Jackie Donelan FdA MBACP and Supervisor
Welcome to Jackie Donelan Counselling. Searching for a counsellor is the first brave step towards a happier and more fulfilling life.
Are you wondering if counselling is a worthwhile investment? Do you ask yourself if counselling will help you, and how long will you need to come for? Research has shown that prospects are good - 80% of people feel better after therapy (1) and the evidence shows that 65% of people improve after just 7 sessions (2).
Most people experience difficulties in their lives, and sometimes feel that they need some extra support.
I understand that counselling can feel daunting and you may be unsure if it is the right course of action for you, therefore I offer a FREE 30-minute initial consultation. In this 30 minute session, we will talk about your reasons for wanting counselling and I will give you information about how I work so that you can decide if counselling is for you and if you would like to continue.
I operate a private practice in Dorking, offering one to one face to face and Online counselling and psychotherapy. I provide a safe, confidential environment where clients will experience a warm, non-judgemental approach. My Dorking practice is located just outside Dorking town where there is on-street free parking.
I have had lots of experience working with many different types of issues, and in particular, I have seen many people with relationship issues, and those suffering from anxiety and depression.
I work from an Integrative base, which means that I use a range of different styles. These include:
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Humanistic Counselling
Each client is unique. As a practitioner, I am able to offer you a flexible approach, where together we can discover what works best for you, and build a relationship, within which we can explore your difficulties together.
I offer short and long term, face to face counselling, for younger and older adults.
Appointments are available daytime weekdays.
I am an affiliate counsellor with WPA Private Medical insurance and am available to take on new clients through WPA. See below for their website details.
(1) Wampold BE. The great psychotherapy debate: models, methods and findings. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum; 2001
(2) Howard KI, Kopta SM, Krause MS, Orlinsky DE. The dose-effect relationship in psychotherapy. American Psychologist 1986; 41: 159-164
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdA Integrative Counselling – Greenwich University
- Counselling Skills & Theory Certificates - Guildford College
I have worked as a counsellor for a GP Practice, gaining much experience with many different clients and issues.
I am also an affiliate counsellor with WPA medical insurance company.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Short Term and Long Term Counselling
- Financial Concerns
- Redundancy or Loss of Job Worries
- Career Change
- Panic Attacks
I offer a FREE 30-minute initial consultation, thereafter my fees are £55 per session.
Individual appointments are 50 minutes long.
Counselling can sometimes feel like a big step, or perhaps rather daunting, so please contact me if you have any questions or queries.
Supervision - £60 per hour
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work under the BACP Code of Ethics, and am also listed on the BACP Accredited Register.
I see an independent supervisor and hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I have helped many clients over the years, and recieved wonderful feedback. Here are a few words from a few clients who felt I have helped them. You can read more testimonials on my website.
"I was initially very nervous about taking this step but Jackie was very understanding and easy to talk to and has left me with some useful things to remember and different ways to look at things. I wouldn't hesitate about going back in the future."
"From the first day Jackie made me feel completely at ease. The combination of a relaxing, comfortable room and her friendly approach is ideal. I’ve made real progress since I started and feel happier as a result. Jackie seems to have an infallible memory for all I have told her. She is able to adjust her approach to fit with exactly what I need whether it’s kind understanding or assertive reassurance. I’ve come away understanding so much more about myself and what makes me tick. I’m now more comfortable with who I am. I feel Jackie’s given me the tools and confidence to gain control again."
"I felt that Jackie really understood me and I was able to talk about things I have not been able to talk to anybody about before. I learnt a lot about myself as a result and feel happier than I have in years."