Counselling & Supervision with Jacqui Bird

Registered MBACP (Acred) Counsellor
07775 794 130

Jacqui Bird Counselling and Supervision in Thirsk, York, Leeds and the surrounding areas



Course suitable for counsellors working with loss and bereavement, professional staff members working in hospices and care settings, teachers and teaching assistants.

Course objectives :-

  • To help those facing issues of loss and bereavement
  • To learn how to work within a creative context
  • To understand how and when to offer creative interventions
  • To support those experiencing difficulties expressing feelings
  • To explore the deeper meaning of loss

To express an interest contact Jacqui on 07775 794 130

Workshops and short courses for children and young people in schools

Bereavement and Loss

This course aims to support children and young people experiencing the loss of someone close to them, to help them share their feelings and learn creative ways of working through grief and loss .

There can be many situations that cause us to experience feelings of grief and loss, sometimes it may be due to the death of someone close to us, for others it may be coming to terms with the divorce or separation of parents. There are so many different types of losses and each will create individual feelings and responses, what can sometimes be helpful is talking to others and knowing that you are not alone, that people care and want to support you.

Healthy Relationships

This course aims at helping children and young people to explore healthy relationships by encouraging young people to explore the emotions and personal values that affect their choices. The course will focus on encouraging healthy talk about sensitive subjects, with group activities designed to get teenagers to think about their choices and the consequences of their actions. It also provides ideas on how to relate to parents, friends and teachers so that everyone's values are respected.

Building self esteem

This course aims at developing self esteem by making some simple changes to support mental health and wellbeing. The group encourages children and young people to talk to each other and share feelings and emotions rather than bottling them up inside.

The course helps young people to share positive qualities about themselves in a safe environment and to be able to develop a stronger sense of identity.

Strategies are provided on this course to manage low mood and anxiety .

Regulating feelings

This course aims at improving emotion regulation which can lead to benefiting many areas of a child's life. Children who are able to regulate their emotions pay more attention, work harder and achieve more in school. They are able to resolve conflicts with their peers, siblings and show lower levels of stress. They are also less challenging in their behaviours and able to develop essential life skills such as the capacity to show empathy and compassion, to be assetive, and to reflect and become self aware.

Improved emotion regulation leads to benefits in all areas of a child's life. Children who are able to regulate their emotions pay more attention, work harder, and achieve more in school. They are better able to resolve conflicts with their peers and show lower levels of physiological stress. They are also better behaved — and more caring towards others. (These conclusions are based, especially, on research by John Gottman and his colleagues on the benefits of parental emotion coaching).

Bespoke group work sessions and reflective practice sessions for teacher's and support workers are also available on request.

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Loneliness
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Communication problems
  • Conflict
  • Separation or divorce
  • Sadness, hurt or anger
  • Frustration, confusion or despair
  • Stress, anxiety or depression
  • Mood changes
  • Bullying
  • A change of family situation or life stage
  • A feeling of rejection
  • Difficulties living with chronic pain, critical illness or disability

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