Psychodynamic Counselling

Areas of Counselling

Experience & Qualifications

Contact, Appointments & Fees

Female BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
based at Longfield, Kent
near Dartford, Gravesend

Close to A2/M25, Bluewater, Bexley, Medway Towns and surrounding areas

Welcome to my Counselling Website

My name is Jennifer Gillespie. I offer a reliable and confidential counselling service based at my practice in Longfield. I provide a safe, private environment where thoughts and feelings can be explored in a non-judgemental way. When you have problems or are in distress it can help to talk to somebody and have someone who is trained to listen, to understand, and to reflect on your life and relationships. I do not tell you what to do or give advice, but I will help you to explore and reflect on your life and relationships and help you to make your own choices. I provide a regular time for meeting and a safe space where you can talk in confidence.

Psychodynamic Counselling

I provide once-weekly one to one ongoing psychodynamic counselling, each session lasting 50 minutes, and can provide counselling sessions over a short or longer period of time according to individual needs which may develop and change as the counselling proceeds. The regular sessions provide an opportunity to explore recurring patterns of behaviour and relationships, and enables problems and distress to be explored that may have originated in early life experiences. I have been trained to a depth and breadth of clinical experience to work with individual adults of all ages, backgrounds and diversity. I vary the intensity and focus of the work to suit individual needs. Sometimes a fixed number of sessions may be agreed in the initial consultation if it is more appropriate for your needs than open ended work and I can work with Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (CBT) where required.
I abide by the BACP code of ethics, the FPC code of ethics and the BPC code of ethics and have regular supervision in accordance with their guidelines.
(Please note that I am not able to help those with drug or alcohol addictions, those under the age of 18, or provide couple counselling.)

Areas of counselling I work with:

  • Abuse
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and other losses
  • Bipolar disorder / Manic Depression
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Family and Marital Crises
  • Identity problems
  • Inability to cope
  • Loss
  • Low self confidence
  • Physical symptoms resulting from emotional difficulties
  • Panic attacks
  • Post natal depression
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual identity and sexuality
  • Stress
  • Termination / Abortion / Miscarriage
  • Work related issues
  • Feelings of isolation,loneliness or loss of meaning in life

Experience and Qualifications

I have had a private practice in Longfield since 2000 and before that worked as a counsellor for the charities of Cruse and WPF Therapy. I have also worked for the NHS, counselling in a doctor's surgery at Bexleyheath, and I counsel for some large institutions via their employee support schemes.

Contact, Appointments & Fees

An initial consultation will help you to explore your needs and expectations. I can be contacted by telephone to discuss any concerns or queries beforehand. Daytime and evening appointments are available.

Contact me on Tel: 01474 702722

This is a private and confidential telephone line for my counselling practice. You may get my answer machine if I am not available, but please leave your name and telephone number and times when I can contact you and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

My fee for a 50 minute initial consultation is £50

Subsequent 50 minute sessions are £50-£55 per session
(In special circumstances a reduction may be considered)

You will be expected to pay for missed and
cancelled sessions after the initial consultation