About Us
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Who we are

Art of Living Counselling and Coaching founder is Jacqui Brooks.
She qualified as a Counsellor in 2003 and is a registered member of the BACP and UKATA. She is also a TA Psychotherapist (in Training), which means she has completed a 4 year TA Psychotherapy course and is now working towards the Certified Transactional Analyst exam.
She is a CoachU qualified Coach, and has a Teaching Certificate.
She has 15 years experience delivering coaching, counselling and groups/workshops and has facilitated womens retreats in the UK, Spain and the USA.

What Jacqui says about herself...
My purpose in life is to work with people who want to take responsibility for their happiness. This doesn't mean that life will be a permanent bed of roses or that negative things won't happen, it means that by exploring and understanding yourself you learn to deal with things differently and to do that you learn to be who you truly are. My counselling and coaching style and my retreats are based on this philosophy gained from personal experience, both academic and experiential in the form of great challenges and triumphs.

About Us. jacqui2I've not always believed the way I now do now, in fact my previous 16 year career as a U.K. Police Officer was a far cry from who I am today. And it is my experience through the transition that leads me to know that we are responsible for our own happiness. Because no matter what happens in our lives it is our response to it that ultimately decides on our happiness. As Epicticus stated back in 500BC: 'It is not things that cause us problems but our thinking about things'.

  • SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence)
  • SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision Level 1 (Foundation)
  • UKATA Diploma TA Practice
  • Certificate in Juice Therapy (Juicemaster)
  • TA Psychotherapy Diploma (Elan Training, UK)
  • TA Counselling Certificate (Elan Training, UK)
  • TA101 (Elan Training, UK)
  • Retreat Coach Certification (Mountain Coaching, CO, USA) - ongoing
  • Graduate - Coach Training Program, (CoachU, USA)
  • Certificate in Teaching (University of Wales)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Wales)
  • Diploma in Welfare Studies (Institute of Welfare Officers)
  • Diploma in Aromatherapy

    Professional Memberships:
  • International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA)
  • United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
  • Retreat Coach Network

    Professional Experience:
    Following a 16 year career and since leaving the U.K. police service in 2000, I returned to university and retrained as a Counsellor, a Coach, and a Teacher. Since then I have worked with people within the National Health Service, Private Sector - Fostering and Adoption, Cancer and within a private practice and I have taught in both Further and Higher Education Institutions.
    I coach individuals and groups and more recently I have facilitated global Conscious Eating telephone conference courses and led women's retreats in the U.K., Spain and the U.S.A.
    I have recently completed clinical supervision training and provide supervision accross professions, not just psychotherapy and counselling.
  • Client Testimonials

    Working with Coach Jacqui on the journey to conscious eating has been a safe and gentle exploration into awareness and new choices. If you are ready to release some disempowering habits, she is the coach to compassionately guide and earnestly enrich your life. – Michelle B. Coach

    I wanted to make some life changes when I started coaching but was unsure what. Jacqui helped me to identify my heart's desire and gain the confidence to go for it. I'm now in my beloved greece spending the summer on a working holiday and am busy learning the language, I wouldn't have believed it and this is just the start! - Carole B. ex-area manager, now travel rep. EFL teacher, life student!

    Probably the best thing i've done! I wanted to move forward but wasn't sure how to. I found Jacqui easy to work with and coaching more fun than I expected and it changed my life. Be prepared to work at it though as it's definitely worth it! - Beth R. - Behaviour Management Advisor

    Genius style of teaching - Kieron J. - University Graduate

    Jacqui is a great motivator. She exudes positive energy and her passion for life and belief in coaching is infectious. Her coaching is inspiring and proactive and during the challenging times her empathy, support and encouragement have been invaluable. Nicola O. - Mother of 2

    Fees & Times

    Fees vary 45 - 70

    Payment by cash, cheque, BACS or credit card via paypal all accepted

    Some concessions are available, please ask for details.

    Daytime, evening and Saturday morning sessions available.



    e-mail @03

    UK 07879780022
    from USA 1-719-387-7220
    Skype coachjacqui

    I work from therapy rooms at

    CISS, Gwydr Crescent, Swansea SA2 0AA

    Tycroes, Ammanford SA18

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