Richard Jones BA, MA, PGDip
You may find yourself trapped in unwanted thoughts or behaviours, have experienced a recent loss or change, or feel you are not living as fully as you would like to. You might be looking for support to make sense of the challenges you face but are are not sure where to turn.
Therapy provides a space of safety and support in which you can freely express and explore yourself. Together we will work towards harnessing a greater level of awareness that can enable a deeper connection with yourself, more meaningful relationships with others, and bring about real change.
I work integratively, which means that I utilise a number of different theoretical modalities in tailoring a unique approach that best fits you.
Fundamental to my approach is a strong working relationship of trust, upon which we can collaboratively build a space that enables a connection with instinctual modes of self-expression, reflection and growth.
I encourage an awareness of how we relate together and explore how elements of this might represent set beliefs and patterns in your life. I facilitate a focus on bodily reactions and sensations in order to work towards expanding a vocabulary of self-expression.
I believe in the therapeutic space as a secure testing-ground in which you can practice and experience the possibility of breaking-out of set patterns of behaviour and, instead choose the energy you want to live with.
To get started you can send me message and we can set up an initial consultation during which we can talk about what you want to get out of therapy. If you are happy to continue we would then set up a weekly time for our sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over over ten years experience in mental health, having worked in; schools, prisons, supported accommodation for people with severe mental health diagnoses, and in higher education.
I have also held positions as a therapist in a hospice and as part of a low cost therapy service in West London.
I am experienced helping people with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties including; abuse, addictions, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, gender and identity issues, low self-esteem, personality disorders, relationship problems, work related stress, sexuality and sexual problems.
PGDip in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy - The Minster Centre
Foundation in Group Analysis - Institute of Group Analysis
MA Psychosocial Studies - Birkbeck University of London
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I see clients in quiet and comfortable therapy rooms in Clapton and Dalston.
I offer initial assessments for £40 and individual, 50 minute sessions from £60
I take an anti-discriminatory LGBTQ+ affirmative stance, and I am open to difference in all its forms.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (MBACP) and abide by their code of ethics.