My name is Jenny and I am a Travel Counsellor based in Barnet, North London. I have lived here for 10 years and prior to that lived in West London, Essex and Gloucestershire. We have three young children and a dog, and we love this area because it’s close to the city while still having so many green spaces and villages to explore.
Before becoming a Travel Counsellor I was helping my husband set up and run two businesses in the motor and property industry. Before that I always worked in the travel industry, right from leaving school. It started with an apprenticeship with Thomas Cook, followed by many years with Flight Centre when I moved to London.
I have had extensive experience in arranging travel for both leisure and business clients. My early years in travel were very much based around traditional package holidays and European beach destinations. My career in London was more varied with experience in booking First and Business fares, luxury tailor made travel, ski trips, honeymoons, round the world tickets and everything in between!
Personally, I have always loved to travel. I booked myself a round the world ticket at the age of 20 and went to Thailand, lived and worked in Australia, and then visited Fiji, Hawaii and Las Vegas on the way home. I was lucky to travel a second time when I met my husband and we took a six month trip around South and Central America. We spent a month in Brazil, a month in Argentina and took a crazy road trip from Lima to La Paz. We trekked the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu, and then relaxed in Panama, had three weeks of yoga in Costa Rica and then another amazing road trip from Belize to Mexico, which I absolutely loved.
In between, working in travel gave me the opportunity to take educational trips to Los Angeles, and on safari in Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar which is something I’ll never forget. I particularly love arranging safari trips and tailor made holidays to dream destinations like this where first hand experience is so useful.
I hope to be able to help you arrange your future trips whether they are for business or pleasure, and would love to hear from you soon.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so please either fill in and send the form below or simply give me a call and I can get things started for you:-
Sent in by Alex Kakouris
London, 28 February 2019
Jenny has always given an amazing, patient, service whenever we have booked a trip with her. Her attention to detail is second to none and the passion she has for her job is amazing. We love using Jenny.
Sent in by Mike Lax
London, 11 February 2019
So helpful with the whole process - start to finish.
Sent in by Andrew Kleanthous
London, 05 February 2019
Friendly and willing to give the best offer possible!
Sent in by Lauren Crowe
Peterborough, 18 January 2019
Jen has been an amazing help and so easy to get hold of!
Sent in by Yvonne Newman
London, 14 January 2019
Jenny is extremely helpful, friendly, efficient I will definitely use Travel Counsellors again.
Sent in by Jennifer Sheehan
London, 10 December 2018
Booking with Jenny means receiving good holiday knowledge, efficiency and ease of finalising the dream holiday! Have used Jenny's services before and I have also recommended her to many others.
Sent in by Mark Sutherland
London, 28 November 2018
Jenny has been fantastic. She has explored many variations to our trip, presenting us with the best options and taking all the stress away from us. I can't recommend Jenny highly enough. Fantastic job, can't wait for our trip.
Sent in by Michelle McHugh
London, 26 November 2018
Jenny made booking a holiday so easy and trouble free.
Sent in by Dawn Makani
London, 23 November 2018
Fantastic service. Made everything so easy and nothing was too much trouble.
Sent in by Justin Pierce
London, 09 October 2018
A fast response to all my questions. A detailed itinerary. Easy to talk to and listened to everything and acted upon it.
Sent in by Liz Nunn
London, 09 October 2018
Jenny was delightful to deal with. Incredibly friendly, helpful and most importantly proactive in helping us find our perfect family holiday. She listened to our brief and made sure that everything was tailor made to suit our needs. I will definitely use Jenny again to take away the stress of finding the right holiday! Thank you Jenny,
Sent in by Steve Kearney
Birmingham, 28 September 2018
Jenny was very professional and at the same time very highly personable, made me feel like I was very important to her as a client, which is very refreshing in this day and age. The world needs more Jennys!
Sent in by Michael O'Sullivan
London, 28 September 2018
Brilliant service by Jenny who is always helpful.
Sent in by Trevor Walker
Harrogate, 24 September 2018
Fantastic transaction all carried out online. Key questions asked to confirm our requirements. Really good options provided to our request. Request made on a Saturday, decision made and booked by Sunday evening! Superb transaction and highly recommend Jenny.
Sent in by Zena Nairi
London, 20 September 2018
Jenny really cares about her clients and wants to give them a holiday that exceeds their expectations
Sent in by Amy Best
Radlett, 03 August 2018
Amazing service jenny is truly the best!
Sent in by Bianca Harris
London, 03 August 2018
Jenny was so helpful when it came to booking our trip, she made what was going to be quite a stressful task super easy! I would have no hesitation recommending her to friends and family.
Sent in by Warren Lipman
London, 11 June 2018
Informative, creative and a joy to deal with.
Sent in by Fiola Myerthall
Manchester, 06 June 2018
Super easy process and Jenny was so lovely to deal with.
Sent in by Slavi Todorov
London, 04 June 2018
Jenny is very friendly and professional at the same time.
Sent in by Paddy Ryan
Cork, 21 May 2018
Jenny was absolutely brilliant, I was struggling to make up my mind on where I wanted to go and she helped make my decision very easy. We had everything booked in a few days and Jenny was available anytime day or night. I could not have been happier with the service.
Sent in by Michelle Ralph
Bushey, 17 May 2018
Jenny is very friendly to deal with. She listens well and delivers a tailored service. Would definitely recommend Jenny.
Sent in by Eleanor Goodhew
London, 14 May 2018
Jenny was incredibly helpful, even after I changed the dates three times! Would highly recommend her services.
Sent in by Pauline Madigan
Exeter, 08 May 2018
Jenny has been very helpful and supportive with are booking, would definitely use her again
Sent in by Carly Sims
Surrey, 30 April 2018
My husband and I had been looking to go to the Maldives for our delayed honeymoon when we were recommended to try Jenny. Well, what can I say, everything from beginning to end was fantastically organised. We had a budget to stick to and Jenny made it her mission to get us to where we wanted to go. Jenny was in contact throughout - even when she was away, she made sure we had a name and number to contact if we needed anything! The place was incredible and thanks to Jenny’s knowledge, she knew this island would be our dream come true - she wasn’t wrong! Can’t thank Jenny enough and definitely will be booking through Jenny again. Thank you!
Sent in by Hak Husayin
London, 28 February 2018
On point, hit the nail on the head.
Sent in by Louise Khazali
London, 19 February 2018
Jenny has been great, very attentive and customer focused in order to tailor make a package that suited our budget and needs. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Looking forward to the holiday!
Sent in by Stef Fabbri
London, 14 February 2018
Jenny was a fantastic Travel Counsellor. Nothing was too much bother for her. I changed my mind several times and she still did her job with a smile.
Sent in by Diana Hatchett
London, 21 January 2018
Jenny has found us the perfect holiday and was so helpful with all what we were looking for. I have already recommended Jenny at Travel Counsellors to my friends.
Sent in by Clare Loftus
London, 12 January 2018
We felt you gave good advice about what we could do in Thailand. The hotels look amazing. We were really impressed and struck by how much time you put in (mostly out of hours) which made it feel like such a personal service. Can’t wait for the holiday now!
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