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CARYS JONES THERAPY

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ABOUT ME

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I am a person-centred and eclectic psychotherapist that offers a warm, authentic and supportive environment to people seeking help at times of difficulty. I currently offer psychotherapy sessions face-to-face, online or by telephone for adults, couples and young people. My practice is based in Nottingham but I am able to offer remote work for people located around the UK. I have previously worked as a counsellor for Nottingham Women's Centre and a Domestic Abuse charity and until recently was running a busy trans-inclusive women's counselling service. I currently volunteer some time to see clients at Nottingham Women's Centre.

I trained for 4 years in Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy with the Sherwood Institute and am continuously developing my learning to benefit my work with clients. 

I retrained as a Psychotherapist after spending many years working in social care with children and adolescents, managing children’s homes and therapeutic services for under 18’s with developmental trauma and attachment difficulties. I have a strong belief in people’s capacity to change and a commitment to recognising social inequalities that throughout life can impact our ability to cope.

My work is underpinned by principles around social justice and feminist ethics. I am also influenced by Eastern philosophies and practices such as Buddhism and meditation.

 

In my practice I utilise a number of approaches to best suit the person I am working with, although the foundation of all my work lies in the person-centred values of empathy, positive regard and non-judgment. As well as person-centred and experiential approaches, I draw from a number of different therapy modalities including elements of DBT, SFBT, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic concepts, somatic trauma based therapies, narrative and written exposure therapy, attachment and systemic therapies and an up to date knowledge of neuroscience and psychiatric research.

 

To be at my best I prioritise self care outside of my working hours. To that end, in my down time I enjoy dog walking, working out, playing games, reading and live music among other interests.

Professional Membership

I am a full clinical member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), registered member of the British Associate for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a graduate member of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. I am therefore bound by their codes of ethics in all my work which is supervised by an experienced clinical supervisor.

Qualifications

  • MSc in Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Treatment Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II)

  • ADHD Certification (ADHD-CCSP)

  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1 and 2

 

Other Training and Qualifications

This year (2024) I am working on a clinical certification in Autism to further enhance my knowledge base around supporting people with neurodiversity. I am also continuing study towards a Diploma in Clinical Supervision, and due to start a PhD in September 2024.

Previous training relevant to my work includes:

Suicide and Self-Harm, Children & Young People’s Work, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Gender and Transgender Identity, Stalking, Attachment, Drug Abuse and Addiction, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Vicarious Trauma, Gottman Method (Couples), Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders

Areas of interest

My areas of interest include interpersonal trauma, attachment, class issues, client empowerment, neurodiversity, gender identity and clients in the LGBTQ+ community.

My background working in social care has given me specialist experience working with adverse childhood experience, parenting, family difficulties, abuse and neglect and recovering from traumatic experience. I also spent some years managing a charity supporting people in the sex industry and those who have been sexually exploited. I therefore have a professional interest and understanding of sex work and am sex worker allied. I am on the National Ugly Mugs directory of sex-worker friendly therapists.

Research interests

To date I have completed research on the following topics:

  • Empowering clients through relationship following experiences of domestic abuse

  • Therapist empathy with clients of intimate partner violence

 

Therapeutic experience

I have supported clients with the following range of difficulties:

  • Attachment

  • Childhood trauma

  • Chronic illness

  • Complex Trauma & PTSD

  • Domestic abuse

  • Family and relationship issues

  • Gender identity and/or issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community

  • Marital breakdown

  • Mental health (Depression, personality disorder, schizophrenia etc.)

  • Neurodiversity

  • Parenting

  • Relationship issues

  • School and work problems

  • Self-harm and suicide

  • Separation and divorce

  • Sexual harm

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?

Psychotherapy along with counselling is a term used for talking therapy work with people around a number of issues.

 

The nature of the work is often long-term and looks to explore deeper issues you may have had or are having in your life that you wish to overcome. As a psychotherapist I do not give advice or tell people what to do, but instead accompany people to find their own answers in a safe and welcoming space. I do this through getting to know people as a trusted and confidential person, actively listening and employing a number of therapeutic techniques to promote growth.

Therapy sessions are guided by you and I have no set agenda for our work together, other than supporting you to find what you need. For couples I work on your goals and with an agenda set by both of you.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A SESSION?

I currently work with adults, couples and young people
Individual sessions last for 50 minutes and can be in person, online or by telephone

Couples work is usually 60 minutes and is in person.


Our work together can be short, medium or long-term depending on your needs. The majority of my work with clients is long term in nature, exploring issues at depth and looking at various points in a person's history to make connections and promote change in their present day life. Similarly, my work with couples is also long term in nature, looking at entrenched patterns and relational dynamics to support growth for both parties and a more harmonious relationship for the future. 

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

I offer a sliding scale payment option for all client work.

This means that you can self select what you can afford to pay within the the scale. 

For individuals my scale is £40 - £60. Individual sessions last for 50 minutes.

For couples my scale is £60 - £85. Couple sessions last for 60 minutes.

I have a set fee for certain demographics: Students, over 65's and therapists in training - £40

Payments can be by cash or bank transfer.

HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?

If you're not sure whether therapy is right for you, I offer a free 10 minute phone conversation to discuss your needs and to see if we might work together.

You can use the contact form below to message me with your availability for a call back, or email carysjonestherapy@gmail.com


Alternatively you can leave a voicemail message on 07919 370674 and I will call you back at a suitable time for you.

To ensure your digital privacy I ask that any persons contacting me offer limited personal details and do not share sensitive information.

AVAILABILITY AND LOCATION

I work in Nottingham and primarily see clients face to face, although remote is possible where requested. My client work is currently on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, although other days and evenings may be available at times. 

My therapy room is in Foxhall Lodge which is located next to the Forest Recreation Ground near Nottingham City Centre, NG7.

 

The Lodge is located minutes walk from the Forest Recreation tram stop and is near to local bus routes. There is free on street parking on Gregory Boulevard or in the visitors car park at Foxhall Lodge outside the main entrance.

The full address is: Foxhall Lodge, Foxhall Road, Nottingham, NG7 6LH.

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