About me

If you are feeling overwhelmed or at a crossroads in your life...

If you feel that there are significant issues from your life experience that prevent you from making positive choices...

If you are struggling to maintain healthy relationships with family, friends or partners...

...talking to someone who is completely separate from the issues can be a huge relief!

If you want to make changes to your mood, your decisions or your outlook on life, but aren’t sure how or even what those changes could be, maybe I can help!

In these extraordinary times, working online in your own private space can be hugely beneficial. If you'd like to discuss the best way to do this, get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a significant (25+ years) amount of training and experience as a counsellor. I use talking therapies, such as Compassion Focused Therapy and EMDR which can be really helpful if you have lived through trauma, and I can help you to practice Mindfulness.

I have an extensive background in Higher Education, and would available to offer personal therapy to students

My qualifications include:

  • PG Certificate in Education
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Group Work
  • MA in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
  • Training includes:
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-focused Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame Based Trauma
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • EMDR

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.


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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


My fees are:

Initial assessment £40

One to one counselling per session £45

Zoom online initial assessment £40

Zoom online counselling per session £45

Student rates:

Initial assessment £30

One to one counselling per session £40

Zoom Initial assessment £30

Zoom one to one counselling £40 per session


I am available to talk outside of office hours, so give me a call to discuss the right time for you.

Further information

I am a registered and accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

My availability is as follows:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings

Thursday mornings


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Types of client

Older adults
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Jackie Pounder

Jackie Pounder