Jacqueline Bird MBACP Accredited Counsellor

Jacqueline Bird MBACP Accredited Counsellor

West Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

07775 794130

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West Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

07775 794130

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a registered BACP Accredited Counsellor, and qualified supervisor, and have worked for Relate for over 10 years. In my private practice I work with couples, individuals, families, children and young people and offer flexible appointments in Thirsk, York, Leeds and the surrounding areas.

For the past eighteen years I have worked as an integrative counsellor which means I am able to draw upon a range of counselling modalities to support the client’s individual needs. I believe in the importance of building a good therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor, and will offer to you professional caring support,to help you overcome problems and challenges. 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 two working days. 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 Certificate Level 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Diploma in Domestic Violence Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • 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 Focussed 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


Accredited register membership


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

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS1
Thirsk, YO7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


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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