Grandmother releases final book in trilogy about counsellor and patients (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Darlington grandmother releases final book in trilogy about counsellor and patients
THE SECRETS of counselling have been laid bare by a North-East grandmother in a new book.
Pretence, by 58-year-old Gillian Jackson, is the last in a trilogy of books depicting the relationship between fictional counsellor Maggie Sayer and her clients.
Darlington grandmother of seven, Mrs Jackson, was inspired to write the series after a career break eight years ago led to her undertaking courses in counselling and writing.
She said: “The counselling course was my inspiration, I wanted to show my experience of counselling from both sides as a very positive experience and a useful tool.
“I want to shed some light on something that we British can think of as an American thing or as something for rich people only.
“The stories are fiction but they show a little insight into counselling and the techniques of it.
“Each book follows the stories of three different clients and I’ve tackled some really gritty issues like domestic violence and sexual abuse.
“The stories are very popular with women, probably because they are emotive, but they’re not chick lit.”
The trilogy – comprising The Counsellor, Maggie’s World and Pretence - has attracted a devoted core of fans who have eagerly greeted the latest in the series.
Mrs Jackson said: “The response has been fantastic, people could not wait to read this one.”
The books are available from Amazon and waterstones.com.
For more information, visit gillianjackson.co.uk.
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