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

Darlington DL3 & DL2
01325 732177 07980124508 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor, Psychological Therapist and High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Supervisor. 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

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.

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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

Suite 2
Thomas Watson House
Northumberland Street
Darlington
Durham
DL3 7HJ

Winston
Darlington
Durham
DL2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Evening and weekend appointments are available

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Nicola Jones   BA(Hons), MBACP, BABCP (Accedited)

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

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