Jacqueline Hardy Dip HE (Child And Young Person) MBACP
I am a qualified Counsellor and a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have a Diploma HE Counselling (Child and Young Person), and offer counselling to children and young people aged 4 to 25 years. I offer a Person-Centred approach to Counselling and provide an autonomous environment for children and young people in which they can feel safe to explore and find a voice and effective communicative skills to help with the stresses of childhood and adolescence, so often experienced by many. As children and adolescents often find it difficult to express themselves emotionally using verbal communication, I also offer a creative aspect to my therapy, in the hope that feelings, emotions and experience can be explored more deeply through different media such as art, music and play.
As a Person-Centred Counsellor, I value each client individually and will work with whatever they bring, in a way in which they feel comfortable and supported to explore. My passion is to support the younger generation in enabling them to cope with the difficulties of their experience, not by telling them what to do or trying to ‘fix’ their situation, but by listening non-judgementally, and walking alongside them as they explore and find the answers they are looking for themselves.
I have 20 years of experience working with children, primarily of pre-school age and later with teenagers and adolescents. I have worked closely with children, their families and carers, to meet the needs of the individual child and support them to reach positive outcomes. Building a strong and trusting relationship with the child and their primary carers is essential to reaching such goals and this experience resonates throughout my approach to counselling.
If you decide you would like to meet me, we can organise an initial assessment session, this will give you a feel for how I work, what I can offer and if you feel it would be useful for you. It is important that you feel you have found the right Counsellor for you or your child for the counselling process to be effective. For younger children, the Assessment will take place with the child and their parents and/or carers.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to working within their framework to ensure ethical practice.
I am currently working as a school counsellor and practicing privately at The Saffron Walden Therapy Room in Essex (CB11). I am based in Haverhill, Suffolk (CB9) and will take enquiries from the surrounding areas.
I am available at The Saffron Walden Therapy Room every Friday. Enquiries can be made by Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling me on 07881 888842. Please leave a message and I will respond as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Higher Education Counselling (Children and Young People) and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have 20 years of experience working with children. The majority of this time was spent working in school with pre-school and primary aged children, working closely with their families, parents and carers to support them with development of social and emotional skills. More recently I have counselled children, teenagers and adolescents in my role as school counsellor in Newmarket, Suffolk. I also practice privately at The Saffron Walden Therapy Room in Saffron Walden, Essex.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Climate Change Anxiety
Anxiety focused on World Issues
Initial Assessment £45
£40 per 1 hour session
I am available for appointments in Saffron Walden, Essex (CB11) on Fridays. I am based in Haverhill, Suffolk (CB9) and will gladly take enquiries from the surrounding areas.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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