Josie Jenkins (BSc Hons) Psychotherapist (MBACP)
During this pandemic have issues been heightened for you? How are you feeling? Are you experiencing depression, sadness or anxiety that is holding you back? Maybe it isn't about the pandemic at all and you need a supportive branch to fall back on.
Following my governing professional body of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as well as the Worldwide Health Organisation and the UK government. I feel it is really important to be able to limit the spread of this virus and keep myself and others safe. I am working from home and using a video chat programme called Zoom. I have a confidential working home office space and feel I can offer support to people that are experiencing a lot of different feelings.
However, I am now seeing clients face to face ensuring the safety of them and myself, using PPE, wiping all services down, in between each client, chairs are at a safe distance. Windows are open to air the room. If you wish to wear a mask then you're very welcome to. If you wish to do face to face counselling, the rooms I work in are beautifully decorated, that has a safe and cosy atmosphere.
I have three years experience working with clients and one of those years includes my private practice. I work in an explorative way to enable you to have your own self autonomy back and gain new perspectives on the challenges you face. I have experience in all areas and specialise in psychological trauma, trauma, accumulative trauma, low self esteem and low confidence, relationship issues, childhood related issues and loss and attachment issues. I have also worked with bereavement and loss.
I am really interested in childhood traumas and seeing how it impacts on you as an adult. Working out and understanding where it comes from can be really healing for the inner child within you that is hurting.
I have worked at Carers Federation where I worked with clients from different backgrounds before starting and focusing on my own private practice.
I have worked with clients on both a short term and long term basis and offer an open ended service.
I have completed a three year degree BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Humanistic and Integrative at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham and I am BACP registered member. I am also in regular supervision.
I consider myself to be a warm, caring, empathic and calm person. I work with a humanistic and integrative approach that enables us to develop a therapeutic relationship in which you can grow within it to explore what you bring to therapy which is completely at your own pace. I work with repairing and building on relational bridges.
When looking for a therapist it is really important that you find the right one for you. I offer an initial session (£40) where we can see how we get on and what you want from therapy. Alternatively if you want to have a 10 minute chat before commencing that then I am happy to accommodate that for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
ABC Awards Concepts In Counselling (2014)
Foundation Access Counselling Course (2015)
BSc (Hons) In Counselling and Psychotherapy (2018)
Certificate in Impact of Trauma on Mental Health and Well Being (2018)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial meeting/assesment is a full therapy hour session of 50 minutes which I do charge for. It is £40 for the hour.
I have prepared a little guide to help you get started on your therapy journey and what it entails.
It can be a nerve wracking feeling going into therapy and I would like to reassure you in thinking this is a brave and helpful step to take in your journey.
If you start by emailing me to set up an initial session then we can talk about what you want to get out of counselling and what has brought you this far. If you are then happy to continue we will see each other on a weekly basis.