Jonathan M Stokes

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MBACP, M.A.
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6TN
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello there, I'm Jonathan. As your counsellor my aim is to provide a safe, confidential and empathic space where you can explore any aspect of your life you wish to bring to counselling.

I am a fully qualified "pluralistic" counsellor. This means I will tailor my approach to best suit your needs by drawing upon techniques from multiple disciplines of counselling. These include Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis, and more. In action, this would mean checking in every few sessions to see what is working for you, whether you would like to shift focus and which interventions you have found most helpful.

My particular areas of interest include neurodiversity, relationships, BDSM and non-monogamy.

I attend regular supervision in accordance with the BACP's "Ethical Framework" and I am appropriately insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • HND Counselling - Fife College (2024)
  • HNC Counselling - Edinburgh College (2022)
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling skills - Edinburgh College (2021)
  • M.A. Psychology - University of Aberdeen (2017)

Training and Experience

  • Newby Core - Supervising Mental Health for First Aid (2020)

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

  • Individuals - £50
  • Couples - £75
  • Groups - To be negotiated

I offer a free 30 minute consultation online or over the phone.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer in-person sessions on Monday and Friday mornings and afternoons at SMILE Counselling in Livingston.

Online sessions can take place during any of the above times.

Smile Counselling, 6 Fairbairn Place, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6TN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Groups

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Zoom
Google Meet
Skype
Whatsapp
Jonathan M Stokes
Jonathan M Stokes