Hear to Listen
Hello my name is Jackie
I am a qualified Humanistic-Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I understand that looking for the right counsellor can be daunting. I am able to offer you a confidential space in which you can explore your emotions, feelings, relationships or perhaps to make sense of your world. The words 'confidential space' is a common term you may have come across in your search for a counsellor. What does this mean? Establishing a therapeutic relationship between us which is built on trust ensures the effectiveness of our work together. My counselling room is a quiet haven in which time spent here will be uninterrupted thus becoming your own personal safe space in which I can facilitate you to begin hearing yourself.
My core theoretical Humanistic approach considers the whole of you, mind, body and spirit. Being an integrative counsellor means I can incorporate in my facilitation of your progress elements of CBT and Psychodynamic approach thus helping you with the process of understanding and becoming self-aware that your perception of what is happening in your life may be as a consequence of the influences of your past.
Being empathic, open and a good listener are natural inherent parts of who I am. I believe I can offer you these qualities as caring and honest individual. I work safely, ethically and professionally as a counsellor. My focus is to help individuals heal, energise and become aware of their inner strengths.
Depression, fear and anxiety are some of the most. common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events.
Grief is a normal response however its many symptoms and impact vary considerable with all of us. Experiencing overwhelming sadness, anger, guilt and other powerful feelings may prove difficult to cope with as these can affect our lives because we are unable to understand why we are acting or beginning to feel different in our perception of normality. I can help you overcome these symptoms my goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain and move forward to where you want to be in your life. Recovering motivation, perspective and joy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Introduction to Counselling Open University 2014
Level 2 Counselling Skills. CPCAB 2015
Level 3 Counselling Studies CPCAB 2016
Level 4 Diploma Humanistic and Integrative Counselling 2018
n.b Since qualifying I have been committed to my Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and have attended courses pertinent to Bereavement and Trauma.
Previous history in my career as a registered nurse.
DipHe Adult Nursing. 1996
ENB Care of the Older Person. 2004
Nursing Mentorship. 2012
Throughout my nursing career as now I was committed to CPD from Critical care nurse to palliative care.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
An initial session of 40minutes is free of charge as I believe that trust and acceptance ae two important elements of a counselling relationship and this session will enable you to decide whether I am the counsellor to meet your needs.
Subsequent sessions will be £50 per hour.
I am experienced and specialise in bereavement. I currently support individuals with life limiting and progressive illnesses as a volunteer counsellor at a day Hospice and for members of families coping with the impact of loss as a result of illness and bereavement. This has given me considerable experience and insight into the trauma that can be encountered with a cancer diagnosis or a terminal prognosis. I also volunteer for a charity supporting individuals affected by road death to rebuild their lives.