About Jacky Francis Walker
I am an internationally recognised psychotherapist, mindfulness consultant, executive coach, clinical supervisor and trainer.
Featured in Psychologies magazine's Coaching Directory, I have been in practice since 1993, working with high achieving professionals and people in creative fields.
I offer appointments in London's Harley Street, the City of London and also via video link, so you can get help no matter where in the world you are. My clients are based in such places as the UK, America, Africa and even the Cayman Islands.
Clients often self refer. I also receive referrals from other health professionals, such as doctors, cosmetic surgeons, occupational health professionals and dental surgeons. I am also registered with a number of Employee Assistance schemes and health insurance policies which may cover the cost of sessions - details are on my 'background' page on my website.
The combination of skills I offer is unique in the UK. As author of The Burnout Bible, I am one of the UK's leading specialists in stress, burn-out and work/life balance.
I work from an integrative approach, informed by humanistic and psychodynamic philosophy and mindfulness ways of working, but I draw from other approaches too, such as cognitive behaviour therapy, depending on your needs. I am able to vary my style fro fairly structured to fairly loose, according to your preference. By working collaboratively we can arrive at the most appropriate working style for you, so please do let me know if we need to change anything.
I have been working with mindfulness-based approaches since the early 1990s. My MA thesis examined how mindfulness (in the form of the felt sense) could be found within most schools of psychotherapy and distilled key principles for working with mindfulness within a psychotherapeutic approach. In 2014 I took part in an innovative pilot scheme on Mindfulness and Weight Loss.
My specialist areas
I have a particular interest in working with :
stress, burnout and work-life balance (with a special emphasis on the particular needs of high achieving professionals and people in the creative arts)
quality of life issues (including mid-life crisis, life goals and spiritual values)
the creative process
personal / professional development
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