Marian Jenkins, BSc.(Hons), MBACP.
I find being an older counsellor a great advantage. It means that I bring decades of life experience and understanding to my practice. My sessions with clients are conducted in an accepting and welcoming environment, enabling you to feel comfortable and relaxed.I work with the emotions and experiences that we all live with at times, anxiety, loneliness, not 'being understood'. I appreciate the knocks that life gives us and work with clients to appreciate their strengths and resources, to enable better them to understand who they are and how they can move on.
We never know what life will throw at us and counselling can provide that unconditional, confidential space to enable us to examine ourselves, our feelings and our options. Nothing phases a counsellor! I will work with you and support you through both chronic and short-term difficulties, enabling you to see your situation with new eyes.
As a woman, wife and mother, I have experienced most of life's 'rites of passage' and together with my training, specialise in these life experiences and the relationships that surround them.
My spiritual orientation is Christian, but this does not intrude into the sessions unless clients wish it.
I have DBS clearance and have an office with disabled access.
I am happy to work with couples, gay and/or lesbian clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Skills 1 and 2.
Mindfulness in Counselling
BSC.(Hons) in Systemic Counselling. Systemic Counselling is the study of attributes and relationships and is particularly useful in working with family conflict, relationship issues and couples counselling.
ReWind trauma training.
Extensive training in Working with Couples.
Training in work with trauma and abuse, also depression and anxiety.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
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I offer a half-price, £20, 40 minute initial consultation with following sessions, at £40, at a frequency to suit the client.
I offer student sessions at £25.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 10-1, Tuesday 1-7, . Thursday 12-4. Friday PM 6-8.
Types of client