Dr Jacqueline Bailey CPsychol. AFBPsS
I am a practitioner psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also an Associate Fellow of the BPS. The HCPC (hpc-uk.org) is a UK government agency set up to protect the public and to make sure that health professionals, including psychologists, keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
I have been a health psychologist since 2004 and chartered since 2008. Health psychology is about how the mind and body work together; for more about health psychology, please read this page. Health psychologists are the professionals who design the training courses for NHS health trainers and for the NHS stop-smoking services. They also sometimes act as unofficial advocates, using their expert communication skills, between the health professional and the patient.
As well as working at home with private clients I have previously worked at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath in the CRPS department; and with the Haemophilia Society, the NCT (National Childbirth Trust) breastfeeding counsellors and with an NHS diabetes service. I worked too with the University of Bath in implementing a programme to help adolescents eat healthily and take up physical activity. I also have personal and/or professional experience of IBS, asthma, joint pain /osteoarthritis, smoking cessation, PTSD, anxiety/depression and weight management.
I am registered with various health insurance companies including AXA and Aviva.
I am a very down to earth person with a sense of humour and good interpersonal skills.
I am an experienced, qualified integrative counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I qualified in June 2008 and I am licensed to practice as a professional counsellor. I have over four years experience of working with clients on a one-to-one, face-to face basis. I have worked for several national charities, which include Marriage Care, Victim Support, Age Concern and a local hospice.
My experience includes helping people with issues across a diverse range; such as bereavement, addictions, mental health problems, depression, anxiety, self-harm, OCD, eating disorders and panic attacks.
I have witnessed some incredible transformations in several of my clients. For example one of them, within the space of ten months, was released from a psychiatric unit, found somewhere to live, got a job, re-established his relationships with his children, met a new woman and got married.