Beverley Jones at West Shore Counselling. MBACP, MBPsS,
Hello. My name is Beverley. I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). I’ve been in practice as a counsellor/psychotherapist for over 15 years and I like to work with people who are struggling with their mental health or have emotional difficulties. These often include one or more of the following:
Depression: Suffering from ongoing low mood, sometimes with feelings of guilt, and hopelessness? These unpleasant feelings are difficult to manage alone and can be signs of depression. I can help you to heal from your current depression and together we can develop strategies for managing any future bouts of low mood.
Anxiety: is an awful but common symptom of emotional distress. There are many reasons why some people suffer from anxiety more than others. The good news is that anxiety, no matter how awful, can be managed. I have considerable experience in helping people understand and manage their own particular form of anxiety.
Going through a ‘Bad Patch’ : Most of us will go through a ‘bad patch at sometime in our lives. Often family and friends are wonderful, they are there for us. They help us, through our difficult times. However, sometimes sharing problems with family and friends is too difficult and sometimes’ the help and advice given creates confusion, preventing us from seeing the way forward. Talking things through with an impartial listener can be the key. It can help clear confusion and restore motivation. I would be happy to help you in this situation.
Relationship breakdown: Suffering from the fallout and trauma of a relationship breakdown. This incredibly painful and difficult time can be an overwhelming emotional burden. It is exhausting to carry this alone. Feelings of Loss, rejection and bereavement, are common symptoms. There may also be elements of anxiety and depression. I can offer the support of an experienced therapist to help you through this awful time.
Bereavement: Some people find it helpful to have my support following bereavement or whilst adjusting to a long term illness.
My specialist approach to helping pays particular attention to confidentiality, privacy and personal dignity. I provide counselling that is both supportive and rational. Combining the warmth of a trusting relationship, with the professional knowledge and experience of a qualified counsellor. This approach is successful in helping people through some of their most difficult and challenging times.
Although our work together will not be able to change events that have already happened, counselling will help manage the personal distress caused by difficult events, build self esteem and help in finding a new perspective.
I have worked for many years as a counsellor, for various organisations such as: hospitals, schools, hospice and women’s centres. I now manage my own private counselling practice on the West Shore of Llandudno. I offer positive and non judgemental counselling to individuals seeking brief or longer term counselling.
The length and frequency of counselling sessions will vary according to individual need. Some people will need only a few counselling sessions whilst others will need counselling for a longer time.
People often feel anxious about making the first step to contact a counsellor. Perhaps wondering if their issue is suitable or serious enough? This feeling of uncertainty is very common. Please contact me via email to discuss your problems and concerns. It is always better to seek help early rather than endure prolonged emotional distress. If you do decide to go ahead and make an appointment we will think together about Issues such as length of therapy time constraints, fees and so on.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Honours Degree in Psychology and member of the British Psychological Society
Post Grad Diploma in therapeutic counselling and registered member of the bacp -British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychoanalytic theory and practice
Diploma in Jungian psychology
Certificates in Bereavement, separation and loss - adults and children
Certificates in working therapeutically with children.
Certificate in CBT
certificate in relaxation
Certificates in alcohol and substance misuse
Registered Nurse (retired) and member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Previous Private practice in Macclesfield
Previous counselling experience at Manchester Royal Infirmary- Bereavement Centre, Blythe House Hospice, Stockport Alcohol and Drug Service, Stockport Women's Centre, counsellor for Dry Out Now, and Place2Be. Children's counselling service in schools.
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.
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Accredited Register Scheme
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My fees for counselling are £50 per counselling hour for zoom appointments and £20 for half hour telephone appointments. Fees can be paid by cheque or by electronic transfer.
Concessions offered for
Concessions may be available . Please ask for further details.