CARYS JONES THERAPY
I am a person-centred 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. Outside of my private work I currently manage a trans-inclusive women's counselling service.
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. 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, yoga, playing games, reading and live music among other interests.
I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), 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.
MSc in Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy
Certified Clinical Trauma Treatment Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1 and 2
Other Training and Qualifications
This year (2023) I am working on a clinical certification in ADHD to further enhance my knowledge base around supporting people with neurodiversity. I am also applying to a PhD program.
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, domestic abuse, attachment, class issues, client empowerment and relational difficulties.
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.
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
I have supported clients with the following range of difficulties:
Family and relationship issues
Mental health (Anxiety, depression, BPD, schizophrenia etc.)
School and work problems
Self-harm and suicide
Separation and divorce
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 a mixture of cognitive and experiential/somatic (body based) techniques.
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
Endings will be respectfully explored between us to suit your needs
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
I offer a sliding scale payment option for weekly sessions between £40-60 which can be discussed at our first meeting.
Students, over 65's and therapists in training - £40
Couples - £60/hour or £90 for 90 minutes
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 email@example.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 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.
The full address is: Foxhall Lodge, Foxhall Road, Nottingham, NG7 6LH.