Jennifer Warwick

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MSc Psych, BACP Registered | Counsellor and Parenting Expert
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Lewes, East Sussex, BN7
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you finding it hard to understand and manage your tween or teenage child's behaviour? Do you feel like your home is constantly filled with arguments and conflicts because of this? Are you walking on eggshells, as small things can turn into big battles? Is this leaving you feeling tired, anxious, and overwhelmed as you try to balance work, home and family life?

You might feel like you're letting people down, and life feels complicated and busy, leaving you with little time for yourself. You may even find yourself saying yes when you really want to say no. 

​You don't have to feel like this anymore! As a counsellor with over 13 years of experience, I specialise in neurodivergence in families, including formal and self-diagnosed autism or ADHD, as well as LGBTQ+ identities. I can help you regain a sense of calm in your life and create positive relationships with the people around you.

In addition to this, I also offer single-session therapy, which is a shorter, more solution-focused form of therapy.

There's so much information and support available when our children are small. However, when they enter adolescence, it can feel like we're entering uncharted territory, and we still worry about their well-being even as they become young adults.

To help you navigate this new phase in your life, we can work together to make your life calmer, and your relationships feel stronger by:

  • Understanding other people's (and your own) emotions
  • Communicating honestly and openly
  • Establishing clear boundaries
  • Being able to address conflict in a constructive manner
  • Letting go of the need for perfectionism
  • Being compassionate and kind to yourself

We will work together to make your relationships with the people who matter most to you happy, positive and healthy.

The next step

I know how important it is to find the right counsellor, so if you're considering working with me, don't hesitate to contact me.

You can access therapy with me within a few days of getting in touch, providing you with the reassurance and support you need during this difficult time. 

I respond to new client enquiries as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours or by the next working day. Your concerns are important to me, and I want to ensure you feel heard and valued. Please check your junk folder, too. 

We'll then agree on a mutually convenient time for a brief "getting to know you" chat over the phone. During this chat, we'll discuss what you hope to achieve with counselling and determine if you feel comfortable working with me.

The Empower Hour

I also offer solution-focused single sessions, one-off sessions designed to empower you to tackle a particular issue you may be experiencing. These sessions help you quickly untangle a knotty aspect of your life.

The 'Empower Hour' session lasts 60 minutes and includes a brief follow-up call 3-4 weeks later to check your progress. 

For more information on my single-session approach, visit my website: https://talktojenny.co.uk/single-session-therapy/.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have a specialised focus on neurodivergence in families, which includes formal and self-diagnosed autism or ADHD, as well as LGBTQ+ identities. 

I work in a way that affirms neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ individuals. Whatever your background, culture or identity, you are welcome. 

Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology (2012).
  • BA (Hons) in Public Administration from De Montfort University.
  • MSc Psychology at Roehampton University expected graduation in 2024.

Professional Experience:

  • I have worked extensively in youth and family services as a family and school counsellor, supporting students, parents, carers, and teachers.
  • I am currently working as a locum counsellor at Sussex University.
  • Additionally, I work with Eastbourne Holding Space, a charity providing mental health support to families.
  • I have regularly run and facilitated a 4-week programme for parents and carers: Raising Resilient and Confident Teens.

Professional Development:

I actively engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to stay current with evidence-based practices.
My most recent CPD includes: 

  • Keeping children safe online - NSPCC
  • Making sense of self-injury in children and teens - BACP 
  • Why neurodiversity is relevant to your practice (some things I’ve learnt as an autistic counsellor) - BACP
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor 

Support Network:

I collaborate with a professional support network, including supervisors and fellow therapists, to ensure high-quality counselling services.
 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Coping with your child as they head into teenage years and puberty—As a parent or caregiver, navigating your child's adolescent years can be tricky. It may seem like there's a shortage of information and support. However, I'm here to offer you more than just guidance and tools. I'm here to provide you with a sense of relief and reassurance, help you maintain healthy relationships and boundaries with your adolescent children, and offer a steady hand during this often turbulent time.
  • Perimenopause and menopause and the 'Perfect Storm' - Often, when someone in your home goes through puberty and adolescence, someone else goes through hormone shifts as they head towards menopause. I work with you to restore the balance and calm in you and your family.
  • Relationship and Family Issues—We will work together to address any issues you may be facing in your relationship or family, whether you are together or considering separation or divorce. We'll find ways to help you manage stresses and conflicts affecting your relationship and family. But more than that, we can explore how behaviour patterns, attachment styles, parenting, and family issues can influence your relationships, empowering you with the tools and insights to make positive changes.

Single-session, brief, solution-focused therapy - Are you feeling stuck? Break free with 'Empower Hour' - a single-session, solution-focused therapy that uses evidence-based techniques such as solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) to tackle your life's challenges.

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Fees

£70.00 - £85.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • Cigna

Additional information

  • Ongoing sessions for individuals: £70 - Session duration: 50 minutes
  • Parent Consultation Session: Targeted guidance and support for parents and carers to address specific concerns: £80 - Session duration - 60 minutes
  • Ongoing sessions for couples: £85

Sessions tend to be weekly.

  • Single session: £80 - A laser-focused, troubleshooting, problem-busting "empower hour" - Session duration 75 minutes 

All session fees are payable via bank transfer, and I require payment 24 hours before your scheduled session. 

When I work

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Our counselling sessions are conducted securely via Zoom, ensuring easy accessibility. 

Further information

Approaches I use:

  • Person-centred (which means we talk about what matters to you)
  • Strengths-based
  • Solution-focused
  • Systemic (looking at the way your family works)
  • Trauma-informed (helping you cope and get through complex events from your past)

What to expect in our sessions

Counselling will take place once a week for 50 minutes. 

Counselling will take place once a week for 50 minutes. I offer solution-focused brief therapy that focuses on practical solutions and quick results. This can be particularly helpful for busy parents dealing with the challenges of raising tweens and teens. People often find that 6-8 sessions are enough to get them moving again.

You may wish to see me for one super-focused session - the Empower Hour.

We’ll set goals and work together to achieve them. We'll also review and check regularly to ensure your counselling is on track.

All counselling sessions are via Zoom. 

You can also go to my website: https://talktojenny.co.uk/ to find out more.

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Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

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Online platforms

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