Jenna Hardcastle is a second-year student counsellor who practices a Person-Centred approach. She offers a warm, welcoming and non-judgemental environment for clients to explore various areas of their personalities. She enables her clients to examine what works well for them, as well as supporting them in identifying areas requiring change.
Jenna believes that a safe and empathic space is vital in facilitating clients to look into their home and work life balance as well as their interpersonal relationships and individual needs. Jenna takes a non-directive approach to counselling, this means she believes the client is the expert when it comes to their requirements for growth.
Before training as a Person-Centred counsellor Jenna worked in the beauty and fashion industries as well as in television. Providing skin care and makeovers helped her to get up close and personal with people and understand their individual needs. Working in television meant being on set with many unique personalities and finding a space for herself to thrive positively and productively with cast and crew members alike. Since moving on, Jenna has volunteered with the elderly helping them to combat loneliness as well as taking on a support role to parents of LGBTQ+youths with an emphasis on Transgender issues.
Jenna is a Person-Centred student counsellor working within The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service in Wandsworth. She holds a certificate in Level 3 Counselling Skills and is currently studying for her BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling. She is BACP registered and works according to their Ethical Framework.