Counselling and therapy
Confidential, non-judgemental, reflective and supportive
Hi, I’m Jonathan – I’m a BACP-registered integrative counsellor, trained at an NHS institute that is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I work with a wide range of clients who want to understand and reduce feelings of anxiety, panic, and depression, or who may be struggling with other aspects of their lives, past or present. These can include feeling overwhelmed, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, trauma, loss and grief, heath concerns and existential worries.
I can provide a safe, non-judgemental place for you to explore your concerns at your own pace.
What is relational, integrative counselling?
Integrative counselling is one of the most mainstream and effective forms of psychotherapy in the UK (source). It combines a number of recognised therapeutic approaches in a way that suits you. These approaches include person-centred/humanistic, psychodynamic, existential, cognitive/CBT, and relational.
The relational element means that we work collaboratively and that where useful we can look at what happens in the counselling relationship as a possible source of information about what might occur with other relationships in your life.
I offer one-to-one counselling for adults, usually one 50-minute session per week. It can be short term, or open ended, whatever works for you – we can discuss this as we go, and do what feels right for you.
Due to the changing situation with social distancing restrictions, I primarily offer video calls, and there is growing evidence showing these to be as effective and helpful as face-to-face sessions. I have some limited scope for outdoor sessions in some circumstances.
We will usually begin with a consultation session where you are invited to outline – in confidence – what’s troubling you, and I will ask you a few questions. If you decide you’d like to move forward with the counselling we will have a simple agreement regarding confidentiality, my responsibilities to you and some basic payment/cancellation terms.