Our Counsellor: Jackie Brangwyn.


Clifton High School is fortunate to have the professional support and expertise of Jackie Brangwyn, a highly qualified and experienced Counsellor of children, young people and adults.

Jackie trained to be a Counsellor at The University of Bristol obtaining a Certificate in Counselling Skills, a Diploma in Counselling and a Masters Degree in Counselling (MSc Couns). These integrative courses are Person-Centred and include other theoretical models such as Psychodynamic Theory and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Jackie has additional training in working with art and play therapy with children and young people and regularly updates her professional development and accreditation/registration with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).   

Jackie has fifteen years of counselling experience at Off the Record, the University of Bath, Frome Medical Centre, Bath College and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and has worked as a Counsellor in many Independent Schools.  In addition to counselling, Jackie is a qualified teacher, BEd Hons (Sussex), and runs courses in Good Listening Skills. 


Pupils bring a wide range of issues to counselling including: bereavement and other loss and change, family and peer relationship difficulties, mental and physical ill health, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, social media and internet issues, assault, sexuality and gender, self-esteem and the impact of Covid-19. 


An appointment with Jackie may be secured in the following ways:


There may be some pupils who will benefit from longer term counselling, or therapy may be beneficial for the whole family. We highly recommend seeking a Counsellor who is accredited with BACP and the following list includes organisations that offer counselling to young people and families: 

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy: Lists all registered and accredited counsellors and family therapists  
The Counselling Directory: Over 10,000 qualified counsellors listed, so you are able to find the right counsellor for you 
Child Bereavement UK: Help for children and young people (up to age 25), parents and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. 
Relate: Bristol based child and family counselling
Childline 1-2-1 Counsellor Chat: Chat with a counsellor online about whatever's worrying you 
Off the Record: Bristol based service who offer a friendly team of Wellbeing Practitioners deliver brief evidence-based therapeutic work in schools, and pretty much anywhere in the community where there’s young people! 
The Institute of Family Therapists: The leading training organisation for systemic practice in the UK. They are highly respected in the field and have a firmly established national and international reputation for high standards and excellence.