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About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual adult  - Online: £45    Clinic: £55

Couple  - Online: £65   Clinic £75

Individual young people - confession fee:  Online:£40     Clinic:£48

Hypnotherapy - Online: £55    Clinic: £65

Concessions are available, subject to proof, please just ask.


Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend appointments available

Further information

I offer a free call back; an opportunity for an informal chat, ask any questions, please just contact to arrange.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.


Jacqueline Branfield Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist

Jacqueline Branfield Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist