Alison Jones-Tyler Registered MBACP (Accred),107571

Alison Jones-Tyler Registered MBACP (Accred),107571

Witney
Oxfordshire
OX29

07572 606856 / 07572606856

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Witney
Oxfordshire
OX29

07572 606856 / 07572606856

About me

I work face-to-face with adults and young people (secondary school age) on an individual basis. I offer both long and short-term counselling, so sometimes people work with me for a few years, sometimes they come for a couple of months, depending on what they choose to do. I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP and work within their "Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions".  I work in Deddington, near Banbury, and near Witney, both rooms are in Oxfordshire.

There are many reasons why people come to me for counselling, but recent examples include:  depression, anxiety, addiction, low self-esteem, miscarriage, self-harm, bullying, abuse, bereavement, job loss, wanting to break unhealthy patterns.

First Contact

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.  Sometime I cannot answer the telephone because I am working, so please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

First Meeting

The first meeting takes an hour and a half.  This is longer than the rest of the meetings so that we have enough time to talk over our working contract together.  This includes confidentiality and holidays.  Then we will have time to talk about why you are coming for counselling.  This is a good opportunity for you to decide whether I work in a way that suits you.

Following Meetings

Following meetings last 50 minutes.  They are once a week, at the same time and same day of the week.  What sessions are like varies because each person who comes for counselling is unique.  In simple terms, though, people will tell me what is going on in their life, how they are feeling, why they want to come for counselling, how it feels to be in counselling.  My role is to help people to explore these and to provide an opportunity to make sense of what has or is happening.  It is helpful to talk to someone who is not involved directly with the situation; someone with an objective view and I am not going to have an opinion or judge.  Counselling can be difficult at times, bringing up painful feelings.  However, it can also be liberating and exciting as you unburden yourself and begin to see things differently.  It usually improves relationships with family members, partners and friends, or helps you to come out of unhealthy relationships.

Confidentiality

Sessions are highly confidential.  I abide by the BACP "Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions".  BACP is the professional body that I am accredited by.  Their Ethical Framework is a document that you can download from their website.  It concerns best practice for counsellors.

How long does it take?

This is a common question and it actually is difficult to answer.  If you want to work on one thing, for example if you are frightened of spiders and that is why you are coming to counselling, we could agree to work on just that one part of your life and we could agree a set number of weeks, perhaps 10 weeks.  However, more usually, people want to work on an ongoing basis until they feel ready to stop coming to counselling.  When they feel ready to stop, we would discuss a date to end.  Planning for an ending is a good opportunity to make sure that nothing is left unsaid which is an important part of therapy.

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 12 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 check.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fees are £50 per session.  Sessions last for 50 minutes, except for the initial session when we need to allow an hour and a half at most.

Further information

I have an equal amount of experience of working with adults as young people.

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.  If it is useful for a particular client, I might use some Gestalt and Psychodrama approaches.  I also use Mindfulness sometimes.

If you would like any more information about counselling, or how I work, please contact me by email, telephone or text.  I am happy to talk or write to you to help you to decide whether counselling is right for you and if I am the counsellor you want to work with.

Maps & Directions

Witney, OX29

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

My meeting room is on the ground floor. There is readily available parking in the road. If wheelchair access is required, I have a ramp that I can put in place in order to get up the front step.

Availability

Fridays: 9 am, 11 am, 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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