Jen Grant

Psychodynamic Counsellor

Jen offers counselling face-to-face and online.

Jen is experienced in offering psychodynamic counselling to individuals, online and in person, with a focus on providing a confidential, empathic and accepting space to explore the issues bringing you to therapy.  

Coming to therapy is an opportunity to unburden yourself of painful experiences and make sense of how these are impacting on you. Jen is therefore dedicated to listening attentively to help you establish connections between current dilemmas and past events, not only related to early relationships with family but perhaps also to how experiences of school, friendships, partners, work and wider society have shaped your world. 

The psychodynamic approach to therapy allows you to discover new perspectives towards your thoughts and feelings, which can be difficult at times but also very liberating, helping to renegotiate painful feelings such as guilt or shame. Jen aims to build a secure and consistent  professional therapeutic relationship that will allow these aspects to be explored safely at your own pace. It is in developing a new, more compassionate understanding towards your emotional self, that can allow for a different approach to those feelings that once felt overwhelming.  

Jen can help with:  

  • Anxiety
  • Identity issues (Sexual orientation & sexuality, Gender, Culture, Race, Faith etc.)
  • Trauma
  • Loss, bereavement and separation
  • Depression and low mood
  • Body image
  • Eating disorders/Disordered eating
  • Relationship issues or family conflict
  • Bullying
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Migration and forced migration

Training and Experience:  

Jen’s approach is informed by postgraduate qualifications in Adult Counselling and Art Psychotherapy, both of which are underpinned by psychodynamic principles. She has also undertaken additional trainings in systemic practice (family therapy), attachment theory and child  development at the Tavistock Centre in London that inform her therapeutic practice with clients.  

Outwith her private practice here at the Southside Counselling and Therapy Centre, Jen has worked as a therapist in a range of areas, including many years with children and young people in school and secure residential settings, and with adult survivors of torture and complex trauma. 

Jen (BDes Hons, MA, PG Dip, PG Cert) is a Health & Care Professions Council registered Art  Psychotherapist (Registration no AS14981) and a member of the British Association of Art  Therapists (Registration no 31676) and adheres to their code of ethics and conduct. 

Jen also offers Art Psychotherapy – read more here.

Jen works with: Adolescents/Young People, Adults 

Book your appointment with Jen

Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £45. Jen offers both short and long term work. Contact her to  arrange a free 20 minute telephone consultation.