Louise Jones MBACP NCS-Acc (Acorn to Oak Counselling)
Are you struggling at the moment? Are you wanting to make changes to improve your life? I am an experienced counsellor offering respectful, non-judgmental and supportive counselling. You've taken the 1st step by seeking counselling, get ready to take the next one....
Hello - I'm Louise and I work in Swanley and the surrounding areas. I currently work in private practice with adults, adolescents (I was a secondary school counsellor for 11 years) and employee assistance programmes. I also work for Relate, working with couples.
Most people seek counselling when they are struggling to deal with a difficult situation and are wanting things to be different. Counselling can help you to identify difficult feelings and emotions and enable you to develop and implement new strategies and thinking, to bring change. It is an opportunity to for you to have a voice and be heard.
We are all individual and each require different things. I offer a counselling experience tailor made to suit your needs. I draw from a wealth of counselling disciplines including person centred, transactional analysis, CBT, psychodynamic and Gestalt.
I have extensive experience in the following areas:
- Anger Management.
- Anxiety and Depression.
- Bereavement and loss.
- Confidence and self-esteem issues.
- Domestic violence.
- Eating disorders.
- Family difficulties.
- Identity issues.
- Post natal depression.
- Relationship issues.
- Self harm.
- Teenage struggles.
My hours of availability are:
Monday - Thursday: 7.30 am - 9.00 pm. Saturday: 7.30 am - 12.00 noon.
If you want to make an appointment, you can call or e-mail me and we will discuss what it is you are hoping to gain from counselling. We can then make an appointment for a time that suits you and start the process of change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and and an accredited member of NCS (National Counselling Society). I adhere to the BACP's code of ethics.
Currently studying CPCAB Diploma in Couples Counselling (2017)
CSM Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and training (2008) BACP Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (2007) CRUSE Certificate in Bereavement Training (2007) CPCAB Certificate in Counselling skills (2004)
CPCAB Certificate in Initial Counselling skills (2003)
Additional training in:
Working with those who deliberately self harm.
Understanding Suicide Intervention.
Working with traumatised children.
Care planning and understanding the looked after children system.
I have extensive safeguarding and child protection training.
I have worked in a GP surgery, a hospice, secondary schools and private practice.
I am fully insured and hold an enhanced CRB/DBS check.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
My fee is £40 per session. Duration of session - 1 hour.
I offer concessions for students and those experiencing financial hardship. Please ask for information.
I currently have one space available for a trainee counsellor.
Short term face to face counselling.
Long term face to face counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday: 7.30 am - 9.00 pm Tuesday: 7.30 am - 9.00 pm Wednesday: 7.30 am - 9.00 pm Thursday: 7.30 am - 3.00 pm Saturday: 7.30 am - 12 noon.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|