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Jackie O'Neill BA (Hons), Therapeutic Coach and Counsellor, MBACP

Chichester PO18 & PO19
07513 931006 07513 931006 Registered / Accredited
Chichester PO18 & PO19

About me

Hello, thanks for visiting my page. How can I help you?

I am an experienced Counsellor and Therapeutic Coach, with experience of working in the NHS and in a University setting.  I work with people aged 18 and over, on a long or short term basis, who want to manage anxiety and stress, overcome low mood, boost confidence, build self-esteem and resilience.

We are each on a personal journey through life, sometimes we encounter situations that can be challenging and difficult. When life feels full of struggles, we tend to keep battling on, hoping that at some point, things will improve. I know from personal experience how daunting it feels to reach out for help in challenging times, it does take courage, but the results can be truly worthwhile.

Maybe, you have lost someone or something dear to you, maybe you feel anxious and stressed, sad or down or simply stuck in a rut. Perhaps now is the time to start to make changes – maybe you just want to be able to go about your day feeling less anxious, be able to control panic attacks, or simply stop worrying about things and get a good night’s sleep.

I believe we all have the inner resources to resolve our problems, after all we are best placed to know ourselves and our lives better than anyone. However, when we are struggling, its often hard to see the wood for the trees. At these times, it can really help to talk things through with someone not directly involved.

In a counselling session, we may take some time to explore and understand how your past experiences, inner beliefs and may be influencing what is happening in the present. I believe that with the right support, it is possible to change unhelpful thinking patterns, inner beliefs, and the stories we tell ourselves which hold us back. Improving the relationship, we have with ourselves is key to helping us regain calmness and composure, giving ourselves the opportunity to flourish and grow in all aspects of life.

If you have had enough of feeling anxious and unhappy, or have a problem to solve, I offer a gentle, non-judgmental, and supportive form of Counselling or Coaching, both are both positive steps for self-development and problem solving. If you are not sure which is for you, have a look at the information below:

  Counselling

·         Beat Anxiety

·         Control Stress

·         Control worry

·         Regain control

·         Help with Loss

·         Help with relationships

Counselling can be a positive step towards feeling more comfortable by helping you to manage your emotions, by getting to know how your mind works and how to manage it for optimal well-being. Counselling sessions provide a safe, confidential space to say what you need to say, explore different ways of looking at a problem,  which can lead to positive change, being less anxious, sleeping better and improving decision making.

Coaching

·         End procrastination

·         Increase confidence

·         Build resilience

·         Decision making

·         Life or Career Direction

·         Feeling stuck

Coaching can be a recipe for well-being, helping people to identify what emotional needs are not being met by their current lifestyle. Coaching is a supportive, impartial, and non-judgmental, helpful when you are stuck at a crossroads and looking to make a change in your life. Coaching aims to provide the essentials of good mind management and provide a toolbox of easily understandable skills to help you respond mindfully to life events, make good choices, and move towards your preferred future.

I am a warm approachable person, I am person-centred in approach,offering a gentle, non-judgmental, supportive, and holistic form of counselling and coaching therapy.  The therapeutic relationship is an important part of the counselling/coaching process. Because we are all individual, I draw on aspects of mindfulness practices, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Neurolinguistic Programming, in order to work flexibly and tailor the counselling/coaching to suit your needs.

I see the counselling/coaching role as walking alongside you, until you feel able to continue your personal journey alone, taking tools and skills with you to support you in the future.

I adhere to the Ethical Frameworks of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's (BACP) and National Counselling Society (NCS) for the Counselling Professions. I attend regular Supervision to support my work. Fully insured, and DBS checked.

We have limited face to face therapy at the moment, so I am also working via telephone or on-line counselling using Zoom. This has benefits, because it means that you can work with me from the comfort of your own home. This also has the benefit of allowing me to be more flexible in arranging appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA in Humanistic Counselling
  • Diploma in Fusion Therapeutic Coaching
  • Transactional Analysis TA101
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling skills
  • Evolution Training, NLP Practitioner

I keep my skills up to date by undertaking regular Continuing Professional Development in line with BACP guidelines. The latest CPD includes:

  • Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Goals in therapy
  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Telephone Training, Counselling skills and Supportive Listening

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.

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Fees

E- mail me to arrange a free 15 minute chat about your requirements.

Half hour Zoom/Telephone Assessment by arrangement. During the assessment consultations we will talk about how we can work together. If we agree to go ahead, you will be sent a contract via e mail for e-signature.

£40 per 50 minute session. Limited low cost appointments available.

Payment is requested  by BACS transfer on the day of the appointment.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Further information

I offer both time limited and open ended counselling and coaching.

The rooms that I use are close to Chichester Centre (approximately an 8 minute walk) but if space, there is roadside, 1 hour parking available. Alternatively, the closest public car park is the Cattle Market car park near town centre. Bus stops are nearby. I also work from the peaceful and beautiful location of Hamblin Hall in Bosham, which has plenty of free off street parking.

I attend regular supervision to support my work and have Professional Indemnity Insurance  and current DBS certificate.

Hamblin Hall
Main Road
Bosham
Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 8PH

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified

Availability

Zoom/telephone Daytime/evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Jackie O'Neill BA (Hons), Therapeutic Coach and Counsellor, MBACP

Jackie O'Neill BA (Hons), Therapeutic Coach and Counsellor, MBACP