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About me

In a warm and welcoming environment, I offer the highest standards of ethical practice. My belief as a Counsellor/Therapist is that the counselling relationship is the key to any success in therapy and so I aim to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable from the start, this will hopefully enable you to dislcose and explore whatever has brought you to counselling without fear of any judgement. I hope that people see the 'realness' in me as their counsellor, rather than any mask or façade which can sometimes create a barrier. This realness has proved to offer the most productive outcome for many people.

Why not come along for a no obligation reduced rate first session, where we can discuss just what you need from your counselling. If you feel that I'm not right for you no offence will be taken, as this is about 'you' after all.

Please view my website for more in depth information. garethjonescounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Counselling (Distinction)
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Supervision
Neuro Linguistic Programming (N.L.P) Practioner
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
Certificates in Understanding and Working with Trauma and Dissociation

My MA in Counselling dissertation investigated personal growth toward 'authentic' living. I received a 'Distinction' or 1st Class Degree for this study.

I have also been a Supervisor, Regional Trainer and Counsellor with Cruse Bereavement care.
Also with Cruse I was part of the international 'Disaster Response/Resilience' team. I also delivered training nationally for new members to the team.

Alongside my private practice, I work as a counsellor in various G.P. practices for Durham, Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group.
I also deliver 'bespoke' training for various organisations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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 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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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Additional information

My fees are £50:00 per 50 min session, (£35:00 for the 1st session).

Sessions are availble days and evenings.

I am open to negotiation (in regard to fees) for the low waged with specific need.

I am situated less than a mile from junction 59 of the A1.

Please view my website for more in depth information. garethjonescounselling.com

Further information

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I have Professional Civil Liability Insurance

North Terrace
Aycliffe Village
Newton Aycliffe
County Durham

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Gareth Jones MA MBACP (Accred). UKRCP

Gareth Jones MA MBACP (Accred). UKRCP