Hello I am Jackie Heap

Jackie HeapI am a BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Counsellor. I offer an integrated approach to counselling which combines Person Centred, Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT) Psychodynamic and play therapy. I work with both young people to adults, from the ages of 6years up to adulthood.

Counselling provides an opportunity for you to talk, play or draw, in a way which expresses what is going on in your life and this could help you towards changes or a more understanding. I work at your own pace has I am aware it is not easy to open up or try to express how your feeling. I allow you all the time that you need in a respectful, congruent manner, and I am none judgment

Each session will last 50 minutes on a regular day and time that suits you best. Sessions will be held in a safe, confidential space where you can speak about issues which are affecting you without feeling judge in any way. The sessions will be led by yourself and at your own pace.

How can Counselling help you:

Many people go through challenging times at some point in their lives which create all manners of emotions, like sadness, stress, anger, shame, guilt or feeling overwhelmed?

Counselling can give you space to explore what is really going on inside. Some people get trapped in a circle of unhelpful negative thinking and Counselling can help to turn these thoughts into more positive/helpful ways of thinking and behaving. We can also explore how your past could be affecting your present, only if you feel comfortable to do this.

The amount of Counselling sessions is dependent on the client, for some short term work helps them to move forward quickly, whilst others benefit from longer term help. I can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-harm, loss and bereavement, bullying, school issues, stress and feelings of generally overwhelmed with life.

Ethics and Regulating Governing Body:

I am a member of the (BACP) British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is a UK regulating governing body for safe practice. I adhere to their Ethical Framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

How I work

Our first meeting will be an opportunity for you to decide whether I am the right Counsellor to help you or your young person. This will be a good time for us to discuss how I work and what your expectations of Counselling are. I am interested in finding out a little bit more about you and your reasons for seeking Counselling at this time. Should you decide to engage in Counselling with myself, we will then arrange a series of further meetings? Each session will last for 50 minutes.

Training Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling Level 3 and 4 Oldham University.  
  • Bereavement Training Adults- Oldham Bereavement NHS
  • Bereavement Training Children- Oldham Bereavement NHS
  • Child Play Therapy- Place2be- Leeds
  • Working with Bereaved clients- (BACP)
  • Introduction to Gestalt- Manchester Gestalt Centre
  • Practical Gestalt Therapy- Manchester Gestalt Centre with Children and Young People Module 1- Children in Scotland
  • Teacher training Breath works TTI module Mindfulness- Manchester Buddhist Centre.
  • Anger and Aggression in Teenagers- Edinburgh
  • Helping a young person Bereaved by Suicide- Aberdeen
  • Mindfulness work
  • Couples Counselling- Bristol.

Areas of counselling I deal with:-

  • Anxiety
  • Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Issues
  • Bereavement/Loss
  • Feeling sad
  • Generalised Anxiety disorder
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Low Self Confidence
  • Post-Traumatic Stress(PTSD)
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Work Related Stress

Therapy offered:-

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy


Private clients £40 per session available evenings Monday-Friday

Day times available weekends Saturday-Sunday fees of £50 per session.

Student Counsellors welcome £35 per session.

Further Information:-

I receive regular monthly supervision and participate in continued professional development.

Contact Info:-

Email address: - smallstepswithjackie@gmail.com

Business address: - 3 Easterton Cottages, Inverugie, Peterhead. Aberdeenshire. Ab42  3DU.

Phone Number 07835754599