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Jess Veal

I studied at the University of Bristol on the BSc Deaf Studies interpreting stream (2008 – 2011) and completed my NVQ Level 6 Diploma in BSL Interpreting in 2014.

I have been working predominantly in the fields of media, medical, finance, community and mental health over the past few years. However, I am able to accept bookings in other domains. I am able to work remotely via online platforms such as Zoom, MS Teams & Google Hangout.

I have a keen interest in the mental health sector and work regularly at a Deaf inpatient unit in South London, facilitating communication between hearing and Deaf clinicians and also between the hearing staff and Deaf patients on the ward.

I also have an interest in theatre and media interpreting. I worked as an in-house interpreter at Remark! for a couple of years and have worked behind the scenes on multiple TV shoots since then. I have also interpreted for many theatre rehearsals and live industry conferences.

Aside from interpreting, I am a qualified Integrative, Humanistic Counsellor (member of BACP). I have worked part-time for the past two years as a counsellor at Mind, the mental health charity, in Hackney, working with a variety of clients with a range of mental health needs. I am able to work with Deaf clients too in therapy settings.

In my free time, I am a keen runner and completed the London Marathon in 2017, and have taken part in many other races too. I am a qualified Rescue Scuba Diver and a keen and adventurous backpacker, having recently spent a month in India, and have travelled extensively in South America and Asia. I am also obsessed with dogs & cats and am a cat-mother to a beautiful kitten called Cleo.

*Indicative inclusive fee when working a standard day in central London 10.00-17.00. More may be charged for evening/weekend working or for assignments which are more demanding, in terms of preparation or specialist abilities

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If you'd rather discuss a booking over the phone, you can call me on 07795 258304