Alcohol Counsellor GCA- 2011-2015

COSCA- Recognition Scheme Development Officer- 2015 to April 2017-Coordinating a quality assurance scheme for Counselling Organisations across Scotland.

Welfare Advisor/ Employee Counsellor- East Dunbartonshire Council 2014-2015-Coordinating wellbeing activities, welfare support and employee counselling.

The Wynd Counselling Service- Volunteer Counsellor (Service supporting individuals with a wide range of issues)- 2013-2016

Glasgow University- Placement Student Counsellor- 2015

Cruse Bereavement Care- Volunteer bereavement Counsellor- 2012-2015

Qualifications:

COSCA Counsellor Accreditation (2022)

Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (Stirling University) (2015)

BA Psychology Honours First Class- Strathclyde University 2006

Training/ CPD

  • 2024- Schema focused therapy certificate SCQF level 9 ACT Counselling- (original schema training) 2017)
  • Habitual Worry, Repetitive fantasizing and Obsession, Online Events-2023
  • Queer experiencing, trauma and person centred therapy-Online Events 2023
  • Intimacy after assault training- SARSAS 2023
  • Working with ADHD Certificate-Greenwood Events 2023
  • Fear and the Attachment System-CTI-2023
  • Fear and the therapist-CTI-2022
  • Working with adult survivors of childhood trauma-CTI-2022
  • Learn how to stop nightmares using the dream completion technique-Havens Technique-Online Events-2022
  • Shame, sex and the body-Online events-2022
  • Couples counselling for one-Link Centre-2021
  • How to Overwrite the Trauma Response- Online Events 2021
  • Exploring Hypervigilance-CTI-2021
  • Understanding the trauma of being a member of a high demand group- Online Events 2021
  • Your Brain loves Yoga-Online Events-2021
  • Introduction to Somatic Therapies-Complex Trauma Institute-2021
  • Introduction to Working with clients who are stuck-CTI-2021
  • Trauma work during stage 2-Working with Intrusive Memory experiences-CTI 2021 
  • Trauma Work During the First Stage of Recovery-CTI-2021
  • Applying DBT to the treatment of trauma-Wildflower Counselling-2020
  • Yoga and Meditation in therapy- Online events-2020
  • The psychological and physiological repercussions of complex trauma: essential information-PESI-2020
  • Working with the Impact of Severe Trauma- ACT Counselling- 2020
  • Coronavirus considering our responses and responsibilities-Online Events-2020
  • How to work with a Clients Emotional Triggers-NICAMB-2020
  • Working with OCD-2019
  • COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate-2019
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy Certificate-2018
  • Schema Therapy-ACT Counselling Services 2017
  • Trauma Informed Practice 2017
  • Anger Management 2017
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorder 2017
  • Drugs Awareness Training 2016
  • Mindfulness Foundation Certificate 2015
  • Mentally Healthy Workplace Training for Trainers 2015
  • Coaching for Counsellors Certificate 2015
  • Compassion Focused Therapy Certificate 2015
  • SCOTACS Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Toolkit- Centre of Therapy 2012
  • Advanced Alcohol Awareness Certificate 2011
  • Accredited Alcohol Counsellor (Glasgow Council on Alcohol)
  • CBCS Specialist Module in Bereavement and Loss (Cruse/COSCA) 2012
  • ASSIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills 2011
  • Utilising Relationships to Aid Recovery-GCA-2012
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-GCA-2012
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate 2011

Member organisations

COSCA
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

£50 per counselling session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Wednesday/Friday daytime, weekday evenings- face to face, Zoom, phone.  Please note I am presently fully booked, including my waiting list. I will update when I have availability again.

Further information


Please contact myself via email to arrange a free no obligation confidential chat regarding the service or to set up an initial counselling session.

Where possible it is preferable to email in the first instance. If calling it is a voicemail service only-  please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Suite 18B, Carron House, Carron Way, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, G67 1ER

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

We have lift access to our office on the second floor, and dedicated parking with dusabled parking spaces

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am an integrative supervisor and practitioner hence I able to adapt supervision to meet the needs of my supervisees chosen therapeutic approach and developmental needs.

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