Julie H Jones - PG Dip Couns. Individual & Couples Counselling. MBACP registered
I provide Counselling from a Person-Centred perspective but also have had training in other theoretical areas all of which can help towards alleviating individual personal difficulties and distress. The Person-Centred approach works towards helping each person to overcome their own difficulties as an individual in their own way. Often things we experience in life can be difficult to talk about especially to family and friends and this can therefore leave us feeling isolated and unable to cope. Counselling can help by providing a space to talk without feeling judged. It may be a very daunting experience to come and talk to someone unknown to you initially, but by providing a confidential setting and with no judgements, this may enable you to explore at your own pace any issues that you may want to bring to the session. What you wish to talk about is entirely up to you.
In time you may be able to see things differently or see patterns evolving as a result of what you have brought to counselling, these insights can enable you to change many aspects of your life whether it be unhelpful behaviours or unused opportunities. All these element have an impact on all aspects of our lives whether it be in relationships, life style, work versus home life etc. There will also be many aspect of loss that may not have been addressed or recognised and may still be having an impact in the present.
If you recognise that any of these aspects maybe making you unhappy or impacting on your life, then talking to a qualified Counsellor can really help.
I have had many years of experience both as a Counselling practitioner and as a Counselling lecturer, and have worked extensively over many years now as a couples counsellor as well as with individual clients.
I provide counselling on a face to face basis both in Bridgend and Porthcawl on the days listed, but due to current circumstances I will also be providing counselling by mobile phone, facetime or zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling (University of Wales, Newport)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Wales, Newport)
- Post Qualifying Certificate in Counselling Young People.
- Post Qualifying Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling.
- BACP Registered Member.
- Supervision training through Mike Worrell.(Person-Centred trainer, Supervisor and Author).
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Post 16 sector)
I have many years of experience working in different settings. I have worked as a counsellor for voluntary agiencies, for the local Education Authority with excluded children, and as a College Counsellor for Bridgend College.
I have continuously been in practice as a Counsellor over the last 19 years and am currently in private practice in Horizons Bridgend as well as have premises in Porthcawl. Along with my Counselling experience with Individual adults and Young people I have been working extensively with Couples undergoing difficulties within their relationships and have undertaken specific training in relation to working in this area.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues of loss, Relationship difficulties as an individual, or as a couple. Issues relating to family.
Individual Counselling Appointments £45 and Couple Counselling appointments £50 per session each of which lasts for 1 hour. There are no obligations to have a specific number of sessions this is entirely up to you.
Counselling appointments are available on Thursdays mornings, Fridays and Saturdays in Bridgend. Appointments can be arranged in Porthcawl on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
You can contact me by phone or by email so we can discuss anything that might be concerning you regarding booking an initial session.
There are no obligations, but if you are happy to go ahead we can arrange a first session accordingly. I hope this information helps.