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Integrative counselling in Bristol with a qualified and experienced practitioner 

Individual Counselling for adults and young people

Specialisms in Trauma and Bereavement

Long and short term work
​Registered Member of the British Association for

Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk) 

 

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."

   ____

Carl Rogers

 

ABOUT ME

I am a BACP registered, humanistic integrative counsellor. I draw from several counselling approaches but overall I am relational and compassion focused. I work with adults, children and young people and offer a reduced rate for initial appointments at £35 and counselling sessions thereafter at £50. I offer a warm and non-judgmental space where together we can explore any difficulties or challenges you may be facing and you can express your thoughts and emotions in a safe environment.

 

I offer an initial appointment for us to meet and discuss your needs and hopes from counselling. This means that I can tailor my approach to meet your needs, where possible. It can take time to develop the trust and courage needed to share vulnerability. So often we face societal pressures and expectations for change and achievement; in life we may feel pushed too hard, too soon but in counselling we will work at your pace. I will help you to understand and make sense of your experiences and develop your own self-compassionate voice. 

 

I use Mindfulness, grounding and breathing to help develop ways of calming, slowing down and reducing stress. You may be experiencing low mood, anxiety, stress, have suffered a bereavement or significant loss, be struggling with identity and sense of purpose, relationship difficulties or all of the above and more. Whatever your need, I am here to listen without judgment or expectation, to help you find your own way forward.

SPECIALTIES
  • Adults 

  • Children and Adolescents

  • Trauma

  • Abuse

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Depression

  • Identity

  • Loss & grief

  • Transition

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING

I have worked for a number of local organisations and charities as a Counsellor and Supervisor, including: the Southmead Project, Cruse Bereavement, Off the Record and Help Counselling.

For the last 3 years I have been working as a specialist Trauma and Abuse Counsellor at the Southmead Project, providing trauma informed counselling to adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

 

I have extensive experience in working with children and young people and have been working in education for over 20 years in various capacities including: school counselling, mentoring, teaching and pastoral roles. I have provided 1:1 and group therapy to young people and reflective practice to staff in numerous schools across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Whilst working at Off the Record, I was instrumental in developing a School Counselling Service for secondary schools in South Gloucestershire.

 

Additionally, I have experience as a Counselling Trainer and have worked as a Tutor and Lecturer on the Foundation Degree in Counselling at City of Bristol College, in partnership with Gloucester University.

 

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I work according to the ethics and standards of the BACP Ethical Framework. To keep up to date with best practice I receive monthly Clinical Supervision and attend regular professional development events.

Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling (with Distinction), Bristol University

  • Certificate in Somatic Trauma Therapy (Babette Rothschild)

  • Certificate in Compassion Focused Therapy for Recovery from Trauma  (Compassionate Mind Foundation Oxford)

  • Advanced Safeguarding Training: Bristol City Safeguarding Board

  • Diploma in Early Years Montessori Teaching

A D D I T I O N A L  T R A I N I N G  I N:
  • Art Therapy Summer School with       Dr Marian Liebmann

  • Symbolic Play and Use of Metaphor with Children and Adolescents

  • Sandtray Therapy with Children and Adolescents

  • Attachment and Neurobiology

  • Relational Trauma and Child Development

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy

  • Transactional Analysis 101 Course

  • About Bereavement Care Training – Bristol Cruse Bereavement Care

  • Multi-Disciplinary Supervision

  • Pre-Trial Therapy

  • Counselling Children and Young People

  • Family Therapy

  • Young People & Addiction

  • Sexuality & Gender Identity

  • Mental Health and Social Justice

  • Addictions

  • Self-injury & Suicidality

  • Bereavement by Suicide

  • IBIS Training (Improving Behaviour in Schools)

 

CONTACT ME

                      Clare Jones

           Counselling & Supervision

If you would like to book a counselling or supervision session, please get in touch either by email or telephone. If I'm not available to take your call, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can. My usual working days are Mondays - Thursdays.

Telephone:  07711276491

Location: Central Bristol, BS6

              Near to Gloucester Road                and the City Centre