Jacqui Baker NCS accredited Adv Diploma. BACP member.
**Please note that during the coronavirus isolation all my sessions will be taken via video call or phone call. I am using Zoom which is proving to be really user friendly. I schedule our appointment and send you a link via email or message.**
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It’s really important to me that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose. I understand it’s a very big step sharing your thoughts & feelings with someone for the first time. Here you can find out a little more about me & how I work. Please feel free to send me a message if you have any other questions. You can find me on Facebook too. https://www.facebook.com/counsellingwithjacqui/
As an integrative counsellor I am excited to be able to offer you a relaxed environment that I hope can meet your needs. Having trained in multiple areas such as Person Centred, CBT, Gestalt and Mindfulness we can explore which works best for you and if needed we can change our focus to best meet your needs. Alongside speaking therapy and mindfulness I also use chair based activities and play. Using activities during therapy can be a great release and allow for a journey to flow when perhaps words won’t come.
I work with youth people, adults & families/small groups.
One of my specialist areas is working with young people aged 11-18 years inclusive. Some of the areas I have worked with include Depression, Anxiety, Self Harm, Phyical pain caused by overwhelming psychological pressure, Loneliness, Low self esteem, Anger, Grief, Loss and Behaviour issues.
My work with Adults covers many areas to include Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Self Harm, Suicidal thoughts, Worries and Grief. I have vast experience of working with adults in their 20’s, navigating life’s paths. Adult carers, those that are unwell themselves and supporting individuals in what can be some of their darkest moments. The feeling that your life is unraveling, stuck, overwhelming or out of your control are some of the feelings that I hear.
My work with families & small groups is based around communication and play for those with younger children. This allows children and adults to relax and interact with each other. These sessions are focused and will have a weekly purpose as agreed as a family unit. Setting up boundaries and learning how to communicate with each other are some of the areas we develop.
So how do we start our journey? Drop me an email, call or message & we can arrange our initial consultation, this is currently free of charge & holds no obligation. I believe it’s important for you to make an informed decision about this journey and therefor like for you to have the chance to meet me, ask questions and see my room. If you feel safe and comfortable then we can get your first session booked in. All information shared with me is held confidentially.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced level 4 counselling diploma, NCS accredited.
- Level 3 counselling ABC accredited.
- Level 2 Introduction to counselling ABC accredited.
- Thrive Practitioner Licence training.
- NVQ Level 3 Caring for Young People.
- Multiple CPD days, some of which are listed below;
- Working with Grief & Loss.
- Working with Self Harm.
- Sand Tray therapy.
- Providing workshops.
- I continue to train and keep my practice current through CPD days.
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
Initial consultation is Free.
Young people £30
Families/Small group work £50
10% discount for NHS workers.
Students £30 *With a student ID or similar, regardless of age.
Each of our counselling sessions last for one hour.
*Children and Young People’s sessions will often end after 50minutes.
Previous clients have stated my approach is relaxed, welcoming and friendly. They expressed the feeling of being safe and listened to. That they could be themselves around me and that meant they could open up more freely.