Sorcha Jones, MBACP(reg'd)

Sorcha Jones, MBACP(reg'd)

Gospel Oak
London
NW5

07595 292129

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Gospel Oak
London
NW5

07595 292129

About me

Hello there. A very warm welcome to you.
I offer warm and friendly counselling for:

  •   Anxiety and stress
  •   Eating and body issues
  •   Depression
  •   Relationships
  •   ADHD
  •   Bereavement
  •   Sleep difficulties
  •   Abuse and Trauma
  •   Addictive / self limiting behaviours
  •   Self worth
  •   Loneliness

    You might suffer from one or any of the above or you may have another source of hurt that you want help with.
    Whatever the problem is, if it is causing you distress we can talk about it.

    A bit about me-
    I am a down to earth, fully trained counsellor. I am currently updating my training for a more in-depth approach and am a finalist in my psychotherapy masters.

    Born in St. Ives in Cornwall-
    In 1962, I lived for many years in the West Country, working in the arts both commercially and later helping people in the community make art that could help them express themselves more fully than words sometimes allowed.
    In 2006 I qualified as a counsellor in Stroud, Gloucestershire and have since then enjoyed helping a wide range of people from all walks of life get to a better psychological and emotional place with therapy and sometimes incorporating creativity- but only if wanted.

    Today I offer you support-
    In my own relaxed space in North London. I do not have a ‘one size fits all’ style- there is no pressure; you can be simply be you and we can just talk. I work integratively, freely and ethically with my trainings and would love to accompany you on your journey towards wholeness, working with you in the way that is uniquely right for you.

    About counselling and Psychotherapy-
    You may have already had experience of counselling. If not, counselling might be described as a type of support and listening where the focus is on you and how you experience things. It can be a particularly helpful at times of loss, change and upheaval when things feel confusing. I will listen carefully and give you space to help you see things more clearly.

    Life challenges-
    Can make you feel stressed. Over the long term this might have left you suffering from anxiety and depression, which can sometimes be difficult to tell people about in case they worry. Another problems can be that (meaning well) they tell you that 'everyone feels like that sometimes'.

    Problematic Self-Soothing-
    You might resort to things that give you temporary respite, such as eating too much or too little, or the wrong type of food. You might feel so bad about what you ate that you purge or exercise or feel so bad that you get lower- and then the cycle starts. Or you might turn to smoking, drinking or using drugs, prescribed or otherwise. Sometimes you might find you buy things to help you feel better or find yourselves in unhappy relationships. There are any numbers of ways we try and get ourselves out of one painful emotional state in an attempt to get us into a calmer one. The problem is that then these behaviours can give us more problems- the very thing that was meant to help then burdens us with something else. Counselling can really help because together we look at what the behaviour was treating. Knowing that opens up more flexible possibilities.

    Counsellors are trained to listen to you-
    Without us getting in your way. It is about you having the space to be able to say what you need, hear yourself and importantly have someone listening to you, focusing on your well-being.

    You might choose to come for counselling-
    Because something is happening that is making life particularly hard. Things might be happening that you don't want or there may be things you want to happen that don't.
    You may have been struggling on alone-
    Hoping that things might work out on their own. You might be coming to the conclusion that you have tried everything you can think of and you’ve run out of options. You might be exhausted by trying to work it out on your own and are ready for a friendly face and some warm support.

    You have made it this far-
    In spite of everything. You have done the hardest part. I have the deepest respect for anyone who decides they would like counselling. The next step, to come to counselling requires just one more bit of the same courage that got you this far. Take heart, you no longer have to try and work this out all on your own. We can work together.

    I am here to support you-
    Together we can think about what is best for you.

    You are very welcome to ring or email me. I can offer a free 20-minute chat.

    Please ring: 07595 292129 or email: jones.sorcha@gmail.com
    I will be pleased to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counsellor: (Dip.couns.) (2006) Stroud, Glos.
Currently: psychotherapist in training. Finalist at master’s degree level, Minster Centre, London.

MBACP. CoP. MNCS (Accred).

MBACP: I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
CoP: Certificate of proficiency for the BACP register.
MNCS (Acc.): I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
Please feel free to check my name on these registers.

Arts:
B.A. (Hons) Art in Context (Community and public arts training) 1997, Bristol.
Graphic design (Dip) 1982, South Devon College.

Boundaries & Ethics:

As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I work to their ethics and standards. I am registered on the BACP voluntary register, holding the certificate of proficiency: 05974, which you may check. Please do ask if there is anything you'd like to know more about this. I am also fully insured and have regular clinical supervision.

Experience / activity in the counselling field:

Currently:

Providing therapy at Camden Carers.

Private practice based in Gospel Oak.

Previously:

Motherhood, the (Un)Speakable, (Un)Spoken. Supporting art project for mothers' wellbeing at Kentish town Health Centre.

Training student counsellors.

Psychotherapist for the 'Thyme Project', supporting women who had suffered gender-based violence and affected by the Criminal Justice System.

Supported a group of women survivors of Domestic Abuse to write about their experiences for Community Radio.

Counsellor for 'Women Out Working', an ecological project supporting vulnerable women working on a community allotment and gardening / tending public green spaces.

Provided therapy for Survivors of Child Abuse (was known as SOCA, Glos).

Worked with mental health and addictions, as well as providing generic counselling.

I also have undertaken extra training and have experience of working with the following issues, or supporting those who care for those with difficulties:

Child abuse and it's long-term impacts, including complex trauma, anxiety, depression and shame.

Domestic Abuse and complex trauma.

Mental Health.

Borderline Personality Disorders (complex trauma).

Dementia.

Drug & alcohol issues (Including Steroids).

Further training and offering extra skills in:

Therapeutic Creativity.
Psychodrama.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Transactional Analysis.
Group work.

Personal Approach:

I have listed my training and skills in order to let you know that I can help with a broad range of issues. Much of my work has been with individuals who have suffered child abuse and complex trauma. However in some ways those who have suffered overt abuse and trauma can sometimes find it easier to pin point the source of their difficulties. You might come from loving and well meaning or even very healthy families and may feel a bit worried about blaming the people who have brought you up and who you love. Counselling can help look at things not to apportion blame but to take a fresh look at things from a different angle to see how things might be changed for the better.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • ADHD. Yourself or another, especially a later adult diagnosis.
  • Bereavement, including sudden unnatural death or suicide of a loved one
  • Difficult or unresolved childhood issues
  • Boarding School issues / Boarding School Syndrome
  • Sleep difficulties, tiredness
  • Medically unexplained symptoms
  • Health problems
  • Parenting issues (inc motherhood)
  • Menopause -conditions and feelings
  • Family issues
  • Redundancy or loss of work
  • Abuse and Trauma (inc. childhood, PTSD and CPTSD)
  • Addictions
  • Low self-confidence
  • Loneliness: Isolation / alienation

Fees

My standard fee is currently £55.00 per session for individuals.

Concessions: For a low income.


Published articles

Further information

I work from my study in Gospel Oak.
It is by Mansfield Road, up the road from Gospel Oak Overground.
It is also on the main bus routes and very easily accessible.

www.sorchacounselling.co.uk

Maps & Directions

London, NW5

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

Ground floor location. Ramps if you cannot manage outside steps.

Availability

I have spaces at various different times to suit -including early mornings

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme