Jackie O'Brien
Therapeutic Counsellor and

Therapeutic Play practitioner
The Oak Therapy Room
Bridgwater Somerset

Therapeutic Counselling...

Counselling is a very personal experience and is different for everyone.  There may be times in our lives that we need extra support and Counselling may be just the right kind of help you are looking for.   Within a confidential and safe environment, I will endeavor to guide you on your journey  with compassion and understanding.
I will support you to develop an understanding of yourself and others, enabling you to find your own solution.  I will listen without judgment and help you work with your emotions. How long this takes is unique to every individual and I will be guided by you.  Counselling is not about me giving you advice or persuading you to do something.   

As well as offering talking therapy there will be an opportunity to work creatively should you choose.  Using mediums such as paint's, clay and sand tray, may enable a way for you to explore difficult feelings and emotions in a safe and contained way.    

Some difficulties Counselling may help with are:

  • If you are feeling depressed
  • Vulnerable
  • Are confused
  • Have low self-worth
  • Feel isolated
  • Stressed
  • Frightened
  • Angry
  • Have experienced loss
  • PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder)
I qualified as an   Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor in 2008 

I have gained the following qualifications:

PGDip. In Professional Studies  in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice - 2008
Certificate in Emotional Literacy for Children - 2008
Certificate in The Emotional Needs of the Child:  Assessment and Action Planning  - 2012
Certificate in Therapeutic Play - 2013

Certificate in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) - Skills and Strategies - 2014
Certificate in Family Constellation – Family Therapy Model – 1-1’s  - 2016
Certificate in Family Constellation - Family Therapy  Model  - continued 1-1's - 2017
Diploma in Health and Social Care - Level 3 - 2017

I am a registered ICO (Information Commisioners Office) Member

I have a Disclosure and Barring Enhanced Certificate

I have Professional and Public Liability Insurance

I have regular Supervision, in line with the BACP code of Ethics