Jackie Morley, BA (Hons) MA, MBACP
37 Hamlet Court Road
I am a qualified Counsellor working with young people 11-17 years, adults, couples and families. I work with the use of an integrative approach and also adhering to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Being an integrative therapist means that I draw upon a variety of counselling techniques and methods, depending on your needs.
While my main form of therapy focuses on us talking together I may use other techniques in the therapeutic process with you. This may include the use of art, play, writing, drama, exercise, breathing and body awareness. I will explain the reason to you that a particular technique may be beneficial to enhance your well-being and ensure that you always feel comfortable before we engage in this process.
It is my view that if we work together the quality of the relationship we build together is also more important than any theoretical model we use. I care deeply about the relationship I establish with you as I’m aware of how essential it is to you achieving a successful outcome from therapy.
I will offer you a safe, confidential and supportive environment throughout your counselling sessions where you can talk about your experiences, feel relaxed and comfortable in being emotionally open and honest throughout our communication. As a professional, I will provide you with non-judgmental listening and support throughout our relationship, where you can feel safe to explore your feelings, develop self-knowledge and begin to grow as you work through your inner conflicts.
If the past feels too scary or overwhelming to look at straightaway we can work on your present moment experiences. Perhaps someone just being there, listening to your past and working alongside you whilst you explore what that experience has meant to your present is just what you need to move forward with your life.
I will ensure that you feel safe and comfortable at all times. I will offer you empathy, understanding and respect throughout sessions by valuing you as a unique individual with your own way of viewing others and the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Transactional Analysis, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Certificate in Counselling Young People and Children including Sand Therapy/Play Therapy
Cache Level 2 Teaching Assistant Award
Access to Teaching Certificate
BA (Hons) Special Education Studies (1 st )
MA Social Work
Continuing Professional Development
Young people and on-line sexual exploitation (Basildon Women’s Aid)
The Neuroscience of adoption and Fostering course (BAAF) by Margot Sunderland
Therapeutic Life Story Work course (IATE)
Sand Stories Child Protection training
Cognitive Workshops by Dr Christine Padesky (Building Core Therapist and Client Skills).
Certificate in Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
Prior to qualifying as a counsellor, I have built a wealth of experience in other areas of which I’ve been able to draw upon to become a competent practitioner. This includes 11 years of experience in supporting and Lecturing young people and children with Special Educational Needs in local schools/colleges and also children within a local children’s charity (Kids Inspire) whom may have experienced abuse and trauma. This includes children and young people with Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties.
I understand how it can be such an emotional time for parents of children with Special Educational Needs and mental health issues and that your child’s diagnosis/day to day behaviours can also feel exhausting and overwhelming at times. It can begin to have a significant detrimental impact on your own well-being, your personal relationship with each other and family life in general, as you may feel unsure exactly how to help them.
Due to my desire to try and make a difference to families, I trained as a Children and Families Social Worker, qualifying in 2011. I have previously worked with several Local Authorities, in Southend, Essex, Thurrock and surrounding areas. This has been within a range of areas including the Fostering, Looked After Children, Children With Disabilities and Child Protection Teams.
I have worked intensely with Children and Families to help them overcome complex and challenging family problems, and where there has often been domestic violence, drugs and alcohol or mental and physical illness involved.
I also have prior work experience within an adult Community Drug and Alcohol Service. This includes supporting adults to stop using substances through using techniques, such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT and co-ordinating group therapy, such as relapse prevention groups.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Family and Relational Difficulties
Free 15-20 minute telephone consultation
1st session £25.00.
Your first session gives us a chance to explore what you feel you may wish to work through in counselling and whether you feel counselling is right for you. It is an opportunity for me to get to know you better and for you to ask any questions you might have. I may ask certain questions about you and your life to assess your current situation and to better understand the difficulty you are experiencing in order that we can work towards resolving problems. There is no obligation to come to further sessions.
Each session is 50 minutes long. This is viewed as the optimal therapeutic time for clients.
Individuals £40.00 per session, or a block of 6 sessions for £210.00
Couples £50.00 per session
Family therapy £50.00 per session
I offer a reduced price to student counsellors studying on a recognised course £30.00
As well as working in private practice I am also currently working in Southend-on-Sea as a syndicate counsellor on a voluntary basis. This is to provide counselling for young people, adults and couples whom receive benefits or are on a low income.
Under the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Practitioners, I participate in Clinical Supervision on a regular basis to inform and maintain good standards of practice at all times.
I am currently also an HCPC registered Social Worker.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 8.00a.m- 9.00pm Saturdays 9.00a.m-1.00pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|