Jennifer Warwick MBACP. Postgrad Dip (Counselling), Postgrad Dip (Psychology)
I provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment where you can talk, express and reflect on any difficulties and feelings that you may find hard to share with others.
I work flexibly in order to engage and maintain a positive relationship with my clients and use a variety of approaches as appropriate to your needs or issues.
I see clients individually, in couples or as families in order to enhance their relationships and to meet their needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma (Counselling) from the Australian College of Applied Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma (Psychology) from Melbourne University. My undergraduate degree is a BA (Hons) Public Administration from De Montfort University (UK).
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and joined to demonstrate my commitment to professional standards and to continue to further enhance my practice. The BACP Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
I have over 10 years’ experience in planning and delivering effective counselling, case management and support interventions for young people, individuals, couples and families. My clients have had multiple and complex needs including trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, family issues such as separation and divorce, family violence, emotional and sexual abuse, behavioural problems in children and adolescents and managing life with a mental illness.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Relationships and Family Issues
I have an interest in looking at the way attachment affects relationships and how parenting and family issues can affect the couple relationship and how this in turn affects the family system.
- Parenting Adolescents
Parenting a child as they enter and progress through adolescence can be challenging and it may feel that there is a lack of information and support. I work with the parents to help maintain healthy relationships and boundaries with their adolescent children.
- Counselling Young People aged 18 to 25 years
I work individually with young people to provide guidance in a relatable and understandable way. I have an interest in working with young people to help them develop and recognise healthy relationships. This also specifically includes supporting young people around issues concerning sexuality and other issues concerning the GLBTI communities.
- Parent Violence and Abuse (AVPA)
I have worked extensively with parents experiencing adolescent violence in the home and have facilitated group programmes as well as seeing individuals and couples. I work with the parents to help maintain healthy relationships and boundaries with their adolescent children.
Initial exploratory session: £25
Subsequent sessions: £50
Initial session for couples: £35
Subsequent sessions for couples: £70
Sessions are arranged on a weekly basis.
Session duration: 50 minutes.
I am a person-centred counsellor and I also draw on other approaches such as solution focussed, brief therapy and systemic or family therapy for which I have undertaken training.
Approaches I use:
Traditionally counselling takes place once a week for 50 min. I always work at the client’s pace and I generally leave the length of the counselling relationship up to the client. A person may wish to see me for only one session, whilst others may continue to see me for much longer.
I appreciate that finding the right counsellor is important, we can discuss what you are looking to achieve with counselling, and discover whether you feel able and comfortable for us to work together. I work in a collaborative way with you to identify potential causes of your difficulties and to develop strategies that can help you live life more fully.
We’ll set goals and work together towards achieving them. Regular reviews and checks will make sure counselling is on track.
All counselling sessions are held in easily accessible professional suites in central Brighton or Lewes, close to public transport.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings in central Brighton and Lewes
Types of client