About me

My name is Jackie and I am a Counsellor for young people aged 8 to 25.

I know that life can be challenging at times and seeking help can take courage. You may be finding it difficult to talk to friends or family for a variety of reasons, but speaking with a Counsellor can be easier. I aim to build a relationship where you feel safe to share whatever it is that is troubling you in confidence and without fear of feeling judged.

I welcome the opportunity to work with you as you are and with whatever brings you to counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a creative Counsellor and have been trained in a variety of different approaches which enables me to tailor counselling to meet individual needs.  I have wide knowledge and experience of working with children, adolescents and young adults. I currently work as a School Counsellor, as well as in private practice. My background has been as a foster carer, and supporting young people in care. I have also worked with families as a Family Support Worker for the NHS.

My Professional Qualifications are:

  • Advanced Diploma from Iron Mill College
  • Post-graduate Professional Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma Based CBT
  • Foundation Art Therapy 'Art in Mental Health'
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA) 101
  • Attachment Based Mentoring training
  • SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) trained
  • National programme for Specialists in Behaviour and Attendance qualification
  • Level 3 qualification in Caring for Young People
  • I am THRIVE trained

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Additional information

£35 per session

£15 introductory session


Day time and evenings

477 Topsham Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Jackie Rees

Jackie Rees