Jenny Warwick

Jenny Warwick

Training

Jenny has a Graduate Diploma (Counselling) from the Australian College of Applied Psychology and a Graduate Diploma (Psychology) from Melbourne University. Her undergraduate degree is a BA (Hons) Public Administration from De Montfort University (UK).

Her Graduate Diploma in Counselling was accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) which gave her eligibility for membership.  

She is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

She has over 7 years’ experience in planning and delivering effective counselling, case management and support interventions for children, young people and their families. Her clients have had multiple and complex needs including trauma, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, family separation, family violence, alcohol and other drugs abuse and managing life with a mental illness.

Approach

As a non-judgmental, person-centred counsellor Jenny provides a safe, confidential and supportive environment where you can talk, express and reflect on any difficulties and feelings that you may find difficult to share with others.

She works flexibly in order to engage and maintain a positive relationship with clients and uses a variety of approaches as appropriate to your needs or issues.

Jenny sees clients individually, in couples or as families in order to enhance their relationships and to meet their needs.

She is a person-centred counsellor and also draws upon other approaches such as solution focussed, brief therapy and systemic or family therapy for which she has undertaken training.

Approaches used:

  • Person centred
  • Child focused
  • Systemic
  • Trauma informed
  • Strengths based
  • Solution focused

Counselling session with Jenny Warwick

Traditionally counselling takes place once a week for 50 min. Jenny works at the client’s pace and will generally leave the length of the counselling relationship up to the client. A person may wish to see her for only one session, whilst others may continue to see her for much longer.

Finding the right counsellor is important, and Jenny can discuss with you what you are looking to achieve with counselling, and discover whether you feel able and comfortable to work together. Jenny works in a collaborative way with you to identify potential causes of your difficulties and to develop strategies that can help you live life more fully.

Jenny will work with you to set goals and work towards achieving them. Regular reviews and checks will make sure counselling is on track.

Relationships and Parenting – any ages

Jenny can look at the way attachment affects relationships and how parenting and family issues can affect the couple relationship and how this in turn affects the family system.

Positive relationships mean better mental and physical health for individuals as well as a positive impact on the rest of the family, particularly children, whatever their age.

Jenny also has considerable experience in working with clients experiencing relationship difficulties including domestic abuse, family separation and managing conflict within their relationships.

Jenny works with parents to develop positive relationships with their children and have a specific interest and considerable experience of working with families where there is adolescent violence or abusive behaviour in the home.

Jenny also works collaboratively with the family to facilitate safe and nurturing environments for children and young people using a family centred approach.

Counselling Young People aged 10 to 25 years

Jenny works individually with young people to provide guidance in a relatable and understandable way.

She has an interest in working with young people in transition, for example, as they move into secondary school or into higher education and as they develop their sense of identity.

She has developed and facilitated groups and has an interest in working with young people to help them develop and recognise healthy relationships. This also specifically includes supporting young people around issues concerning sexuality and other issues concerning the GLBTI communities.

Jenny has also worked extensively with young parents, aged 25 and under, who are pregnant or parenting young children.

Mental health issues – 12 years and over

Jenny has a particular interest and experience in working with clients to help them manage life with either their own or a family member's mental illness, particularly anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.

She has also provided specific support for people experiencing anxiety and undergoing benzodiazepine withdrawal, including assistance to help people manage their symptoms.

Other information

Jenny's articles in expertise and resources

Available for appointments

Saturday mornings at Seven Dials