Jacqueline Walton
Therapist

Roles and Responsibilities
I have worked as a therapist at Newcastle University Counselling and Mental Health Team since April 2017.  I am delighted to be a member of the team and enjoy working with students.  My therapeutic approach is to work collaboratively with clients to help them identify the origins of thoughts, beliefs and feelings that may be influencing their current difficulties or problems.  I have trained as a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist and integrate cognitive behavioural, and solution-focused approaches into my work when these appear potentially helpful.

Qualifications
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (Northern Guild of Psychotherapy and Counselling).

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Northern Guild of Psychotherapy and Counselling).
M.A. Social Work (University of East Anglia).
B.Soc.Sci. Social Policy (Birmingham Universtiy).

Previous Positions
I began my professional career as a mental health nurse and later trained as a social worker.  I retained an interest in mental health, primarily working with families impacted by parental mental health difficulties.  I then worked in therapeutic services offering counselling support to children and young people.  I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist in NHS primary care services and for an eating distress service. 

Membership
UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist.

Professional Registration.
Registered Social Worker with the Health and Social Care Professions Council (HCPC) (registration number SW100293).