Jackie Villars (BA(Hons)Counselling and Psychotherapy/ MBACP)
In these busy times there can be little time to stop and think. Counselling provides the opportunity to do so in a safe, non-judgemental environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings and express them openly. When life gets difficult we tend to keep ourselves busy, without taking the time to process our thoughts and feelings. Unprocessed thoughts and feelings stay inside us until they are expressed and released, they can build up and weigh us down without us realising it.
Maybe you want to finally come to terms with your past.
Maybe you are fed up with thinking about the past and want to look towards the future.
Maybe you want to discover who you are now and what you want from life.
Maybe you already know but are not sure how to get there.
I am an integrative counsellor so I use techniques from many different types of counselling, for example Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I work in a person centred way, which means it is led by you and your needs. Counselling can be useful for gaining acceptance, dealing with loss and recovering from trauma. It can help with problem solving and give you the confidence to deal with difficult situations. It can help you to understand yourself and others in a healthier way. Counselling can also provide you with skills and techniques which you can apply to new situations, building resilience and self-confidence.
My approach is warm, positive and professional. I will work with your values, beliefs and view of the world. I embrace individuality, and will manage your thoughts and feelings safely and ethically. I am flexible around length, frequency and location of sessions. I offer a free initial thirty minute consultation which will help you to decide whether counselling with me is the right decision.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a first class BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am fully insured. I have a portable enhanced DBS and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have counselled a diverse range of clients, many with complex issues, and have also been a lecturer in counselling for the last year.
I have undertaken the following training courses:-
- Youth Mental Health First Aid
- Working Creatively with Loss and Bereavement
- Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Information Assurance
- Dementia Awareness
- Autism Awareness
- Mental Health Awareness
- Unconscious Confidence
- Channel General Awareness
- Prevent for Practitioners
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
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
£45.00 per hour, with a free initial thirty minute consultation.
I will be offering face to face counselling sessions again with effect from 15 June. This will be with revised measures as suggested by Counselling Directory and following government guidance. For your peace of mind I would like to assure you that a safe distance will be maintained and contact surfaces will be thoroughly and consistently cleaned. I will be unable to have face to face sessions with any person if they or I have experienced symptoms of COVID19 within the last 14 days.