Jackie Hamilton MBACP, Journey Counselling
Hello there and thank you for visiting my page. I understand that it is a big step looking for a counsellor and then taking the step towards contacting them. I can assure you of a warm welcome at Journey Counselling.
Counselling is a confidential space for you to address problems in your life and we can work together to help you to explore, get to know yourself and to find solutions and make positive changes that enhances your happiness and wellbeing.
A Bit about Me
I am a Pluralistic Counsellor which means I believe you are the expert in your life. I use a range of therapies in order to find the most suitable therapeutic methods for you to help you to identify, and work towards realising your goals in life.
I have experience of working with clients who have experienced anxiety, trauma, flashbacks, depression, work issues, relationship issues, personal growth issues, acceptance, gender based issues, anger, where you feel events from the past are holding you back, confusion, feelings of overwhelm, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, eating issues, financial issues, difficulty in making decisions, gender issues, sadness, isolation, feeling empty inside, divorce, stress at work, sexual assault, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, worry, low self-esteem and lack of confidence.
If you would like to discuss further how I work and to explore whether counselling is for you please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their Ethical Framework.
My practice is fully insured and I undertake regular clinical supervision in line with the expectations of my professional body (BACP).
I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor (please see my separate Supervision page).
I hold the following qualifications:
Postgraduate Diploma in Pluralistic Counselling, Certificate in Counselling Studies 3 CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). CPCAB Counselling Skills Certificate 2, CPCAB, Comprehensive Resource Model for the Treatment of Complex PTSD, COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate, BA Degree in Community Education.
In addition to the above I have undertaken further training in suicide awareness, LGBT Awareness, Diversity Awareness, Counselling Supervision Certificate, Working with clients with Dissociative Identity Disorders (DID), Dissociation in Children and Adolescents, Running Mindfulness Groups, Working with Young People in the LGBT Community. I am committed to undergoing continuing professional development.
I have over 20 years experience in various Social Care and Advocacy roles in the Public Sector and Third Sector. Prior to setting up my own private counselling Practice I have worked in various third sector roles as a counsellor with clients who had suffered trauma in their lives through institutional abuse, rape, sexual assault. I have a special interest in working with the effects of trauma and PTSD.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I can offer you a short, free telephone consultation which will give you a chance to chat to talk through whether counselling sessions are the way ahead for you.
Thereafter counselling sessions are £40 per sessions: each session will last for 1 hour and will take place in a safe, confidential setting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday daytime until 8pm, some Thurs evening until 8pm, Fri afternoons
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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