“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.”
I’m Jenny Hudson and I’m a counsellor working in private practice. My pronouns are she and her. I offer counselling and psychotherapy services which are delivered either face to face from my counselling rooms in Stockport, Manchester, or remotely by telephone or by Zoom. (See note on Coronavirus below.)
Many counsellors enter the profession through their own personal struggles and through realising the effectiveness of counselling. I am no exception. For me, therapy is about hope. It’s about having a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and eventually arriving at a place where you feel empowered to make changes and to grow.
I work with adults (individuals and couples) across all age ranges, up to and beyond retirement. I am committed to offering a service that is welcoming to all backgrounds in a supportive and non-discriminatory manner.
I have previous experience working at a cancer care centre where I counselled bereaved family members, and I currently work as a volunteer providing counselling to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Prior to working in counselling, I worked extensively in education and in a welfare to work setting where I tutored and supported adults going back into employment. I am also a qualified teacher.
The main modalities that I work in are Transactional Analysis or TA and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT.
QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Online Telephone Counselling
(Working towards a CTA)
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Bereavement and Loss
BA (Hons) in English
AREAS OF INTEREST
Living with Life Limiting Illness
I am a member of BACP and UKATA, and I am a trainee member of UKCP. I adhere to their Ethical Frameworks. I access regular professional supervision, am a member of several peer supervision groups, and complete regular CPD. I also access my own therapy for personal growth. I am fully insured to practise. I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) and adhere to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations).
BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
Reaching out can be difficult. I get that. If it's easier to drop me a note, feel free to text or email in the first instance. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation* which allows us both to ask questions. You can talk to me about what you would like help with. I will gather some brief information and will talk to you about how I work. You can then decide if what I offer is appropriate for you.
*The free 20-min session is available for individuals only, and not for couples therapy.