Jacquelyn Bownes - MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP reg, MAC (Accred)
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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life Change - menopause, retirement, 'empty nest', parenthood, divorce, relationship breakdown, redundancy
Initial 20 Min Telephone Consultation - FREE
Individual One to One Counselling Sessions
- Ramsbottom, Bury - £40p/h
- Manchester City Centre - £50p/h
Skype /Zoom Counselling Sessions - £40p/h
Block Bookings of Six Counselling Sessions
- Ramsbottom, Bury - £225
- Manchester City Centre - £285
Couples Counselling - £55p/h
* 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
Concessions offered for
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.