Nicola Jones BA(Hons), MBACP, BABCP (Accedited)

Nicola Jones   BA(Hons), MBACP, BABCP (Accedited)

5 Skinnergate
Darlington
Durham
DL3 7NB

Winston
Darlington
Durham
DL2

01325 732177 / 07980124508

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5 Skinnergate
Darlington
Durham
DL3 7NB

Winston
Darlington
Durham
DL2

01325 732177 / 07980124508

About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor, Psychological Therapist and High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT). I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Accredited Member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and abide by their rules and regulations regarding professionalism and ethics which ensures you will receive a high standard of care.

I am employed as a Counsellor and High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist within a busy Primary Care service, delivering an NHS contract helping individuals recover from a range of depression and anxiety conditions across the North East region. I also provide a private and confidential therapy service for individuals who are experiencing a whole range of concerns like stress, panic, worry, low mood, relationship concerns, phobias, bereavement or trauma, PTSD, Health Anxiety or OCD to name just a few. I am able to work in the short or longer term depending on your needs and wishes. The psychological treatments I use are evidence based which means they have been rigorously tested to ensure the best possible opportunity for improvement and change, and I regularly incorporate Mindfulness and relaxation techniques into sessions.

"My aim is to provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment in which individuals can feel able to discuss whatever issues may be bringing them into therapy and to be listened to without fear of judgement"

You may already know what type of therapy you want, have ben advised by a GP that CBT would be helpful for you for a particular diagnosis or mental health concern, but don't worry if this is not the case we will discuss this at your first session. Often individuals will seek therapy because they feel unable to cope with the stresses of life or adjusting to a big change, not like 'their old self', isolated from others, worried or lost or just needing someone to listen. My role is to work together with individuals to make sense of what is happening for them and provide opportunities for change in away that they feel is appropriate and achievable. This is based on establishing and developing a good therapeutic relationship and my relaxed,  flexible and approachable manner allows individuals the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings at their own pace.

My private and confidential counselling and psychotherapy service allows individuals to access treatment quickly in person or by telephone to suit their needs. Here I aim to provide flexibility in working hours and length of therapy and offer you a service tailored to your needs. I work from premises in central Darlington and near to Barnard Castle but home/office visits may be available if required.

Please be aware that the premises at Darlington is on the first floor and there is no lift available

You can contact me by text, mobile, email or landline and I will be happy to discuss the next step with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I have worked within the public service sector for over twenty years and have specialised in mental health and wellbeing first as complementary therapist and then counsellor and psychological therapist.

I began my career in psychotherapy by providing Counselling within a hospice to individuals and families experiencing the many challenges of life limiting illnesses such as Cancer or Multiple Sclerosis, or those who had been bereaved. I also provided Counselling within a Carer's support service to those struggling to meet the demands of family and work life whilst being full time carers. Over the last few years I have worked on behalf of the NHS for MIND, Starfish and currently Teesside's largest psychological therapy provider. I work extensively within GP practices or other health care settings delivering counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to adults over 16 referred for therapy by themselves, their GP or other medical professionals with a wide range of presenting issues.

Qualifications


-Post Graduate Diploma in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)                    -BA (Hons) First Degree in Counselling                                                                            -CRUSE Awareness in Bereavement Care                                                                        -Foundation Degree in Counselling                                                                                  -Diploma in Counselling Skills                                                                                        -BA (Hons) Degree Art and Design


Member of BACP
Accredited Member of BABCP
DBS certificate current (CRB)

Training

I undertake regular Supervision and training - here is just a selection

Trauma Focused CBT
Stabilisation in trauma
Working with PTSD in Veterans                                                                        Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice                                                                          Eating disorders                                                                                              Mindfulness                                                                                                          Complex cases and Co-morbidity                                                                                      CBT for Older People                                                                                        Behavioural Activation for Depression
Exposure therapy in OCD and Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Body Dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Domestic violence and abuse
Pre trial therapy
Cancer Awareness
Play Therapy
Loss and Bereavement

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BABCP
BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Individuals per therapy hour £50.00

Counselling students discount available

Home or workplace visits may incur an additional charge for travel- please contact me to discus this
Payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer
(Apologies but I am not able to take debit or credit card payments at this time)

Evenings and some weekend appointments are available

Maps & Directions

Darlington, DL3 7NB
Darlington, DL2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Evening and weekend appointments are available

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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