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Alan Jones Msc.Psych, PGCDip.Coun UKCP Regd Psychotherapist, BACP Accd. PTSTA(P)

Leamington Spa CV31 & Warwick CV34
07787 195429 07787 195429 Registered / Accredited
Leamington Spa CV31 & Warwick CV34

About me

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 belief

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.

Why therapy?

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 that you may have to copy and paste into your browser

www.uktransactionalanalysis.co.uk/transactional-analysis/what-is-ta


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.

Professional bodies

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.

Other information

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),

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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.

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Business Coaching

Keeping a successful mindset whilst working under pressure

Career changes

Coping strategies for working for a difficult boss

Redundancy issues

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£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

Warwick
Warwickshire
CV34

Kensington House Counselling Service
Kensington House
15 St Marys Road
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV31 1JW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages French

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I am available normal working hours and at evenings and weekends

Supervision

I am on the UKCP supervisors register.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Alan Jones Msc.Psych, PGCDip.Coun UKCP Regd Psychotherapist, BACP Accd. PTSTA(P)

Alan Jones Msc.Psych, PGCDip.Coun UKCP Regd Psychotherapist, BACP Accd. PTSTA(P)