Nicola Jones MNCS (Acc), MA, Relate Registered
The Practice Rooms
59 High Street
Westbury On Trym
I provide relationship (couple) and individual counselling and psychotherapy and family counselling/mediation.
Many clients tell me that it's like having a good conversation with someone who is there just to listen to you in an unbiased, non judgemental and supportive manner. They have said that once they realise this they wonder what they were afraid of. It can be quite daunting to start counselling/therapy for the first time. It is my responsibility to help you to feel at ease so you can explore what needs exploring and decide on your priorities and goals.
I listen very carefully, non judgementally and my aim is to learn how to best support you - that is different and unique for every person. The process simply doesn't work otherwise. I am there to help you to explore your thoughts, so, importantly, they really don't have to be fully formed or formed at all. That is you don't have to know why you are coming. It's enough if you know you need to talk, that you have significant worries, feel low, confused and maybe life is throwing too much at you.
Every person deserves to matter in this world and that means that you deserve to think and care about yourself and to live with peace of mind, in relative harmony (conflict has to be managed not cured!) and purposefully.
I work with an attachment focus. Attachment theory offers the best thinking and research about the infinite ways in which we relate to others and particularly significant others.
I work at the Practice Rooms in Westbury on Trym & Clifton Village, Bristol and at my home office in Portishead, N. Somerset.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications and experience:
- Trained with and am registered as a relationship counsellor with Relate (2006)
- Trained in family counselling with the Institute of Family Therapy
- Accredited by the National Counselling Society
- MA, SOAS, University of London (2008)
- Trained in attachment focused psychoanalytic psychotherapy
- Member of the International Attachment Network
I have worked as a counsellor since 2006. I am also a trainer and run training courses for individual therapists wishing to work with couples.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- 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)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Initial consultation and ongoing sessions are £70 per hour for relationship and family counselling and £50 for individual counselling. Sessions generally last 1 hour. However I do offer 90 minutes sessions or more intensive work for couples if wanted.
I offer a limited amount of concessions according to clients' circumstances so please ask me about this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday to Friday including weekday evenings
Types of client