Jacqueline McCartney

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am now once again working face to face in my counselling room as well as online, walk and talk, and home visits.   Please get in touch if you would like to know more. 

I have been counselling for fifteen years, within the NHS and with the bereavement counselling charity Cruse. In that time I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds with a wide range of issues and difficulties. Some examples are

  • bereavement and loss
  • adult survivors of sexual abuse
  • work related stress and redundancy
  • family relationship problems.

Counselling can help you move forward. I won't tell you what to do but I will work with you in a focussed way to help you find a way through your difficulties.

Our relationship is key so feeling able to talk to me is really important. You can phone or email me before making a decision without any obligation, and you can have a look at my website to find out a bit more about me.

Sessions last an hour and can be booked as a single session.   When we first meet we will discuss what you would like to get out of counselling and if we work over a number of sessions, usually on a weekly or fortnightly basis, we will check how it feels for you.

If you phone or email and I'm not available, I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • COSCA Accredited specialist certificate in Bereavement and Loss
  • ASIST trained. ( applied suicide intervention skills training)

I hold an MA (hons) in an unrelated field.

As a member of the BACP I abide by their ethical framework. I have regular supervision and maintain ongoing continuous professional development.

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


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions last one hour and are charged at £45.  A reduced rate of £30 is available to all who need it. 

Further information

I am friendly and approachable. If you have any concerns or just questions about counselling, especially if you have never experienced it before, feel free to get in touch.

Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

My room is upstairs however I can offer online, telephone and home sessions.

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Jacqueline McCartney
Jacqueline McCartney