Jacqueline Connaughton MBACP - Individual Counselling & Clinical Supervision
Vitality For Life
2 Dimples Lane
Empowering You To Flourish
A warm welcome awaits you at my practice.
Hello, I am Jackie, a Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer, practising in the north Lancashire area.
We cannot change what has happened, or what we have encountered on our journey in life. What we can say, is that something changed your world and perhaps left you feeling anxious, bewildered, tired, lonely, frustrated.... My aim is to give you a voice, to help you work through whatever that may be…., to give you hope for a day-to-day life you perhaps thought not to be possible. Together we can explore a road where challenges will be met with compassion, care and dignity. A place where your mind, body and soul can heal and recover.
I have a special interest in burnout/compassion fatigue and recovery. The wear and tear of emotional giving to another, a profession, or a loved one. Emotional caring; the active involvement of emotional giving to another. In personal and professional life attachments and separation are linked. How do we steer ourselves to a safe landing, when the waters are choppy and at times the waves knock us off course or even sink us?. How do you care for others and care for yourself at the same time? How do you re energise and find meaning and direction in your day to day life/role? Whatever your caring role is, I want to empower you to find a way to rebalance you and your life, to experience value and meaning and to bring joy back into you.
My other area of interest is in trauma. I have worked directly with people who have been traumatised by events in their life. I work with trauma, which can be from simple everyday events, to complex distress that can leave you feeling confused, vulnerable and abandoned.
Our bodies hold and remember pain (emotional and/or physical) long after the causal events have ended. If you have been traumatised perhaps you are continuing to suffer emotions of fear, shame, guilt, rage, numbing of feelings and body sensations, loss of physical energy, anguish, to name some of the reactions… In addition, it can also be difficult for you to take purposeful action.
If you are experiencing any of the above, no matter how small or big, please get in touch and together we can work to find a resolution that suits you.
My Approach in Counselling
I use an integrative approach to my Counselling work that is underpinned by Person Centred qualities. This means that I will tailor therapeutic methods to your specific needs. Counselling will be offered with compassion, care, dignity and acceptance of you and your situation without any judgements.
You may ask what Therapeutic Model I work from in Counselling?
In my view, no one approach fits all. I individualise my treatment approaches to that of the specific needs of you, the client. What it means to have a better quality of life, and the route to achieving that difference, is as individual as you.
Will this treatment be successful for me?
Ultimately, it is you, the client, who will know best if a therapeutic method is making the difference. I will regularly check in with you to ensure you feel you are making progress.
My commitment to you
Vitally important to any recovery, in my view, is the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor. I see it as a relationship which is based on humanity. From me, you can learn strategies to help you in your recovery. I am ready to learn about you from you - after all, you are the expert at being you.
I will provide you with a safe, caring, therapeutic environment, from which you can explore your world with courage and dignity. I welcome you to my therapy room with warmth and an appreciation of who you are and what you have been through.
Please feel free to contact me and seek the help and support that you deserve. It is an opportunity for us to meet, where we can decide the best way forward and for you to see if my approach is what you require.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I use an Integrative approach to my Counselling work, that is underpinned by Person Centred qualities, in which I trained and qualified in.
I have undertaken various roles within my career as a Counsellor, working with individuals who have experienced loss, attachment difficulties and trauma. In addition to this, I have undertaken extensive training in this specialist area, which I am more than happy to discuss further with you.
My working life has involved various roles working within the charity and private sectors. This has ranged from offering one to one sessions, child protection helplines, rape crisis, to managing and supervising a team.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and abide by their guidelines and code of conduct; and you can find me on their member’s directory.
I am also a member of the European Society of Trauma and Dissociation and registered with PODS (Positive Outcome for Dissociative Survivors) and a member of TAG (Trauma & Abuse Group).
I receive regular Clinical Supervision and attend Peer Group Supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Burnout & Recovery
- Compassion Fatigue
I offer face to face Counselling and Supervision.
My first half hour consultation meeting with you will be half price; if you decide that you wish to continue for the full session then the fee will be in full, as per a 50 min or 90 min session.
Counselling £45.00 per 50 min session
Supervision £65.00 per 90 min session
Payment is respectfully requested at the end of each session.
Receipts are provided for all payments.