Jacqueline Egli MBACP (Accr)
St Margaret's Court
62 Borough High Street
Are you feeling low, ‘not quite yourself’ or tired of repeating the same mistakes? Have you suffered hurts and losses you find difficult to recover from? Are you trying to find a way forward in a stuck situation, or are you longing to find yourself? Is it your wish to understand the way you relate both to others and yourself? - Then you are looking for a safe, confidential place in a non-judgemental atmosphere outside of your usual social circles, where you can - at your pace - explore the paths you have trodden and those you may wish to set foot on in terms of relationships, ways of living and work. My role is to support you in your search, in the process of making sense of events and emotions.
Contacting a stranger when feeling vulnerable can be intimidating. I keep this in mind when we first meet to discuss what it is you would like to explore. In some cases a few initial meetings are needed to decide on the next steps, e.g. a short- or long-term commitment or, indeed, a referral to a different type of therapy altogether. I endeavour to discuss referrals to other professionals when necessary. The decision-making will always be a mutual enterprise.
After attaining a psychology degree I pursued training in counselling with focus on a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach. I have a particular interest in C.G. Jung’s work.
It is my belief that a good understanding of our past (personal and cultural) through exploration of attitudes, thoughts and dreams can help us make sense of how we relate to people and the world in the here and now. Understanding ourselves in this way is a giant step towards acceptance and tolerance of self and others; this path builds a stronger base from which more creative and helpful ways to deal with everyday challenges can emerge.
I work to the BACP Codes of Ethics.
Frequency, length of meetings
I provide once-weekly sessions on the same, mutually agreed day, at the same time and location for 50minutes each time.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Psychodynamics of Human Development (Jungian strand), BPF/Birkbeck
- Developing Supervision Skills, British Association of Psychotherapists (now BPF), London
- Foundation course in Systemic Practice and Family Therapy with Institute of Systemic/Family Therapy (Scotland).
- Accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, Edinburgh University. COSCA accredited course.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
I have worked as a generic counsellor with adults in voluntary agencies since 2002 as well as in a reputable psychotherapy centre in Edinburgh from 2005 to 2010. In the latter I provided open-ended therapy as well as short-term and solution-focussed work to private and EAP supported individuals. Some clients hoped to learn more about themselves, others presented with particular difficulties which they wanted to understand better (e.g. unresolved grief, low mood, relationship problems, sexuality, gender identity, feelings of anger or worthlessness, managing difficult work situations, problems with eating patterns, and more). I also started supervising counsellors since 2008. As a personal tutor I have offered academic and emotional support to students of counselling. I have worked with children, adolescents and young adults, first as a support worker until 2003 (psychiatric inpatient units and in residential foster care), then as a youth counsellor in voluntary agencies, schools and colleges as well as for an NHS Trust organisation. Included in that work was consultation to professionals and parents.
As described above I have experience in both short-term and long-term work and have been in private practice since 2010.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cultural and spiritual issues; foster care and adoption.
£65 (limited concessions available).
Having lived in different countries and worked within different cultures I am very interested in and sensitive to cross-cultural and identity issues.
I am fluent in English, French, German and Swiss German.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French, German, Swiss German|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|