Alice Jones Registered MBACP
Hello and a very warm welcome to my profile page.
When life becomes overwhelming we can struggle to make sense of everything and see a way forward. Perhaps you are feeling confused, anxious, angry or lacking self worth?
How Counselling Can Help
- I can offer you a safe, confidential space where together we can explore your concerns, feelings and fears.
- Sometimes speaking with someone impartial can be helpful unlike talking with friends and family, with the fear of upsetting or burdening them or not feeling understood.
- As a counsellor I will not judge you but I will listen, respect and accept you as you are. As the client you are in control of what is discussed and the pace at which the therapy proceeds.
- At times counselling can be difficult and challenging as awkward feelings or perhaps painful memories may be experienced, however by working through and exploring these, change can be possible.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I use the following counselling approaches individually tailored to your needs:
- Person-centred - accepting the individual as they are and believing they have the capacity within themselves to change and achieve their full potential, given the right therapeutic conditions.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviours which have been accumulated through life experiences.
- Psychodynamic - understanding the ways in which unconscious processess and past experiences shape present behaviour.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework in my practice.
What To Expect
After a 30 minute assessment to see if you feel we can work together and to help me gain an overview of your issues, we would generally meet on a weekly basis.
I offer six sessions initially however the number of sessions required depends on individual circumstances. A session lasts 50 minutes.
White Friars Counselling & Psychotherapy is located at 14A St Werburgh Street, which is off Eastgate Street and close to the cathedral, in central Chester.
On arrival at the Centre please press the buzzer for the corresponding room where I am working and I will open the door for you electronically.
Parking is available in the Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Pepper Street or Market car parks which are approximately 5 minutes walk from St Werburgh Street.
Please note all counselling rooms are upstairs and there is no lift.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member MBACP, BACP Certificate of Proficiency
HE CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I work in private practice at White Friars Counselling & Psychotherapy, 14A St Werburgh Street, Chester, CH1 2DY. I have also volunteered as a bereavement counsellor for the Western Cheshire Bereavement Service based at the Hospice of The Good Shepherd, Backford, Chester, CH2 4DG.
My particular experience has been in assisting clients deal with stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief and loss.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial 30 minute assessment is £25.00, thereafter the fee is £45.00 per session.
Fees are payable at the end of each session by cash, debit or credit card
If you would like any more information or further clarification do give me a call or send me an email or text.
I look forward to hearing from you.