Jacqueline Bird

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MBACP Accredited Counsellor
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York YO26 & Thirsk YO7
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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

I am a registered MBACP Accredited Counsellor, and qualified supervisor,  and Trainer, I offer counselling and 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 at my private practice in York , Thirsk  and the surrounding areas. I am also qualified to offer online and telephone counselling or walk and talk sessions.

I am Relate trained to work with couples 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 since then I 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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 - £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

When costing my sessions my charges are calculated on a scale, which means in person sessions during the day are at the lower end of the scale and  in person evening or weekend appointments would be charged towards the higher end of the scale. (e.g. Sunday appointments at the higher scale).

An online appointment would be charged at the lower end of the scale. 

Depending on circumstances fees can be negotiated and offered at a reduced rate. 

Face to face / Online/walk and talk counselling available

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible appointments available, Weekdays, evenings and weekends

York, North Yorkshire, YO26

Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I offer counselling sessions in York, Thirsk and Leeds, each premises is accessible. For those who are unable to travel I am able to offer online counselling or telephone counselling.


In person

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

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Jacqueline Bird
Jacqueline Bird