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 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 a pace he/she feels comfortable with. 

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 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 dignity
  • Ensuring integrity in client-counsellor relationships
  • Alleviating personal distress and suffering
  • Increasing personal effectiveness
  • 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  02 96 29 70 37.    I can also be contacted via the following email address:

491 947 966 00017   APE: 851G


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