About Me

 

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), Certificate No. 48739, and I work in accordance with the Association's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. 

 

"The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is dedicated to social diversity, equality and inclusivity of treatment without discrimination of any kind." (Extract from the BACP Ethical Framework).

 

 

My Professional Counselling Training   

(to become a Registered Member of the BACP and be on the BACP accredited register of therapists) 

 

   - Postgraduate Diploma  in Psychodynamic Counselling - at Masters level - University of Leicester (2 years).

   - Certificate in Counselling Studies & Human Development - University of Leicester (2 years).

   - Introduction to Counselling Skills as a foundation to the above course - Vaughan College (1 year). 

 

Continuing Professional Development (post-qualification)

 

As a committed counselling practitioner I participate in regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  Amongst areas covered to date are:

 

  • PTSD - Intensive training in Somatic Trauma Psychotherapy for working with Post-traumatic Stress  

  • Bereavement therapy (Adults & Adolescents)

  • Childhood Adversity & the Impact on Mental Heath

  • Complex traumatic bereavement

  • Grief & Loss

  • LGBTQI+ and Mental Health

  • Difference & Diversity within Relationships

  • Working Therapeutically with Children & Young People

  • Working with Self Harm & Suicidal Ideation

  • Suicide Awareness 

  • Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery

  • Childhood Abuse

  • Working with Anger

  • Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

  • Certificate in Supervision (Approved by the British Psychological Society)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • CAMHS 'Child Mental Health Working Together training'

  • Understanding Personality Disorders

  • Voice Hearing

  • Creative Arts in the Therapeutic Setting

  • Working with Shame

  • Psychological Effects of Covid-19 on Mental Health and Wellbeing

My Approach to Counselling & Psychotherapy

 

Each person who decides to come for counselling and psychotherapy has different needs. I believe that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy; therefore I place great importance on building a safe and secure therapeutic space with you, recognising and respecting you as a unique individual. We work together to help you find a way forward.  I will be alongside you as you explore your thoughts and feelings. Many of our current difficulties can be traced back to patterns of thinking and behaviours that we learned much earlier in life, and for many people it is useful to gain a deeper understanding of oneself in order to feel better in the here and now. It can be very useful to learn that sometimes, the ways of doing things which served us well - and were necessary - much longer ago, can now be gently laid down, and different ways of coping can be identified and nurtured. 

 

Current client base

 

As well as working in Hinckley in private practice - mainly with adults from 18 - 80+ - I am employed part-time as a school-based counsellor in Leicester with students aged 11 - 16 yrs*. 

I offer supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors. 

 

*(Kindly note, I do not offer counselling to primary school age children)

Previous Experience

5 years on the counselling team at The Leicester Counselling Centre, where I was also one of the assessors.

8 years as a counsellor in secondary schools (11 - 16)

2 years working for the North Warwickshire Counselling Service based in Nuneaton.

Occasional work as an Additional Hours Tutor on counselling courses at the University of Leicester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

​www.cathyjones-counselling.co.uk