Jack Rochon MA Counselling MA Supervision BACP(Accred)
The Relationship Works Relationship Counselling
The Therapy Works
92 Monnow Street
PSYCHOTHERAPY/COUNSELLING for INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES - Cardiff & Monmouth
I have over 15 years of experience in providing a collaborative & healing space in which to work through the issues which are troubling you. My specialist areas of practice include relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, suicidal feelings, OCD, intrusive thoughts, sexual abuse, existential or mid-life crisis, sexual betrayals, & bi-polar. My aim is to empower you and help restore your resilience, robustness and self-belief: to facilitate the quality of life & loving connections that you may have lost & seek to find again. Or perhaps you have longed for that sense of belonging, that sense of authenticity, of being real and loved but feel stuck in a difficult place.
What ever your specific goals are, I can support and collaborate with you to get on a path where we can work towards the outcomes you seek.
I provide flexible day-time & early evening appointments to suit your needs, both in Cardiff & Monmouth. I am always happy to have a one off session, in order for you to see whether you feel I am the 'right' therapist for you.
Although starting therapy can feel a bit nerve racking clients routinely report achieving the outcomes they seek & enjoying the experience!
I am also a highly qualified couples counsellor able to work with complex relationship issues. Therapy can help you work through these difficult times: you may wish to get back to the way you once felt or even need help to work out your direction of travel.
I am a lecturer at the prestigious Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (bcpc.org) on the UKCP & BACP accredited Counselling Diploma and previously on the UKCP accredited BCPC Masters Psychotherapy programme. I am the only lecturer to have lectured on every year of every cohort of the University of South Wales & University of Wales Newport BACP accredited Masters level PG Counselling & Psychotherapy Diploma, between 2006 & 2016.
I am committed to helping develop the next generation of exceptional counsellors & psychotherapists: I supervise many of my now qualified past students in their own excellent Private Practices and can refer you to them where travel or financial limitations are an issue, that may prevent you working with me.
While many counsellors will ask you to see them in their homes, which can be uncomfortable to say the least, as a counsellor/psychotherapist I see clients in two discrete, exceptionally bright and comfortable practices - one right in the heart of Cardiff & the other in the centre of Monmouth Town. Both have free car parking directly outside, waiting rooms and toilet facilities for comfort breaks - all to help take as much of the stress and anxiety out of situation as possible.
An entirely 'open' contract means that you are in control of how long you wish to stay in therapy and can stop the counselling process at any time that you feel is best - without any prior notice.
My counselling practice is collaborative & existential. I invite you to discuss with me your goals for the therapy. Or put another way, how you would like to be when the therapy successfully ends. Perhaps you are not quite sure what that may look like yet and would like to talk it through with me . Together we can work out the new meanings and purposefullness that you seek to establish in your life and how to discard or mediate old destructive or self-sabotaging behaviours.
For those unfamiliar with counselling jargon - an 'integrative approach' simply means that I am able to 'integrate' or choose from any number of theoretical approaches. This has the advantage of being incredibly flexible and of giving you the client an important voice in just how much or how little change you would like to achieve and over what length of time.
The 'existential' bit broadly looks at whether you are living in a way that makes sense to you, that generates meaning in a creative and nourishing way: and if you are not, then we will try to figure out why not and how to change that.
For more detailed information on my counselling & psychotherapeutic practice you can go to either of these two websites: thetherapyworks.org or for couples counselling, please go to: therelationshipworks.co.uk and for post-qualifying training please go to therapyworks.training or if you are interested in training to become a therapist yourself then go to bcpc.org.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently - Trainer on Year 2 & 3 of the UKCP & BACP accredited Counselling Diploma at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy(bcpc.org) and previously on the UKCP accredited Psychotherapy Masters professional qualification at the same organisation(bcpc.org).
I lead innovative Therapyworks.training courses in Cardiff including the Diploma in Intersubjective Psychotherapy & Counselling; I am the ONLY trainer to have lectured on every cohort of every year of the BACP accredited Integrative Counselling Diploma at USW/UWN between 2006 & 2016.
