Jackie Hart, MSt. MBACP Accredited
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.
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 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 telephone counselling and 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer telephone counselling. i also work on behalf of a number of private healthcare organisations such as Bupa, Nuffield, Aviva and Axa PPP.
I charge £45 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening and weekend appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|