Hello there ….. 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
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 a pace he/she feels comfortable
I am an advocate of personal therapy and over the years 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 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
Respecting human rights and
Ensuring integrity in
Alleviating personal distress
Enhancing the quality of
relationships between people
Appreciating the variety of
human experience and culture
Complementary to my Counselling
qualification I also hold a Diploma in Hypnotherapy. I have worked as a
Hypnotherapist 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 on the
edge of St Nicolas du Pelem, a small village near Rostrenen in area
22. For those living in other areas or not able to travel, I offer
online counselling through the medium of Skype.
Having made the move to 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, contact me on