About Me

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 and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) and equine assisted psychotherapy. 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 AND APPROACH.
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.
QUALIFICATIONS

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/MEMBERSHIP

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

2007

 

 

2007

 

 

Internal Family Systems Training

 

Relationship Counselling Training

Polyvagal Trauma Training

 

EMDR Level 2  Certificate

EMDR Level 1  Certificate

Equine Asssited Pscyotherapy Training

MiMer Level 1 and Level 2

 

University College London

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamics of Human Development

 

Myers Briggs Certified Practitioner

 

2003

Queen’s University Belfast

Management Development Programme

 

2001

Person Centered Counselling Britain

Certificate in Counselling Supervision Skills

 

 

1998

1997

1996

University of Ulster

MSc in Guidance Counselling (Commendation)

Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance Counselling

Post Graduate Certificate in Guidance and Counselling

 

1993

Institute of Hakomi, Seattle, U.S.A

Certificate in BodyCentred 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

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

Higher Education Academy (HEA)Teaching Fellow (2010)

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

 

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