Jackie Knight Dip. MBACP. Accredited - Relationship Counsellor
I guess the most important thing to ask about me is – Can you trust me or do you feel like we could work together?
It is important to feel safe enough to talk with me about really personal stuff because this is the basic need for a successful counselling relationship.
If you have not had counselling before it may help you to know that even counsellors have had to go through counselling !
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 in counselling ?
So... what kind of person am I? well... I trained to be a counsellor after having some big issues in my own personal life.
An experienced Counsellor supported me to explore how to change what was worrying me, I knew that I wanted to be able to support others to learn more about themselves and make any changes needed to their lifestyles or relationships for a better future.
My clients are via this website, BACP website, GP referral, Employment Assistance Programme referral or recommendation. I have a successful private practice for individuals and couples, and more recently I've added online therapy to my repertoire of experience. I am also a school counsellor in two primary schools.
I believe online counselling is the way forward, making therapy available to everyone, including shift workers and 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
- 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
CPCAB – Counselling Level 1
CPCAB – Counselling Level 2
CPCAB – Counselling 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
- Brain Injury Workshop
- 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
- Midazalem Training (Epilepsy)
- Certificate in working with children in Counselling
- Mindfulness for everyday living
Person centred and other Humanistic modalities, TA, CBT, Systemic and EFT
RELATE trained Couples relationship Counsellor.
Previously working in Coventry, Rugby and Derby RELATE branches.
I have worked with 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 currently working in Warwick and Cubbington
If your therapy sessions are funded by an employer, please be assured that client confidentiality is guaranteed.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- £40.00 Individual per session
- £55.00 for Couples per session
- Each session is 50 mins duration
Concessions offered for
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 IndemnityInsurance in place