Jackie Tague, CQSW, Dip.Clling, PG Dip.Syst. Psychotherapy, UKCP registered
01760 441117 / 07502 446 335
I am a fully qualified counsellor and family psychotherapist working in the Swaffham area in Norfolk.
I have 25 years experience, working within the NHS and privately, and working with children and young people's problems. Alongside this I also have many years of experience working individually with adults and couples
About Family Counselling
Counselling children and families is a specialised area of work. There are many factors which can contribute to difficulties in a child's life and as such children's difficulties always need to be understood within the context of their network of relationships and experiences. I would always meet initially with a child and a family member in order to make a thorough assessment of the concerns before agreeing with the child and family what it is they are wanting and needing and the best way of taking this forward. Therapeutic work with children needs to be child centred and appropriate for the age of the child. With younger children this will almost always involve using play and art materials.
- Supports recovery from trauma and loss
- Facilitates the safe expression of feelings
- Develops understanding of difficulties
- Aids communication with others
- Strengthens self-esteem
- Helps in finding new ways forward.
About Family Psychotherapy
When children, young people or their parents have difficulties family therapy can help to find a new way forward. Every family has its own unique strengths and family therapy aims to bring these strengths to the foreground, gain a different understanding of the problem and find new ways of coping. Family therapy does not seek to find fault or to blame the family, or any family member. It is not about telling people what to do. Through talking together we focus on finding a new way of managing which suits each particular family and family member.
Family therapy can be effective in helping children and young people with a range of difficulties, including:
- Loss and bereavement
- Eating disorders and difficulties
- Behavioural problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CQSW, diploma in person-centred counselling
- Post-graduate diploma in systemic psychotherapy
- UKCP registered as a systemic psychotherapist
I have worked in the public sector for 25 years specialising in child & adolescent mental health, an area of work I have greatly enjoyed and found enormously rewarding. I have often been surprised at how little input is needed to help things get back on track. Almost all parents very much want their children to be happy and fulfilled and do their best to understand and help their children. Sometimes an outside view helps in this process. Having said this there are of course also more complex and long-standing difficulties that will require a significant amount of help and may need the involvement of other specialist professionals.
Most recently I have worked within a school setting offering psychological input to children and their families. I was part of a pilot project making psychological help more available and accessible to children and young people and I am pleased to say that this has proved very successful and continues into its fourth year.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Child & adolescent mental health difficulties
- £40 per hour for individuals and couples
- £45-60 for longer family sessions
I offer concessions for those experiencing financial hardship.
Most commonly, family focused appointments will be fortnightly, three-weekly or monthly. Some families only require a few appointments, others may need longer.
Frequency of appointments for individual and couple counselling is usually 1-2 weekly but is agreed between the therapist and client depending upon individual needs and preferences.
Who should come to family appointments?
This is agreed between the family and therapist and families are welcome to bring members of the household not biologically related.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I off both daytime and early evening appointments according to need.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|