I'm Jackie, a fully qualified humanistic counsellor and master’s degree level creative arts therapist with over 20 years’ experience of working in private, educational and voluntary sectors. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and trained as a coach with the Co-active Training Institute. I work in private practice and also supervise therapists and coaches, offering a range of opportunities for extending their creative thinking.
I have a special interest in working with creative people and helping them to overcome creative blocks.
‘Everything you can imagine is real.’
- Pablo Picasso
My part in your creative journey
My humanistic and collaborative approach, free of judgement or interpretation, involves safe, enjoyable individually tailored sessions. Open ended creative approaches using imagery-based techniques are often a jumping off point for personal development and self-expression and can bypass the rational mind and engage right brain thinking. Together we can work with the doubts, fears and outworn beliefs and patterns that are holding you back and see them transform into a storehouse of creative potential, insights, strengths and resilience so that you can make changes and decisions and work from a calmer more inspired and spontaneous perspective.
Our sessions together will help you to:
Explore and express feelings thoughts, experiences and wishes surrounding your book project
Boost access to your emotions and intuition for use in your writing process
Gain self -awareness and understand yourself better as a creative person
Relax your mind to enable you to focus
Safely support your wellbeing when you work on difficult material
Discover unhelpful beliefs that stop you from moving forward with your writing
Find your way through creative blocks
Develop more spontaneity and trust in your own voice
Gain a renewed sense of hope and clarity on your creative journey
Work from a calmer more spontaneous perspective
What clients say:
‘Jackie‘s experience, enthusiasm and encouragement enabled me to access my imagination
in such an enjoyable and meaningful way. Being able to externalise my feelings and thoughts
increased my trust in myself and greatly impacted both my creative work and my general
well-being. I still think about the exercises we did together.’