Hi, my name’s Jonathon, a Therapeutic Counsellor based in East Kent.
My clients reflect society, from 18 plus through to those in their late 70’s and come from diverse social backgrounds, ethnicities and sexuality. We predominantly meet for face-to-face counselling or in some circumstances clients choose therapy via Skype, FaceTime, or telephone.
For almost two years my work has been with clients at MIND, the UK’s number one mental health charity. In addition, clients are now welcomed at my own private practice.
Fifty minute sessions are usually open-ended (as opposed to specific in number) and clients are given the same time slot on the same day each week.
Sessions are collaborative and in confidence and follow the ethical framework set out by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Our work together is empathic, non-judgmental and based on trust. You, the client are the focus and centre of our therapeutic relationship.
Some thoughts on why counselling helps us all:-
- It’s a priceless emotional investment which can positively impact personal fulfilment
- With a trained professional you’re heard objectively, empathetically and non-judgementally
- Through therapy you can learn to trust yourself, develop emotionally and grow stronger
Counselling is humanistic and integrates psychodynamic (looking to the past), person-centred and transactional theories and helps clients set their own achievable goals.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Central Awarding Body: Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
The British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists: Certificate of
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Central Awarding: Levels 2 and 3 Certificates in Counselling Skills
Qualified and trainee therapist with MIND and Porchlight charities
Place2Be foundation training in working with young people
Registered Member of the BACP
Before training as a therapist my life experience includes 35 years as a media and communications professional
Some Areas of Work with Clients
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement & Grief, Depression, Identity, LGBTQ+, Personal Confidence, Personal Development, Relationships, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work Related Issues
Faversham based, within easy reach of Whitstable, Canterbury and Ashford