Jackie Rowanly

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Senior Accredited Counsellor (MBACP)
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Stroud GL5 & Tetbury GL8
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I provide a compassionate yet challenging confidential counselling service and work with you on any issues and problems that you bring. I use my integrity, intuition and intention to help you reach the core of your issues and fulfill your potential.

As a humanistic counsellor I view the whole of you as being important - body, mind, emotions, spirit and soul. The space is yours to talk about whatever you need to express. I listen with all of myself to all that you are saying with your words, gestures and feelings. This attention to the here-and-now keeps the work we are doing together very much alive.

If you are troubled by behaviours, such as addictions or anger management, or physiological symptoms, such as anxiety or panic attacks, then we may do some specific work on these to assist you in gaining control over them.

Talking about your current problems may lead us to make links with unresolved events from the past. Often these are continuing to impact on you in the present. Exploring these past events, such as abuse, trauma, bereavement, can result in resolving and healing them, so that they can be laid to rest. Having undergone training in working with trauma, I am even more aware of how our bodies hold vital information about our past experiences. Giving attention to our embodied experience in the present can facilitate changing stuck and often unhelpful patterns.

Invariably what happens between us in the therapy room is a reflection of how you are in your life. We can use this information to help shed light on how you can make changes in your relationships with others.

Because everyone is different I tailor my approach accordingly. For instance, I may use cognitive-behavioural therapy, gestalt, assertiveness training, focusing - and inspiration in the moment! Listening to my intuition is a hallmark of my service.

Conversations From The Heart is the name of my business because this is what I do!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
  • UKRCP Registered Counsellor
  • Gloucestershire Networking Group for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (Co-ordinating Role 2006-2011)
  • Counselling and groupwork training, Richmond Fellowship (1977-79)
  • Certificate in Social Work, Bristol University (1980)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, Westhill College, Birmingham University (1990)
  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling Studies, Keele University (1997)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision, Keele University (1998)
  • Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice, Relational Change (2017)

Having begun counselling 40 years ago, it has been a constant thread through a career that has included mental health social work, health promotion, adult education and training, counselling in G.P. practice and private practice as well as supervising counsellors. This has involved working with people from a broad spectrum of cultures, ages, physical and intellectual abilities, sexual orientations, religious and spiritual beliefs.

As a qualified supervisor I have supervised trainee counsellors through to well-established practitioners, individually and in groups. I also have experience in supervising complementary health practitioners.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am interested in how each person's sense of the spiritual informs their relationship to themselves and the work and welcome this into our work together.

Alongside my counselling practice, I also work as a healer.


£55.00 per session

Additional information

£55 per 60 min hour
If you would like to work with me and the fee would prohibit you from attending, it may be possible to negotiate a lower fee.

When I work

Stroud: Monday 9.00am-6.00pm

               Thursday 9.00am-6.00pm

Tetbury: Tuesday 9.00am-5.00pm

Further information

I work with individuals from 18 years old upwards to the end of life.

I see clients in Stroud and Tetbury.

Palace Chambers, 38 London Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2AJ

Tetbury Osteopaths, 22 London Road, Tetbury, Glos, GL8 8JL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Stairs up to the first floor at my practice rooms in Stroud and Tetbury. Toilet on first floor.


In person

I describe my supervision work as supervisee-centred.

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Jackie Rowanly
Jackie Rowanly