Practising from Coventry. Leamington Spa and Kenilworth, Weekdays and weekend plus Evening appointments available.I work with GP or self referral and I am happy to take on EAP work.
I am a Senior Accredited BACP & UKRCP* Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Qualified Supervisor, I am also a Senior Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society UK.
My aim is to assist my clients to achieve their chosen goals, exploring options, resolving past issues, enabling resolution and progressing forward enhancing self-esteem and confidence, understanding that change is sometimes a very difficult process.
My approach to counselling is integrated, meaning that I can work with a combination of theories, Person-Centred counselling underpins all of my work, especially when working on an emotional level with my clients, I have also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other Humanistic based therapies. I practice both short and long term counselling, regularly review goals along the way, often with short term work I have found that solution based theory is most beneficial.
I am an accredited bereavement counsellor, this is in addition to being a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, I also have specialist training dealing with domestic abuse and violence including anger management training, I am also very comfortable working with Couples counselling.
In addition to my counselling and psychotherapy practice, I am also a fully qualified and practising Acupuncturist, finding many philosophical overlaps including that of Mindfulness, a concept now widely recognised in western psychotherapeutic practice. I find my extra knowledge and training particularly beneficial when working with depression and Addiction, also including weight loss.
Training, qualifications & experience
The College of Traditional Acupuncture Leamington spa BA (Hons ) Acupuncture Lic Ac MBAC 2002
The University Of Warwick Certificate In Person-centred Counselling 2003
Warwickshire College, Diploma in Person-centred Counselling 2006
Cruse Bereavement Care Accredited Earlsdon Coventry 2004 -2010
DACS Domestic Abuse Counselling Service 2008-2009
Skills Development ICAP Birmingham Certificate in CBT 2008
Mindfields Birmingham Understanding Addiction 2007
The Coach House Introduction into Couples Counselling 2009
BACP Accreditation November 2010
ICAP Trauma & Somatic Experiencing 2011
The University of Warwick Certificate in Psychology 2012
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Certificate 2014 Advanced Practitioner Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 2015
BACP Senior Accredited June 2016
Cert Supervision Training 2016
2016 studying MScPsychology, Mental health and neuroscience. Kings College London
Senior Accredited Member National Counselling Society UK
Published Author "The Book of wellbeing" Athena publishing 2016
I have special training to work with female abuse and domestic violence.
Certificate in Couples Counselling January 2021 (National Counselling Society)
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Worked closely with infertility issues and Adoption, also worked for over 7 years with MS clients and their families suffering with and understanding progressive illness
From 8.30 last session 19.00 week days from 9,00 untill 17.00 0n Sat , sometimes Sunday in cases of emergancy
Implications counselling is a type of counselling for those going through assisted conception treatments involving the use of donor eggs, sperm or embryos. It is also a requirement of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Association (HFEA) for couples considering surrogacy.
The aim of implications counselling is to enable you to reflect upon and understand the proposed course of treatment for yourselves, your family and any children born as a result of your treatment. At least one session of implications counselling is recommended before consenting to any proposed treatment.
Working closely with infertility issues /IVF/ICSI Recurrent miscarriage also the use of donor eggs, sperm or embryos and Adoption,
I have also extensive experience and understanding of progressive illness, working for over 7 years with MS clients and their families .
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If anyone is nervous about the thought of your first meeting and meeting Jacqueline then you are not alone. However, those nerves are very short lived as she makes you feel at ease straight away and is very easy to talk too. She has helped me to get my life back on track and find myself again. She is very non-judgemental even if you have a mishap along the way and talks a lot of sense. She seems to know the right answer to whatever questions or problems you ask and really helps you to see the positives in things again. It’s a nice relief for me to know I’ve always now got someone like Jacqueline to talk too if I have any problems and I couldn’t recommend her more. Thanks again, you’re great!
Thank you for the patient and smiling help you've given me in the last two years. I am a much happier and settled person now than when we first met. I am now able to look at the future with confidence and excitement.
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Thank you so much for all your help and support, after my past experiences with my symptoms of panic and anxiety I found your help so valuable. I was finally able to understand what I was experiencing, your knowledgeable explanation about anxiety suddenly made sense and by listening to your guided relaxation and description of mindfulness will help me to practice at home. For the first time since the onset of my condition 18 months ago I feel I have been listened too and understood and that there is hope. Thank you.
I hope you are well. Seems like a long time ago when we would meet and talk. I am doing fine and looking forward. The meetings with you have really helped me and I reflect on the lessons learnt and material provided with other reading for reference to make and sustain changes in my life. I am feeling more comfortable with myself. I would like to thank you again and you will always be someone important to me.
Thank you for everything you are doing for me, I could never have got this far without your support, I am very grateful for everything. J
Just wanted to say thank you for all you help during a difficult period. I still get support from thinking about the strategies and advice you gave. I am still doing well, its coming up for 10 months since I had a drink and I think about it less and less, I have even joined weight watchers and lost a stone. Many thanks and very best wishes. ……………
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Jacqueline helped me through the most traumatic and difficult part of my life, and i was able to put my complete trust in her. She offered strategies and advice which showed me how to make sense of everything. Always received a warm welcome and was treated as an individual. My problems and anxieties were met with patience, compassion and understanding which gave me confidence to face life again. To spend time with Jacqueline helped me in so many ways. I shall always be grateful and will never forget her.
Jacqueline was extremely welcoming and supportive at a time when I just needed some guidance. After just a few sessions and an introduction to a new type of therapy, I feel a different person and ready to move forward again. I would highly recommend Jacqueline and am very grateful I found her'.