Stacey Jones, BEd, MA Counselling, MBACP
The first session
When you contact me about counselling, we will chat briefly on the phone to arrange an initial, free consultation at a time suitable for you. It is very important that counselling feels relaxed and comfortable for both the client and the counsellor, and at the first meeting, you can decide, under no obligation, if you feel that we are able to work together. You can expect me to explain the counselling process, what it is and what it is not, and the parameters in which counsellors work. I will spend some time listening empathically to your story during that first appointment, and perhaps to ask some questions to get a bigger picture of your situation. I do not write notes during the session but spend my time fully engaged in your story. The session will last for 30 minutes. If you have found the first meeting helpful, and wish to continue, we will find a time suitable for the next meeting.
How I work
I am an integrated practitioner who will take the time to listen to your story and then may incorporate a range of practises to help you along the path to wholeness and self-acceptance. These might include some CBT exercises, some mindfulness and meditation, some creative methods or Gestalt therapy, depending on your needs at the time.
Areas of speciality
Areas of speciality include: family breakdown, work-related stress, exam stress,working with young people, bereavement, anxiety and depression, eating disorders.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an MA (with merit) from the University of Roehampton, (Waverley Abbey College) July 2017.
I worked four years at 4Cs Counselling Agency, Norwich; two years as a student on placement (2015-2017) and two years post-qualification (2017-2019)before moving to Dorset in August 2019.
From 2017-2019 I ran a small private practice in my home near Norwich.
2018-2019 I spent some time on a weekly basis counselling teenagers in schools with a wide range of mental health challenges.
Since relocating to Dorset I have run my private practice for one year (2019-2020).
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.
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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
£40 per session.