Alison Jones-Tyler Registered MBACP (Accred),107571

Alison Jones-Tyler Registered MBACP (Accred),107571

Stonesfield, Witney

07572 606856

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About me

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

I'm a psychodynamic counsellor with 12 years of experience.  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 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:

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.  Sometimes 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 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

Following meetings last 50 minutes and cost £50, though concessions are sometimes available. Sessions are weekly, though we can arrange to meet more or less frequently, depending on your wishes. My role is to help you to explore your experiences and feelings and to provide an opportunity to make sense of what has happened in your life.  It helps to talk to someone who is not involved directly with the situation.  I am not going to have an opinion or judge.


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 impossible to answer.  It is your choice, and you would attend until you felt ready to stop coming to counselling.  If you prefer, we could agree on a set number of weeks.

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 certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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The first session is free of charge.  It lasts 40 minutes.  Subsequent sessions cost £50 each.  They last 50 minutes.  Concessions are sometimes available.

Further information

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 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:  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.

Maps & Directions

Stonesfield, Witney, OX29

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
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.


Mondays 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm

Tuesdays 11 am and 5 pm

Fridays 9 am, 2 pm, 4.30 pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme