Jacquie Lyons MBACP, PG Dip - Calyx Counselling & Psychotherapy
Hello, I'm Jacquie, welcome to Calyx.
Processing past or present hurts, dealing with situations that overwhelm and confuse, these are times we just can't see clearly enough to glean perspective.
One of the greatest privileges afforded to me through my work as a counsellor is the humbling experience of being allowed access to my clients inner landscape. No-one knows you better than you but sometimes we can lose our way and lose sight of who we are. I hope to accompany you through your toils, working with you in a person-person way where empathy, compassion and non-judgement remain at the very heart of what I do. As we navigate through the journey I will take an integrative approach that will be tailored to your needs.
Grief is potentially the most painful and isolating experience a human will ever have to endure. There is no quick fix for this but having someone who can support us as we try to come to terms with a life changing loss is quite literally invaluable. At a time when we are perhaps our most fragile I will offer you warmth and compassion as you make your way through the maze that is grief.
Mediation can be the difference from irreparable damage in any relationship/marital breakdown, particularly when children are involved, to somehow making the best of what can be a deeply painful time. I take a specialist interest in this, helping both parties work better at compromise and minimising the potential hurt that separating couples can inflict on each other and perhaps unwittingly the children too.
My work with young people and students in higher education as a mental health mentor is as challenging as it is rewarding. Diversity is rich here and I have gained valuable experience working with students who need support whilst managing diagnosis which range from autism, ADHD, depression/anxiety. My job is to offer support and work collaboratively with the students in helping to promote resilience by implementing strategies which foster independence and a stronger sense of self.
I understand it can be difficult to get a feel for someone in this format. That said after having read a little about me I hope you will feel to some degree a sense of relatability and connection.
"When we don't close off and let our hearts break, we discover our kinship with all beings." (Pema Chodren, 2008)
Training, qualifications & experience
- ASIST - Trained in Suicide prevention (2019)
- Stirling University, Mental Health Mentor (2018 to date)
- Specialist Bereavement Training programme (CruseScotalnd 2018 to date)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychological Well-Being, Counselling and Psychotherapy (2018)
- Employment Assistance Programme (2017)
- Scotland's Mental Health First Aid Young People. (2015)
- Relationship First Aid (2015)
- Cosca Counselling skills certificate (2015)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
The initial session of forty five minutes will be free of charge. This is to help establish the relationship.
Thereafter each one-hour session will be chargeable at a rate of £45.00
Volunteering and investing in the third sector is important to me as a trained and skilled individual to be able to offer counselling to those in society who are disenfranchised.
Regular investment in my own Continued Professional Development (CPD) is an integral part of the growth of my understanding and practice. The areas of development are in relation to the aforementioned experience and expertise but additionally trauma work, where I have attended workshops facilitated by, Janina Fisher PHD, arguably the most experienced trauma therapist in the world.
Membership of PVG, working with vulnerable adults and young people.
Calyx at La Belle Place is easily accessible by public transport and by car just off Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. On-street parking available (metered) in the immediate vicinity.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Email or phone for further information and availability.
0770 207 6295
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|