Jacque McLaren, Dip Couns, MBACP (Accredited)
Life doesn't always go according to plan, things go wrong when you least expect it! You can just feel as though things are getting faster and faster no matter how much you try, you just struggle to keep up. This can cause stress, anxiety or other emotional turmoil that becomes so great that it disrupts your life.
Counselling can help work your way through these thoughts and feelings, helping you make sense of your world to make you feel lighter and more able to carry on.
I am an Integrative Counsellor. This means I use different forms of counselling that best fits you the client depending on your needs. I believe through counselling you have the ability to find your own answers to look at hard and painful feelings to help you understand yourself and where these feelings originate from to help you accept them, this in turn enables you to move forward in your life.
No two people are the same and as such no one knows exactly how you feel except you, you are the expert of your own feelings. Through talking therapy I can help you look at your unique experience and help you make sense of it in your own way, challenging you when needed but always with empathy and congruence.
I'm a warm open person who is non judgmental allowing my clients to feel at ease, helping to form the all important working relationship which is an integral part of the process. This is how I help facilitate you in your exploration of your own thoughts and feelings.
I work with both long and short term clients, depending on what is decided during the initial assessment. This also gives you the chance to see if you want work with me, giving us both the opportunity to get to know each other and to go over what style of counselling you are seeking and what you wish to gain from it.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their codes and ethics, helping to maintain standards and to work in your best interest.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years experience working with the general public,where I worked within the service industries gaining extensive experience and awareness with diversity. This has been of great benefit for me since training as a counsellor as it has helped me understand others. As well as working with adults and older people I have experience working with 11/19 year old's, clients with issues ranging from anxiety, stress, self harm, suicidal thoughts and depression to name a few. I have also worked with bereavement and trauma.
Couples and Family Therapy Diploma
Certificate of proficiency BACP
Level 4 CPCAB diploma
Level 3 CPCAB certificate
Level 2 CPCAB certificate
Level 1 NCFE certificate
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session individual
£60 per 50 minute session couple
Concession for students and non earners
Evenings and weekends available
I am situatated close to New Eltham train station. on bus routes 321/ 233/ 160/ 314. Parking available