Jacqueline Stokes Accredited Advanced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

About me:
I am an Accredited Advanced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with the National Counselling Society and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I conduct my counselling practice within the BACP ‘Ethical Framework for Counsellors’, and also the BACP Guidelines for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I attend monthly independent Clinical Supervision and attend regular Continued Professional Development.

Information relating to these documents can be found at www.bacp.co.uk .

I work in private practice offering face-to-face counselling. I have worked with clients across all ages, from 7yrs upwards and beyond retirement. I have the fullest commitment to offering a service which is welcoming to all backgrounds in a supportive and above all, a non-discriminatory manner.

What to expect from Counselling?
Therapy is a team effort and whilst I have an aspiration to be successful, l am caring and have a genuine commitment to making a real and lasting difference whatever the outcomes in people’s lives.
From a nursing background, for me personally compassion is a deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it. … people seldom verbalise their emotional concerns outright and when they do, our humanistic response should be one that builds their trust.
Counselling experience has taught me, nobody pays attention to you when you feel lonely and most vulnerable, which can make you self-conscious and cause you to act in unusual ways. It is vital to understand the problem and break it down into manageable pieces, listen to individual experiences and work with them to find coproduced solutions and support.

As an integrative practitioner. I work from a person centred base, although additional training allows for me to draw on different tools and models depending on your needs. This allows for clients to reflect on what is happening to them and by making their own choices, consider alternative ways of doing things. I use psychological theory and research in therapeutic work to help clients with a variety of problems. These problems can include difficult life issues and mental health conditions.



Jacqueline Stokes