Mrs Jackie Ayling

Member Status: Senior Accredited

Member No: NCS20-01474

Location: Bury St. Edmunds

I have worked as an Integrative Young Person & Adult Counsellor/Mental Health Therapist (since 2006) in practice with young people, adults, families, couples and professionals. During my long career I have set up counselling & supervision services in two middle schools and worked with students, staff and parents. I have taught in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy (2008-2019) as Lecturer/Course Director of the Access to HE Diploma in Counselling at the West Suffolk College in Bury St. Edmunds and worked as the Head of Counselling & Supervision of the Women’s Aid Centre in Bury St. Edmunds (2008-2018), working with women, children, staff and trainee counsellors in placement.

Today, I work solely in private practice, I offer counselling to adults and young people, and counselling and clinical supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors, and staff of organisations locally. I enjoy studying and research in my professional field and strive to keep my Continuing Professional Development record current and attend workshops regularly as well as undertaking qualifications that aid and are relevant to my work. I have been a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists since 2007, becoming Accredited in 2009 and Senior Accredited in 2015. I am also a senior accredited member of the National Counselling Society. Both membership bodies are accredited by the governments voluntary Professional Standards Authority register (PSA). This guarantees that I have met a high level of training and experience.

Work Experience

May 2006- Sep 2010 Child, Staff and Parent/Family Counsellor Beyton Middle School
Sep 2010-Aug 2013 Beyton Middle School Counselling Service Supervisor
May 2011-Sep 13 Stowmarket Middle School Child & Parent/Family Counsellor
Sep 2011-Sep 2012 External Verifier, Gt.Yarmouth College, Access to HE Diploma in Counselling.
Sep 2014-July 2015 Stowmarket Middle School Counselling Service Supervisor
May 2008- Aug 2018 Head of Counselling & Supervision Services, Women's Aid Centre, Bury St. Edmunds.
Sep 2008- 2019 Course Director/Lecturer Access to HE Diploma in Counselling, West Suffolk College, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
July 2008-Current Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor Private Practice
Feb 2019- Current Clinical Supervisor West Suffolk Council, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

  • Qualifications & Experience
    BA (Hons) Professional Studies (Counselling & Psychotherapy)
    Diploma HE (Counselling & Social Sciences)
    Advanced Diploma (Integrative Counselling)
    NVQ3 + Diploma (Integrative Counselling)
    Cert Ed (Teaching)
    Clinical Supervision certificate
    Diplomas in ; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Anger Management, Domestic & Family Violence, Child Psychology,Grief Counselling.
    Cruse Understanding Bereavement Certificate
    Accredited Creative youth well-being & mindfulness coach
    Moving your practice online certificate
    NCS Accredited Online & Telephone Counselling Course
    I have many certificates & qualifications related to my professional field and these may be seen on request if required.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Self-harm
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Panic attacks
    • Relaxation
    • Self esteem
    • Stress
    • Children / teenagers
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