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FDa Counselling Level 5, BSL Level 2, Teacher/Assessor

About me

Hello there,

I am a friendly, integrative counsellor for all people from all walks of life. I am a trustworthy, empathetic, non-judgemental and accepting regardless of  your circumstances.

I offer one to one counselling to men, women, the elderly and teenagers. This takes place in a safe confidential setting, where you can be yourself, be heard and understood.

It can be a scary experience approaching a counsellor for the first time, and for some, a massive step!  I believe the Client/therapist relationship is the most important part of the journey for self discovery,  just drop me a text,  come for a chat, see how you feel and we can go from there 🙂

Carrying unresolved issues from the past or the present can affect our lives causing discomfort and distress for ourselves and others, but once these issues are shared, it can create  a feeling of relief.

Counselling provides hope, clarity and support.  It can help with resolving ongoing issues and management of painful emotions, thus creating a more Fulfilled and satisfied life.

I have counselling experience of working with teenagers in secondary school. I’ve helped my clients manage issues including;  low self-esteem, anxiety, bullying, low moods, depression and social anxiety. I also offer parenting support to help them manage any issues they may be facing with their child.

I also counsel the elderly and this has proven to be very beneficial to their confidence, mental health and overall well-being.  

I also have 3 years experience of grief therapy.  Assisting my clients with their grief, includes encouraging them to talk about their loved ones, via exploring feelings and thoughts about their death, thus helpIng them stay connected whilst also adjusting to their new world without them.
I am currently offering free one to one therapy in The Lakota Hub, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3BB for everyone including those who have been affected by Covid-19. Please text 07795065506 for more info. Dates to be arranged on application.

I am Deaf Aware and have Level 2 British Sign Language skills along with an understanding of Deaf culture. (having a hearing problem myself). I am aware of the communication barriers deaf people face during therapy and the confidentiality issues of having an interpreter in the room. I am happy to counsel anyone who has recently become deaf, or has gradual deafness and is struggling to adapt.

It is always a pleasure to see my clients progress during therapy, leaving my sessions with more awareness, thinking more clearly and positive about themselves and their future, this is what makes my job so worth while.

I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice.

Kindest regards

Jacqui 🙂

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Fda Counselling Degree Level 4 & 5
  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Knowledge of CBT
  • Knowledge of Psychodynamic Therapy
  • NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Mindfulness Based 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
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Behaviour that challenges

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£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.

Cancellation Policy​
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.

Payment in by card, cash, prearranged bank transfer

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am currently available all day Monday 9-4pm  and Thursdays 9-1pm

Further information

Signing Counsellor, British Sign Language (BSL).

Lakota CIC 5-7B Castlegate Quay, Riverside, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 3BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Hearing induction loop
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheel chair access in the Stockton practice

Additional languages

BSL (British Sign Language)

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