Jen McKenna

UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist with a MSc in Gestalt psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute in association with Middlesex University. Certificate in Complex Trauma Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP­II)

Current Availability: Available zoom and face to face

Hello! I offer Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy in Swansea, South Wales.

People come for counselling and psychotherapy for all sorts of reasons. Whether you experience difficulties with relationships, stress, bereavement, depression, anxiety, finding your purpose in life or addictions to alcohol or drugs, you don’t have to deal with it alone!

Psychotherapy can offer a safe and supportive space to explore your issues, leave behind old hurts and reconfigure your life in a way that suits you better.

About me

I am a UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist with a MSc in Gestalt psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute in association with Middlesex University

I hold a Certificate in Complex Trauma Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP­II)

I have been practicing since 2008.

I offer a confidential service and abide by the code of ethics for both Metanoia Institute and UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).

I have current and appropriate insurance and a DBS check.

I am a registered member of: ​UKCP (United Kingdom association for Psychotherapy) Metanoia Institute UKAGP (United Kingdom association of Gestalt Practitioners)

My Approach

Using a Gestalt approach I aim to help people move out of painful or unhelpful patterns and to live a fuller and more satisfying life. My approach to therapy is tailored to suit your unique way of being in the world. As part of how I work, I listen closely to you and work side by side with you to understand your dilemmas, help shed more light on them, and explore creatively alternative approaches to them.

Adopting a holistic approach I aim to create a space that is open to exploring creatively with you what you bring. I view the whole of you in the context of your unique needs, values and history. Harnessing your imagination, creativity and embodied expression I aim to support you in accessing your inherent resources and strengths, and to make better use of them.

Experience of counselling and psychotherapy

During the last 13 years, I have worked with people dealing with issues such as:

  • traversing life-changing decisions such as divorce or career changes
  • relationships with family, friends and people at work,
  • low self-worth,
  • anxiety and depression,
  • bereavement/losing a loved one,
  • overcoming traumatic events,
  • addictions
  • problems with food
  • suicidal thoughts and self-harm


My practice is influenced by my background in experiential/practical learning in the outdoors, practicing psychotherapy in the NHS, and my interests in movement, art and mindfulness practices.