Jackie Villars

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(BA(Hons)Counselling and Psychotherapy/ MBACP)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1BE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

In today's world, there can be little time to stop and think. Counselling provides an opportunity to do so in a non-judgemental environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings safely and express them openly.

When life gets difficult we tend to keep ourselves busy, without taking the time to consider thoughts and feelings. Thoughts and feelings stay inside us until they are expressed and released. They can build up and weigh us down without us realising it, causing anxiety and depression, low confidence, loss of self and low self-esteem.

Most of us struggle with something at some point, and we tend to cope by telling ourselves that there are people much worse off than we are and that we should just get on with it. We don't give ourselves permission to feel, or the same compassion that we give to others. Sometimes we avoid what we know we have to face because it is can feel overwhelming.

I work in a person centred way, which means therapy is led by you and your needs. I believe that finding the root cause of a problem is the key to starting to feel better. 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 to challenge thoughts, feelings and behaviour, which you can apply to new situations, building resilience and self-confidence.

In a warm, positive and professional way, I will work in line with your values, beliefs and view of the world. I will manage your thoughts and feelings safely and ethically, and you can book sessions as often or as little as you need. Please feel free to call me for a chat if you have any other queries.

Training, qualifications & experience

I think it is important for you to know that I have lived a life of making mistakes and being judged by others. I have experienced grief, loss, regret and difficulty. I believe that this, alongside years of training is what qualifies me to be able to help you, and is how I can show you empathy without judgement.

I have also worked hard to study and train though, and have a first class BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am fully insured, 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 am also a lecturer in counselling.

I love to learn so enjoy training, reading and researching. I have undertaken the following training courses and follow BACP guidelines for continual professional development:-

  • Neurodiversity
  • 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

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 - £55.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

£50.00 per hour for Zoom or telephone counselling

£55.00 per hour for face to face counselling

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

We all have busy lives so I am flexible about length and frequency of sessions. We can work it out between us.

My working hours are:

Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Further information

I offer face to face counselling sessions in a large room in Clitheroe town centre, this is up two flights of stairs. If you may find stairs difficult, or just if you prefer, telephone, or video call sessions are also available.

The Melo Rooms, 20 Moor Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1BE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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The room I use is up two flights of stairs and there is no lift on the premises. For anyone who may find stairs difficult I offer video or telephone counselling.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Jackie Villars
Jackie Villars