I am a person centered (client centered) therapist in the UK with 6 years of practice experience. Prior to that I volunteered with a bereavement charity specialising in providing one to one face to face support to those experiencing issues with bereavement and loss.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, bereavement and loss.
I am what might be described as a more ‘mature’ counsellor, having spent many years working in other fields and gaining much life experience before training as a counsellor. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I will treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My core approach is person centered, which believes in offering all clients empathy, and a non-judgemental experience. I will use other approaches as the need may arise such as cognitive-behavioural.
My approach believes that everyone has the capability to make the changes and improvements they wish to make to lead them to a happier way of living, when the correct environment and support is provided for them.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #374528
David Jones is a kind man. He listens very well and gives great feedback and advice. Highly recommend this man. Can talk about anything and he'll understand.
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
David is a very kind and knowledgeable therapist. He is just what I needed, a good listener with great insight.
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem
David was pivotal in guiding me through a really difficult time in my life. His kind and reassuring presence helped me learn to trust my inner voice again. After only a few sessions I had the courage to make significant changes in my life that I had been struggling to approach for a long while.
Getting therapy has really been so important and I am so incredibly grateful to David for everything he has done for me.
I also had such fun speaking each week! I really enjoyed David's relaxed conversational style and amidst some challenging times it was nice to have a bit of a laugh about it all now and then!
Thank you again for everything - I will continue to 'just be' and commit to being as present as I can.
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I mostly talked at David. In between my monologues he asked insightful questions. He left me feeling reassured and guided on the right path.
Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Fantastic listener and really asks some thought provoking and break through inducing questions. Highly recommended
Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Gently. Wise. Empathetic. Love talking to David
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes