Jen Walsh – Individual, Couple & Family Counsellor

Jen Walsh – Individual, Couple & Family Counsellor


jen walsh couple family counsellor sheffieldM.Ed. Couples & Family Therapy, Graduate Certificate Foundation in Couple Counselling, Certificate in Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Appointments in Sheffield S7


My approach to counselling

I’m an active and creative counsellor.  I’m very interested in adapting the counselling to each person involved.  Some clients like a counsellor to mostly listen and others want active participation during sessions or alternatives to straightforward talk therapy.  We can work together to see what fits best for you.  You are the expert on your own life and I can offer support and ideas to help you move towards greater happiness and improved communication.

My latest blogs:
'Taking Inventory in Relationships'

'Being With Children And Their Emotions'

'Be Creative? But I Can't Draw!'

'Fight Back Against Technology Fatigue!'


My inspiration to become a counsellor

I was initially inspired to become a counsellor when I was working as an administrator in a juvenile court in the USA.  I kept seeing the same names revolving in and out of the criminal justice system and I thought “there has to be a better way”.  I knew that with skilled intervention, delivered with warmth and compassion, young people could stop the repetitive pattern in which they were trapped.   This led to training in Couple and Family Therapy in the USA and this added more depth to my Relate Training in Couples Counselling.


What I can help with

Anxiety, depression, grief, trauma recovery, parenting challenges, self-esteem, body image, bullying, technology fatigue, gender identity, sexual identity, relationship difficulties, life stage changes, work stress and many other issues/concerns.


Types of counselling

Systems theory underpins all my work – I seek to understand how each client affects and is affected by the world around them.  I see myself as a collaborative consultant and support person, and see my clients as the experts of themselves, their relationships and their needs.  If clients are interested I enjoy working creatively.

I draw from several approaches and use elements of many training courses I have attended over the last 12 years. For children and families, play therapy and parenting support are central to my work.

I use techniques from Experiential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and others.


How I deliver counselling

Face to face sessions

Short-term sessions

Long-term sessions

Phone sessions are available occasionally by mutual agreement as part of on-going face to face work.


Clients I work with

Adults - individuals, couples and families


Counselling qualifications

M.Ed. Couples and Family Therapy

Graduate Certificate Foundation in Couple Counselling

Certificate in Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills


Other qualifications

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist

Registered Circle of Security Parenting Educator

Certificate to Teach English as a Foreign Language to Adults (TEFLA)


My background

I am a trained counsellor and an Accredited Member of the BACP with over twelve years’ experience. I’ve been lucky enough to provide counselling for people of all ages, relationship counselling, grief counselling, parenting support and play/creative therapy for children and their families. I have provided short- and long-term counselling for diverse populations in various settings in the UK and USA. I have experience delivering workshops and group therapy.



£50 for adults, couples and families

Sessions last for 50 minutes


To discuss how Jen could help, or to make an appointment, please contact our Sheffield office via the details below.

Contact the Beacon Counselling & Coaching Group

Sheffield Call Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupcall 0114 229 5737 Text Beacon Counselling Coaching Grouptext 07961 190749 Email Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupemail
Doncaster Call Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupcall 01302 247722 Text Beacon Counselling Coaching Grouptext 0786 3332647 Email Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupemail

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Jen Walsh
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Counsellor, Individuals, Couples & Families
Beacon Counselling & Coaching Group
Carr Bank Close, S11 7FJ