Anne Jones Relationship Counsellor MA MBACP (Accred)
My name is Anne and I am an experienced Relate-trained counsellor. I specialise in Relationship Therapy. I offer counselling for individuals, couples and families (where children are 12 and over).
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.
The initial session will be a two way conversation for us to decide whether working together would be useful. 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. This 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 or a repeating pattern in your relationships.
In couples counselling, this approach is helpful for a variety of problems which could include: communication problems; arguments and rows; an affair; feeling unsatisfied in the relationship; sexual difficulties; a partner experiencing depression; health problems; and difficulties managing changes in your life.
Family counselling can help you communicate better together 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Individuals, couples and families are all charged the same rate of £50 per 50 minute session.
I ask that sessions are paid in advance. If you need to cancel a session I ask you to give 48 hours notice and there will be no charge. If you need to cancel the day before a session there will be a £10 charge to cover the cost of the room. Unfortunately cancellations on the day of the session cannot be refunded.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Healthwise is not accessible to a wheelchair. I have alternative premises in Roundhay if accessibility is a concern.
I am available weekday afternoons and early evenings. HealthWise has good parking.
Types of client