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Anne Jones Couple and Relationship Counsellor MA MBACP (Accred)

Leeds LS7 & LS8
0730 5757842 Registered / Accredited
Leeds LS7 & LS8

About me

My name is Anne. I'm a very experienced Relate-trained couple counsellor.  Do be in touch if you are having any relationship difficulties during these exceptional times. I specialise in Relationship Therapy.  I offer counselling for individuals, couples and adult family members.

You may be feeling anxious, sad or depressed about your relationships. You may be feeling low in self-confidence or have low self esteem. There may have been events in your life such as affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, beaveavements and losses.

I provide a good space for moving forward with the way you’d like your relationships to be. I create a non-judgemental environment to talk. Through coming for counselling we would explore together your hopes, bringing out your own resources and skills.

Starting counselling

The initial session aims be a useful combination of what you are hoping for and what I offer, coming up with a plan together. You will be able to ask questions about the way that I work.

Continuing with counselling

Our on-going sessions aim to broaden your understanding of the way you are in your relationships and provide an opportunity to experiment with different, more preferred, ways of being.

Situations where this approach is useful

As an individual you may want to come on your own to work with any of your relationship concerns. These may be making you feel anxious, stressed, sad or depressed. These could be from the past or present about any of the important people in your life such as partners, family, friends or colleagues.  It might be about a particular incident, family issues or a repeating pattern in your relationships.

In couple counselling, this approach is helpful for a variety of problems which could include: communication problems; arguments and rows; an affair, betrayals; feeling unsatisfied in the relationship; sexual difficulties; a partner experiencing depression; health problems; and difficulties managing changes in your life; separation and divorce.

Family counselling can help you communicate better together about family issues and manage changes in the family.  These could be changes due to separation and divorce.

Relationship counselling is not suitable for situations where there is on-going Domestic Abuse.

The number of sessions

How long you come for counselling often depends on what you are hoping for and how in-depth you want to go. You are not limited in the number of sessions you can have.

If you are coming as a couple or family most of these sessions will be together but individual sessions can be helpful too.

What previous clients have said about me

Previous clients have described me as patient and kind.  There’s often laughter and good humour in my sessions too.

Many of my clients have valued using creative approaches in our sessions such as using writing, drawing and music.  This can help get a better understanding of emotional experiences.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am bound by its Code of Ethics and Practice and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure. Accreditation means that I have provided proof of my skills to the BACP.

I have an MA (with Distinction) in Relationship Therapy through Relate.  I also went on to teach this course to others and then Relate’s more recent training course.

I have worked for Relate in Leeds city centre for many years and have had the privilege of working with a great variety of people, bringing all sorts of problems and hopes to counselling.

My training and practice is based on a blend of counselling theories: Systemic (thinking about the influence of your networks); Narrative therapy (concerning the stories you have about yourself); Psychodynamic (the impact of the past on the present); and Attachment theory (regarding your relationship bonds).

Previously I was a hospital pharmacist specialising in cancer care. I also worked in community pharmacies. This has given me an interest in thinking about what is helpful in improving physical and mental health and managing ill health.

Other qualifications include:

·       Couple Therapy for Depression: The Exeter Model

·       Foundation in Groupwork practice

·       Therapeutic Counselling Skills for Young People (The Centre for Child Mental Health)

I practice mindfulness and self-compassion.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Coronavirus related

Marriage Guidance

Premarital counselling

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dramatherapy
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Music therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Individuals, couples and families are all charged the same rate of £50 per 50 minute session.  During the Coronavirus outbreak I am able to offer a reduced rate of £35 to those financially impacted by the crisis and to key workers.

I ask that sessions are paid on the day of the session. If you need to cancel a session I ask you preferably give 48 hours notice.  If you need to cancel on the day of a session there will be a charge of £25 (£15 reduced rate).

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

I am offering a reduced rate of £35 per session for anyone financially impacted by the pandemic

Leeds
LS8

HealthWise Leeds Therapy Centre
562A Scott Hall Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS7 3RD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Availability

For webcam counselling I have lots of availabilty and can be flexible about times.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Anne Jones Couple and Relationship Counsellor MA MBACP (Accred)

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