Welcome, and thank you for visiting Life Space Counselling

Your Therapist

My name is Jacqui Hames and I am a qualified Counsellor providing short and long-term therapy to individuals, both in person and online, anywhere in the UK.

After varied careers in the public service, business consultancy, broadcast media and training, I decided to pursue a long burning desire to use my life experiences to support those in emotional distress find a more peaceful and fulfilling life.

People seek counselling for many varied reasons - anxiety and depression being the most common. Some want to improve their emotional well-being, change behaviours, explore personal relationship difficulties, adjust their work/life balance, or manage damaging personality traits like anger or excessive emotional reactions.

My role is to offer an empathetic, understanding environment with you at the centre, to understand your feelings and emotions, help build your resources and guide you to greater sense of wellbeing.

As an integrative therapist I draw upon several therapeutic models – Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis – which allows me to adapt to meet the individual needs of my clients.

Professional Memberships

-Member British Association of

Counsellors & Psychotherapists (MBACP)

-Member of Lapidus International

(the Writing for Wellbeing Association)

-Telephone and Online Counselling


-BSc(Hons) Humanistic Counselling from Middlesex University (via Metanoia Institute)

-Diploma Humanistic Counselling from Metanoia Institute

-Practitioners Certificate in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) from Metanoia Institute

-Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling


Our working lives also produce challenges, particularly personal workplace relationships. Plus, as an experienced public speaker and trainer, I also work with public speaking, interviewing techniques, and career coaching.

Creative Writing

If appropriate, I use Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP), to help my clients explore, access and express difficult experiences and emotions. This can also support self-care and general wellbeing.

If you’re interested in using writing, or indeed anything creative, as part of your therapy, please let me know. You do not need to have any prior experience or expertise in writing - just an interest in trying something creative.

Code of Ethics

As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I adhere to their ethical framework for practice which can be found here.

Contact Me

Feel free to email me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment during which we can discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07973 335429 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services. My Privacy Policy is available upon request.

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