Jacqueline Wright BSc (Hons), Dip TA Practice, MBACP(Accred)
Welcome and thank you for choosing my profile.
Taking the first step to finding a therapist takes courage, the next step is finding a therapist that you feel comfortable to work with. My wholehearted belief is that the quality of relationship created between therapist and client is key to a successful outcome. Therefore I would like to tell you a bit about me and the way I work.
I am an experienced therapist offering both Counselling and Psychotherapy in East Sussex/Kent. I am BACP Accredited and UKATA Diploma qualified. Alongside my private practice, I work in mental health clinical practice both with individual clients as well as facilitating group work. Additionally I am a school counsellor for a primary school based in Kent.
I have the adaptability to offer work on a short term or long term basis as well as the flexibility to work within a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems and more. My aim is to work in a way which is respectful of you and your needs as well as being able to provide you with challenge should you wish it and when you are ready for it.
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 15 minute telephone consultation. This gives us an opportunity to chat 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.
All individual sessions last 50 minutes, during our first session I will take some time to conduct a short assessment, this is important and allows me to safely assess that we are suitable to work together and additionally maximises the efficacy of our work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Although my main training has been in Transactional Analysis, I have worked in different settings and alongside others therapists. This has helped me to have the flexibility to incorporate various approaches in my work. I can thus incorporate Humanistic, Integrative, Relational and Psycho dynamic approaches when appropriate to suit individual need.
I am always keen to further my knowledge and enhance my practice and therefore I regularly participate in workshops and further training courses . I am interested in the development of neuroscience and how this can helpfully inform my work. I also like to use Body psychotherapy and mindfulness techniques to enhance and help my work with clients when appropriate.
BACP - Accreditated
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
Neuroscience for Clinical Practice
NHS Brenchley Unit - Group psychotherapy working with P.D (Personality Disorder)
Place2be - working in primary school for 1 year + - Kent
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- 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 attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Individual Clients: £50 per session
Couples/Families: £60 per session
Group therapy: Variable
I offer a Free 30 minute initial session.
- 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|
Weekdays and some early evening appointments
Types of client