My name is Jacqui Hames and I am a qualified Counsellor providing short and long-term therapy to individuals, both in person and online.
After varied careers in the emergency services, 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 to 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.
-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 with personal workplace relationships. Plus, as an experienced public speaker and trainer, I also work with public speaking, interviewing techniques, and career coaching.
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.
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