I am a fully qualified experienced therapist and offer an integrative approach to therapy/counselling. I am a warm friendly practitioner who has the ability to make you feel at ease in a safe comfortable space.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to look within themselves and develop new perspectives in their lives. As a practitioner this is at the forefront of my mind. In my practice I work from a person-centred approach, drawing on theories such as transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other approaches to suit you're individual’s needs.
Counselling / talking therapies can help people come to terms with childhood traumas, difficulties in coping with life and in acquiring new perspectives of life situations. This process can equip you with better life strategies and look ahead with more clarity and a sense of direction. We would initially look at what you want to experience / gain from the counselling process and discuss the most appropriate way forward.
I work from a dedicted Therapy room in the heart of Heaton moor .There is free parking , close to bus routes and Heaton chapel train station .
I am very passionate about empowering and motivating people and to help them regain a healthier perspective on life. I am committed to a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.
My aim is to build a trusting relationship with clients and support them in becoming more self aware and reach personal goals. Taking on a counselling journey, for whatever reason, can be challenging and daunting and I provide a professional, confidential compassionate and non judgemental experience for each individual.
My particular areas of experience and expertise:
In childhood issues, child and adult abuse, family issues, domestic abuse, relationships, anxiety, depression, anger issues, stress at work, exam stress, sexual issues and female issues, such as pregnancy and postnatal depression.
I will always strive to check with you that the work we do together does have a positive effect on your life.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is best seen as a collaborative process in which we work together to identify how best to achieve a sense of personal development and cope with life's challenges. I am very experienced in helping people deal with conflict and making decisions that will have a positive impact in their lives.
"Working with Jackie on my emotional issues has been an incredibly positive experience and has resulted in me feeling in control of who I am,and what I want -and has created in me a sense of self worth. I now FEEL that I deserve a great life with all it has to offer and have lost the fear that was holding me back.
Jackie is warm, friendly and above all real. I felt so comfortable discussing my deepest feelings which has allowed me to accept and express myself clearer than ever. I actually feel like an adult now, rather than a scared youngster (despite nearly hitting my forties)". 'Thank you Jackie' Anon 2017
"Jackie has helped me to develop my confidence and face my fears and be ok with uncomfortable feelings instead of avoiding them. I have been communicating better with people at work and family, working on myself and reflecting on the changes with Jackie has truly changed my life. "I am so grateful for the awareness that I know have".
"Jackie is a warm, professional friendly person that made me feel at ease immediately, I was nervous about revealing my issues but was able to connect quickly and over the last few months began to understand my behaviours and "realise my vulnerabilitys which is so empowering".
Please refer to my website for further information and frequently asked questions in therapy.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (visit www.bacp.co.uk) and I abide by their ethical framework.
I am fully insured with Oxygen insurance .
I have a current DBS.
I also take referrals from EAP,s ,Solicitors and GP practices.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Diploma in Careers Guidance
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Working with Bereavement
TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)
Take control workshops-solution focused behavioural therapy
Mindfulness certificate/Acceptance and commitment therapy
Certificate in children's mental health
Certificate in couples counselling
Currently completing diploma in CBT
I have several years experience providing face to face counselling in an educational organisation supporting young people and adults with a variety of issues including: anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, domestic abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, family issues, physical abuse, work-related stress, bi-polar disorder/manic depression.
I have also worked as a deputy manager with homeless families in a domestic abuse refuge where I provided theurepeutic interventions to women and children.
I have worked as a teacher for many years with looked after children prior to becoming a therapist.
I have also practised therapeutically in a GPs practice where I have experience in particular with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (PTSD), relationship breakdown and depression.
I have also offered workshops around issues of self-harm and suicide and general mental health awareness. I have worked with groups delivering on issues such as bullying, anger, domestic abuse and sexual health.
I am currently working toward a life coaching qualification.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Confidence and self esteem
Female issues -menopause etc
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer all new clients an initial 20 minute telephone discussion which is free of charge.Alternatively an introductory Initial consultatiin session is available at a reduced fee if preferred .
This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the process and for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you, I can refer you to another therapist if you are not comfortable to continue. The relationship of client and therapist is crucial to the process.
Sessions are charged at £50 per 50 minute session.
Payable by cash or BACS transfer.
I can offer further reduced rates for Trainee counsellors and individuals on benefits .
Couples sessions are £60 an hour or £75 for 90 minutes.
I understand that making the first contact can be difficult but please don't hesitate to contact me for an initial discussion about counselling by telephone or email.
Please look at my website for FAQ in therapy. I also accept referrals from agencies, NHS and organisations.
Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to speaking to you in the future.
Monday to Friday days and evenings. Saturdays 10 am till 1pm.
I work flexibly in an attempt to suit all client requirements and am happy to refer and recommend alternative therapists where I cannot be of assistance. Any queries just call or email.