Jackie Pond Dip. Couns. (MCOSCA)
The process of counselling involves you discussing what may sometimes be very private and sensitive topics. I know that it can sometimes take great courage to share your inner world with me and I want you to feel safe in our working together. I focus on building a therapeutic relationship; meeting you with honesty and respect and supporting you to navigate any difficult stages of your life that may be presenting.
I offer a non-judgemental, confidential therapeutic space and work in adherence to the COSCA Code of Ethics. I have been supporting and working with people for many years and I work face-to-face or on-line over Skype/Facetime etc.
I receive regular supervision from an accredited supervisor and undertake CPD (continuous professional development) using every opportunity available to me to develop my competence as a counsellor and therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Higher Education with Distinction - Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. (COSCA accredited)
I have extensive experience in personal development, coaching, emotional release work, mentoring and supporting people with health challenges.
I have been supporting people through my work in various capacities for almost 20 years and qualified as a Counsellor in 2016.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £30 for a first session and £35 per follow-up session
Concessions may be available for the unwaged or for those with low income. Please ask.
(Student rate £25)