Jacqueline Wright BSc (Hons), Dip TA Practice, MBACP
I am an experienced and qualified therapist offering both Counselling and Psychotherapy. Whether you want to work short term or on a long term basis, I can accommodate you. I work in a way which focuses on respecting you and your needs as well as being able to provide you with challenge should you wish it and when you are ready.
I offer a confidential, safe and supportive environment in which we can begin to build a trusting relationship. By carefully listening to you, I am able to gain a good understanding of what you would like to achieve and then with your consent, we can work together towards establishing and realising your goals.
"Can't see the wood for the trees".
Sometimes we are not always clear about what it is we are looking for or what exactly is troubling us. Often we find ourselves stuck in the same rut, noticing ourselves repeating certain behaviours in life with the same outcomes and then left wondering, 'how did that happen again?'
Therapy is a unique space in which you can discover what makes you 'tick'. With the opportunity to explore yourself, the relationships in your life and how you interact with others, you will discover how you can release yourself from familiar and perhaps painful patterns. The therapeutic relationship serves to develop self awareness, harness self compassion and build resilience, enabling you to move forward and make choices and decisions about your life.
"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" - Aristotle
I believe we are not simply defined by a thought, feeling or action alone - in therapy we can learn how our personality is structured. Through understanding and accepting the different aspects of ourselves we can then identify how much positive and negative energy we invest in certain areas of our lives and start to redress any imbalance so that once again we can be whole.
I offer an initial 30 minute appointment free of charge. This gives us an opportunity to meet and for you to get an idea of what you can expect should you choose me to be your therapist. This time will also give you a chance to ask me any initial questions you may have about me or the way I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work with children, adults, couples and groups and have worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, charitable organizations and schools. I have a real passion for group psychotherapy work and have been involved in setting up and running groups.
My main training has been in Transactional Analysis. I also have the flexibility to incorporate Humanistic, Integrative, Relational and Psychodynamic approaches to suit individual needs. I have a keen interest in body psychotherapy and meditative techniques and work with these models in my practice when appropriate.
UKATA Dip TA Practice
Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis (followed by a further 3 years clinical training in Transactional Analysis)
Certificate in Counselling skills
Couples Counselling Training
Children's : Attachment Disorder training, Emotional Wellbeing and Safeguarding
NHS Brenchley Unit - Group psychotherapy working with P.D (Personality Disorder)
3 years + voluntary counselling for Care for the Carers - Hastings
Little Forest Children's Centre - Tunbridge Wells - Young Adults
The Hub MHR - Mental Health Support - Group work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
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I offer a Free 30 minute initial session
Individual Clients: £45 per session
Couples: £55 per session
Group therapy: variable
- Full insurance
- DBS checked for working with Adults and Children
- Data Protection
- My work is fully supervised
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday daytime early evening availability
Types of client