Jacqueline Branfield - Counselor
A warm welcome, I am Jacqueline an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and mindful well-being practitioner working therapeutically with children, young people and adults. I am committed to providing a safe, calming, respectful and non judgemental space, to gently explore any difficulties you may be experiencing.
Sessions are supportive, working towards a deeper understanding of experiences or feelings triggering emotional distress, depression, low esteem, anxiety, stress, fear, trauma, phobia, and potentially feelings of guilt or shame. Life can be overwhelming and confusing at times making it difficult to make sense of things.
The first session, the initial consultation, generally takes around 1 hour, it is an information gathering session, together we build a picture so to create an individualised therapeutic plan. The first appointment is also the first step in getting to know each other, empathically creating an environment for you to feel comfortable to discuss any concerns and talk freely. If you wish to move forward with a personalised plan, further sessions will take place, ideally weekly and last for approximately 50 minutes.
I recognise how daunting it can be looking for the right counsellor, having experience of living with high anxiety and a constant feeling of not being good enough. When I first had counseling I remember not knowing what questions to ask, so please be reassured all are valid, please just ask.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- B A (Hons) Youth and Community Studies
I also have many years experience delivering well-being workshops, previously working as a youth worker, and adult mental health advocate. As a school counsellor I both offer an integrative and neuro diverse approach, therapy in accordance to age and developmental stage. Sessions draw from attachment and trauma based psychology informing play based therapy.
The effects of trauma can show in many ways, potentially, individuals can experience high emotion or low emotion, more detached with changes in self esteem, mood, behaviour and thought patterns. Traumatic experiences can cause the nervous system to become stuck in a state of high alert, a fear response cycle, also noticed by a reduced ability to take in and process information, interact with others, express emotion and feel safe.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Young people - £35
Students - £35
Adult Individual - £55 Adult Couple counselling - £70
Hypnotherapy - £65
Concessions are available, subject to proof, please just ask.
Concessions offered for
Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend appointments available too.
Currently sessions are taking place remotely via Skype and various other online platforms, alternatively by phone.