About Jean Mcminn

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I work to BACP’s code of ethics for good practice. I hold a M.Sc in Guidance and Counselling (University of Ulster) and a Postgraduate Diploma in the Psychodynamics of Human Development (Birkbeck University of London).

I also have further training in working with trauma, working with couples, Body Centred Psychotherapy ( Institute of Hakomi) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing). In addition to working in private practice I have worked in Higher Education for many years as lecturer in counselling and a Head of Student Support Services.

I am committed to maintaining and keeping abreast of current developments in the field.


My role as a therapist is to connect you to your own capacities and resources for healing to help you overcome whatever difficulties you are facing. I understand that every client is different and use a combination of approaches to best meet the individual needs of my clients.

As an Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapist my approach to therapy draws on over 20 years of study and experience. In humanistic and integrative psychotherapy, the therapist uses knowledge and skills to explore the client’s experiences and feelings rather than simply focus on understanding events. My practice is also informed by a body centred approach which uses the body as a therapeutic resource. Body Centred psychotherapy is an experiential therapy based on the idea that we store or hold information and emotions in our bodies. Our sessions, may include, but are not limited to: breath work, movement, imagery work, mindfulness and relaxation exercises.

The way I work is based on the simple premise that the quality of the working relationship we build is key to the therapy being effective. The time is yours and my role is to help you through the process by creating a safe place in which you feel comfortable to talk through the personal and difficult areas in your life. I work with the issues that you bring, at a pace which is right for you and will support you in exploring options that help you reach a decision that feels right for you.

I offer a safe, contained and healing space within which to work. Primarily I am interested in helping people to work towards solutions that enable them to feel more contented and happy. My aim is to support people to break free from the self-defeating ways of thinking and behaving that are restricting their ability to feel satisfied and fulfilled in their lives and in their relationships.



2021 Internal Family Systems Training
2020 Relationship Counselling Training

Polyvagal Trauma Training

2019 EMDR Level 2 Certificate

EMDR Level 1 Certificate

Equine Asssited Pscyotherapy Training

MiMer Level 1 and Level 2

2007 University College London

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamics of Human Development

2007 Myers Briggs Certified Practitioner
2003 Queen’s University Belfast

Management Development Programme

2001 Person Centered Counselling Britain

Certificate in Counselling Supervision Skills

1998 University of Ulster

MSc in Guidance Counselling

1997 Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance Counselling
1996 Post Graduate Certificate in Guidance and Counselling
1993 Institute of Hakomi, Seattle, U.S.A

Certificate in Body Centred Psychotherapy (2.5 years)

1988 Family Planning Association

Certificate in Group Relations and Interpersonal Skills (one year part time)

1986 University of Ulster

Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching English (Commendation)

1985 University of Ulster

B.A (Hons) in Combined Humanities

Higher Education Academy (HEA)Teaching Fellow (2010)

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Senior Accredited Counsellor (2000)