About Jacky

Jacky Francis Walker
MA, MSc, UKCP reg, BACP Senior Accred

The difference since our first session last week is incredible. I came with nothing, and left with so much. It’s been life changing.       SW, London

“You have an innate understanding of the creative process, which is very rare.”   JK, Norfolk

Contact me: 07796 904473 (SMS, WhatsApp, Facetime)
Email: consult@theharleyconsultancy.co.uk

I am an internationally recognised psychotherapist, mindfulness consultant, writer, executive coach, clinical supervisor and trainer. I have been in practice since 1993, working with high achieving professionals and people in creative fields.

Featured in Psychologies magazine
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(including The Telegraph, Evening Standard, Healthy magazine, BBC News, BBC Capital)

I offer appointments in London’s Harley Street / Great Portland Street area, the City of London, Hoxton E2 and also via Skype, so you can get help no matter where in the world you are. My clients are based in such places as the UK, America, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, India and even the Cayman Islands.

Clients often self refer, and include CEOs, directors, senior managers, consultants, City professionals (including lawyers, bankers, insurance and traders), entrepreneurs, IT professionals, doctors, architects, HR and recruitment executives, journalists, film and TV professionals, senior creatives in the advertising and fashion world, authors, musicians, artists and composers.

I also receive referrals from health insurers and other health professionals, such as doctors, cosmetic surgeons, occupational health professionals and dental surgeons. Whilst I am registered with a number of Employee Assistance schemes, I tend to be fully booked with self funded and health insurance clients, so am often unable to accept most Employee Assistance referrals.  If you have a health insurance policy, it may cover the cost of sessions – details are on my ‘background‘ page.

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 specialist 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 from 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. In 2018, I completed a Certificate in Third Wave CBT.

My skill is in helping those ‘hidden away’ and disowned parts of your emotional self to emerge and grow, so they can take their rightful place alongside your rational mind 

My strong business background (spanning large international corporations, medium size companies, the charity and voluntary sector, SMEs, entrepreneurs and sole traders) allows me to integrate my psychological understanding with my business mindset. As an Executive Coach, I understand the realities of doing business, strategic thinking, working under pressure, handling internal processes, sales and marketing approaches, the dynamics of teams, the particular challenges involved in the transition from a hands on role to manager or director level, and leadership (including how emotional intelligence helps make great leaders).

My specialist areas

I have a particular interest in working with
high achievers and people in creative fields

  • anxiety, stress, burnout, work-life balance (with a special emphasis on the particular needs of high achieving professionals and people in creative fields)
  • quality of life issues (including mid-life crisis, life goals and spiritual values)
  • the creative process
  • mindfulness, resilience, confidence
  • imposter syndrome, presence, leadership

Contact me: 07796 904473 (SMS, WhatsApp, Facetime)

Email: consult@theharleyconsultancy.co.uk

Buy a signed copy of my latest publication, celebrating the challenges and joys of being alongside a creative person:Entertaining An Artist: Vegan. Wheat free. Handful!

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