Hi, I am Jenny Harknett - thanks for visiting my website.
The fact that you are having a look must mean that you are interested in me as a counsellor and that you may want to learn more about me. I have asked myself and my friends what we would want to know before contacting a counsellor; the answers have been pretty unanimous and can be summed up as follows:
- EXPERIENCED AND SKILLED
- WARM AND FRIENDLY
- A 'NORMAL', 'REAL' PERSON
I have been a very busy counsellor since I qualified in 2009 so I have plenty of experience, with over 2000 client hours notched up since gaining my diploma.
Please take a look at 'About Me' for more detailed information.
As for being 'normal' and 'real', I think that my friends mean they would want to meet an authentic, open person; someone who has lived a 'normal' life before becoming a counsellor. I came to counselling in my late thirties. I have worked regular jobs and done regular things ...
BUT, I genuinely don't believe in the 'normal' life:
We are all unique individuals with unique lives, experiences and perspectives.
- This is a guiding principle in my work and is why I tailor my counselling to suit the client.
I will listen attentively and whole-heartedly, without judgement, to you; in order to gain the best possible understanding of your experience. I will then work with you towards whatever is your goal, with your best interests guiding the work.
I currently work with the Victims First Specialist Counselling Service to provide therapeutic interventions to victims of crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
- If you have been a victim of crime and require support you can contact Victims First on 0300 1234 148 or by visiting www.victims-first.org.uk