About me

Hallo I'm Jacquie,

Firstly, I’d like to say thank you for taking the time to look at my profile details.

I believe it is really important that you get the right Therapist for you, someone that you feel really comfortable talking to about things which are often difficult and challenging. Maybe for the first time ever. I offer all potential clients a free initial half hour informal chat, so you can get a sense of what it would be like to work with me. There is no obligation to make any further appointments unless you would like to.

I have had personal experience of both Counselling and Hypnotherapy so I can tell you that it really does work!

I'm an Integrative Therapist, which means I am qualified in a range of techniques which I can draw upon when helping clients.
I am a member of both the BACP and the NCS, Counselling organisations, as well as being a Senior Qualified Hypnotherapist with membership of the General Hypnotherapy Register.
This means that I can use both these combined skill sets to better help my clients achieve their goals and objectives.
Since 2010, I have been counselling clients in a whole range of different environments, including a period where I worked for the mental health charity Mind and in a secondary school, counselling young people on a wide range of issues.

I am currently self employed as a private practitioner.

The way I work can best be described by using a driving metaphor:

I am the Sat Nav - I can help and advise you on the best route to take, help you negotiate problems and be with you throughout your journey, eventually arriving at where you wish to be. You, however, are the one in the driver's seat. We can work together to make change a reality.

Testimonials;

Hi Jacquie. I wanted to thank you for your help, understanding and kindness shown to me on my recent visits to you. I now sleep very peacefully. Very kind Regards,

A J

‘Hi

My lovely Counsellor! I am 3000m up a mountain after getting on a cable car.........

Positive mental attitude and a fabulous counsellor got me here!’

J M

I started seeing Jacquie just over a year ago and I can honestly say that I would not be where I am now without her help and guidance.
Jacquie is very easy to talk to and provides a safe, friendly and professional environment which is perfect to explore and talk about any issues. Each session is client-led and completely non-judgemental.'

Kind regards,
A C


... Just to say thanks for your assistance during the Summer. I now feel much happier and confident and have even stopped biting my nails!
...I also managed very well at the social event in London which I had to attend.....

Regards,
G E

...Thank you for all the help you gave me; I was amazing, even if I do say so myself! In general I feel calmer and take frequent opportunities to apply the skills you have taught me.

Thanks again,

Regards,

L P

After a lifetime of worrying and prioritising the wrong things, my sessions talking to Jacquie enabled me to gain perspective on life and to recognise that I as a person was not defined by my career or the car I drove.

Further I was not superman, I could not fly through life accepting evermore responsibility and ignoring, squashing and internalising life’s personal traumas to a compartment at the back of mind - eventually they do escape.

I am a ‘successful’ 51 year old man who considered counselling to be namby-pamby, something other lesser people might need, not me - I was wrong! Now I hope that if you are reading this you have taken the decision to seek help or are a close too it, if so do so now. However minor you may think your problems compared to others they are real to you and must be addressed for your own good.

Now I cannot say that Jacquie is the ‘right’ counsellor for you, as you must be comfortable with whom select, however from a personal perspective I found her excellent! If things do go a little awry in the future or I feel I need a ‘top-up’ I shall have no hesitation in making contact.

A final thought, the process can be painful, you can (probably will) feel worse before you feel better, but stick with it. This will be a journey and one you owe yourself to see through to its conclusion! I have made some major and positive life changes following my sessions with Jacquie.

Please do not delay recognising the need for help is your first big step, now take the next and make an appointment.

RL

Hello Jacquie. I hope you’re well. I just wanted to let you know how much you helped me through such a difficult time in my life and how things are so much better and easier to deal with now. You made me see things from a different perspective and improved my mindset enormously. Thank you for being there for me - I will be forever grateful and hope it will be ok to get in touch again if I feel I need a ‘Jacquie’ top up!

S L

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications - Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling; Diploma in Integrative Counselling; Advanced Diploma in Integrative Hypno- Psychotherapy and Counselling; Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy; NLP Practitioner Certificate; CBT Practitioner Certificate; MBACP; MGHR; MCNHC;

I have experience and training in:

  • Counselling support for adolescents
  • Relationships
  • Emotional eating, weight and body image issues
  • Sexual abuse / DV
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Regression Therapy and Inner Child work
  • Transactional Analysis
  • PTSD and Phobias
  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy

I attend ongoing one to one and group Supervision sessions which help to keep my practice dynamic.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Fees

Additional information

Fees can vary, dependent on the type of therapy undertaken, but are usually around £40 - £50 per session.

A typical session is a full hour ( not a ' therapeutic hour ' which is 50 minutes )


Further information

I offer all prospective clients a free initial half hour consultation, where we can discuss expectations and/ or any questions you may have In more detail.

I also have a Facebook business page - Facebook.com/greatmindscounselling
which includes client Testimonials.

Earls Colne
Colchester
CO6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Jacquie Clark

Jacquie Clark