HumanKind was founded by Jenny Thompson and Karen Wilson. Jenny is a senior accredited BACP counsellor, UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor, Karen is a BACP accredited counsellor and registered mental health nurse.
I have lived and worked in South West Wales for the last twenty-five years and brought up my family here. I go back to London to visit friends and family, and although I love my trips to the city, am always glad to return to the beauty and sense of community that is my home.
I am passionate about my work - it is deeply rewarding to connect with somebody as they discover their own internal wisdom and ability to move forward in their lives. My original training in gestalt psychotherapy emphasises relationship and awareness as well as the importance of remembering to see us humans as whole beings: mind, body, heart and spirit. I try to take this knowing into all aspects of my work and play. I have discovered for myself that mindfulness based practices can been hugely helpful, and these practices are cornerstones of my own life. I have a current interest in Internal Family Systems Therapy which brings together many different strands of my work.
I have worked with people in distress since completing my BA in Psychology in 1979. Settings include, mental health organisations, drugs agencies, the higher education sector, GP’s practices, voluntary organisations as well as private work. I have also lectured on BACP recognised counselling diploma and managed a Higher Education Wellbeing Service.
MSc Mindfulness Studies,
MBACP Senior accredited counsellor,
UKCP reg. psychotherapist and supervisor,
Dip. GPTI, Cert RELATE CC. NLP master practitioner
Other trainings include:
CBT; systemic family constellations; therapist self-care; trauma (Babette Rothschild); psychotrauma (Franz Ruppert); Internal Family Systems level 1.
I live and work in the county of Carmarthenshire where I enjoy the unique beauty of the surrounding countryside and beaches.
I originally trained as a mental health nurse in the late 1980’s, specialising in group work in therapeutic day services. My training was humanistic and person-centred and I was encouraged to listen carefully to the people I was working with and to trust their wisdom about their experience, rather than defining them by a diagnosis.
From 2009 I trained as an integrative counsellor and I am now registered and accredited with the BACP. My approach to my clients is compassionate and mindful. I have training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Based Trauma Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. I have worked for a women’s centre, in a university and for the NHS.
Over the years I have been honoured to accompany many people on a small part of their life’s journey and have been inspired by the courage, tenacity, and wisdom of those I have worked alongside.
I am nourished and supported by my insight meditation practice, my relationship with plants and animals and my practice of self expression through movement and dance. I love to sing and play the piano and I am engaged in a number of local community projects.
BACP Acredited Counsellor.
NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse.