Cornelia Jones BPC MBACP
Sometimes we go through times of feeling lost, stuck, down, anxious or confused and life can feel hard to bear. You might have a sense that there are difficult dynamics or events that seem to repeat themselves over and over. Or you might not know what's wrong but have a feeling that things aren't as they should be and you would like to take some time to understand yourself better. Talking to a trained professional, who is impartial and not connected to your situation, who will listen and understand without judgement can help.
I can offer you a safe, confidential space to help you explore whatever it is that has brought you to this point. I place real emphasis on building a relationship of trust and security with my clients, where we can explore present troubles, consider the influence of the past and find hope for the future. I believe that a good therapeutic experience is key in making the links which will enable you to process difficult experiences, survive current challenges and know which choices to make from here in.
My work is underpinned by my psychodynamic training which means thinking and looking at how past events may be affecting your current situation. I work in a non-directive way. You will determine the focus, depth and pace of our work together. There are no "exercises" or "homework assignments".
Asking for help and finding the right professional is a daunting prospect so I offer a free initial 30 minute session to determine whether what I offer is what you are looking for.
I work with adults of all ages, over the short, medium or long term.
I can help you explore:
- Troubled or destructive relationship patterns (such as family dynamics, couple dynamics, sibling conflict or dynamics at work)
- Life transitions (such as becoming a parent, relationship breakdown/divorce, menopause, children leaving home, retirement)
- Trauma - past or present (such as bereavement, infertility/pregnancy loss, birth trauma, sexual abuse/assault, domestic abuse, chronic illness, physical injuries or acquired disability)
- Somatic manifestation of distress (such as chronic fatigue, chronic pain, eating distress, self-harm, addiction)
- Existential fears (such as questioning meaning or purpose in life, health anxieties, fear of separation or abandonment, fear of loss or death)
- General feelings of alienation, disconnection, inadequacy, insecurity, self-blame, guilt or shame.
Training, qualifications & experience
The 4 year counselling training I undertook, is accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Prior to this, I trained and worked as a mental health social worker in a wide range of settings. I have a combined experience of over 20 years of supporting people from all walks of life through challenging times.
I have undertaken significant further training since qualifying in believe in continuous and meaningful professional development.
- Tavistock Relations Advanced Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship (due to complete Oct 2019)
- Tavistock Relations Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship (monthly for 1 year)
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (4 years)
- Postgraduate Diploma & MA in Social Work [Mental Health Pathway] (2 years)
- Joint Honours Degree in Psychology & Sociology (3 years)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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My standard fees for individual therapy are £40 for a daytime sessions, £45 for evening sessions (after 5pm) and £60 for couples.
Sessions are 50-minutes in length for individuals and 60-minutes for couples.
Regular appointments take place at the same time each week, unless this isn't suitable for you due to your work schedule or personal circumstances.
Concessions may be available for people on very low incomes or young people in training.
I require 48-hours notice for cancellations.
I am a registered member of the BPC and the BACP and abide by their professional standards and code of ethics.
My consulting room is a quiet and comfortable room in my home in Melksham, which is within easy access of Holt, Bromham, Atworth, Whitley, Chalford, Wraxall, Hilperton, Rowde, Chittoe, Lacock, Box, Bradford on Avon, Corsham, Pewsham, Devizes, Westbury, Calne, Chippenham and Trowbridge.
Although the consultation room is on the ground floor, the toilet is on the first floor and require being able to negotiate one flight of stairs. My practice is therefore not fully accessible for clients with more severe mobility issues.
Parking is on road on a first come first served basis. There is also a public car park within a 2 minute walking distance.
I am fully insured and hold enhanced DBS checks for Wiltshire and Somerset.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The therapy room is on the ground floor. However, with the toilet situated on the first floor, my practice is not fully accessible.
I work Mondays to Thursdays from 8am - 8pm. I try to offer an initial appointment within 1-2 weeks.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|