I have resumed face-to-face sessions in Middle Aston. There are safety procedures in place to prevent the spread of COVID.
Coming to counselling can feel daunting. It is normal to feel anxious when you make that first contact and come to a first session. Talking to someone who is not going to judge, someone who listens and relates to you as a unique person can help to make sense of how you are feeling, what you want for yourself. Counselling can bring permanent beneficial changes to your life. It can improve your self-esteem and your relationships.
I'm a psychodynamic counsellor with 14 years' experience. I work with adults and young people (secondary school age) on an individual basis. I offer both long and short-term counselling and psychotherapy, depending on what my clients choose to do. I am a Registered and an Accredited member of the BACP and work within their "Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions". I work in Stonesfield which is close to Woodstock and near to Witney, in Oxfordshire. See my website: www.alisonjonestyler.co.uk
Contact me by email, telephone or text to find out more about how I work or to see what I am like. This can help you to decide whether you would like me to be your counsellor.
The first meeting is for 40 minutes and is free of charge. This is a good opportunity to see if I am the right counsellor for you. You will find out more about how I work and you will have time to talk about why you want to come for counselling.
Following meetings last 50 minutes and cost £60, though concessions are sometimes available. Sessions are weekly, though we can arrange to meet more or less frequently, depending on your wishes. I will help you to explore your experiences and feelings It's an opportunity to make sense of what is happening or has happened in your life. I am not going to have an opinion or judge. It can be easier to talk to someone who is not involved.
Sessions are highly confidential. I work within the BACP "Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions": https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/
BACP is a professional body for therapists and I am an accredited member.
How long does it take?
It is not possible to say how long counselling will take. No one could tell you. It ends when you feel ready for it to finish.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Wantage Counselling Centre. I have the following qualifications:
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic),
Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling,
a degree - BA (Hons).
I became Accredited by the BACP in 2017.
I have 14 years' experience of working as a counsellor. I have worked for Wantage Counselling and Training Centre and also at King Alfred's Academy (secondary school in Wantage). I set up in private practice in 2014. I have also worked as a Trainer for the Certificate in Counselling at Wantage Counselling and Training Centre.
I have a clear, enhanced DBS certificate.
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.
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
The first session is free of charge. It lasts 40 minutes. Subsequent sessions cost £60 each. They last 50 minutes. Concessions are sometimes available.
I am currently not taking on any clients.
I trained as a Psychodynamic counsellor which means that I think that the relationship between myself and my clients is an essential part of the therapy. It also means that I think it is useful to look at the relationships and experiences that you had as a child and to see how and if these play a part in how you respond to people and circumstances in your current life.
Since qualifying, I have developed the way that I work to incorporate aspects of other theories, including attachment theory and relational psychotherapy. I also use Mindfulness, if you would like.
If you would like any more information about counselling, or how I work, please contact me by email: email@example.com, telephone or text: 07572606856 or look at my website: www.alisonjonestyler.co.uk
I am happy give you more information to help you to decide whether counselling is right for you or if I am the counsellor you want to work with.