Jacky Power MSc, MBACP, MFDAP
I struggle writing this section about the type of therapist I am. You see, I'm not just a therapist.
I'm a mother, wife, ex board director, recovering human, writer AND therapist!
Despite a high flying career in marketing and the appearance of a life that was all together I suffered several traumas in my personal life which left me reeling.
By 2010 I was given the gift of desperation and began seriously deconstructing my life so that the mindful reconstruction could begin.
I retrained, completing my MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling in 2016.
I have since spoken at the International Conference for Addiction and Associated Disorders on Facebook addiction, based on the research I conducted during my Masters.
I bring a range of therapies into the session to help you frame what is happening in your life in a way which can bring meaning and resolution. I draw on humanistic therapies, in particular Transactional Analysis, Person centred and Transpersonal therapy. I have a Masters in Addiction Psychology and Counselling (Distinction)
I offer an opportunity for you to develop tools and strategies to help you through specific, acute problems or more ongoing, chronic issues.
I bet you are not ‘just’ your anxiety, depression, OCD, addiction, eating disorder or dyslexia. I bet you are bona fide all round person with hopes and dreams that may be on the tip of your tongue or buried deep within your soul. If it’s time for you to come back home to yourself, get in touch.
I offer sessions in the comfortable, safe, and private environment of my own home.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Experiential therapy training at Onsite workshops (2018)
- Advanced Diploma in Eating Disorders (2018)
- MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling (Distinction) (2016)
- Diploma in Addiction Psychology and Counselling (2015)
- Certificate in Addiction Psychology and Counselling (2012)
- Trauma reduction and reparenting model workshop (2012)
- Brene Brown day and a half workshop: The Knowledge: Exploring Courage, Vulnerability, Shame and Worthiness
- Speaker at ICAAD 2017 - 'Figuring out the Facebook hook'
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to their ethical framework.
I have worked in two different drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres where I have done one to one counselling and facilitated group therapy.
My training allows me to have a fundamental psychological understanding of what can be the drivers to addiction - attachment, trauma, abuse, genetics or family systems. This gives me a good framework of understanding about addiction and codependency to offer you in a counselling session. However, each person is unique and I do not use my experience to assign labels but to give a holistic understanding of addiction. Most importantly it is about you - your goals, your needs, your struggles. I take an eclectic approach in my work, drawing from the person centred philosophy but also using transactional analysis. transpersonal and existential approaches to inform my work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £75 per 60 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday.
Types of client