Jacqui Clegg (MSc, MBACP)- Harmony Integrative Personal Therapy
I genuinely believe that there is something special about the therapeutic relationship. Therefore, it is vital that you make the right choice for you when choosing a therapist. I also believe that if you have begun to look for a therapist, then the therapeutic process has already begun in you. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
Having the support of someone who is impartial and who won't judge you is crucial as you embark on your therapy journey. I believe that my clients are the experts on themselves and I am the privileged passenger accompanying them on their journey.
I work in a client-led (person-centred), integrative way, incorporating other therapeutic models as appropriate or as requested by my clients (such as CBT skills, art, craft, mindfulness, grounding techniques, mentoring and coaching). I offer short term or long term therapy. During our sessions, we will work together to establish your needs and goals and to explore the issues past and present which are affecting you currently.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to discuss your therapy requirements and to arrange a free no-obligation half hour consultation.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy (Keele University)
BSc (hons) in Health and Social Care
- MBACP (Registered Member)
I have experience in working therapeutically with adults as well as children & young people. I also have experience of working with local counselling services and of mentoring university students.
Prior to becoming a therapist, my background was in supporting adults, families, safeguarding/child protection and education.
I volunteered for 12 years with Home Start where I befriended and supported families with children under 5 in the local area.
I have also worked as a Respite Carer for adults where I provided respite care to adults with learning disabilities in my own home at weekends.
Through my pastoral support role in a local high school, I gained experience of the types of issues affecting young people in school, such as bullying, low self esteem, self harm and behavioural issues.
In my work with local counselling services, I have experience of working with clients who have been bereaved, or are experiencing 'anticipatory grief', where a loved one is terminally ill. I have also worked with clients who have suffered trauma or life changing illness affecting themselves or a close family member or friend. I understand that my clients can feel under pressure from the unwritten rules of society to have 'come to terms with their loss' within a certain time-frame when in reality this is not the case at all; and why should it be? After all we have a connection to our loved one which is never broken. I support my clients as they negotiate their own personal grieving process.
During my therapeutic work, I have also seen a number of clients who have been empowered to make significant changes in their lives; from overcoming anxiety to being able to stand up for themselves in the workplace.
Please see the list below for the full range of the areas of counselling which I have experience of.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Competitive rates and concessions available.
Day rates available for agencies/organisations/workplaces
- Competitive rates
- Free 1/2 hour initial no-obligation consultation
- Concessionary rates available
- Accessible office within walking distance of town centre
- Free parking
- Home/workplace visits available
- Telephone counselling available upon request
- Flexible hours
- Professional Indemnity Insurance details available on request
- Copies of qualifications/BACP membership details available on request
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My office is on ground floor level with a ramped entrance and is wheelchair accessible throughout.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|