Warm and Professional Counselling for Stockport
Embarking on therapy can seem overwhelming and getting started is often the hardest part. Before you continue, please know that you won’t find any ‘hard-sell’ here! The client and therapist match is much like a jigsaw puzzle- it has to be the right fit so that the work can get done.
It’s important to connect with your therapist and feel as though you are in a safe and accepting environment where you can speak freely. In certain types of psychotherapy, the practitioner will put themselves in the position of ‘expert’ and try to ‘direct’ you to what they think is right or acceptable.
However, I work to make sure that you are in the driving seat so you can start to feel happy, confident and empowered. This is your life and no one can tell you how to live it.
A little bit about me….
Over the years I have had two main careers- one in media and journalism (BBC, XFM, Galaxy, 106.6, Shock Radio, Manchester Radio Online, FAB Radio International, Sounds Magazine) and one as a PRINCE2 senior project manager working on various local government, third sector and charity-based initiatives.
I’m absolutely passionate about psychology, intuition, awareness and the unknown – there’s far more going on in our own subconscious than most of us realise and yet it’s often our ‘unconscious processes’ which influences our decision-making!
Aside from psychology my other passion is music – I sing, play guitar and drum (although thankfully not during a session!).
My decision to train as a psychotherapist came following my own experience of personal tragedy. I wanted to share what I had learned so I could help others see that challenges (no matter how daunting) can be used as a mechanism to transform and shape our lives for the better. Being dealt a difficult hand does not mean you are destined for a bleak future.
Some of the most successful people I know overcame the biggest obstacles in life and came out stronger because of it.
Like everyone- I am flawed, imperfect and human. And it is this genuineness which will help our working collaboration as we peel back the layers to help you rebuild and heal.
Although the journey may seem challenging I promise to treat you with the deepest respect and empathy as we figure out a way forward together. There is no need to limit yourself in our sessions and I promise to accept you just as you are.
I take great pride in developing very close, meaningful and supportive relationships with those I work with and my friends describe me as warm and caring with a great sense of humour.
Steph Jones Counselling
(MBACP PGDip BSc Hons)
t: 07545 339 175