Jonathan is an adult psychotherapist with over twenty years’ experience of working in a variety of clinical settings with adults both in the private and public health sector. The primary way that Jonathan works is by establishing a safe and facilitating therapeutic relationship in which there is space for the potential for deep understanding and acceptance. This is tempered by an analytic stance that is both companionate and challenging, when appropriate.
Jonathan trained in art psychotherapy and psychotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire and Tavistock Clinic, and completed a PhD at UCL. He has taught extensively both nationally and internationally. Prior to moving to higher education, he spent 10 years working in adult mental health as well as child and adolescent psychiatric services in the NHS.
Jonathan’s approach is to enable a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space to begin to explore and possibly transform areas of difficulty as well as deepen the understanding of self. He draws on a broad theoretical frame to inform and meet the needs of each individual person he works with. Overall, he is informed by psychodynamic, analytic and existential philosophies and principles.
Bereavement and loss; Depression; Anxiety; Self-esteem and confidence issues; Addiction; Ageing; Relationship issues; Attachment; Separation; Sexuality
BA FA (Hons), PG Dip Art Therapy, MA Psychoanalytic studies, PhD UCL. HCPC registered (AS01476). Member of BAAT.