Jackie Cotterell

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Hereford, HR4
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have been an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist since 2009. This approach means that together we will identify, explore and apply the most appropriate counselling process for your needs rather than focussing on one specific method. 

Our work together can support you to gain a clearer understanding of your own thoughts and feelings. This can build, in time, to you developing strategies to manage when overwhelmed and in times of difficulty. We can also explore the root of beliefs and ideas that may have been detrimental to your wellbeing. 

Life experiences and challenges are unique to us as individuals. Our work together will be personalised to your individual experience and needs in a respectful and understanding manner. I will invite you to share your experiences and support you in reflecting on them.

My intention through therapy is to safely empower you to deal with what life generates. There may be challenges along the way, however, I will provide a non-judgemental, confidential and safe space to support the emotions and experiences you bring to therapy. 

We can arrange a FREE initial session, either by phone or online to discuss the possibility of working together, my terms and other practical issues. There is no obligation on either side to go further at this point and any agreement for working together would be reviewed regularly.

Training, qualifications & experience

HND in Counselling & Psychotherapy - level 5 

Extensive ongoing Continued Professional Development including Solution Focussed Therapy, CBT and psychodynamic approaches (a full list can be provided on request)

Work experience includes:

Mediation Herefordshire - CAF Family Therapist working with families experiencing separation and/or divorce.

West Mercia Women's Aid - Counsellor working with victims and survivors of domestic abuse plus provision of education to teenagers and professionals.

Kaleidoscope Alcohol Service - Family Therapist working with the loved ones of those experiencing addiction. also provision of training for the concerned other.

Robert Owen Academy - Student Counsellor working with students aged 14+ and also school staff members.

St Michael's Hospice - COVID community Counsellor working with those who have experienced loss as a result of the pandemic, including bereavement, loss of job, business, relationship, health or even identity.

In all roles a common themes have been anxiety, depression, self-esteem and a lack of confidence. An extensive amount of experience has been gained in these areas.

Member organisations

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The impact of COVID 19


£45.00 - £60.00

Additional information

  • Initial consultation - FREE for 30 minute session
  • Individual - £45 per 50 minute session
  • Couples - £60 per 50 minute session
  • Families & Groups - Cost varies, please contact for details

Concessionary rates offered when space available.

Further information

Currently face to face work is limited to walk and talk, which may be weather dependant. Please discuss this option with me if it would be your preference.

Type of session

In person
Jackie Cotterell
Jackie Cotterell