Jacqui Brooks

Counselling & Coaching

Teacher of Mindfulness for Mental Wellness, Counselling/Psychotherapy & Coaching via zoom,

in Swansea & Ammanford & Llanelli Carmarthenshire

Who Is Jacqui?

Art of Living Counselling and Coaching founder is Jacqui Brooks.

She qualified as a Counsellor in 2003 and is a registered member of the United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis. 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.

Jacqui recently graduated from the MMTCP Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training program taught by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.

She has 18 years of experience delivering coaching, counselling and groups/workshops and has facilitated women 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.

Since developing a consistent meditation practice and graduating as a Mindfulness Teacher I have gained a deeper understanding of how we can release ourselves from our 'story' or 'narrative' and face life's challenges equanimously. I am passionate about sharing this freedom with others.

I'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'."


Qualifications

  • Teacher of Mindfulness and Compassion (MMTCP)
  • SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision Level 3 (Advanced Supervision Skills)
  • 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, (Coach, 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, She returned to university and retrained as a Counsellor, a Coach, and a Teacher. Since then She has worked with people within the National Health Service, Private Sector - Fostering and Adoption, Cancer and within private practice and She has taught in both Further and Higher Education Institutions.

She coach individuals and groups and more recently She has facilitated global Conscious Eating telephone conference courses and led women's retreats in the U.K., Spain and the U.S.A. She has recently completed clinical supervision training and provides supervision across 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

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!)

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Fees & Times

Fees vary £45 - £70


Payment by cash, cheque, BACS or credit card via PayPal is all accepted.


Some concessions are available, please ask for details.


Monday - Wednesdays, 08.30 to 19.00


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