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Counsellor, and, Children and Young Person Counsellor (special interest in ASD, ADHD and SEN)

'Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone'   unknown

No matter what your age, we all need someone who will listen, but sometimes we need someone that not only listens, but can help us to explore and understand the difficulties we may find in our lives.

As an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I have extensive experience of working with children, young people and adults across Derby, Nottingham and surrounding areas, who have experienced grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress, bullying, trauma, attachment difficulties, self esteem and issues around identity and gender.

I offer a warm welcome and a comfortable, relaxing environment in which to explore what is troubling you at your own pace. As a humanistic integrative counsellor, you set the agenda, I facilitate and help you unravel whatever it is you bring to your session.

My work with children and young people is fun and uses lots of play. I have experienced success in working with anxiety related disorders with children and young people with SEN, particularly ASD, ADHD, selective mutism and those with attachment difficulties.

As well as my private practice, I also work as a school counsellor and have worked in infant and junior schools across Derby. I have also been a school governor at a Derby Secondary School and have a good insight into the difficulties children and young people find in school. I also work for a charity based in Derbyshire offering counselling to children and young people.

I am also able to offer one-off sessions to parents/carers to help you explore any worries or concerns you may have about your child or a diagnosis they may have been given, to help you see the world through your child’s eyes and if counselling could help them to understand themselves and the world around them.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

I have been a school counsellor for 4 years, as well as offering counselling sessions to the children, I have supported well being sessions with the staff.

I am also a counsellor at Hand in Hand Counselling, and the Thomas Theyer Foundation, a children's and young persons charity based in Buxton Derbyshire.

I have also volunteered for a local charity that support adults with disabilities and their carers.

I regularly attend workshops and training, not only to refresh my knowledge but to keep up to date with new developments.

I also have an enhanced DBS, and I am fully insured.

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

I also work with parents/carers and children to help them understand their special educational needs (SEN). children do not need a diagnosis to have SEN.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

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£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 for a 50 - 60 minute session

Home visits may be arranged (extra charge for travelling)

Concessions may be available, please contact me for further information


I am able to offer sessions from 9am -9pm weekdays.

I also have some availability at weekends.

Further information

As well as face to face sessions in the Garden Shed, I am also able to offer on-line sessions via zoom.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms



Jackie Brierley

Jackie Brierley