Jonathan Fifield (PGDip), (MBACP)
10A Oldlands Avenue
I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I am a warm and respectful counsellor offering a safe and confidential space for you to talk freely without being judged or criticised.
I specialise in anger management, by trying to help you to understand what triggers anger and how anger can be a healthy emotion that serves to protect us. However, if used inappropriately, then anger can become toxic within our relationships and have a negative effect on how we interact with others. This can lead to feeling isolated and alone and in the long term this can cause anxiety and depression.
How can I help you?
Talking to a counsellor can help you to understand why you are experiencing these feelings. I always work at your pace to ensure that you feel safe and not overwhelmed by emotional feelings that may arise during therapy.
I will usually ask you to set a goal that you would like to achieve and have a regular check in with you to ensure that you are getting the most out of your counselling therapy. One of the main goals of having counselling therapy is for you to achieve self-autonomy and fulfilment and I feel that we all have the ability to achieve this.
A typical session
Our first meeting will be an assessment session, to help us both decide if we want to work together. Also, to give you a sense of what working together will be like and to find the right counselling therapy for you.
Each counselling therapy session is 50 minutes in length and it is recommended that a person attend on a weekly basis to get the most out of counselling.
I offer open ended counselling where you decide how long you want to have therapy for and when to end.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I use several different counselling approaches. Including; CBT, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Person-Centred. I feel that it is important to create a safe working space with boundaries and mutual respect. I believe that empathy, trust and respect are key to creating a safe working space for you.
I have had a rich life experience, which helps me to have a deeper understanding of some of the many issues that can affect people's lives.
As a member of the BACP, I adhere to their ethical framework and I attend regular supervision to ensure that I am working ethically and to the highest standards. I also attend regular, continuing professional development training and seminars to keep up to date with the latest research and development in counselling and psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at West of England University and qualified with a Diploma in Counselling (PGDip.Couns) and Transactional Analysis (TA101).
I worked as a counsellor for 4 years at the Bristol SWAN Project, which offers counselling to people with alcohol and addiction issues.
I am the Chairperson for Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP).
I also run several, one-day seminar workshops on; Shame, Anger-Management and Setting up a Private Practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Alcohol and drug addiction, anger management, anxiety, depression and stress. Also, Internet and video game addiction.
Face to Face, initial assessment (50-minutes) £25
Face to Face, further Sessions (50-minutes) £50
FaceTime/Skype, initial assessment (50-minutes) £25
FaceTime/Skype, further Sessions (50-minutes) £40
According to The Data Protection Act 1998 (c 29), I reserve the right to prevent my personal data being processed for direct marketing, without prior written permission from myself. Any unsolicited use of my personal data will be considered a breach of the The Data Protection Act 1998 (c 29).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Sunday 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Types of client