My name is Jacqueline Spence. Supporting and
enabling a person to grow beyond his/her personal difficulties is a
subject close to my heart.
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling. The
course I studied was integrative with person-centred core values. Whilst I
have been trained in the use of Cognitive Behavioural and Brief Solution
Focused models along with Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Transactional
Analysis my style of counselling is Person-Centred, Client led. This way
of working ensures that the client progresses at pace he/she feels
I am an advocate of personal therapy and I have experienced the counselling styles of three
different counsellors which, I feel, has enabled me not only to grow as an
individual, but also to enhance my own counselling practice.
I have worked as a professional counsellor within a
GP Practice, and have also been one of a bank of counsellors working with
disadvantaged sixteen to twenty-five year olds. Alongside my other
counselling commitments, I worked on a voluntary basis for the Churches’
Counselling Service in Wales, a Charity, which offers counselling to all,
regardless of personal beliefs.
I now work solely in Private Practice and I am a
member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I
abide by the ethical framework for good practice as set out by the B.A.C.P.
My own values are in alignment with the fundamental
values of counselling, which include:
Respecting human rights and
Ensuring integrity in
Alleviating personal distress and
Increasing personal effectiveness
Enhancing the quality of
relationships between people
Appreciating the variety of human
experience and culture.
to my Counselling qualification I also hold a Diploma in Hypnotherapy. My experience
is both in
private practice and in a complementary medical centre set up by a group
of GPs. I am dedicated to the professional and ethical use of Hypnosis and
I have satisfied the Hypnotherapy Control Board of my knowledge and
competence in the safe and proper use of Hypnosis. All hypnotic and
post-hypnotic suggestions are so worded that the effect can only be
beneficial to you.
I work from my
home as I feel this offers my clients a more relaxed and open atmosphere
in which to explore their thoughts. I am situated in St Nicolas du Pelem,
Brittany, department 22.
I offer an initial free half hour consultation in
which we can explore your issues. This half hour chat will enable us to
tailor therapy to your particular needs. This free session is offered with
no obligation to pursue therapy if you decide that it does not meet with
Living in France, I am aware of the anxieties and loneliness which can often
be experienced in moving to a foreign country. A move which necessitates
learning to live in a different culture and speak a different language.
If you are
feeling that the quality of your life is not as fulfilling as you would
wish it to be, please contact me via the following email address for a free initial appointment:
TEL: 0296 297 037
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