Anne Jones Counselling & Training in Leeds

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About me

Counselling Qualifications

I have an MA (with Distinction) in Relationship Therapy through Relate.
I also enjoyed going on to train others to be couple and relationship counsellors.

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am bound by its Code of Ethics and Practice and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accreditation means that I have provided proof of my skills to the BACP.

I worked for Relate in Leeds city centre for many years and have had the privilege of working with a great variety of people. I have a broad experience of working with all sorts of problems and hopes.

My way of working is based on a blend of counselling theories:

  • Systemic (thinking about the influence of your networks)
  • Narrative therapy (concerning the stories you have about yourself)
  • Psychodynamic (the impact of the past on the present)
  • Attachment theory (regarding your relationship bonds).

    Previously I was a hospital pharmacist specialising in cancer care. I also worked in community pharmacies. This has given me an interest in thinking about what is helpful in improving physical and mental health and managing ill health.

    Other qualifications include:

    · Couple Therapy for Depression: The Exeter Model

    · Foundation in Groupwork practice

    · Therapeutic Counselling Skills for Young People (The Centre for Child Mental Health)

    I practice mindfulness and self-compassion.

    "That best portion of a good man's life,
    His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."
    William Wordsworth


    Areas of Specialism
  • I specialise in couple and relationship counselling.
  • Self-compassion and kindness flavour my approach
  • I have a background in healthcare and understand the impact of physical and mental health on relationships
  • Thinking creatively about problems and hopes
  • I have a lot of experience helping people with life events such as an affair, divorce and redundancy

    Personal Approach
  • It's important to me that the counselling is useful for you. I work collaboratively and flexibily.
  • There are frequent opportunities for feedback about how things are going with the counselling.
  • Previous clients have described me as kind and patient and my sessions often contain good humour.
  • I'm very interested in wellbeing, combining counselling conversations with other ways to look after ourselves such as: diet; exercise; creative hobbies; music; and mindfulness.






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