Helping you find a way forward
But what if we were given a picture of what it might look like to move or grow or change? What if we were given the tools or the permission or the courage to manage life in a way that made it possible? At Holding Hope you won't be tested or diagnosed or labelled. Rather, we'll help you take that step back, look at where you are, where you'd like to be, and how you might get there.
It's no exaggeration to say that my life has changed significantly thanks to working with Jacqueline. She has an incredible sense of empathy which, when combined with an extensive knowledge of her craft, allows her to provide remarkably valuable insights into a number of difficult life and relationship situations, It's not always obvious at first but the insights Jacqueline is capable of providing lead to a better understanding of one's self and by extension others that we come in contact with. I have been left with a much better understanding of myself which in turn allows me to have a more genuine and real relationship with others, romantic or otherwise. I would recommend Jacqueline to anyone, regardless of whether a relationship is at breaking point or just in need of a tune up.Dan
Jacqueline's genuine care and empathy were noticeable from the first time I met her. She really listens and makes it her priority to know who you are and to understand your journey. Jacqueline has helped and continues to help me through the hardest time I have experienced in my life. Her investment in the process of my grief is so supportive and I always know that she is someone who will hear me and carry burdens with me when I need her to do so. There are times when even family and the closest friends don't have the capacity to be present for one's grief, and Jacqueline's generosity and sincerity in this aspect are invaluable.Jess
Our relationship, whilst it's not perfect, is 100% better than it was prior to us meeting with Jacqueline. We have noticed a positive difference to our week after we meet with her and have really worked through how to communicate effectively with each other. We couldn't be happier with our results so far.C & T
When I first met Jacqueline it had been awhile since I had seen a counsellor. Her approach to my struggles was refreshingly different, she was not just listening, she was helping me to listen to myself. With Jacqueline's guidance, I found clarity in the words and actions of others and was able to continue to empathise with them, while also allowing myself to choose my reactions. The help I received from Jacqueline allowed me to articulate myself in a way that enabled me to resolve issues that were over 10 years old and enriched the relationships I now have. Jacqueline is not only a compassionate and empathetic counsellor, she is a true professional who knew exactly which tools to use. I look forward to each session, knowing that I will either leave lighter than air, or allowing myself to feel the full weight of embracing my emotions.Stephanie
We walked into Jacqueline’s office 99% sure that we were ending our marriage. Throughout our sessions with Jacqueline, she provided us with the tools to better communicate with each other so that we both walked away feeling not only heard but understood. Jacqueline’s calm, steady and warm nature made discussing emotionally charged topics much less volatile and overwhelming. Jacqueline created a space that felt safe for both of us to constructively discuss these issues. We would highly recommend Jacqueline to anyone considering counselling either as a couple or individually. We walk out in a much happier relationship with the required tools at the ready, for whenever we encounter the next hurdle life throws at us.Amy and Steve