FdSc Counselling MBACP (Accredited)
I trust in the human capacity for growth and care deeply about improving mental wellbeing, offering a warm and compassionate approach. Just as plants have a core strength enabling them to withstand adverse conditions, we can learn to access our own inner resources when life is challenging. I aim to make a positive difference by helping you gain insight and strengthen your inner resources and resilience. Guided by your individual needs, I can help you explore your experiences, gain clarity and develop healthy coping strategies to manage whatever difficulties you may face.
Integrative Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Person-Centred Therapy for Adults.
My name is Alison Jones and I provide counselling to adults offering a flexible, individualised approach. I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, which means that I am recognised by the BACP as a counsellor with a high standard of knowledge, experience and development.
For the past 10 years I have provided counselling within the Higher Education sector to a diverse population of students and staff presenting with a variety of issues. Other experience includes working for charities such as Cruse Bereavement Care and Safeline; supporting people who have experienced bereavement and adult survivors of sexual abuse.
The BACP Ethical framework for the Counselling Professions underpins my work to ensure I provide safe and professional support. More information about this and the counselling process may be found at www.bacp.co.uk
It is important to me to offer best practice and I regularly attend Continued Professional Development to expand my knowledge and skills.
I am fully insured, and all of my work is clinically monitored. I also hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Bachelor of Science Foundation Degree in Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person-Centred)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
RARPA Level 2 Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Bachelor of Education Honours Degree 2:1
Bereavement and Grief
Working with suicide and suicidal ideation
Authenticity and why it matters
Working with survivors of sexual abuse
Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
I appreciate that taking the first step into counselling can be somewhat daunting. It is often helpful to start with an informal, no obligation, brief phone call to discuss what you would like to explore in therapy and to answer any questions you may have about the process. If you then decide you would like to proceed, we can book an appointment for your first counselling session.
The first counselling session is a chance to gain an understanding of the issues you face and what you might hope to achieve from therapy. It is also an opportunity for us to have a better sense of whether I am the right counsellor for you. If I think I can help with the particular issues you bring, and you would like to proceed with further appointments, then we can agree a plan for further sessions tailored to your needs.
Ongoing sessions would be dedicated to helping you manage your difficulties and to find appropriate ways to move forward and reach your desired outcomes. Sessions are usually held weekly but can be arranged to fit your personal requirements. Both brief and long-term therapy are options available to you. You may like to work with an open contract or arrange a fixed number of sessions.
I am currently offering online and in person therapeutic support. I work with individual adults within the UK only.
I aim to respond to clients whether calling or emailing within 24 hours.
If it is not appropriate for any reason for me to leave a message or call, please advise of this and provide specific times when I can contact you.