Teacher of Mindfulness for Mental Wellness, Counselling/Psychotherapy & Coaching in Uplands, Swansea & Ammanford & Llanelli Carmarthenshire
"Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional." - Buddha
Pain, whether physical or emotional is part of the experience of life, there is no avoiding it.
Suffering this pain however, is a choice.
What I mean here is the non acceptance that in this moment we are experience something unpleasant. We try to push away, ignore or deny the discomfort and it is this aversion that causes suffering and it is this suffering that, through practices of Mindfulness and Compassion we can learn to change.
slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future,
live the actual moment.
Only this moment is life.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
When we wait or hope with fingers crossed for something outside of ourselves and our control to change before we become happy then we will always be unhappy....and always waiting.....
By realising that our happiness and peace of mind comes from within and thereby changing our outlook and letting go of the need to change things that we cannot change then we take the control of our own lives.
Are you ready to stop juggling and learn to balance your life?
Are you ready to deal with old and outdated emotions and patterns and put them where they belong - in the past?
Are you ready to unstick and unblock yourself?
Are you ready to improve your emotional and physical health health?
Are you ready to stop holding yourself back from being all that you can be?
If you are ready to say YES... then Jacqui will help you to understand who you are, how you are blocked and move beyond and become who you really are.
Jacqui provides a confidential and safe environment in which her clients can explore their difficulties, increase their self awareness and come to understand how certain feelings, behaviour and beliefs might be preventing them from leading a fulfilling, stimulating and rewarding life.
No matter what your issue, she works with YOU as an individual, looking at the issue, problem or diagnosis as a symptom rather than it as a label of who you are.
She works with individuals, couples and groups, adults and young people on most issues including relationship counselling in Carmarthenshire & Swansea - whether you are in a relationship, want to get into or out of a relationship or whether you struggle with everyday work/family relationships, learning to relate firstly to yourself and then to another in a mindful and compassionate way will create loving and long lasting relationships.
She is also a specialist weight loss counsellor in Swansea. working with you to understand the underlying beliefs and patterns of behaviour that keep you stuck in an unhealthy relationship with food.
Jacqui is also an experienced life coach in Ammanford, Swansea and globally via Video conferencing.
Whilst Jacqui's style is relational and client led, focussing on the goals and desires of the client and working at their pace she has still been described as inspiring and dynamic, inspiring the client to challenge their old patterns and belief systems and reach for goals they previously thought impossible.
She has recently qualified as a teacher of Mindfulness and Compassion following an intensive 2yr program led by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield and besides teaching Mindfulness as stand alone courses she integrates this within her therapeutic work as a TA Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Life Coach.
She is a registered member of the EATA & UKATA and has over 19 years experience of working with people of all ages in various settings including NHS, Cancer Care, Education, Foster & Adoption. She has worked both in the UK and abroad and currently works out of offices in Sketty, Uplands, Swansea and Ammanford & Llanelli Carmarthenshire
Jacqui also offers supervision individually and in small groups.
For a 20 minute free initial telephone consultation Email now
MindfulnessMindfulness is the art of not getting attached to the stories we tell ourselves. Not in a way that avoids the pain but in a way that simply observes and allows ALL experiences, positive and negative, to simply be there. When we instinctively detach from our unwanted experiences we create resistance. Suffering = Pain + Resistance. Pain, both emotional and physical is an inevitable part of human existence, but the suffering of that pain is a choice.
By learning Mindfulness as a way of living, you learn to live in the present moment and thereby experience life fully.
Jacqui is currently studying with the renowned teachers Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, to become a qualified Meditation Teacher Trainer. She currently practices Mindfulness through therapy and in groups.
She has a 6 week Introduction to Mindfulness Course starting Monday 2nd March.
How We Can HelpJacqui is experienced in working with clients of all ages who are experiencing difficulties such as:
- Relationship problems
- Obesity, Weight Loss & Eating issues
- Anxiety & Depression
- Loss & Bereavement
- Issues with work/school
- Health Challenges & Life threatening diagnosis
- General disatisfaction/'stuckness' with life
- Life/Career Goals
For more information on what counselling is and whether it is for you read here
As a fully qualified and registeredCounsellor and Life Coach and TA Psychotherapist (in Training) Jacqui is committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment and as a member of UKATA she abides by their ethical guidelines. To find out more about her and see what others say about her click here.
Student CounsellorsAre you a counselling student looking for therapy or supervision?
I have SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) and offer both individual and group supervision and group therapy (maximum of 4) in Ammanford, for students as a way of you keeping the cost of your training down. So if you are a student and have a colleague or two that you wish to form a group with contact me for further information.
LocationJacqui is currently taking on new Psychotherapy/Counselling & Coaching clients in Swansea and Ammanford.
Don't let distance be a barrier to contacting us as I also work via telephone/skype and have clients globally throughout Europe and the U.S.A. So whether you are looking for a relationship counsellor in Ammanford, a weight loss counsellor in Swansea, a life coach in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire or you have another issue you want to talk about and support with
Email now to discuss how we can best help you meet your needs.
I also offer Personal Development Training, Groupwork, Supervision and Womens Retreats. I specialise in working on issues of obesity, weight loss and healthy eating and deliver our 'Conscious Eating' program to individuals, groups and tele-courses around the world.
Personal Development and Communication Training
& Womens Retreats
To contact a Counsellor or Life Coach, in the Swansea or Ammanford & Llanelli, Carmarthenshire areas Email now or call 07879780022 or Skype 'coachjacqui'