Alison Jones-Tyler

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Registered MBACP (Accred)
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Ducklington, Oxfordshire, OX29
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

A compassionate, non-judgemental and experienced integrative, relational psychotherapist and counsellor, I offer space and time for you to explore what is happening for you now, to help you to make sense of what has happened in the past as well as putting in place changes that you might want for yourself.  My approach is tailored to each individual, as a unique person with their own history.  I have 16 years of experience of working both with young people and adults.  Some recent issues I have worked with include:  anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, traumatic childhood, anger, times of change in life of different types.  I offer both long and short-term counselling, 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 Ducklington, near to Witney, in Oxfordshire.  See my website:

First Contact

I offer a free initial meeting by phone or online to help you to decide whether you would like me to be your therapist.  If you prefer, contact me by phone or email to arrange a first session.

First Session

The first session is a combination of questions that I will ask you in order to help me better understand the difficulties that you are facing and what you are looking for through therapy; plus time for you to have a typical session where you can talk about whatever it is that you are feeling, what is concerning you in your life.  The first session is longer than subsequent sessions, lasting about one and a quarter hours.

Following Sessions

Following sessions last for 50 minutes and are weekly. 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":

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 because each person is unique.  It  lasts for as long or for as short as you feel you need.  It is helpful for most people to plan for an ending to counselling when it feels like the right time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in mental health since 2003.  I trained at Wantage Counselling Service and more recently at the Minster Centre in London.  I have the following qualifications:

    Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice, Middlesex University        2023

    Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic), Wantage              Counselling Service 2014

    Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Wantage Counselling Service      2006

    a degree - BA (Hons).

I became Accredited by the BACP in 2014.

Before qualifying as a counsellor, I worked for Oxfordshire MIND.  I have 16 years' experience of working as a counsellor.  I have worked for Wantage Counselling Service (now called Wantage Counselling and Training Centre) and also at King Alfred's Academy (the 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £65 each.  The initial session takes longer, up to one and a quarter hours (which is one and a half sessions) and the fee of £97.50 reflects this.  I offer concessions, subject to availability.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have the following session times available:

10 am and on Wednesdays

11.30 am on Thursdays

and 12.15 am on Fridays.

Further information

I trained initially as a Psychodynamic counsellor and currently am studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Relational psychotherapy.  This is because I think that the relationship between myself and my clients is an essential part of the therapy.  I also 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, and if this is something that you would find useful we can incorporate it into your sessions.  I also use Energy Therapy, if this is something that you are interested in.

If you would like any more information about counselling, or how I work, please contact me by email:, telephone or text:  07572606856 or look at my website:

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.

Ducklington, Oxfordshire, OX29

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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