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Jayne Jenkins

Jayne Jenkins started work at Cardiff University as Counsellor for students and staff in July 2008. Before this she worked as a Counsellor in the substance misuse field, and also for an employee counselling service. 

Jayne achieved a BSc in Psychology at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling, and Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Wales College, Newport. She is a British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) Accredited Counsellor. Jayne’s approach is integrative, and draws on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy approaches to meet with client’s needs.

Jayne has a particular interest in working with eating problems and related difficulties.  Jayne has trained in a broad range of approaches to working with such difficulties, and has written and delivered training to Counsellor's and other Health Care professionals across Wales.  Jayne is Lead Counsellor for Eating problems and related difficulties at Cardiff University. She has particular experience of working with substance misuse, work related issues, stress, anxiety, depression, with survivors of sexual abuse, survivors of domestic violence and relationships. Jayne's role also involves the supervision of trainee counsellors.

Jayne is warm, sincere, non judgemental and naturally empathic, she respects and honours client’s uniqueness and difference, and aims to tailor her approach to individual need.

Jayne is passionate about counselling and the possibilities such interventions offer individuals.  She is acutely aware of the value of a timely intervention when problems or issues may be causing significant emotional detriment.  Jayne believes that a trusting, supportive and collaborative relationship is integral to the counselling process, and enables the client to explore and reflect on issues, find new meanings, access inner resources, and explore the options available to them.