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Do you feel as if you can never relax and that you will always be as anxious as you are now?
Maybe its's time to find ways to reduce your anxiety, feel calmer and more able to cope. Do you find yourself wanting to say no to people but get really anxious about it and just can't say it? Has losing someone or something made you anxious for the future? Do you dread waking up knowing they aren't there or that one thing you cared about is missing?
Did you know that counselling can help you with these feelings?
Firstly, counselling gives you an hour to yourself (a whole hour where you won't be disturbed!) but it gives you much more than that. It gives you an opportunity to find out WHY you may be anxious, WHAT you can do about, and HOW to start to enjoy life again.
My name is Jenny and a very warm welcome to my website.
I am a qualified and BACP registered counsellor with a real passion for helping others to find their way to better mental health.
If you are suffering from anxiety, panic attacks or low self esteem you may be finding that life is particularly difficult. You may be finding it hard to keep doing the things you used to, shopping, going to work, being social or you may be having trouble making changes in your life.
Are you finding that every day is a struggle because of your anxiety and panic attacks? Perhaps you have found it difficult to say no when people ask things of you?
You may be starting to think that things just don't feel right and that you would like to understand what is going wrong. It may be that your problems feel so many that you just don't know where to start! These are some of the reasons why people see a counsellor.
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
I have had a long relationship with anxiety-experiencing it, seeing others struggle with it and studying it. I know how distressing panic attacks can feel but I believe that that anxiety and panic attacks can be brought under control. In our sessions you will learn about your anxiety and panic attacks, but more importantly, how to get control over it and get back to living your life!
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Low Self Esteem
Self esteem is how you 'rate' yourself as a human being. Having low self esteem affects your relationships, your performance at work and many other areas of your life. In our sessions we will explore this and work together to improve how you feel about you because you are worth spending time on.
I am hoping that you feel reassured and if you were concerned about taking the first step to a better life, it now seems less daunting.
My training & experience
I hold a degree in Psychology from the Manchester Metropolitan University graduating in 2009. I then made the decision to train as a counsellor at Oldham College. I completed a certificate and then a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I have volunteered for a number of organisations and a GP practice. I first went into private practice in 2016 as I realised there was a need for reasonably priced, good quality private counselling. I feel that this is often preferable for those who do not wish to wait for their therapy to start and may prefer it to be outside of that offered in, or by, their workplace, particularly if the issues are work-related.
I have an avid interest in anxiety, it's causes and the different types of resilience we can build to prevent it. Childhood Emotional Neglect and other forms of trauma can affect how we deal with life as adults.
I have had extra training in self harm, suicide, dissociative disorder and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.
My approach to counselling in general is that I see you as being the sum total of your personal experiences (the things that have happened in your life), your upbringing and attachment style to your parents or caregivers and the relationships you have had throughout your life. Some things
that happen to us in life can result in us feeling shame, disgust and not treating ourselves well because we feel bad. I believe that building our self esteem can help us to be more resilient when negative things happen.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and it is their Ethical Guidelines that govern how I work with you ensuring that we have an open, safe and collaborative relationship throughout the duration of therapy. This includes, but is not limited to:-
How I carry out your sessions
Keeping my training, knowledge and practice up to date.
You can check this out at www.bacp.co.uk.