Relationship Therapy

Ideally located for Broadstairs, Margate, Ramsgate & surrounding areas.

  • Do you want a safe and confidential place to explore your troubles around a relationship?

  • Do you need the time to understand where you are right now?

  • Do you want to feel confident that you are being helped by the right person?

I have been involved in Couples Counselling in the Broadstairs area since the early days of my training and have worked with Relationship Therapy professionally since 2014. Along the way, I have amassed hundreds of hours of relationship work.

When you come to me, I work closely with you so that together we create a tailored programme that is flexible and meets your changing needs.

Warm, yet direct and occasionally challenging, I can help you ease yourself out of your comfort zone and make any changes needed. You will be given a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your emotions.

You can be seen individually or as a couple, married or not, whichever sexuality.

Indeed, you don’t even have to be in a relationship to seek help. You may be recovering after the breakdown of a relationship, recent or in the past.

Call Jacqueline on 07542 800689

Relationship Therapy - Dover, Deal, Folkestone, Canterbury & Sandwich, Kent

Although I can see you individually, you should both want to engage with the process to have the best chance of success and to move forward and resolve the problem(s).

I am ideally located for clients seeking Relationship Therapy in Broadstairs, Kent, also Margate, Ramsgate, Cliftonville, Westbrook & Westbrook on Sea.

Jacqueline Colligan, BA (Hons), MSc, Dip Couns. MBACP

Counselling & Psychotherapy

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, trained in London, educated to Masters Degree level, and a professionally registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Originally, I worked in Behavioural Healthcare Science and Organisational Psychology as a Public Health Academic, lecturing and researching at Newcastle University Medical School and on the University of Durham MBA Programme. As a result, I have authored numerous academic papers on changing health behaviours, and have several high ranking publications in these fields of study.

Where I have worked, and my specialisms

Where I’ve Worked

I have worked across several organisations including the NHS, Prison Services, Community Drug and Alcohol Services, charitable and private agencies, and private rehab clinics.

I have also been a key member of Heal for Life over the past five years which helps clients heal from trauma and abuse. More recently, I have been featured on TV’s ‘The Woman Show’ live as an invited expert, answering questions and giving support on sexual issues and sex addiction.

Currently I do sessional work in Harley street, online and in private practice in Sandwich, Kent.

  • all addictions
  • anxiety disorders
  • personality disorders
  • depression
  • anger
  • trauma
  • relationship counselling.

Also, I have specialist expertise in:

  • cults
  • post-cult counselling
  • dissociative disorders and
  • factitious disorders.

I am ideally located for clients seeking Relationship Therapy or marriage guidance counselling in Broadstairs, Kent, also Margate, Ramsgate, Cliftonville, Westbrook & Westbrook on Sea

Training, qualifications & experience.

I have worked as a successful academic in the field of behaviour change with several high ranked publications. Practising within a humanistic and psychodynamic perspective, I am trained in group therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and one-to-one therapy. I also have a specialist interest in behaviour change, addiction and trauma.

Educated to Masters Degree level, and I hold individual membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

● BA (Hons) 2:1 Anthropology & Epidemiology. University of Newcastle. 1983.
● MSc Behavioural Healthcare Science. University of Newcastle. 2001.
● Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (L4). Lambeth College London. 2012 to 2015.
● DBT Training. 12 week intensive with US Trainers. 2015. UKAT Training.
● Certificate in Dealing with Distress, Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation. Carolyn Spring Training. June 2020.
● Certificate in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. June 2020
● Addictions Therapist. Open Road, Essex. 2014 to 2015
● Addictions Therapist. Sanctuary Lodge, Essex. 2015 to 2017
● Addiction Therapist. Promis, Kent 2017 to 2020

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Call 07542 800689 or email me at [email protected]

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