Natalie Jackson Dip. Therapeutic Counselling, BSc (hons) Psychology
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed; life can be tough and can throw challenges our way. I recognise that during times like these it can all seem too much and we can struggle to find a way through our own difficulties.
Providing a warm, open and down to earth approach, our sessions will allow you to deeply reflect on your thoughts, feelings and emotions, enabling you to achieve a sense of understanding which will allow you to find a way to move forwards and to lead a more fulfilled and empowered life.
I work in a Person-Centred way which means the counselling I offer is non-directive. Our sessions will be led by you, and we will work together at a pace that suits you. I will listen to you attentively, and will work with you genuinely and respectfully to understand and accept your experience. I will offer a safe, non-judgemental environment which will enable you to reflect upon your issues, discover your inner strengths, and find the resources to change. For Young People, I offer a creative approach; offering talking therapy and a variety of creative mediums to facilitate the exploration of self-expression.
My therapeutic training is underpinned by my degree in Psychology, which provides me with a deep and unique understanding of psychological processes, helping me to further understand the hurdles that life can throw at us and how they affect our wellbeing.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This membership means that I am fully committed to ensuring the best professional practice, guided by the BACP ethical framework. What this means for you is that I am a caring and understanding practitioner offering high professional standards.
My particular specialism is working with survivors of trauma and young people aged 14+, however I have experience of working with a variety of issues, including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, family issues, low self-esteem, eating disorders, anger, self-harm, stress, relationship issues, domestic violence and suicidal thoughts.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Leeds City College
BSc (hons) Psychology – Nottingham Trent University
Mosaic II – 30 hours Training - Issues Surrounding Sexual Abuse
Online Safeguarding Training – Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
Safeguarding Children and Young People Workshop
Mental Health Awareness Training
Equality and Diversity Training
Designated Safeguarding Officer – Level 3 Training
CBT for Trauma
Mosaic II – Volunteer Counsellor - working with the families and survivors of sexual abuse and trauma
Noah’s Ark Centre – Volunteer Counsellor - working with children and adults with a variety of presenting issues
ChildLine UK – Volunteer Telephone Counsellor - offering comfort, support and practical advice to young people and children who called the service for help
I have over 8 years’ experience of working in pastoral and welfare support roles in schools, 6th forms and FE colleges, promoting independence, confidence and resilience in students
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder in children
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Telephone consultation - free
50-minute session - £40 (concessions are available for students and those with a low-household income, please enquire)
Payments can be made in cash on the day or by bank transfer in advance
Daytime and evening appointments are available.
I understand that taking the first step to seek help can be difficult, therefore if you would like more information about counselling in general or about my service, please contact me - I am always happy to reply to texts, emails or phone calls.
Please note, my counselling room is on the first floor and unfortunately does not have disabled access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening and weekend appointments available
Types of client