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About me

I provide relationship (couple) and individual counselling and psychotherapy.

You can expect to be listened to supportively, in an unbiased and non judgemental manner. The aim is to support not to fix. You set the focus and decide what to explore and your priorities and goals with guidance from me if wanted.

My work is to learn how to best support you and this is different and unique for every person. Therapy therapy is a process of collaborative exploration between the therapist and clients. 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 with a sense of purpose.


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 informed psychotherapy
  • Member and Vice Chair of the International Attachment Network

I have worked as a psychotherapist since 2006. I train in the use of an attachment-informed approach to working with individuals and couples, run supervision groups and offer individual supervision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

Fees are;

Individual sessions: £60 for 50 minutes

Couples and family sessions: £80 for an hour

I charge for missed sessions unless you have given me 7 days' notice (for evening appointments i.e. from 5pm and 48 hours for others) 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.

Availability

I currently have a waiting list of 6 weeks

Portishead
Somerset
BS20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

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Nicola Jones MNCS (Acc), MA, Psychotherapist

Nicola Jones MNCS (Acc), MA, Psychotherapist