Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Counselling and Psychotherapy are general terms that cover a range of talking therapies.

Both offer ways of looking at your life to help you gain insights into why you may feel and relate the way you do ; often ways which are painful and are not making you happy.
Counselling may be short term , addressing more practical struggles while Psychotherapy delves deeper, perhaps exploring unconscious processes or how past events may affect the present .

Central to both is the importance of the therapeutic relationship.  Counsellors and Psychotherapists are trained professionals who will work with you over a period of time. They help you develop a better understanding of yourself, your patterns of relating and perhaps some insight into others in your life.

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

It is important to find a therapist with a way of working that you are comfortable with.

‘‘’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

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.

I offer a private, confidential space online or in person for you to talk to a trained professional about issues and concerns.

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]

Find out if therapy can help you.