Jen Davies-Owen

Hi, I'm Jen. I'm a counsellor, coach and trainer who specialises in eating disorders, disordered eating and body image issues. My passion is supporting people in distress due to eating, food, weight and body image issues to find freedom and self acceptance. 

I take a humanistic, integrative approach to therapy and coaching. This means I value the relationship between us and see therapy as a collaboration between us. I believe you deserve to have a service that works, and so I use research to inform the way I practice but I also recognise every person is unique and deserves a personalised approach. You know yourself better than anyone so I trust you to guide us as we find an approach that feels right for you by taking into account your individual needs and preferences.

Member of Professional Body

I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapies (BACP). I am also a qualified coach accredited with EMCC and I'm a chartered research psychologist (BPS) I follow the ethical guidelines of the membership bodies I am part of as I am committed to offering you a safe, ethical approach to therapy, coaching or training. I engage in regular supervision, ongoing continuing professional and personal development, and I am fully insured.

Referral Criteria & Process

I welcome self referrals through email, phone or through the contact form on my website. Everyone experiencing distress related to food, eating, weight, exercise or body image issues deserves support, so you do not need a diagnosed eating disorder to work with me. If you decide to contact me, I offer a free 20-minute exploratory call for you to find out more about the way I work and see if you might like to work with me. If you want to go ahead, I'll send you my welcome pack and invite you to book an assessment session where we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling in more depth and how I might be able to help you.

Training

Counselling: PGDip Integrative Psychotherapy Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills I am currently studying for an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy Coaching: EMCC Senior Practitioner in Coaching Diploma Psychology (please note, I am a research psychologist, not a counselling or clinical psychologist): PhD Experimental Psychology Other CPD National Centre for Eating Disorders: Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity MANTRA training CBT-T for eating disorders Currently completing online course in CBT-E

Experience

I began volunteering at an eating disorder charity in 2014 and since then have volunteered and worked in local and national eating disorder charities in a variety of roles including facilitating support groups for individuals and their loved ones, and training staff and volunteers to understand eating disorders and offer more effective support. I completed a PhD in the psychology of eating behaviour whilst working in the third sector and I now guest lecture on topics related to eating disorders and mental health. I have also worked as a specialist mentor in higher education since 2018 supporting disabled students to help them to get the most out of their time in education.

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Last Updated: 26/04/2022

1 Old Hall Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L39HF

Age Groups: (19-25) (25+)

I'm currently offering sessions for adults 18+

Fees: Yes

My standard session fee is £50 per 50-minute session.

Categories
Types of Support:
Online
Skype
Telephone
Training
Specialisms:
Binge eating disorder
Body image
Bulimia
Compulsive overeating
Emotional overeating
Types of Service:
Private Practitioner
Types of Treatment:
Counselling
Other Psychotherapy