Jen Crawley

Jen Crawley


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07479682560

Contact Jen

Therapist - Hove

Hove BN3
07479682560
Sessions from £30.00

Features

Availability

I am available week days.

I am not available during any school holidays.

I do not work in the evening or at weekends.

About me and my therapy practice

Hi I'm Jen. I am a Counsellor working and living in Hove, East Sussex. I am passionate about providing affordable counselling and keep my costs as low as possible to ensure that my clients are not limited by money to achieve their best outcome. I offer short and long term therapy. Both can be equally as effective depending on your situation. I work with clients online and have found this to be really productive as well as convenient as they can speak to me from various settings and don't need to travel. So, wherever you are, accessibility won't be an issue as long as you have internet access.

I have been working with clients in different capacities for 24 years now and and integrate my collective experiences in my work.  Over that time, my passion for supporting clients with their well-being and helping them to achieve positive change has been a common thread.  Through my growing interest and studies in psychology and human behavior, I have come to fully appreciate how much physical and psychological well-being go hand in hand. I promote self care holistically to help clients reduce stress as much as possible. 

I bring various theoretical approaches into my work so that I can hopefully help you get the most out of our time together. I've mentioned some of these on my website as well as more information about me if you would like to take a look. 

Counselling can be a life changing experience and I continue to be humbled and proud of the experiences and transformations that I have been privileged to be a part of in my client work.

 

Practice description

Online Counselling

Face to face meetings are not convenient for everyone at the moment due to the instability of COVID so I offer online counselling sessions. The format of the sessions remains the same as face-to-face in that you would need to be in a private space where you can not be heard to protect confidentiality.  Internet access is obviously key to have. There is more information about this on my website but if the technology side concerns you, please don't worry as I will help you with it!

Face-to-Face Counselling (Currently unavailable)

Our sessions will be held in a purpose created therapy room in my home. The house is also home to my cat and dog which may not be suitable for people with allergies or fear of animals, though the latter could be worked with.

Therapy in Nature (Currently unavailable)

Nature itself offers a unique and healing therapeutic space. If you want to try it, I offer walking and talking sessions across the local South Downs National Park or alternatively on the quieter parts of the beach. 

 

My first session

After you make initial contact we'll arrange a time and date to have a chat about what's going on for you. This is a free service and can last up to 30 minutes. I'll invite you to go away and think about if you would like to start working together.  If you decide you would like to, then just let me know and we can start planning our weekly sessions.

In your first session we'll do a little bit of admin and talk about our working agreement. You'll have an opportunity in this session to share any concerns, ask questions and talk about what counselling means to you.  If you've had counselling before we can talk to understand what may or may not have been helpful.  I'll be able to clarify what you may come to expect and discuss your hopes, fears and expectations. Counselling can still be a taboo subject sadly and there are myths around what counselling is.  There will be time in this, and other sessions for us to explore these things so you can enter the relationship with a full understanding of what to expect. This will help us to build trust in our relationship.

I support with care and empathy, empowering you and nurturing your autonomy on the path to change and healing. I am beside you as we create the sessions together. I provide a safe space, one which gives a feeling of being held, where you can share your experiences in confidence.

​​In my work I integrate different theories that I have trained in. I also continue to develop my skills and attend ongoing training which is a requirement of a registered practitioner. Primarily my work is client centered and from there I may integrate other ways of working that will support you in your journey. I find that integrating other techniques as required can really help clients to identify issues and feelings that may have lay hidden in the unconscious. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling