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About me

Are You Ready For Change?

Do you wish your life could be different?

What gets in the way of you living the life you want? Does change feel too difficult? Is your past holding you back?

I am passionate about the power of therapy to help improve mental health and wellbeing and support people through difficult times. Grounded in the person centred approach and informed by current training in areas such as shame, trauma, addiction, bereavement and more, I will join you on your journey of self discovery, enabling you to gain more clarity and contentment in life.

Therapy can help you to understand and address unhelpful ways of being and relating that may be stopping you living a more fulfilling life. Is now the right time for you to begin investing in you? If so, I can help you to take the first step to help you on your way to achieving the life you want, and together we can work towards your goals. I understand that finding a therapist can feel daunting, and I work hard to offer a warm, compassionate, safe space for us to share your counselling journey together. Whatever your reasons for accessing therapy, if it’s important to you, it’s important to me too.

I work in an empathic but enquiring way, encouraging you to explore your feelings and beliefs with me. I believe in you, even when it’s difficult for you to believe in yourself.

Contacting Me And What To Expect

I welcome you to contact me via email or telephone if you are interested in working with me. All enquiries will be responded to as soon as possible, usually within one working day. You may feel a little anxious about your first appointment and I will do my best to help alleviate any worries or concerns you may have, and welcome you to ask questions. The first session will help me to gain an understanding of what brings you to counselling, and to explore what it is you hope to achieve through our work together.

Despite currently not being able to work face to face, I am confident in my ability to offer good quality therapy remotely, and will strive to ensure you feel confident and comfortable throughout your time with me. I always work within a private setting where I can not be disturbed, respecting your privacy in the same way as I would when working face to face.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Qualifications

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Other Qualifications:

BA (Hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies 2:1

Further Training / CPD:

2021

Neuroscience Workshop - Polyvagal Theory (25 hours)

Fast Trauma - The Rewind Technique - Human Givens (12 hours)

Guided Imagery and Visualisation for Therapeutic Change (6 hours)

Working with Co-dependency in Psychotherapeutic Practice (2 hours)

Exploring Self Compassion Using Creative Techniques (2 hours)

2020

Online & Telephone Counselling – Counselling Tutor

Working with Shame – Carolyn Springs

A Pluralistic Approach to Therapy – Mick Cooper

Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Mick Cooper

Mindfulness Workshop

2019

Treating Generalised Anxiety & Panic Disorders – The Counselling Society

Supporting Young People with Mood Difficulties – PMHS

Understanding Attachment and Helping Children Feel Secure – PMHS

Eating Disorders Workshop – PMHS

Working with Children & Young People Diploma with Distinction

Working with People who Self Harm – John Monk-Steel

Anger Management Counsellor’s Training – Martin Hogg

2018

Working with Addiction – Underlying Causes

Working with Bereaved Clients

2017

Creative Therapy Workshop

Working Safely & Professionally with Erotic Transference & Counter-Transference – Sally Openshaw

2015

Supporting Children with Bereavement & Loss – The Laura Centre

2014

Equine Assisted Learning – Tracie Holroyd

2013

Samaritans Training

An Introduction to Systemic Family Therapy – Peter Trowsdale

2012

Bereavement Training - Mary Ann Evans Hospice

Previous Experience:

My experience is wide-ranging, and I draw on my background of over 20 years working with children and families, my qualifications and training (which is always ongoing as there’s always more to learn) and my experience working within the field of mental health and counselling.

My background includes volunteering for Samaritans, working with groups and individuals within a bereavement service, including facilitating children’s bereavement groups, working for several counselling charities as both a volunteer and associate counsellor, school counsellor, counselling tutor, EAP work and short and long term counsellor in private practice.

I am particularly interested in working with anxiety, grief and loss (including miscarriage and baby loss), stress, trauma, issues related to childhood including attachment, self-acceptance, confidence, self-esteem and self-discovery.

I have a significant amount of experience working with people with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and trauma and people with a diagnosed mental health issue. I will always strive to work safely and ethically with clients, regardless of their mental health issue or diagnosis, empowering clients to take back control of their own mental health whenever possible. If you have a diagnosis, this is something we can discuss further, prior to booking a first appointment.

I currently hold a small private practice alongside my role working for a mental health charity, where I deliver a successful project aimed at alleviating loneliness and social isolation isolation via one-to-one mentoring.

I am working towards BACP Accreditation.

Member organisations

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Fees are £40 per 50 minute session. Concessions available dependent upon individual circumstances. Please email for more details.

Availability

Currently offering telephone and Zoom counselling appointments

Digbeth
Birmingham
B9

Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV10

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Jacqueline Hall Person Centred Counsellor MBACP Online/Tel

Jacqueline Hall Person Centred Counsellor MBACP Online/Tel