Doctoral Modules 2009-2014 Bristol University
- Narrative Inquiry
- Title of research: Structures of Existential Magic, Neuro Linguistic Deficits & the Language of Therapy.
- Supervised by Dr Jane Speedy & Dr Tim Bond
Masters in Counselling
- Title of research: What happens when a primary care trust switches its
- counselling provision to an agency: an analysis of professional perspectives.
- Type: phenomenological
- Awarding body: UWN
- Date of award: 2006
- University of Wales - Newport
- Attended 2005-2006
Advanced Diploma in Relational Couples Therapy -2010-17
I am a highly trained and experienced couples counsellor with an Advance Diploma in Relational Couples Counselling training under David Slattery in Stroud at the Relational Couples Counselling Centre as well as at the Metanoia Institute in London.
Masters in Clinical Supervision
- Title of research: Kiss me Kill me: a narrative inquiry into the spoken and unspoken experiences of a supervision group of counsellors as perceived by the facilitator
- Type: Narrative Inquiry - visual turn
- Awarding body UWN
- 2008 University of Wales - Newport
P.G.Diploma in Consultative Supervision
- Awarding body - UWN
- Graduated with A14 for Group Module.
- University of Wales - Newport
Diploma in Professional Counselling
- Awarding body: UWE (Bristol)
- Name of Institution: University of West England
- Date of award – 2005
- Dates attended 2003-2005
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked extensively with clients who are suffering suicidal feelings, bouts of depression, and the consequences of all kinds of abuse; over 12 years of client sessions provides me with the experience to help you to achieve the goals & outcomes that you seek in your therapy. Relational Psychotherapy is an holistic therapy that aims to help clients connect again in a meaningful and intimate way with partners and important family and friends.
Psychotherapy & Counselling
Individuals: £65 for a 50 minute session
A 50% cancellation fee only falls due if notice is given to cancel a session 48 hours or less before the agreed appointment time; otherwise no charge is made.
Concessionary rates are available for means tested clients struggling financially and for students in counselling training at USW or UWE
Couples: £65 for a 50 minute session
£80 for a 75 minute session
A 50% cancellation fee only falls due if notice is given to cancel a session 48 hours or less before the agreed appointment time: otherwise no charge is made.
Concessionary rates are available for counselling students & means tested clients struggling financially and for students in counselling training at USW or UWE
Clinical Supervision: £55 for 50minutes
£75 for 90 minutes
A 50% cancellation fee only falls due if notice is given to cancel a session 48 hours or less before the agreed appointment time: otherwise no charge is made
Concessionary rates are available for supervisees starting in private practice or for those in counselling training at USW or UWE.
Take the first step
I am aware from my own experiences of being a client, that taking that first step into counselling can be frightening.
Facing up to long time problems which may at some level feel impossible to deal often takes either a blind leap of faith or just plain desperation. So if you do make it through the door, please remember that any therapist in private practice works for you. As such I operate an open contract which means that you are not committed to having to come to therapy for any set length of time but rather are free to determine as and when you feel you would like to stop. In other words if at any point you feel it is not working just drop me an email or text to let me know you no longer wish to attend. My experience is the opposite but I think it's important for you to know that you are the one in the power.
And while I hope to bring a degree of experience and theoretical knowledge to the meeting, I am not an expert on your life - you are. It is that collaborative meeting of our different histories, however, that can be so useful and healing. No matter how great the problem feels for you now working side by side I aim to facilitate you to achieve the goals and changes that you need to create a greater sense of meaning in everyday life and key relationships.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monmouth Clinics are from 9am to 7pm on Wednesdays. Cardiff Clinics are from 10am to 7pm on Fridays. Supervision sessions in Cardiff are on Thursdays and Fridays
Types of client
Supervision & training
As an experienced & double Masters qualified supervisor I am pleased to be able to offer Clinical Supervision in Cardiff in the spacious and comfortable surrounds of the Waterloo Gardens Practice (CF23 5AB), as well as in comfort in Monmouth(NP25 3EQ).View supervision profile