Jacqueline Branfield | Accredited Counsellor | Chorley | NCPS

Jacqueline Branfield

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS15-01892

Location: Chorley

Together we get curious, promoting self exploration and uncensored self expression, developing great insight and understanding, a powerful level of acceptance. As an integrative practitioner I draw from multiple therapeutic models providing Counselling, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy separately or combined, to meet individual need.
I hold a wealth of experience working as a school counsellor and therapeutic practitioner, offering a neuro diverse approach, therapy in accordance to age and developmental stage. Sessions also draw from attachment and trauma based psychology informing play based therapy.
I am passionate about nurturing connection providing opportunities to share and express self freely, making sense of thoughts, feelings and behaviour, creating a foundation of self support, raised esteem, prioritising turning anxiety down.

I also have many years experience delivering emotional well-being workshops and interventions, previously working as a youth work manager and adult mental health advocate co-ordinator.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    Diploma in Psychotherapeut Counselling
    Diploma in Hypnotherapy

    BA (Hons) Youth and Community Studies

    I absolutely understand how daunting it can be searching for the right counsellor, alongside the prospect of looking at the feelings that trigger the greatest fear. I have experienced living with high anxiety, panic, fear and a constant feeling of impending doom. Similarly I have experienced therapy, being sat in the opposite chair, as client, going through the exploration process and finding a greater sense of self, connecting with confidence, esteem and acceptance. Importantly, developing helpful strategies to reduce overwhelm and recognise that even when things are not going to plan, that I am enough…

    It helps too, to have a greater understanding of what to expect; So the first session, the initial consultation, generally takes around 50 minutes, it is an information gathering session, we build a picture so to create an individualised therapeutic plan. The first appointment is also the first step in getting to know each other, empathically creating a safe space, for you, to ask any questions, discuss any concerns and talk freely. If you wish to move forward with a therapeutic plan, further sessions will take place, ideally weekly and lasting approximately 50 minutes.

    If you would like to find out more, ask any questions or discuss moving forward with a personalized plan, please do not hesitate to contact, I look forward to hearing from you.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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