Jenny Turner, Dip, Couns, PG Cert, CBT. MBACP

Jenny Turner, Dip, Couns, PG Cert, CBT. MBACP

Weston-super-Mare
Avon
BS23

07921845668 / 07921845668

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Weston-super-Mare
Avon
BS23

07921845668 / 07921845668

About me

I'm a warm, friendly and approachable counsellor offering support with a wide variety of issues. Sometimes life's challenges can be difficult and you may find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, a general sense of unease, stress, past trauma, emotional stability or relationship issues.  Whatever the concerns you're struggling within life right now I offer a safe, comfortable space to allow you to explore those difficulties with no judgements.

How Counselling can help,

Counselling can offer a space to talk to address your concerns, a place where you feel valued and listened to.  Sometimes its is difficult allow those closest to you to know how you feel especially when you feel under pressure. The counselling relationship provides the conditions to speak openly and confidentially.  Counselling allows an avenue for personal change to evolve at your pace. There is the opportunity to access new skills, help manage problems better, or revisit and work through past trauma, talk through a recent loss or gain assistance with feelings of low self-esteem, depression or generalised anxiety disorder. Explore more about who you are. No subject is off limits.

It can get quite puzzling trying to make sense of all the different types of counselling on offer and deciding which one might be best for you. To try and help clarify I can explain the way I work and see if that fits with what you’re looking for, either in person or on the phone.

In brief I use an integrative approach, which means I draw upon different counselling theories to help us find the best way to meet your needs. My background is in person-centred counselling which focusses on the relationship between the client and therapist, and I have completed additional training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and solution focused therapy.

I also work with children and young people from the ages of 11 years old up, addressing and working with the many demands young people experience in our modern society from exam pressures, social media, peer pressure and schooling challenges, offering the young person an friendly confidential environment to feel comfortable to explore the difficulties they may be experiencing with Anxiety, Low mood, Motivation, Confidence or self-esteem.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have had over 10 years experience working as an counsellor within the Bristol Baced Children's and young peoples Charity Off The Record. During this time I have had the pleasure of gaining experience of working within local colleges and GP practice's to offer a service as an outreach therapist.

During the past 4 years I have been working for the Adult NHS Wellbeing Services (IAPT) to provide mainly CBT therapy. I have also had the opportunity to facilitate group work.

  • Diploma (HND) in Counselling, Bath University
  • PG Cert Evidence Baced Practice in CBT for Children and Families, Exeter University.
  • Advanced Counselling Practice
  • Intermediate Counselling Practice                                                              
  • Enhanced DBS certificate
  • registered member of the BACP

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have had extra training to work effectively with interpreter's.

Fees

I'm happy to work with you for a short time or long-term basis, depending on your personal needs.

Sessions are 50 Minutes in length.

First session £25, this is to allow you as a new client to meet me and gain an understanding of treatment options, including if you feel comfortable and wish to decide to continue.

Weekly session rate is £40

A concession offered for block bookings.

Skype/telephone options available.

I am willing to have an informal chat with you to see if I feel like the best therapist for you. Please contact me via: Email or phone and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Further information

I adhere to the BACP Professional code of Ethics which promotes and supports good practice. What you tell me is confidential although if I feel particularly worried about your safety or the safety of someone you know, I may need to break this confidentiality agreement. However, I will try to discuss this with you first so that we can decide together who we need to tell and how we gain the appropriate support.

The rare exceptions to this would be if the information related to child protection issue or acts of terrorism for which I have a legal obligation to take action. I partake in regular supervision to maintain good practice.

If you have any immediate concerns and are feeling very low I would encourage you to seek support from someone you trust or call the Samaritans on 116 123.

Maps & Directions

Weston-super-Mare, BS23

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Mondays and Tuesdays

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
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