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Personal

Construct

PSychology

 

 

helping with

the challenges of 

Living and learning

Self Development

Learning

Change

 

Through

Coaching

Counselling

and

Psychotherapy

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  •  establishing how clients would like things to be

 

  • working to overcome whatever it is that's holding them back from living the kind of life that they want to be living

 

  • moving towards realising dreams that have been on the back burner for too long.

Jenny is trained in Personal Construct Counselling and Psychotherapy which provides a practical, optimistic, respectful and forward thinking framework for both her personal consulting and and her educational work. 

These days, Jenny is taking a much more 'coaching' style approach to her consulting work which means that rather than treatment, it is much more about:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you enjoy

finding out about more yourself

exploring who you could become

and

working on your self development in general

then Jenny would love to hear from you.

Be prepared to consider new possibilities and experiment with new ideas and / or behaviours

 

Perhaps you are looking for some help with:

any kind of challenges or dilemmas

making or coping with changes

reducing stress

improving life

making choices

finding direction

identity

moving forwards

relationships

parenting

 

I specialise in creating a safe space where you can explore ideas, meanings and their implications without judgement.

Recent themes that people have been working with include :

“Being myself”

“Who am I? “

“Considering alternative perspectives”

“Bringing seeds to life”

About

Personal construct psychology

Coming from the philosophical standpoint of Constructive Alternativism, PCP is an optimistic, respectful and forward thinking psychology which lends itself well to both coaching, therapy and educational work.

George Kelly put forward a number of ideas that I find exciting to work with and highly applicable to the range of work that I am interested in.

An important underlying belief from PCP is that there is always an alternative way of looking at and understanding things. This idea provides a stimulating challenge to both creativity and imagination.

In therapy, this means that the emphasis may be less on helping someone to find a 'true' understanding of what is going on so much as an understanding that will work for them in helping them move forwards from where they may have become stuck.

Within an educational context, this means that there is always another way to approach the matter in hand.  It may be a case of considering alternative perspectives on the presenting problem. It also means remembering that there will be many possible ways to reach a solution. Creativity and openness to new ideas or possibilities are required to find them. Approaching an educational sticking point with this in mind enables the educator and learner to work together to find something that is both meaningful and useful to both.

 

 

 

Coming from the philosophical standpoint of Constructive Alternativism, PCP is an optimistic, respectful and forward thinking psychology which lends itself well to both coaching, therapy and educational work.

 

The implication running right through Personal Construct Psychology is that importance lies in meanings rather than in actual events. A person's  experience of events takes on more importance than the historical fact of the events themselves.

 

When writing about therapy, George Kelly stated that the client knows more about their own difficulties than anyone else and it is the task of the therapist to help a client to create a more fruitful life for themselves. I find this to be a useful starting point for working with everyone. People generally have a very good idea about what is 'wrong'. What they struggle with is how to put it 'right'.

 

Kelly saw 'behaviour' as an 'experiment' - an idea which encourages a positive perspective on things that may at first seem otherwise. If a person's behaviour is seen as a series of experiments, it leads us to consider what might be the nature of their hypothesis. . . . .

 

2B Clarence Street

Edinburgh

EH4 2QH

07954 220255

jenny@pcp-livingandlearning.co.uk