Jenny Watkins, MSc, UKCP, Psychotherapist
I am a client-centred psychotherapist and counsellor. I gained my experience working in charities that supported the local communities - Mind, Redbridge Carers, and the bereavement support service at a local NHS Hospital in East London.
Carl Rogers said 'it is the client that knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial...' You will know at some level what is causing you to feel distressed.
Naming some of those feelings can help to alleviate the distress and lead to healing. You may be feeling lost, feeling sad, feeling scared, feeling unsure, feeling anxious, you may be bereaved, you may have experienced abuse, you may have experienced bereavement by suicide or by murder and you may have been betrayed. The pandemic has brought up another layer of anxiety and uncertainty for many, and, whilst I cannot offer certainty about what the future holds, I will support you throughout our sessions and help you navigate this difficult time.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Person-Centred Psychotherapy
- 5-day bereavement training
- Ongoing CPD in trauma, group facilitation, couples workshops, conferences
With over 8 years experience of working with bereavement, I have witnessed a wide range of responses to grief. Emotions can feel messy and many people come for therapy because they feel confused, because they can't cry or they feel they cannot stop crying, and of course, there is the feeling of loneliness.
I would love to help you find your way to understand and deal with your emotions, to come to terms with your loss and make sense of who you are now so that you can live a happy and fulfilling life.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£85.00 per session
A limited number of concessions are available. If you feel like I am the right person for you, but this fee is not in your budget please call me to discuss this.
Client sessions are 50 minutes and are currently over Zoom or telephone.