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About me

I guess the most important thing to consider is – Can you trust me or do you feel like we could work together?

It's important to feel safe enough to talk with any therapist about really personal stuff;  because this is the basic need for a successful counselling relationship. 

If you have not had counselling before,  don't be scared.  It may help you to know that counsellors have had to go through their own counselling in order to be competent to work with you - We've all sat in that chair !

It’s a very important part of our training, because how can we support you to understand how you might be feeling, if we have never experienced what happens as a client in counselling ?

So... what kind of person am I? well... I trained to be a Humanistic counsellor after having some big issues in my own personal life.

Clinically depressed from the age of twelve, eventually I was referred to the Mental Health Team, I'd tried everything else, so why not ?

An experienced Counsellor supported me to explore how to change what was worrying me, I knew then that I wanted to be able to support others to learn more about themselves and make any changes needed to their lifestyle or relationships for a better future.

Many of my clients are via this website, the BACP website, GP referral, EAP (Employment Assistance Programme) POFA referral or recommendation. I have also been the school counsellor in three primary schools until recently.

I have a successful private practice for individuals and couples, and more recently I've added online therapy to my repertoire.

I believe online counselling is the way forward, making therapy available to everyone, including shift workers and those with certain disabilities and based at home.

So that explains the last twenty years of my life. If there’s anything else you would like to know, just send me a private message, or give me a call - that's probably the most difficult part... but if you've read this far, I guess you're ready to start moving forward in your life. Good luck x

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited
  • Registered on the BACP Certificate of Proficiency register
  • I am registered with the government’s Disclosure and Barring Service, holding an Enhanced Certificate/CRB in place for children, adults and adolescents
  • RELATE trained relationship counsellor
  • POFA Approved

CPCAB – Counselling Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
CPCAB – Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
CPCAB - Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5 - Legally qualified to carry out client assessments and counsel at senior level within agency practice and work independently in private practice using CORE/NICE guidelines.

Other attended Certificated courses:

RELATE Relationship Couples Counselling Diploma Level 5

Complicated Bereavement and Terminal Illness

Studio III Training ‘Managing Challenging Behaviour In Autism

Complicated grief around Children and Adolescents

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Basic Understanding of A B I & Behavioural Support
  • Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA)
  • Emergency First Aid inc. CPR
  • Medication Awareness
  • Care Induction Standards
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)
  • Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA)
  • Diabetes awareness
  • Epilepsy
  • Midazalem Training (Epilepsy)
  • Certificate in working with children in Counselling
  • Mindfulness for everyday living

                                    
Current Specialisms:

Person centred and other Humanistic modalities, TA, CBT, Systemic and EFT

RELATE
trained Couples relationship Counsellor.

Previous:  Counsellor and Support worker for The Mental Health Charity MIND, offering Counselling for a range of issues from depression and anxiety to difficulties with relationships, self-worth and low-confidence.

Extensive experience in counselling adults with generic mental health issues, incorporating depression, relationship issues, social identity, bereavement, anger and abuse

Hospice counsellor in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick working with adults and children, who have suffered complex bereavement and, more recently terminally ill patients and their relatives.

Lead Counsellor on a government funded programme to provide on line support to vulnerable young persons 11-17 years who may be experiencing emotional or physical abuse presenting with self harm, anxiety, depression, eating disorders etc This included the monitoring of a specially provided chat room.

Primary School Counsellor

If your therapy sessions are funded by an employer, please be assured that client confidentiality is guaranteed.

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.

BACP

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

A disruption to the usual dynamic in a relationship will encourage couples into counselling to enable support with communication and conflict resolution

As a RELATE trained therapist Relationship counselling is currently the most popular therapy I offer due to the current Covid pandemic and the fact that couples have been isolated for longer periods of time.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Photos & videos

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £40.00 Individual per session
  • £55.00 for Couples per session
  • Each session is 50 mins duration

         


Availability

Appointments at a time to suit you

Further information

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am also a Member of their Specialist Division for Counsellors in Private Practice.

For your reassurance this means that I follow a strict ethical framework for good practice.

Fully enhanced DBS in place

Public Liability and Indemnity Insurance in place

Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Regular bus route, very central location at B79 location

Languages offered

no

Jackie Knight Dip. MBACP. Accredited - Relationship Counsellor

Jackie Knight Dip. MBACP. Accredited - Relationship Counsellor