Jen Tomkinson (MBACP):
My name is Jen Tomkinson, I am a qualified MBACP person-centered therapist working at HQ Therapy Rooms in Hackney, London E8.
I offer individual therapy to adults on a short and long-term basis to help with a range of issues. I have nearly a decade of experience providing counselling in different settings. I have worked in LGBTQ+ organisations, young adult wellbeing services and in mental health charities.
I have a particular interest and experience in working with LGBTQ+ clients and young people (over 18), and those experiencing mental health difficulties. I have experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety, stress, coming out as LGBTQ+, gender identity confusion, depression, relationship difficulties, abuse and trauma, lack of motivation, bereavement, hearing voices, loneliness, self-esteem, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
You may come into therapy not knowing what to expect or what you need. I can facilitate the process of you understanding yourself better and finding direction. Often we are more forgiving of others than we are of ourselves, which gets in the way of us reaching our potential. You may find anxiety, depression or other negative feelings are holding you back in your life and your relationships. Perhaps you are ready to work towards changing that.
How We Will Work Together
The relationship between counsellor and client is fundamental to therapy. I offer an accepting, understanding and genuine relationship, and a space that is yours. I provide a rare experience of being truly listened to without judgement. In this supportive relationship you can begin to develop a better, kinder relationship to yourself and others.
We all have an in-built ability to grow and develop in order to reach our potential but this can get distorted or interrupted by our experiences. Counselling is an opportunity to reconnect with our potential, explore what matters most and understand ourselves better.
I completed my postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at York St John University, a course that is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The BACP is the main professional body for psychotherapy, counselling and talking therapies in the UK.
Following qualification, I have completed various training courses to develop my knowledge further on subjects including Trauma, Domestic Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Hoarding, Supporting people who hear voices, Bereavement, and Motivational Interviewing.
Assessments and ongoing therapy sessions (50 minutes): £60.
I also offer a limited number of sessions at a reduced rate of £40 for those on a low income.