JACKIE SCANLON Counsellor Dip. Couns. MBACP (Accred)


About me

JACKIE SCANLON Counsellor Dip. Couns. MBACP (Accred)Welcome and thank you for visiting my website.

I am an accredited counsellor based in Lindfield near Haywards Heath, West Sussex. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and trained in an Integrative Approach to counselling.

I provide a private counselling service for individuals and couples in Haywards Heath, Lindfield, Cuckfield, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Forest Row, East Grinstead, Horsham, Crawley, and Crowborough.

As well as my private practice in Lindfield, I am a volunteer at As You Are Centre, an organisation which offers low-cost counselling for people living in the Brighton and Hove area. My work there involves assessing clients for their counselling needs, recruiting new counsellors, and running training courses on assertiveness. I am passionate about my voluntary work since I strongly believe everyone should have access to counselling despite their financial position.

Also, I have provided counselling services at a local doctor's surgery where I worked with clients referred from their GPs.

My philosophy is a humanistic approach which means that every person has the capacity to grow towards their own unique identity and reach their own potential. Integrative counselling encourages a person to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. I believe everyone has the resources necessary to know what is best for themselves.

As an integrative counsellor I work with three distinct models - person-centred, transactional analysis and Gestalt. This gives me the flexibility to use techniques to suit you, because what works with one client may not necessarily work with another, making it a flexible, custom made service.

My aim

I like to think of counselling as your time to explore your life, thoughts, feelings and difficulties that you may be experiencing. I provide a warm non-judgemental, caring and attentive environment where you can explore these issues - in absolute confidence.

My role

I will help you to explore and make sense of your situation and find your own answers. Problems and issues can burden us and prevent us from enjoying our lives and reaching our full potential. These difficulties include:

  • Grief and loss
  • Problems in the workplace
  • Change of life circumstances
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Marriage counselling and couple's problems
  • Health related issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety in life and work
  • Domestic abuse
  • Alcohol abuse and addictions
  • Bereavement
  • Panic attacks
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Pet bereavement

Or perhaps you just want to talk through issues that are troubling you in a confidential setting.

I offer short- and long-term individual counselling and therapy for adults and adolescents; I also offer a reduced rate for students.

At your first session, which is free of charge, we will discuss your needs and what you hope to achieve in our time together. I would encourage you to visit different counsellors until you find one that you feel you can work with.

As a recent client of mine expressed:

"Saying things out loud is much more beneficial than just thinking them. Counselling has given me a better understanding of who I am, and why I respond to certain situations. By exploring my thoughts and feelings counselling has given me the awareness to make changes to my life, but also to be more accepting of myself. I now feel able to move my life forward and make some changes. For the first time in years I feel I can reach my own personal potential."

And to those who haven't used counselling before ...

If this is the first time you have thought about counselling I hope you find my website helpful. Taking the first step towards counselling can be a daunting challenge for some. There are many different approaches which you will come across, including:

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Brief therapy
  • Client-centred therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Transactional analysis
  • Integrative counselling
  • Solution-based therapy

... and the list goes on!

On my FAQ page you can read about some of the frequently asked questions regarding counselling. Please call me on 07734 414 126 if you have any questions.