Jacqueline Samuel

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Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me


I’m Jackie, a seasoned psychotherapist with over two decades of clinical expertise.

My therapeutic approach is firmly grounded in Attachment Theory, which serves as the foundation for integrating various creative techniques such as hypnotherapy, Focussing, and Depth Oriented Brief Therapy.

Utilizing this blend of methodologies provides me with a diverse set of skills to comprehensively explore the origins of your emotions (depth therapy) and actively address and transform self-sabotaging or unhelpful behavioural patterns (solution-focused).

My goal is to facilitate your journey to feeling better swiftly, while ensuring that the transformation is profound and enduring.

Currently, I exclusively offer online sessions. Wherever you are in the world, I can help.

The people who come to see me experience a wide range of concerns, including:

  • feeling stuck in repetitive patterns
  • Stress and burnout
  • struggling with depression or anxiety
  • difficulties with significant relationships
  • questioning sexuality
  • considering leaving a religious or faith based group
  • grieving a significant loss
  • a trauma or traumatic events
  • adapting to lifecycle changes like leaving home, marriage, children, death, ageing parents, or illness
  • identity or self-definition questions after adoption or divorce
  • adapting to a Digital Nomad lifestylemoving countries or relocating 
  • Unblocking creative stickiness
  • the emotional battle with weight and body image

If you are experiencing any of these challenges, I will be pleased to help you. I also work with many concerns that aren't included in this list. Do feel free to ask me if your concern is not listed above.

Getting Started in Therapy

If this is your first experience of psychotherapy or counselling, you might find the idea of talking about yourself a little daunting.
So I invite you to schedule a free 15 minute video chat to see how it feels and how I can help you.

Where to Find Me

I am based in Hertfordshire, England, from where I have an online practice which allows me to see people around the world.

Professional Development

As part of my commitment to my on-going professional development, I present my clinical work to a supervisor, who like myself, adheres to the UKCP’s code of ethics, including the highest levels of confidentiality. I also participate in continuous peer-supervision to ensure that my therapy practices afford you the best informed care.

Training, qualifications & experience

For the last 10 years, I have worked exclusively with adults in private practice providing psychoanalytic psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.

Many of the people who see me are artists, techies and other professionals living and working in London. For most clients, simply living in London throws up a host of challenges that they may need support adjusting to and navigating. This may be alongside other struggles which may predate or be triggered by big city living. Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, socially isolated and alone, anxious, self-doubting are just some of the concerns for which my clients might seek support.

Others I see struggle with relationships with a faith based, or coercive religious groups. They may grapple with exiting the group and rebuilding a life outside of it without the supportive structures and norms the group offered that they had relied upon in the past. This can be both a frightening as well as hopeful time and therapy can help with processing the host of feelings that can emerge during the process.

I also work with people who feel stuck generally. Whether in repetitive patterns like finding themeslves getting into the same types of challenges or relationships again and again, or feeling stuck or blocked creatively or professionally, therapy can help to move forward and make meaning.

In the past, I worked in services for teens and young adults, mostly from BME communities in the inner cities - Black and Hispanic youth in NYC as well as Orthodox Jewish young people in London and New York. Most of these young people no matter how different their cultures, shared a sense of disenfranchisement and hopelessness, expressed through drugs, violence, engaging in street culture, dropping out of school and estrangement from family. Whether through my work in drug rehabilitation centres or job readiness programmes, as a counsellor, or as a manager of services, I have sought to understand what my clients are experiencing and to meet them where they were at.

This is true also of my work with adults in private practice. I continuously add to my training and professional development so that my practice offers you the most meaningful pathway to change.

In addition to my diploma in attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology (BA), completed a 1 year Associate's Training at The Arbors Therapeutic Community, and hold a certificate in Hypnotherapy (Eriksonian).

I am registered member of the UKCP and a full member of the BACP (MBACP), and have private practices in Shoreditch and Borehamwood.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Religion and Spirituality
Later-Life (Elderly, Geriatric, older adults)
Struggles within religious or faith-based groups (eg orthodox Judaism, Islam, Christianity)
Black and Minority Ethnic concerns

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£120.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

The fee for sessions is £120.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am offering online therapy only. Please do get in touch and we will find a time that suits you.

Further information

Where My Office Is:
My Shoreditch practice is conveniently located in the heart of Hoxton / Shoreditch, in the Old Fire Station building (www.attachmenttherapylondon.co.uk)

It is well serviced by public transportation and just a minutes walk from Old Street underground station.

My Borehamwood, Herfordshire practice is just a 10 minute walk away from Borehamwood and Elstree National Rail Station and is on several bus routes. There is also free street parking close by.

How to Contact Me:

To book an appointment, call me on 020 7300 7243 or 07939 643 382

or to email me, write to: jacquelinetherapy@gmail.com

I will usually be able to see you within a week of you making your first contact with me.

What happens next?

Phone: If you reach my answering machine, please do leave a message.
I will always return your call on the same day, or first thing the next morning.

I assure complete discretion when I return your call. Please specify if you prefer that I do not leave a message.

Text or
Email: If you prefer not to be contacted by phone, then your appointment can be arranged entirely by email or text. Please be sure to include your name and to state your availability, to assist me in offering you a suitable time to meet.

Please view my website for much more information, including FAQs.

You can also Like me on Facebook on www.facebook.com/jacquelinetherapy
or follow me on Twitter on @TweetsTherapy.

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


Jacqueline Samuel
Jacqueline Samuel