Karen Jones - (MNCS Accred.) Person Centred therapist
Looking for a therapist can be a big step. Lots to understand and navigate. Making the decision to seek therapy is the first step to making positive change, and finding the right therapist for you is an important one. I offer a confidential and safe space to gently explore what brings you to therapy. My approach is humanistic. Simply put, I believe that when given the right environment, we as human beings have the desire and capabilities to live more balanced and meaningful lives. We just need to find the right person to support our journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified with an advanced diploma in Person centred counselling (PCT) and have found that working predominantly as a PCT therapist, with aspects of other approaches within my practice has enabled me to offer a more varied and flexible approach to my therapy. I often include aspects of transactional analysis and elements of CBT where I feel that it would benefit my clients. Having the time and space within counselling to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment is often the first step in making positive change in someone’s life. Our problems can sometimes feel too big or heavy to carry ourselves. Often it’s hard to pinpoint what’s actually wrong, but that low mood, or anxious knot just won’t go away. Counselling will help you understand your behaviours and emotions that little bit better and give you insight into why you may be finding things difficult. With this understanding, it is often the catalyst for positive change leading to a more balanced and healthy future.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
From £20.00 to £40.00
Concessions offered for
Summary of your Charges
£40 / hour
Student Charges Information
I offer a limited number of reduced rate sessions of £20 to students, NHS workers, low-income clients or anyone that has been directly financially impacted by COVID-19. If all the reduced rate slots are full, then I can place you on a waiting list until a spot becomes available.
I currently see clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 09:00 - 16:00
I also offer evening appointments on Thursdays
What happens in the assessment session?
I understand that taking that first step to seek support via counselling, is a big step. This session is an introduction, and a chance for you to outline what has led you to seek counselling at this time. It is also an opportunity for me to explain what I can offer and cover aspects such as, my approach, cost, confidentiality, duration of sessions and my cancellation policy. I believe that it is only upon meeting with a counsellor, that you can truly get an understanding if you will feel happy and assured enough to work with that therapist. It is also an opportunity for me to determine if I am the right counsellor for you. If I feel that another service or counsellor would be a better suit for you, I will endeavour to sign post you to the right person or service. The initial assessment session is 45 minutes long and is £20