Jackie Ayling

Jackie Ayling

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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Therapist - Bury St. Edmunds

Bury St. Edmunds IP30
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available


My practice is currently full and I am unable to reply to any enquiries at the moment.

Counselling £50 for 50 minute session.

Supervision/Consultancy £75 per 11/2 hour session.

Bupa patients; provider number 30040043

About me and my therapy practice

*Currently full, waiting list now closed until further notice, i am unable to answer any enquiries presently.

I have worked as an Integrative Young Person & Adult Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor/Consultant in practice (since 2006) 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, (I am a qualified Trauma Informed Schools & Communities Practitioner)and counselling and clinical supervision/consultancy to both trainee and qualified counsellors, professionals & 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 am a registered advanced practitioner member of the BWRT Institute and 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. 

Practice description

I use an integrative approach to help people who are having difficulties in their life and wish to seek an independent helper to listen and provide a non-judgemental environment in which to explore these difficulties. The therapeutic relationship is an important part of the therapy and i strive to provide a safe, empathic, trusting environment and then work with you to find the best approach that will meet your needs. 

 Training includes Brain Working Recursive Therapy, person centered/humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness, relationship counselling, Science of the mind, Social Sciences, Focusing, CBT, Phenomenological, Psycho Social, Attachment Theory, Jungian, Family & Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Child Psychology, Grief & Bereavement, Child Therapy, Clinical Supervision and many other topics related to the counselling profession.


BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy) Advanced Practitioner (General Psychopathology & Psychology of Identity and Behaviour).

TISUK Level 5 Diploma with Distinction in Trauma & Mental Health-Informed Schools & Communities (Practitioner Status) 

BA (Hons) Professional Studies (Counselling & Psychotherapy)

Diploma HE (Counselling & Social Sciences)

Advanced Diploma (Integrative Counselling)

NVQ3 + Diploma (Integrative Counselling)

Clinical Supervision Certificate

Diplomas in CBT, Grief Counselling, Child Psychology, Domestic & Family Violence, Anger Management

Cruse Understanding Bereavement Certificate

Accredited Creative Youth Well-Being & Mindfulness coach

Moving your practice online certificate

NCS Accredited Online & Telephone Counselling Course 

Certificates may be seen on request if required.

My first session

When we first meet I will explain how I work and gain an understanding of the issues you are bringing to therapy so that we may decide if I am the right person for you and plan a way forwards. I have trained in many theoretical approaches which allows me to use the best approach(es) dependent on your needs and what is most appropriate for you. I can provide online/telephone counselling as well as short and long term face to face counselling. I work from my practice in Hessett (IP30) close to Bury St Edmunds.

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 & Supervisor Private Practice

Feb 2019- Current Clinical Supervisor West Suffolk Council, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

2022- current BWRT registered advanced practitioner

*Bupa Approved Therapist (Provider no; 30040043)

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited