Melanie Jones, CBT practitioner, BABCP Accred, BACP Accred
I am a BABCP and BACP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and integrative psychotherapist. I have been working for the last 12 years both in private practice and for an Employee Assistance Programme. As well as working with individuals and couples, I do a great deal of post-trauma work with groups and organisations, and also work as a mediator (qualified member of the Professional Mediators' Association).
Though trained integratively (MA and Diploma, Minster Centre), I have subsequently undergone training in CBT at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment at Reading University. I am fully accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). I am currently working almost exclusively with clients seeking CBT for specific issues and disorders, such as OCD, PTSD, Panic, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, addictions and impulse control disorders.
For 15 years I have worked as an executive coach (AC Accredited), for the Civil Service and other public and private sector clients, both in the UK and overseas. Since 2008, I have been a regular Associate Tutor / Coach at Oxford Said Business School on many open and custom programmes in Executive Education. Enquiries are welcome from anyone interested in career development / executive / life coaching.
I believe that the key to a successful therapeutic outcome is a genuine, warm and respectful relationship between client and therapist. I prefer to work collaboratively, tailoring my approach to the needs and objectives of each person. My greatest pleasure is accompanying clients through a challenging period in their lives, offering them appropriate support, and seeing them build strength and confidence in their ability to access and make use of their own resourcefulness.
I speak fluent Spanish and am happy to work with Spanish-speaking clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA and Diploma Counselling, Minster Centre
Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
Certificate Counselling (Regent's College)
Introduction to CBT (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre)
Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment (i.e. CBT), Reading University
Accredited Member of the Association for Coaching
Member of the Professional Mediators' Association
Certificate in Workplace Mediation
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Couples counselling, £75 per 50 min session
CBT for panic/ anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and other specific disorders: £75 per session
I have a welcoming practice room with ample free parking (including designated spaces for clients with a disability directly in front of the building) and easy public transport access via buses along the Cowley Road, about 5 minutes' walk away. The building has a lift and facilities adapted for people with impaired mobility. There is a reception with WIFI access, comfortable seating and a machine offering drinks and snacks.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Fluent Spanish|
08:00-19:30 Mon-Fri; 09:00-12:00 Sat
Types of client