Jakki Doust MBACP (Accred)
11 Prospect Place
Sometimes we encounter difficulties in our lives that are hard to face on our own, it can be helpful to have someone outside of our usual circle of friends and family to talk to.
Maybe you are struggling with relationship issues, with partners or family members, friends or work colleagues, when relationships feel like they are going wrong we can feel very distressed. I would like to try to help you find a way through this by providing a confidential space to explore the difficulties that you are experiencing.
A loss is about losing anything that has been dear to us, from a beloved partner to the loss of a pet, a job, a home, our health. Loss causes deep pain and grief, sometimes easily expressed and sometimes so boxed away it can't easily be felt. I can provide time and space to enable you to talk about how you feel and to help you find a way through such difficult times.
Trauma can be anything that threatens our sense of safety and wellbeing. Sadly traumatic experiences can sometimes occur during childhood and if this is your experience it may be impacting your life now. This is because the strategies we develop in order to survive the trauma and enable us to cope, continue to intrude on how we relate and respond to ourselves and those around us which can deeply affect our sense of wellbeing.
I am experienced in working with trauma and abuse and the impact this has on the body, mind and spirit and understand that this is long term work which I am fully committed to.
How we would work together
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with ten years counselling experience, I have worked with many different issues and situations. I am an Integrative counsellor, which means I draw on different counselling models to help you explore your thoughts and feelings. I strongly believe that the relationship between client and counsellor is what makes a difference, enabling you to feel supported and able to address the issues that you struggle with. My aim is to help you feel more empowered and able to make even better choices and decisions.
How I can help
I can provide a safe, non judging and confidential space for you to talk and gain a fresh look at your situation. I believe counselling can provide a resource at some of the most crucial times in our lives and when the road seems to become too uneven to walk alone.
A warm welcome
The initial appointment will enable us to get to know each other and you can tell me about the issues that are affecting you. It will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and explore if counselling is the support you need. I offer a reduced rate of £25.00 for your initial appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
As an Integrative Counsellor I would draw on insights gained from:-
- Person Centred Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Creative Therapy
Training and Qualifications:-
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I am committed to on going training and professional development and an constantly updating my knowledge and skills.
I am registered with the following bodies:-
- Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Accredited by BACP
- Member of Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC)
- UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist
- Accredited Willows Counsellor
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Once we have had a telephone conversation and you decide that you would like to make an appointment, I offer an initial appointment at a reduced rate of £25.00 for 1 hour. Following the initial appointment the rate is £35.00 per hour.
Alternatively you are welcome to email, if this is easier for you please give a brief outline of the issues that are causing difficulties for you and the times that you would be available to come for counselling.
There is free parking to the rear of the building or alternative parking on Prospect Place in Swindon.
There is a main bus route nearby on Bath Road with just a 5 minute walk to the end of Prospect Place.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on weekdays after 1.30 pm with some evening availability in Swindon.
Types of client