Jacquelynn Bedingfield FDa Counselling Level 5, BSL Level 2, Teacher/Assessor
Hello, I am a friendly, integrative counsellor for all people from all walks of life. I offer one to one counselling to men, women, the elderly, teenagers and children in a safe confidential setting where you can be yourself, be heard and be understood. I also offer a walk and talk therapy along the beach using mindfulness and the natural environment to facilitate psychological and physical well-being or over a simple coffee in a cafe of your choice, whichever suits your needs.
It can be a scary experience approaching a counsellor, for some maybe a massive step. Carrying unresolved problems around with us from the past or present can affect our lives in the present causing distress for ourselves and others, but once these issues are shared it can creates a massive feeling of relief.
I am a trustworthy, non-judgemental, understanding and accepting counsellor regardless of your circumstances.
I have British Sign Language skills and an understanding of the Deaf culture and community. I am aware of the communication barriers Deaf/deaf people often face during therapy and the confidentiality issues of having an interpreter in the room. An interpreter will not be needed in my sessions.
I have counselling experience in both primary and secondary schools. I have worked with issues such as; self-confidence, anxiety, bullying and low moods. I find teenagers the most challenging but rewarding. I also counsel the elderly, this has proven to be very beneficial to their mental health and well-being. I have 2 years of bereavement counselling experience and have also covered the most common mental health issues of today, these being anxiety and depression.
It is always a pleasure to watch my clients progress during therapy, changIng for the better, leaving my sessions with more awareness, thinking more clearly and positive about themselves and their future. This is what makes my job worth while.
The purpose of counselling is to help you gain an insight into your life and achieve personal goals. Counselling provides hope and support, it helps you see things more clearly, resolving ongoing issues, creating a more satisfied life.
It can help with self-defeating behaviours or habits and communicating more effectively with others. It can also help with management of painful emotions, including, depression, anger, anxiety or other common mental health issues, thus increasing your confidence and decision making skills.
I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice.
Text me to arrange a friendly chat,
Training, qualifications & experience
- Fda Counselling Degree Level 4 & 5
- Person-Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- British Sign Language Level 2
- Teacher Training-D32/33 Assessor Qualification
- Certificate of attendance in Trauma and The Affects on The Brain
- Certificate of attendance in Working with the Inner Child
- Certificate of attendance in Working Creatively
- Certificate of attendance in Couples Counselling
- Certificate of attendance in Bereavement and Loss
- Knowledge of Attachment Theory & Transactional Analysis
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session. (sessions last 50 minutes)
There is no obligation to have more than one session, however, you are welcome to have as many sessions as you feel necessary.
please note; Upon cancelling within less than 24 hours there is 100% charge. In case of cancellation 24 hours prior the session/meeting, there is a 50% charge. No charge is placed upon cancelling 48 hours or more prior the session.
Signing Counsellor, British Sign Language Counsellor.