Anna Gaffney Jones
I am an experienced therapist accredited by the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I currently work for the NHS and in private practice offering a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach for depression, anxiety disorders such as panic, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, impulse disorders and post traumatic stress disorder. Based in Balham/Tooting, I offer an assessment of your psychological difficulties with an individually based formulation and treatment plan. I believe it is important to establish a secure relationship with clients drawing on my qualifications in Person Centred and Existential Psychotherapy to help you create change in your patterns of thinking and behaving and acceptance of your emotions.
Training, qualifications & experience
My initial training both at City University and Regents College was in Person Centred and Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy and more recently I have completed a PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Royal Holloway University. My experience is wide-ranging and eclectic with specific expertise in the managment of Depression and Anxiety. So from an Existential perspective your problems might relate to a lack meaning or purpose in your life. However, using CBT techniques I will be able to focus on how negative thoughts and unhelpful behaviours impact on your feelings both physically and emotionally. Using these and other skills I can help you overcome the difficulties in your life.
I have also completed training in Behavioural Couples Therapy and can work with you and your partner when you are having difficulties in your relationship.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fees range from £50 - £90 with some concessions for students.
My consulting room is in Balham High Road, close to Balham and Tooting Bec Stations and on bus routes from Wimbledon and Clapham. Unfortunately, at this time I do not have disabled access.