Jackie Marsh MBACP(Accred);BSc(Hons);Dip.Counselling

Jackie Marsh MBACP(Accred);BSc(Hons);Dip.Counselling

South Gloucestershire


07486 116602

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South Gloucestershire


07486 116602

About me

I’m a BACP accredited therapist who’s worked with clients in a range of settings; schools and colleges, prison service, EAP provider, mental health system and the youth and charity sector.  I’ve also taught counselling in two local colleges.

Few of us look to counselling as a first resort. Most of us try very hard to ‘sort ourselves out’. We have our tried and tested ways of coping. However, when these don’t work, we can be left feeling overwhelmed, trapped and sometimes frightened. If you, or someone you know is feeling desperate, stuck, or just not coping, for whatever reason; you’re not alone. The latest evidence shows that a quarter of us will experience a mental health problem this year, ranging from anxiety to feeling suicidal.

My counselling training and practice over 20 years, has been a personal journey that’s enhanced my life as much as those of my clients. I’d like to offer you a supportive counselling partnership which will allow you to work towards building a life that feels worthwhile and achievable. I have worked with clients who come with a wide range of issues, some examples are:

  • depression
  • intrusive thoughts/voices
  • self-harm
  • suicidal thoughts
  • anxiety
  • obsessions
  • bereavement and loss
  • addictions of all kinds
  • trauma
  • abuse of all kinds

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate of Education


I welcome working with all issues. However, I developed an interest in, and subsequent specialism in working with self-harm, and its associated problems. For ten years I was clinical lead and service manager at Indigo Project, a charity working with people aged 13-24 who self-harm and its associated problems. Please refer to my website for more information about self-harm counselling and training.

I have personally used Mindfulness in my life for many years. This interest led me to study and attend extensive Mindfulness based training courses, enabling me to use this transformational approach very successfully with my clients. As a qualified mindfulness practitioner and trainer, I do offer one-to-one, although in my experience there are considerable benefits in mindfulness being taught in a group context. Please refer to my website for more information.


Although, after 20 years training I have an impressive ‘tool bag’ of training. I primarily use Mindfulness and Acceptance based therapies. ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) or MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) are evidence based person centred therapies in terms of approach and technique. My rationale is that radical acceptance of what can’t be changed allows us to recognise and change the things that we can, allowing us to make committed, life-affirming choices and thereby live a meaningful life.


I receive clinical supervision

I hold professional indemnity insurance

I have an enhanced CRB

I currently work in Saltford, near Bath and Kingswood, Bristol.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


50 minute counselling sessions £40

I offer one concessionary daytime place if you are on a low income, please contact me for details.

Further information

SCHOOLS: I offer specialist self-harm counselling, consultation and training to schools.

TRAINING:  Please contact me for information re:

* Self Harm Awareness Training
* Mindfulness Training

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS15
Bristol, BS31

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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