Jacqueline Berry - Counsellor, MBACP
The decision to come to counselling can be an overwhelming and daunting one. For this reason I offer a free,no obligation telephone consultation, during which both client and counsellor can establish whether they can work together.
After this consultation, should you make your first appointment, I will do everything I can to ease your worries about starting counselling. Sessions are usually weekly and are open ended, so you can attend for as long as you need to.
Whether your problems are associated with untangling the past, understanding the present or facilitating your hopes for the future, we can explore these issues together to generate the change you desire.
I offer an integrative approach to counselling, creatively tailoring various therapeutic interventions to suite individual client needs. My initial approach to counselling has the foundation of a relational working frame, where the trust and confidentiality formed between counsellor and client allows the process of change to begin.
In addition to my professional training I have a wealth of life experience and know first-hand how debilitating both past and present experiences can be.
I work from my home, providing a warm, comfortable, confidential and safe environment. Additionally walking and talking therapy can be an option as I am located very near Sudbury's beautiful water meadows.
As a newly qualified counsellor I am enthusiastic about the undertaking of forward expansion within our profession and as an individual member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to all policies laid out in the body's ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation of Arts Counselling Degree (2016-2018)
- Access to Counselling Diploma (2015-2016)
- Introduction to Counselling Certificate (2015)
- Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Certificate (2015)
- Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Certificate (2016)
- Non-verbal Communication in Counselling and Psychotherapy Certificate (2016)
- St Nicolas Hospice Care-Family Support Volunteer Training Certificate (2017-2018)
- Suffolk Needs Met Training Certificate (2018)
As well as my professional qualifications I have gained further training within my work placement at St Nicholas Hospice Care, where I am part of the Adult Bereavement team. This work has not only been an addition to my counselling skills but has meant a great deal to me personally as I have been privileged to be an integral part of clients grieving process.
Also my work placement at Suffolk MIND had enabled me to build on my understanding of dishabilitating mental health issues such as, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, loss of meaning, anger management and relational problems.
Additionally, my work placement at the Transition and Liaison Intervention Service (TILS) part of the NHS North Essex Trust, has enhanced my understanding of the many mental health issues, for example, PTSD, GAD, Depression and anxiety, loss of identity, anger management, addiction and relational issues suffered by the veterans of our armed forces.
Receiving positive feedback from both management and clients at all three of these vital organisations, has been and continues to be a very rewarding experience.
In 2016 I recieved the Outstanding Access to HE Student of the Year Counselling award. To read more about this please click on the image below to enlarge:
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£35 per hourly session
Concessions for student counsellors £25 per hourly session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm - Some evening appointments available 7pm - 9pm
Types of client