Jenny Okona-Mensah

Jenny Okona-Mensah


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07942 863240

Contact Jenny

Therapist - London

London N10
07942 863240
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a registered and qualified Integrative Transpersonal Counsellor and Mental Health Practitioner.

My clinical experience includes working with young people and adults, in the charity, NHS & mental health sectors. I have years of experience working with individuals with various mental health issues, as a Therapist, Key Worker and group facilitator. My work as a private practitioner is informed by over 15 years of professional experience working therapeutically with clients and carers in mental health settings.

I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to support clients to express what matters to them. I work creatively with clients throughout their therapeutic journey. My therapeutic approach is integrative, so I draw upon a range of psychotherapeutic techniques/perspectives to support the expression of feelings and experiences. My specialist interest is facilitating expression of what client's find difficult to put into words.

How I work: I work with clients using image, visualisation, metaphor, poetry, the arts & the body to develop self-awareness and healing. As the therapeutic relationship is key to the work together, we will explore what emerges in the space, in a relational way.

I use different modalities specifically tailored to individual needs, for a more meaningful and valuable therapeutic process. In each session, we will co-create the space and build upon the therapeutic relationship. 

I frequently work with clients to feel more fulfilled and improve their relationship with themselves and others.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Full Clinical Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I adhere to their Ethical Frameworks.

Please feel free to get in touch, via my direct contact links/website.

Practice description

I work from Muswell Hill in North London, which is easily accessible from Alexandra Palace, East Finchley & Highgate. Other areas I am based from but not limited to include; Islington and West London (Kensington & Chelsea).

Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, I am currently only able to offer on-line/telephone appointments (to be reviewed and updated as required). I have availability to see new clients and can offer flexible appointments.

I can offer both time-limited and open-ended counselling. Sessions are 50 minutes long and is time for you to bring yourself and what you are with, into the space.

I also offer bespoke workshops on various themes - more info available in consultations.

Whatever the reason why you are seeking therapy, I offer a holding space for you to explore your story, to work on difficulties or the unaccepted parts of yourself. I will work empathetically with you, to develop more authentic ways of relating and to transform your wounding experiences. Through presence and acceptance, I can help you to build resilience and gain meaningful tools/insight for your journey ahead.

My first session

Initial Consultation: Free

It is natural to have different thoughts and feelings about therapy. Therefore, I offer a free 20 minute consultation where we can explore how therapy may help you. You can use this consultation to ask questions, discuss your thoughts and explore whether therapy with me, could work for you.

Following the initial consultation, if you decide that you would like to work with me, we will arrange your initial session. Appointments will generally be scheduled at the same time each week. The agreed fee is payable for the first and on-going sessions.

The first session: is where we can discuss your needs in more detail and how we can work together. I will take brief details about your history/background to gain more of a sense of what brings you to therapy. We can explore some of your wants and needs and hopes for the work together.

This session differs from subsequent sessions as it follows an assessment format. We will discuss the therapy contract and I will share relevant information with you regarding this contract.

The on-going sessions will continue to provide opportunities for you to share more of your story and to work on specific issues, or identify & explore any personal difficulties. 

As your therapist, I will listen and support you through your process. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited