Alice Jones Registered MBACP
White Friars Counselling & Psychotherapy
29 White Friars
Are you feeling stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed by your problems or fears? Are you struggling to see a way forward and just don't know where to turn? I know how scary that feels. After working in the hospitality industry for many years, I faced challenges in my own life and having benefited from counselling myself, I decided to transfer my skills to assisting others in this way.
How Counselling Can Help
By offering a safe, confidential space I can help you to explore your anxiety, concerns and feelings. Sometimes, speaking with someone impartial without the fear of upsetting or burdening them as you might with family or friends, can be helpful. As a counsellor I will not judge you but I will listen, respect and accept you as you are. As the client you are in control of what is discussed and the pace at which the therapy proceeds. At times counselling can be difficult and challenging as awkward feelings or perhaps painful memories may be experienced, however by working through and exploring these, change can be possible.
As an integrative counsellor, I use the following counselling approaches according to the individual needs of clients:
Person-centred - with the client at the heart of the process, believing everyone has the potential to grow and develop towards achieving their potential.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) - seeking to change unhelpful thoughts and patterns of behaviour.
Psychodynamic - understanding how past events and actions can affect us in the present.
What To Expect
After an initial 30 minute assessment to gain an overview of your issues and to see if you feel we can work together, we would generally meet on a weekly basis. I offer six sessions initially however the number of sessions required depends on individual circumstances. A session lasts 50 minutes.
White Friars Counselling & Psychotherapy is located at 29 White Friars which is off Bridge Street in central Chester.
Parking is available in either the Grosvenor Shopping Centre or Market car parks which are approximately 5 minutes walk from White Friars. There is also a small car park off Cuppin Street at the end of White Friars, however parking here tends to be limited.
A ground floor counselling room is available on request.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member MBACP, BACP Certificate of Proficiency
HE CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I work in private practice at White Friars Counselling & Psychotherapy, 29 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ. I also volunteer as a bereavement counsellor for the Western Cheshire Bereavement Service based at the Hospice of The Good Shepherd, Backford, Chester, CH2 4DG.
My particular experience has been in assisting clients deal with stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief and loss.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
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The initial 30 minute assessment is £20.00, thereafter the fee is £40.00 per session. Fees are payable in cash or by personal cheque at the end of each session.
If you would like any more information or further clarification do give me a call or send me an email or text.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time and some evening appointments available
Types of client