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About me

INDIVIDUAL & COUPLES COUNSELLING.  LE3/LE1/LE2  BACP Accredited. Experienced, professional counsellor offering a safe, confidential environment where a client can explore issues that may be causing difficulties. I also offer hypnotherapy, relaxation and emotional freedom technique.

I am an accredited member of The British Assocation of Counsellors and Psychotherapist and as such adhere to their code of ethics.

I am happy to discuss whether counselling is the way forward for you so feel free to leave a message on my answerphone.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Counselling
Advanced Certificate Counselling
Certificate in Counselling
Hypnotherapy Certificate

MBACP (Accred.)
UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor

16 years experience

Originally trained psychodynamically but offer and intergrative approach now. Tailoring the counselling to the client and their individual needs.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling for carers.


Supporting parents with children with special needs.

Sometimes life is difficult!

Depression         Stress        Anger                Bereavement/Loss       Anxiety
Confidence         Work Related Issues    Life Changes       Couple/Relationship Issues
Life Changes       Trauma      Phobias      Smoking    Separation/Divorce
Relaxation          Carers       Autism       SAD Seasonal Affected Disorder

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Additional information

£45 - I offer some subsidised places.


Daytime and evening availability. Used to accommodating shifts.

Further information

My website is www.counselling4change.com - please take the time to look at it

Email me on jacqui@counselling4change.com

Happy to provide further information



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Jacqui Bates BACP Accred

Jacqui Bates BACP Accred