Jacquelyn Bownes - MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP reg, MAC (Accred)

Jacquelyn Bownes - MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP reg, MAC (Accred)

Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester

07527 568563 / 07527 568563

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About me

Hi, my name is Jacquelyn & I am an experienced, BACP registered, Counsellor & Psychotherapist & an award winning Coach. Based in Ramsbottom, Bury & City Centre Manchester, I offer both short & long term one to one counselling support & professional coaching to private clients & organisational ones across the North West.

I adopt a Person Centred approach  and offer a warm, relaxed & confidential space for you to share & talk through your concerns, whatever they may be. My aim is to work alongside you and support you in exploring & making sense of where you find yourself, enabling you to think/see things from a different perspective & feel better able to move onwards more positively.

People come to counselling with me for many reasons and I have a particular interest in working with workplace issues/concerns, self confidence/self esteem, relationship difficulties & significant life changes. Regardless of what it is you bring, our work together can help you to;

  • Learn more about yourself
  • Make sense of your thoughts and feelings
  • Release some of the pressure you may have been experiencing
  • Develop as a person
  • Learn how to take control of your life
  • Respond to challenges and change more healthily
  • Build self confidence & self esteem
  • Identify & make changes, if you decide they are needed

Having worked one to one in helping relationships for over 20 years, I feel passionate & privileged about the work I do.  My clients describe me as a; "warm, caring and empathic listener"  "supportive and challenging in the right way" & able to "make a real difference" & "get me 'unstuck'".

As an experienced, professional workplace coach, many of my counselling clients choose, when they are ready, to move on to coaching to consolidate their learning, with more pragmatic support & challenge, to make sustainable changes in their life & career.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a qualified counsellor & psychotherapist my qualifications include;

  • BA (hons) Applied Social Psychology
  • Post Grad Diploma in Health Promotion
  • Level 2 Counselling Concepts
  • Level 3 Counselling Skills
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Professional Training)
  • MSc with Distinction in Counselling & Psychotherapy

In addition, as a qualified Coach and Coach Supervisor and Accredited Member of the Association of Coaching, I hold;

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business & Executive Coaching
  • Certificate in Coach Supervision

and have completed extensive training in a range of areas including; Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural, Emotional Intelligence, MBTI.

I was awarded the 'Executive Coach of the Year' by the Institute of Business Consulting in 2009

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Change - menopause, retirement, 'empty nest', parenthood, divorce, relationship breakdown, redundancy

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Initial 20 Min Telephone Consultation - FREE

Individual One to One Counselling Sessions

  • Ramsbottom, Bury - £40p/h
  • Manchester City Centre - £50p/h

Skype Counselling Sessions - £35p/h

Block Bookings of Six Counselling Sessions

  • Ramsbottom, Bury - £225
  • Manchester City Centre - £285

* Discounted rates available for Counselling Students

* EAP's / Organisations please enquire for pricing

* Coaching Rates available on request

EAP's / Organisations please enquire for pricing

Further information

I aim to respond quickly to all enquires (within 24hrs) and am usually able to offer an initial appointment usually within the week.

In addition to my private counselling practice, I am a counsellor within a workplace staff counselling service  and a community based voluntary counselling service.

I provide one to one coaching with private clients and within a wide range of organisations across the northwest.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M1
Bury, BL0

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

My practice in Manchester has wheelchair access


Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm. Sat 9am -12.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme