Jackie Mcpike BA Hons Fd.Couns MBACP
Stockton On Tees
Counselling can be a daunting prospect but it is a very positive step for many people. Most of us experience difficulties at some time in our lives and our life issue can often feel impossible to change or overcome. A counselling relationship, with the right person, can allow you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and wishes concerning your life. It can be a space to come and experience the freedom to express how difficult things are, whilst being part of a secure relationship.
I offer a warm and confidential place for you to come and be heard without judgement. As a person centred counsellor, I strongly believe in human resourcefulness. I believe that given the best environment possible, people can feel able to explore areas of their lives, at a pace which suits them. Allowing ourselves the time and space to explore our issue/difficulty enables us to start the pathway to understanding. Taking the decision, making ourself a priority and allowing the time to meet with a counsellor is very often the best step forward.
I entered the counselling profession after a twenty year career looking after young people accommodated by the local authority, further education teaching and education development work. Employed in these roles I developed a firm belief that we all have a right to a feeling of wellbeing in our lives. I recall my professional counselling training and found it to be a very enlightening and fulfilling period. I work as a counsellor in order that I can be a part of bringing this into the lives of others. In our work I endeavour to build with you, a trusting and safe relationship, one which works to create understanding and positive change.
Over the last eight years my counselling experience has been in both the voluntary and private sectors working with young people and adults. Whilst working within four Charities I spent time with families experiencing homelessness and poverty and specialising in work with adults who had experienced child/adult sexual abuse. Within the third Charity I offered support to people recovering from an addiction and people at risk of sexual exploitation. I later worked in a local hospice for adults and children offering bereavement counselling. I currently work in private practice, counselling 1:1 and training groups. I have a particular interest in working with anxiety issues.
I work to offer a genuine relationship with my clients, one which enables them to progress on in their lives in a more accepting way. I am a fully qualified counsellor with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have solid experience in a range of settings and have worked professionally with both young people and adults. I work within the ethical framework of the BACP and fully respect its guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Degree Social Policy
- Level 5 Fd. Degree in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Further & Adult Education Teaching Certificate
- Safeguarding Adults Training
- Further Safeguarding
- Creative Therapeutic Skills
- Sexual Abuse Training
- Formulation to Intervention Training
- Bereavement & Loss Training
- Spirituality Training
- Psychopharmacology & Counselling
- Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness
- Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Full Insurance
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
£35 per (50-60 min) counselling session
£30 per counselling session for students
I work in private practice as a counsellor and a freelance trainer. I offer training packages to statutory agencies and private business. The training programmes range from short workshops to standard programmes.
Some of the subject areas covered include
• Stress Awareness
• 360° Drop In (Counselling service)
• Emotional/ Physical Wellness
• Life Skills Training
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9am-6pm Mon-Thurs. Some evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|