Alan Jones Msc.Psych, PGCDip.Coun UKCP Regd Psychotherapist, BACP Accd. PTSTA(P)
Kensington House Counselling Service
15 St Marys Road
I am a UKCP registered Clinical Psychotherapist with BACP Accreditation using Person Centred and Transactional Analysis therapies. I offer the first session for free so that clients have the opportunity to decide if I am the right therapist for them.
I offer a confidential service, using an approach that is focused on the results clients want to achieve. I work with people are over 18 years including couples groupwork and familiy work. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
My elegant and safe practice rooms are in Leamington Spa. Accessible from the Warwick and Coventry Universities, and near to major employers.
My beliefs are based on the basic principles of Transactional Analysis, everyone has worth, everyone can think and everyone makes decisions about themselves and their lives that can be remade in the here and now. I offer the opportunity to explore your potential through therapy in a confidential, supportive and safe environment.
You may be exploring therapy for a number of reasons. You may be trying to cope with the loss of a partner or family member, the breakdown or difficulty of a relationship, trying to make sense of something which happened during your childhood or any other personal reason.
You may have a need to identify and change what you might think is unhealthy behaviour. You may not be clear about the reasons for starting therapy, and that’s okay.
Many of us experience a general sense of unhappiness, anxiety, dissatisfaction and use therapy as a way of finding out what our thoughts, feelings and behaviours mean.
There are no right or wrong reasons. It just takes willingness and some time to look closer at your concerns which you can’t make sense of on your own.
Many of my clients have been referred by existing or previous clients, and I have a high success rate with people engaged in professional roles, including business owners, doctors, lawyers and teachers.
What is Transactional Analysis?
Transactional Analysis (TA) is a set of practical conceptual tools for personal growth and change, and a social psychology developed by Eric Berne MD. According to Berne, TA is a powerful tool for human well-being that utilises the “Adult”, in both the client and therapist to sort out thoughts, feelings and behaviours that result in personal difficulties.
As your therapist, I will work directly with you in the "here-and-now" to establish an equal working relationship and help to provide you with day-to-day tools to finding constructive and creative solutions to your problems.
The main TA concepts that we'll use during our work are that you are able to think clearly and develop new options and outcomes to your problems. TA will help us to look at how we often re-play childhood strategies in grown-up life, even when these produce results which are self-defeating or painful. I will also give you tools which you will be able to use in between sessions.
A major difference between Transactional Analysis and most other therapies is that during the course of the therapy we share the models, theories and philosophy with the client in a very transparent and equal way. Therapy is achieved by working together. You are the expert on you and how you feel think and behave, I provide the expertise to help you to understand yourself, your problems, what you want to change and how to go about changing things in a way that suits you. We then make a contract detailing what you want to change and how I am going got help you to make those changes.During the process you will acquire some of the theory and models used which will help you to continue to develop after the therapy is over.
A good place to learn more about Transactional Analysis is the website of our professional body United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis where the basic concepts are explained
here is a link to the relevant pages
TA is used in all types of psychological matters from everyday living problems to mental health difficulties. It provides a method of therapy for individuals, couples, groups and families.
I am registered as a clinical psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Counsel for Psychotherapy (UKCP), an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a member of the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). These professional bodies provide a a safe framework for therapy work and I abide by the guidelines for good practice and ethics of all of these organisations.
As well as working in private practice, I have worked within the counselling service departments of local charities, including working with clients who have been bereaved and clients who are adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I have also undertaken a clinical placement at a local acute psychiatric unit and community psychiatric centre (NHS) This has given me a good awareness of mental health difficulties that may fall outside the scope of normal psychotherapy and I am in a position to make referrals to private psychiatrists or NHS services if necesary.
I have worked in industry and sales and marketing as a senior manager, helping my team members to achieve their goals and potential. My business experience allows me to successfully work with people who are having difficulties at work either due to their own early life decision limitations or due to the ever increasing demands of companies on their employees
I also help people to develop good coping strategies for working with difficult or unreasonable bosses
Training, qualifications & experience
PTSTA(P) UKCP regstered Supervisor
Certified Transactional Analyst CTA, United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis. (UKATA)
MSc in Transactional Analysis with Psychotherapy speciality from Middlesex University.
Post Graduate Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, Middlesex University.
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, Warwickshire College.
Diploma in Coaching, The Coaching Academy.
UKCP Registered Clinical Psychotherapist
Member of the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA)
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP),
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Keeping a successful mindset whilst working under pressure
Coping strategies for working for a difficult boss
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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£50 per hour for individual therapy lasting 1 hour
£75 per 1.5 hour session for couples work
Group work fees based on size of group
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available normal working hours and at evenings and weekends
Supervision & training
I am on the UKCP supervisors register.