Jacqueline Bird MBACP Accredited Counsellor

Jacqueline Bird MBACP Accredited Counsellor

North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

07775 794130

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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

I am a registered BACP Accredited Counsellor, and qualified supervisor,  and Trainer, I offer counselling, psychotherapy, coaching, clinical supervision, Creative ways of working, EMDR and psychosexual therapy. I work with couples, individuals, families, children and young people and offer flexible appointments in Thirsk, York, Leeds and the surrounding areas.

I am also Relate trained and hold an MA in relationship Therapy (validated by the University of Hull).  Ongoing training and continuous professional development is essential to the way I work, I qualified as a Teacher in 1990 and hold a bachelor of arts degree in education, and a Professional  certificate in effective practice. I qualified as a counsellor in the year 2000 and over the past 19 years have gained various specialised counselling qualifications which I draw upon to support the individual needs of clients.. (please see qualifications and training specialisms).

The environment that I work with clients in is comfortable and safe, specially created to help you feel relaxed and at ease.

If you are someone who is going through a difficult time, experiencing emotional problems or facing life changes that you want support with to help you move forward, feel heard and understood then I can offer that to you. Or you may just want a place to talk things through to share your thoughts and emotions or an opportunity to see things differently, with someone who is professionally trained and available to support your needs.

I offer long and short term appointments in which we will work together at your pace for as long as you are finding the sessions helpful.

I am also a qualified registered supervisor offering supervision to experienced counsellors, students and practitioners and  work in a variety of settings including schools, bereavement support services and professional organisations where employers feel group supervision is of benefit to support and reflect on day to day workplace challenge.

Your enquiry is important to me and I will always respond within 24 hours. If you do not hear back from me within this time, it could be due to a technical problem so therefore please call me to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling Children  using the Arts
  • Certificate in CBT for children and young people
  • Working with Children using Solution Focused Approahes
  • Master's Degree in Relationship Therapy
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Counselling Children and Young People
  • Foundation Course in Family and Systemic Therapy
  • EMDR Accredited Certificate Level 1, 2, 3, 4,5,6,7
  • Diploma in Domestic Violence Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Graduate Diploma in psychosexual therapy
  • Professional Certificate in Effective Practice
  • Advanced Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Developing Counselling Skills (Level 3)
  • Counselling Skills (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Bereavement Awareness
  • Bachelor of  Education Degree
  • Vocational Assessors  award (D32 & D33)
  • Certificate in Teaching  Basic Skills
  • Certificate in Teaching students with Dyslexia
  • Certificate in Education

My training

I am committed to on-going self-development and have taken part in a wide range of training to enhance my client work.

  • Mindfulness for Health
  • Working with Children Through Creative Arts
  • Working with Prostate Cancer
  • Working with Mental Health
  • Working with Asperges in  Couple Relationships
  • Working with Young People with Asperges
  • Working with Self-harm and Self-injury in Counselling
  • Working with Suicide in Counselling
  • Working with Anger in  Counselling
  • The Art of Therapeutic  Conversation with Children / Teenagers and Parent Child Relationships
  • Children and Young People - Legal Aspects
  • Child Protection
  • Plugged in World  (Awareness of the impact of Social Media in Counselling)
  • Child Focused Practice
  • Online Counselling and Text / Email / Live Chat
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Group Skills for Counselling Trainers
  • Young Survivors of  Domestic Abuse
  • Understanding Sexual Addiction
  • Tree of Life Through Expressive Arts
  • Supervisors Safeguarding (Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults)
  • Consultation with a Counsellor
  • Facilitator's Certificate - Strengthening Families Programme
  • Attachment Theory in the  Couple Relationship
  • Domestic Violence/ Individual Structured Interviews
  • Common Assessment  Training
  • Domestic Violence and the Arts
  • Creativity in Counselling
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Complex Trauma

Member organisations

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Areas of counselling I deal with


        Couples and individuals from £45 Depending on circumstances fees can be negotiated
        Families £50
        Children and young people from £35

        Special rate for students on a Wednesday morning in York

        Maps & Directions

        York, YO1
        Thirsk, YO7

        Type of session

        Online counselling: Yes
        Telephone counselling: Yes
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Yes

        I offer counselling sessions in York, Thirsk and Leeds, each premises is accessible.


        Flexible appointments available

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme

        Supervision & training

        I work as an integrative supervisor, which means I am able to draw upon a range of theories and approaches.

        Online supervision:Yes
        Telephone supervision:Yes
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