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Jackie O'Brien - 'PGDip Counc'

Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3NY 07557273190 07557273190 Registered / Accredited
Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3NY
07557273190 07557273190

About me

Due to the ongoing situation of the Covid19 virus and Government restrictions I am not able to offer Face to Face sessions at the moment.  I am offering ONLINE sessions which include working creatively online.  Please contact me if you would like more information.

Thank you

As a professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I am able to offer you therapeutic counselling within the safe and confidential boundaries of the 'Oak Therapy Room'. I work with Adults, Young People and Children supporting in a variety of different ways, including talking therapy and working creatively. Mediums such as paints, sand-tray and clay may be right for you to help put words to difficult, overwhelming feelings and emotions in a non-threatening way.

Changes large or small can make you feel unstable and/or uprooted. I can support you to find your feet once again, either on new ground or that which is familiar. You do not have to face these changes alone. Counselling is a very personal experience and is different for everyone, it is not about me giving advice or persuading you to do something, being judgmental or criticizing you.

I understand how scary it can be to make that first move to get the help you need.  I would like to reassure you, that trust and respect are integral to the way I work as a counsellor. Together we will go at your pace and with what you need on your healing journey.

Why don't you email, text or call me to set up an initial session for which there is no charge; we can talk about what you would like to get from having counselling and I can answer any questions you may have.  If you decide to continue, we can book a second session and then arrange to meet on a regular basis depending on your need.  The initial session can last up to an hour.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2008
  • Certificate in Emotional Literacy for Children - 2008
  • Certificate in The Emotional Needs of the Child (Assessment and Action Planning) - 2012
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Play - 2013
  • Certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy - Skills and Strategies - 2014
  • Certificate in Family Constellation Practice 1-1's - 2016
  • Certificate in Family Constellation Practice 1-1's - 2017  (Family Constellation therapy is a systemic approach to understanding family dynamics)
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care - Advanced Level 3 - 2017
  • Focusing Training - 2018
  • POD's Training - Child sexual abuse - Hope for healing - 2019
  • POD's Training - Trauma and the Body - Dissociation and Somatisation - 2019
  • POD's Training - Working with Relational Trauma - Dealing with Disorganised Attachment - 2019

Previously, I have worked for 10 years within the Secondary Education, supporting young people who were close to permanent exclusion. More recently I have worked for four and a half years, as part of a CAMHs (Child and Adolescence Mental Health) nursing team within an inpatient ward. I now work as a private counsellor within my own counselling practice which was established in 2015.

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.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

My Fees are £40.00 for a full one-hour session.

Further information

  • I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • I have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate
  • I am an I.C.O member
  • I have regular Supervision, in line with the BACP Code of Ethics

Testimonials

“I began seeing Jackie for therapy sessions after some personal difficulties prompted me to realise that unresolved trauma from childhood had left me with poor coping mechanisms.  From my first session with Jackie, I really felt acknowledged and accepted. Probably for the first time ever, I was listened to without judgement, and I felt able to safely and confidentially explore the issues that had been holding me back from healing.

   As the sessions progressed, I began to feel a weight lifting from my shoulders. I became able to think more clearly about my own needs, and how I may have been neglecting these over the years. The path to healing was at times challenging, as I needed to explore some repressed emotions. However, I felt fully supported by Jackie during this process, and was able to take the sessions at my own pace.

    As a result of therapy sessions, I feel like my life has some clear direction, both personally and professionally; I recently embarked upon an Open University course and found the confidence to apply for the job that I had always wanted- and I got the job!  I feel much more able to cope with the challenges that life throws at me, and I feel that my coping mechanisms are now healthy and positive. I highly recommend therapy sessions with Jackie. Therapy has changed the way that I think about my life and given me a better understanding of my emotions, and the tools to be able to process them.”

                                                                                                          'Anonymous'

The Oak Therapy Room
Acorn House Offices
1 Old Taunton Road
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 3NY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

There are stairs leading up to the therapy room

Availability

I offer daytime, evening and some Saturday morning appointments. Please don't hesitate to email or phone me to find out availability.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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