Jess Warner

Jess Warner

Humanistic Counsellor

Approach and background

It can feel like a big decision to come into counselling, some issues feel too big and others too small…

In light of this, I create a safe, non-judgemental space to explore, whatever your issue may be. I believe that building a supportive honest relationship together can help you become more familiar with your patterns of behaviour. It is then through self-awareness that you can begin to live a more choiceful life. I believe that everyone with the right support can find more fulfilling ways to live and reach their potential.

I take a holistic approach and value your individuality and your context – after all we all live complex lives. Ultimately, I believe you are your own best expert, but you might have become stuck somewhere and exploring together can help shift those feelings of ‘stuckness’.

Training, qualifications, and experience

I am a qualified, experienced humanistic counsellor and registered member of the BACP and I abide by their code of ethics. I draw on a variety of theoretical perspectives, (including Gestalt, Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis, Attachment Theory). I also use creative explorations and practical tools to help you better understand yourself. I am a BWY qualified yoga teacher and can work with mindfulness and mediation as another form of support to develop.

I have experience of open-ended and time-limited therapy and have worked in both counselling organisations and an NHS setting. I have experience with a wide variety of clients and their issues including relationships, general anxiety, health anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, sadness, low mood, depression, suicidal ideation, loneliness and isolation, anger management, family conflicts, parenting problems, post-natal depression and understanding life transitions.

Prior to working within a counselling context, I also have experience working in large organisations managing teams and services. This has given me experience of the challenges and complexities as we navigate our work environments and relationships.

Primary qualifications

  • BSc (first class hons) in Humanistic Counselling – Middlesex University (2020)
  • Diploma in humanistic counselling – Metanoia Institute (2020)
  • Teaching diploma – British Wheel of Yoga (2012)
  • MA Information Services Management – London Metropolitan University (2002)
  • BSc Environmental Sciences – University of East Anglia (1997)

Availability, fees, and contact details

I offer face to face, online and walk and talk sessions.
I offer appointments 7am to 6pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please contact me for
my current availability.
I offer a 30-minute free zoom consultation to enable you to decide if you wish to proceed to
regular slots. Thereafter sessions are £50 for 50 minutes.
For further details see my website  Edge of Awareness.
You can contact me by email info@edgeofawareness.com or on 07861 551 277