Nicola Jones MNCS (Acc), MA, Relate Registered
The Practice Rooms
59 High Street
Westbury On Trym
07963 014044 / 07963014044
I provide relationship (couple), individual and family counselling and psychotherapy.
Many clients tell me that it's like having a good conversation with someone who is there just to listen to you, supportively, in an unbiased and non judgemental manner. Once clients realise this they wonder what they were afraid of. Neverthelss it can be quite daunting to start counselling/therapy for the first time and it is my responsibility to help you to feel at ease. It's for you to explore what needs exploring and decide on your priorities and goals.
My work is to learn how to best support you and this is different and unique for every person. Counselling and therapy is a process of collaborative exploration between us. This includes helping you to explore your thoughts and feelings and importantly, you do not have to come with any clear understanding of your needs or goals. So you do not have to know why you are coming. It's enough if you know you need to talk, that you have significant worries, feel low, confused and maybe life is throwing too much at you.
Every person deserves to matter in this world and this means you deserve to think and care about yourself and to live with peace of mind, in relative harmony (conflict has to be managed not cured!) and purposefully.
I work with an attachment focus. Attachment theory was developed by John Bowlby. This works by enabling us to identify the ways in which your past experiences (and those of your family (intergenerational)) have impacted and shaped how you relate to others, including yourself. It tranlates into a very safe, secure, practical and compassionate way of working.
I work at the Practice Rooms in Westbury on Trym & Clifton Village, Bristol and at my home office in Portishead, N. Somerset and also offer skype and telephone sessions.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications and experience:
- Trained with and am registered as a relationship counsellor with Relate (2006)
- Trained in family counselling with the Institute of Family Therapy (2012)
- Accredited by the National Counselling Society
- MA, SOAS, University of London (2008)
- Trained in attachment focused psychoanalytic psychotherapy
- Member and Vice Chair of the International Attachment Network
I have worked as a counsellor since 2006. I am also a trainer and run training courses for individual therapists wishing to work with couples.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Individual sessions: £55 - £70 for 50 minutes
Couples and family sessions: £70 - £90 for an hour. 90 minutes or longer sessions are available which can be especially useful in the early stages (and will be charged at pro-rated fees).
I charge for missed sessions unless you have given me 7 days' notice or we are able to rearrange during that week and this could include skype or telephone sessions if you are unable to attend in person.
I offer a range of fees and offer some further concessions to take clients' circumstances into account so please do ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday to Friday including weekday evenings
Types of client