Dave Jones BACP
Hi, I'm Dave and I'm a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor.
Integrative means I combine different models of counselling to suit your individual needs, counselling is a unique experience and one size doesn't fit all. I'm a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their Ethical Framework.
What I aim to provide is a safe environment for you to explore any area of your life.
I write this advert not just as a counsellor seeking work, but also as a client. 10 years ago I was sat on this very website seeking a counsellor myself, and from this I personally experienced a successful life changing experience due to the process of the therapeutic relationship I received. Such was the impact of this on my life, I decided to become a counsellor myself.
Over the years I have studied alternative therapies too, be that meditation, breathing techniques and how the mind and body are connected, often poor mental health can result in poor physical health. This has lead me to believe that connection is so important for our own personal happiness, be that connection to family, partners, friends or community in general.
Although I'm an integrative counsellor, I'm also very solution focused, what can be done differently, be that thoughts, feelings or behaviour and how can we achieve these things.
Life can be difficult but that doesn't mean we have to be unhappy, often fear, anxiety, depression, sadness, loneliness can lead us to disconnect from what as humans we are all searching for, the ability to connect.
My counselling room is situated in my garden, gardening and counselling plays a big part in my life and as such I try to combine the two, counselling takes place in my counselling room but the garden is very private and through the summer months the garden can be used too.
I offer a free telephone consultation and a free 20 minute initial consultation, this would be to explain what counselling is and the process, commitment and fees involved. Sessions are confidential and the aim being to build a therapeutic relationship that can lead to change
Often the hardest step is the first step, making contact. But that first step can lead to you healing and recognizing your inner strength and ability to change your situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling.
- NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling.
- NCFE Level 4/5 Foundation Degree in Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Initial consultation is free and sessions are priced at £30 and each session is 1hr.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Availability varies, contact for times.
Types of client