What is Counselling?

Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies.

Psychotherapy tends to be a longer process than counselling and more in depth. Counsellors and psychotherapists are trained professionals who will work with you over a period of time to help you develop a better understanding of yourself and of others.

Therapists are impartial. They will listen to you without judgement and work with your emotions without becoming emotional themselves. They won’t tell you what to do but will help you find your own solutions – whether for making effective changes or for finding ways of coping with your problems.

There are several different types of therapy and therapists. It’s important to find a therapist and a way of working you’re comfortable with so you can feel at ease discussing personal and emotional issues.

‘’The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.’’

Henry David Thoreau

Call Jacqueline on 07542 800689

I offer a safe and confidential space for you to talk to a trained professional about your issues and concerns.

I also help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others.

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.

Contact me to arrange a consultation.

Call 07542 800689 or email me at [email protected]

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