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My name is Jackie and I offer both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy in Shaftesbury and Sherborne. If you are feeling stressed, anxious or low, counselling can provide you with a safe place to explore and resolve troubling feelings. During the Coronavirus outbreak I am offering telephone and Skype counselling.

There are times when we feel overwhelmed. This might be because we are experiencing relationship issues, have difficulties at work, have lost a loved one or just feel that we are at a ‘cross roads’ in life. Counselling can provide you with the opportunity and a safe place to explore troubling feelings and issues such as these. It can help you with the emotional and physical symptoms of depression and anxiety. I understand that during the pandemic you may be feeling more stressed and anxious than normal.

I have been practising as a therapist and counsellor for over 10 years in the NHS, the public sector and privately.

How I work

I provide a safe, caring and confidential space in which you can talk about yourself, your life and explore your problems and difficulties. I mostly practice Psychodynamic therapy which means helping you identify the links between your present distress and past events and relationships.

Using this approach I aim to encourage you to think about the roots of your problems, identify and acknowledge what may sometimes be repeating patterns of unhelpful behaviour and develop greater personal insight and self-awareness. This insight and self-awareness can then lead to personal growth - a reduction in your distress, a greater capacity for managing difficulties and the ability to form better relationships and achieve personal goals.

If appropriate we may also agree to adopt other counselling approaches such as Solution Focused Therapy where I will encourage you to focus on the present and future and build solutions to your problems using the strengths you already possess. Whatever approach we take our relationship is likely to be central to the work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Master’s Degree in Psychodynamic Practice from the University of Oxford and I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I work within the BACP Ethical Guidelines for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also have an IPC in Cognitive Behaviour Approach from Birmingham University. I am fully insured and receive regular supervision.

Before working in private practice I managed a busy work place counselling service. This brought me into contact with a range of individuals and allowed me to build up significant experience of dealing with both personal and workplace issues. I have substantial experience of issues relating to loss whether that be the death of a family member, relationship breakdown, redundancy, illness or the loss of a physical ability.

I provide counselling in comfortable and quiet surroundings in the Shaftesbury and Sherborne areas at the following locations:

The Garden Room, Stour Row, near Shaftesbury


The Clinic, 56 London Road, Milborne Port, Sherborne.

The Clinic has disabled access and is close to public transport.

I also offer counselling via telephone and Skype. I work on behalf of a number of private healthcare organisations including Bupa, Nuffield, Aviva and Axa PPP. If you have private healthcare with one of these organisations please speak to your GP and your provider. Please also contact me for more information.

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 offer telephone and Skype counselling. i also work on behalf of a number of private healthcare organisations such as Bupa, Nuffield, Aviva and Axa PPP.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


I charge £47 per session.

I also offer a sliding scale of fees depending on your circumstances. The fee payable can be discussed and negotiated before a first meeting. I can offer evening and weekend appointments.

I understand that starting counselling can be a big and somewhat daunting step, so please do get in touch by email or by calling me on 07904440159 if I can answer any questions, if you would like more information or if you would like to book an appointment.

London Road Clinic
56 London Road
Milborne Port


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Telephone, Skype and evening and weekend appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Jackie Hart, MSt. MBACP Accredited

Jackie Hart, MSt. MBACP Accredited

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