Tessa Jones Reg.UKCP; PGDip. Family Therapy; Advanced Clinical Supervision
4 Tollgate Close
33 The Parade
I am a UKCP registered Systemic, Couple and Family Psychotherapist and a qualified systemic supervisor.
What to expect
My many years of experience in helping people to overcome difficulties enables me to work towards change quite quickly. I offer sessions for individuals, couples and families where an atmosphere of safety and trust enables people to explore challenges in their lives. A systemic approach builds on the existing strengths and resources which people have. It enables people to think differently about themselves, their concerns and worries in a way which helps solutions to emerge which make sense within their own unique lives.
My specialist approach is highly successful in helping people with relationship difficulties. Sometimes these problems can be longstanding such as in families with adult children where difficulties from childhood or adolescence have not been resolved. Sometimes a workplace situation causes people to be distressed or a couple is not functioning in a way which enables them both to thrive. I see people who are facing all sorts of challenges and who may be experiencing symptoms such as anxiety or depression. Sometimes symptoms appear for no particular reason and psychotherapy can be a way to explore what may be going on.
People come to see me on their own quite frequently as they are looking for a confidential space to talk about issues. Sometimes people are seen individually as a part of couple therapy or family therapy. I am registered to work with children and young people and I am very experienced in helping young people to make sense of aspects of their lives which trouble them. I am skilled in enabling people to build the skills they need for more fulfilling lives. This may be better communication or paying more attention to their own well being. Sometimes changes in behaviour are necessary and I help people to work towards change in a way that makes sense.
Coaching for Change
Alongside my psychotherapy practice I have a life coaching practice. I work alongside people to reach their goals whether these are connected to work ambitions, relationship aspirations or lifestyle changes. Sometimes coaching can be helpful in defining which are the goals that should be prioritised.
I have a warm, empathic style and a level of skill which encourages people to be hopeful about their futures.
I take private referrals and am also registered with Cigna and AVIVA
Why not make an appointment to see if I can help you?
Training, qualifications & experience
I have almost 40 years of experience in working with people in many different situations. Initially this was as a social worker before I undertook training as a family therapist more than 20 years ago. I have managed teams of social workers and therapists and worked in consultancy roles with organisations. I have specialist qualifications in training and supervision.
I am highly committed to continuing to increase my knowledge and skills and actively pursue this.
My formal qualifications are:
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
Diploma in Social Studies
Practice Teachers Award
Advanced Award in Social Work
MSc(Econ) Training Module
Postgraduate Diploma in Family Therapy
Advanced Clinical Supervision (Systemic)
Externship in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Looked after children
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
Initial telephone or email consultation: Free
Individual Therapy: £55
Couple Therapy: £60
Family Therapy: £65
Clinical/Professional Supervision/Consultation for individuals: £60
Clinical/Professional Supervision/Consultation for groups/teams: Please enquire
Consultative, training and assessment services: Please enquire
Telephone/online consultation: Please enquire
I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and abide by the UKCP Code of Professional Conduct
I am a member of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and abide by the AFT Code of Ethics and Practice
I am a member of the UKCP College of Family, Couple and Systemic Therapy
I am included on the specialist UKCP register of Psychotherapists with Children and Young People
The UKCP registers are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I aim to respond to enquiries within 48 hours and to offer an initial appointment within one week. I work throughout the week in Caerphilly including evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I hold the Family Institute Qualification in Advanced Clinical Supervision.View supervision profile