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Jen Bellanich


Jen is an accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist and trained at Regent’s University.  Prior to private practice, she worked in charitable mental health organisations and social care. She is particularly experienced in trauma and LGBTQ+ issues. She is also trained in EMDR.

Approaches offered

Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Integrative psychotherapy




MA Psychotherapy and Counselling
PgDip Psychotherapy
BA Psych (Hons)





£45 initial consultation
£90 per hr weekly sessions

BACP-registered - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling Directory

My approach

I work psychodynamically - this means that I am keenly interested in the unconscious processes and formative experiences which have helped to create the shape of our current-day lives.  Within this framework, I take a bespoke approach with each client, allowing the needs of the individual to guide our work. This may involve bringing together different skills and modalities to best assist you in reaching your goals for personal growth. In particular, I offer the option of integrating EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) as an approach to heal traumatic experiences and move through emotionally stuck places.

I am experienced in providing both short-term and long-term therapy, covering a range of issues with a straightforward and highly relational style. I have a hybrid practice: I offer weekly face-to-face sessions (including morning and evening availability), as well as online sessions. I also offer the option of working with EMDR intensively, allowing for concentrated periods of work on specific issues, to accelerate progress in a matter of weeks, rather than months or years.

My qualifications and experience

Following a twenty year career in social care, I went on to complete my Master's degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University, and further advanced training in EMDR. I have worked extensively with trauma and abuse, anxiety, relationship issues, gender, sexuality and reproductive issues.

I continue to undertake professional development on an ongoing basis, including recent areas of study in: polyvagal theory, IFS (Internal Family Systems), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) and certification in EMDR.

I have worked for charitable therapy services, as well as conducting corporate wellness seminars.

My philosophy

Humans have an infinite capacity for change. Knowing ourselves is the key to unlocking that capacity. I believe the most powerful tool a therapist can provide is an authentic and safe relationship for exploration, support and challenge. I believe passionately in de-mystifying therapy and showing up as my fully human self with you.

My pronouns are she/they. It is important to me that my practice is intersectional, trauma-informed and works with gender, sex and relationship diversity from an affirmative and supportive stance. I undertake my own work on anti-racism, anti-ableism and anti-oppressive practice on a continual basis. I offer a reduced-fee initial consultation meeting to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you.

How I can help

  • Agoraphobia

  • Anxiety and low mood

  • Assertiveness and self-confidence

  • Bereavement, grief and loss

  • Body image issues and body dysmorphia

  • Bullying and harassment

  • Childhood and historic abuse and trauma

  • Couples counselling and marriage problems

  • Depression and unhappiness

  • Difficulties being a new parent

  • Difficulties with emotions and feelings

  • Eating disorders and issues over food

  • Family conflict

  • Family relationships with children and adolescents

  • Fears around getting older and mortality

  • Feelings of hopelessness

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Health anxiety

  • Loneliness and social isolation

  • Low mood and loss of motivation and purpose

  • Marriage issues

  • Menopause and life changes issues

  • Mood swings

  • Obsessions and intrusive thoughts

  • Professional and career difficulties

  • Postnatal depression and baby blues 

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Relationship breakdown, separation and divorce

  • Relationship issues and doubts

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

  • Self-esteem and low confidence issues

  • Sexual identity, gender issues, LGBTQ

  • Situational Depression

  • Social anxiety

  • Stress and feeling overwhelmed

  • Trauma and difficult experiences

  • Women’s issues

  • Workplace stress and professional issues

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