Jaquetta Trueman, BSc. (Hons), Reg. MBACP (Accred.)

Jaquetta Trueman, BSc. (Hons), Reg. MBACP (Accred.)

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Hi and welcome to you. Making the first step to find a counsellor is not easy and takes courage, so hopefully I can go some way to reassure you by saying that I'm a fully qualified and BACP accredited counsellor with over 11 years experience. I have a gentle, honest approach, providing a safe and confidential space for you to work through whatever it is that is troubling you. My practice is geographically based in Wellswood and the Lincombes, Torquay.


I am now offering secure and confidential one-to-one video counselling in order to keep both you, and myself, as safe as possible from COVID-19. I have offered video counselling ever since I was specifically trained many years ago and now would seem to be the perfect time to refocus to video while continuing to provide counselling support. The video system I use is one that is reputed to be highly secure and confidential and is popularly used by other mental health and medical clinicians.

How can counselling help? People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons, to talk in confidence about anything that is troubling them either from present life, from the past, or indeed worries about the future.

Often, our life and relationships can be affected by significant life events from our past that remain unresolved tend to come with us into the present, then added to that current events can be causing us emotional pain, knocking confidence, leaving us feeling depressed, confused, full of anxiety and with low self esteem. Sounds like a ball of knots and tangles? Well, my aim is to provide you with a safe space so that you can feel at ease to talk things through in confidence, where we can work it through together. You will probably be surprised how simply talking and exploring thoughts and feelings helps you to see things more clearly, see a different perspective, giving you the opportunity to make the changes you choose to make to find a new inner strength and way forward.

the first appointment is an opportunity for you to discover how you feel about counselling with me; to see the way I work and for us to work together to discuss a best way forward for you. This session is without obligation and is for you to decide at the end of this session if you wish to book a series of appointments.

I work primarily with three complimentary humanistic approaches that I was originally trained in, ie Person-Centred, Existential and Gestalt. However, over the years I’ve added many other trainings to my bow through Continuing Professional Development. This means that I have an integrated approach that does not preach or direct; acknowledges that each one of us is unique and therefore treatment is taylored to your specific needs. I will work with you at your pace to support and encourage you to explore different ways of looking at things so that you can make the changes you choose to make to rediscover yourself.

What happens next? Why not get in touch to make a no-obligation first appointment which will give you the opportunity to meet me and ask any questions you may have and discuss the best way forward for you. At the end of this initial session, if you choose to have continuing sessions with me, we can then arrange future weekly times to suit.

You can contact me by email through this directory by using the link at the top of this page, or phone me on the above number. If you need to leave a message on voicemail, you can be confident that this is only accessible by me so your confidentiality will be secure. 

Alternatively, if you feel you would like more information before getting in touch, please click on the above link for my website.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by their Ethical Framework and Guidelines for Good Practice, details of which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Neuroscience for Clinical Practice: Applying neuroscience for the treatment of trauma, anxiety and stress disorders
  • CPD. Internal Family Systems certificated course with Richard Schwartz & Frank Anderson. Online. 2018
  • CPD. Jung Today. Plenary lectures in London. November 2016
  • BACP Registered Accredited (2012-2019. current)
  • Mindfulness skills training, Sharpham Trust
  • Cruse Bereavement and Loss training
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Reflective Therapeutic Practice metanoia Institute, London. 2010
  • Foundation Degree in humanistic counselling: Person-Centred, Existential and Gestalt approaches. University of Greenwich. 2008
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, London Gestalt Centre. 2006

My experience as a counsellor includes

  • Counselling for Surrey & Borders Primary Care Mental Health Trust
  • Providing a counselling service to parents and staff at a cluster of state schools in Hampshire as well as to parents of school age children in Guildford
  • Working as an affiliate counsellor for Winchester University Student Services
  • Counselling in private practice and the voluntary sector in Surrey and London before moving down to Devon five years ago where I continue in private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues from childhood
Survivors of school bullying


£40.00 per 50 minute video session. However there are a few concessionary spaces available for those on low income that can be negotiated either beforehand or during the assessment session.

Cancellations: Please note that as a general rule, unless in exceptional circumstances, any session that's been booked requires 48 hours prior notice to cancel to avoid half the fee being payable for that session.

Maps & Directions

Torquay, TQ1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday 10 to 5pm.

Tuesday 7pm to 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme