Jacquelynn Bedingfield

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FDa Counselling Level 5, BSL Level 2, Teacher/Assessor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Saltburn-By-The-Sea TS12 & Stockton on Tees TS18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome,

I am a friendly, integrative counsellor for all kinds of people from all walks of life.
I am trustworthy, non-judgemental, accepting , gentle and understanding whatever your  issues or circumstances may be. I am also a Christian and open to discussing spirituality related topics. 

I offer face to face person-centred counselling to the hearing & deaf, men, women, the elderly, teenagers and children. This takes place in a safe, warm, confidential setting, so you can be yourself, be creative,  be heard and feel understood.

Carrying unresolved issues from the past can affect the way we live our lives in the present,  possibly causing discomfort and distress such as depression and anxiety.

The right counsellor  provides a safe space, support, empathy, clarity and hope.  

I can offer you a gentle hand, some words of wisdom, clarity in the fog, whilst encouraging autonomy to help YOU  make those difficult life choices, thus creating a more balanced, enriched and satisfied life.

I have experience of assisting  teenagers in secondary schools. I’ve helped clients manage issues such as;;  low self-esteem, social anxiety, anxiety, depression, victimisation from bullying and low moods. I also offer parental support and reassurance through regular client reviews. 

I enjoy working with the elderly and have been a listening ear for those with dementia. Counselling has proven to be very beneficial to their mental health and overall well-being.  

I also have 6 years experience of bereavement therapy, including pet bereavement.
Walking with my clients during their grief involves; listening to their stories, encouraging them to talk about their loved ones, exploring feelings and any complex thoughts surrounding their death, helpIng them stay connected some how and slowly helping them adjust to their loss and their new world without them.

I am a Deaf Aware counsellor with British Sign language skills and 25 years experience.. I am proud to offer counselling sessions to clients without the aid of an interpreter, thus decreasing  confidentiality issues and increasing  client confidence.

I am also here to support those who have recently become deafened, are struggling to accept their hearing loss, hearing aid management, Deaf identity or their new ways of being. Being a hearing aid user myself I know how that can feel. 

It is always a pleasure to see my clients progress during therapy,  leaving their sessions with more clarity, self awareness, focus  and feelings of positivity about themselves and their future. Helping my client reach their goals is what makes my job so worth while.

Lastly ……. it can be a scary experience approaching a counsellor for the first time, and for some, a feeling of vulnerability!  I believe, for the client to open up, heal and make good progress, the client has to connect with the therapist before he/she can go on their unique journey of self discovery! 
So, drop me a text,  let’s meet for a chat, see how you feel and we can go from there… no pressure 🙂

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

I look forward to meeting you.

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

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.


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • 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 cash, or prearranged bank transfer

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am happy to inform you that I currently have capacity for more clients. 

Further information

Signing Counsellor, British Sign Language (BSL).

Saltburn-By-The-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS12

7B Castlegate Quay, Riverside, Stockton on Tees, Cleveland, TS18 3BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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)


Jacquelynn Bedingfield
Jacquelynn Bedingfield