Dr Jeanette HenniganIntegrative psychotherapist
Are you, or someone you love, finding life difficult?
- Are anxiety, low mood or other psychological, behavioural or relational issues getting in the way of living life to the full?
- Are you a parent looking for a qualified and experienced mental health professional to help your child or teen confidentially and without necessarily having to take time out of your working week to take them to see someone? Or to avoid them having to be seen accessing help at in their educational environment, if the thought of doing so is difficult for them?
- It is important that you find someone that you can work with. I offer a lower cost initial session - £60, without commitment to further sessions.
I can offer a safe and confidential environment, either face to face or online, in which to express concerning thoughts and feelings, gain deeper insight into difficulties and take positive steps forward. I am an experienced Counsellor, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, supervisor and Coaching Psychologist who is registered and accredited registered with BACP, BABCP and BPsS. I offer both short and long-term work in central London or online. I have worked with children, young people and adults for many years in organisations such as MIND, Cruse Bereavement Care, Samaritans, Primary & Secondary Schools, GP Surgery and various counselling agencies.
Making the decision to attend a session with me is a positive step and can offer support beyond that available from family or friends. My aim is to help you find better ways to understand yourself, or to bring about changes to help you manage the way you think or behave, to improve your mental, emotional and behavioural well-being.
Listening carefully is the largest part of what all mental health professionals do. They make sure clients have clarified the problem areas in their own terms and help them decide what steps they want to take next, with the goal of always letting the work proceed at the client’s pace.
Sessions are up to an hour long. In your first session, I will typically ask questions about you and your life. This information helps me make an initial assessment of your situation. Questions I might ask include why you sought therapy at this time or whether there is a particular issue that may have led you to seek help. It may be however that you are unsure what the problem is, or feel a sense of 'stuckness' and may be looking for a way to better achieve your goals or take positive steps forward in life. I may ask you a series of questions about your life. For example, because family situations play an important role in who you are, I may ask about your family history and your current family situation. Other than knowing the reason you sought therapy, I may ask questions to find out if you’re suffering from any other symptoms related or not to your problem.
It is completely normal to feel anxious at first, particularly if this is your first experience of working with a therapist/coach. It can take a while to get used to the situation but most people report feeling significantly more at ease as the session goes along. It can be quite a relief to talk about difficult issues with someone who is understanding, who clearly withholds judgement and with whom you do not have an emotional attachment.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Coaching or Supervision:
- Individuals - £60 for the initial session and thereafter £90 for a 55 minute session
- Clinical Supervision for Counsellors / CBT Therapists / Coaches - £60 for the initial session and £90 per hour thereafter
The fee is payable by cash/card payment/electronic funds transfer or cheque
I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments either in person or online (via video using a secure, encrypted platform).
Training and qualifications
I have been working as a therapist for 15 years and have a Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Works, a Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a Psychology degree. I also have a number of qualifications in counselling supervision, Coaching Psychology and online counselling (further details of these are available upon request).
I am an experienced counsellor, CBT therapist, supervisor and coaching psychologist registered with BACP, BABCP and BPsS, offering both short and long-term therapy in central London or online. I am also qualified to teach Mindfulness, having trained as a practitioner with Mindfulness in Schools.
I have worked therapeutically with children, young people and adults for over 30 years, with organisations such as MIND, Cruse Bereavement Care, Samaritans, Primary & Secondary schools, GP surgery and various counselling agencies. I have previously taught the Diploma and Certificate in Counselling and have delivered presentations on a variety of Mental and Emotional Health topics to schools and other organisations.
My areas of experience include individuals (from age 5yrs and above), couples counselling, addiction, stress and anxiety, trauma, bereavement, OCD and general counselling. I also offer counselling to children and young people (5-25yrs), as I have worked in independent schools as a therapist and Director of Pupil Wellbeing for over 10 years. These sessions can take place confidentially via video session online in the comfort of your own home. Your child will just need access to a device with a camera and microphone and a quiet room to talk from where they cannot be overheard or disturbed. I can also offer stress reduction sessions for children preparing to take part in selection tests, GCSE's and A levels.