Ben Jones

Ben Jones

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Therapist - Southport

Southport PR8
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I offer appointments throughout the week, including evening sessions.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a person-centred psychotherapist/counsellor.

I trained at Liverpool John Moores University, receiving a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice (with merit), after a 20-year career working in communication and leadership roles in mostly large organisations in London.

In 2014/15, I had a breakdown which prompted me to rethink my work, work-life balance and my plans for the future. 

Working with a therapist at that time, I came to realise that I had been living with anxiety and depression for years and although pressure at work had been a factor in my breakdown, it was far from the only cause. 

I am passionate about helping others to work out what is going on for them and hopefully to help them reach a better understanding and acceptance so that life becomes more fulfilling. 

I have worked in the public, private and third sectors, as well as academia. Alongside my therapy practice, I teach at university, speak at events and write about mental health, work-life balance and resilience. 

My breakdown and subsequent recovery led to my change of career to become a therapist, setting up in 2022. I named AMJ Counselling after my daughter – ‘AMJ’ are her initials. It is a reminder, if one were needed, of trying to focus on the things that matter in life. 

I am married and have a daughter. I am Irish.

Practice description

I am a person-centred psychotherapist/counsellor, with a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice (with merit).

I offer sessions face-to-face, online or by phone.

Sessions run for around 50 minutes and cost £50. I offer discounted rates of £35 per session for students.

I have experience of working with a wide range of clients (aged 11-78) and a wide variety of topics, including: anxiety; depression; eating disorders (in which I have extensive experience and was the subject of my masters research); couples therapy; sadness; COVID; loss; grief; exam stress; academic pressure; perfectionism; work-life balance; resilience challenges; sexuality; identity; family issues; relationships, including with parents and friends; working within education - with students (aged 11 upwards), teachers and academics.

My first session

I offer a free initial consultation session to talk through my approach, answer any questions and help clients to consider if they think we can work well together, giving them as much information as possible before they decide whether to go ahead.

These initial sessions usually run for 15/20 minutes and are typically done on the phone or by Zoom.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy