Jon Edge, MSc, MA, BEd Hons, MBACP, UKCP Registered
Rushey Green Catford
I have been running a successful private practice as a counsellor for 35 years.
Here are a few details about myself and my way of working, which I hope will be helpful to you. Deciding on a therapist is more difficult than ever now; there are so many different kinds of therapy and it can be difficult to decide which is most suitable for you.
The Training, Qualifications and Experience section below will give you a good idea of the extent and depth of my experience, and the level of my training.
Warmth, empathy, acceptance, genuineness, down-to-earthness, compassion, confidence, humility and creative intelligence are the essential qualities of a therapist, in my opinion. I could not do this difficult and wonderfully rewarding work if I felt I lacked them. I know about the importance of these qualities from both sides of the fence - when I looked for (and found) them in a therapist when I needed one many years ago now, and as someone who has been developing these qualities in myself ever since.
I have extensive experience of helping people with a wide range of difficulties, whether in relationships with others or in relationship with themselves.
If you would like to think a little more about whether I can help you, please call or email me. I have a website: it specifically promotes my interest in therapy with people working in media and the creative arts industries.
I have three London work locations: SE6 (near Lewisham Hospital), SE1 (Waterloo/Southwark tube station), and W1 Harley Street. I try to meet with clients where it is most convenient, although this will depend on my current work schedule.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered psychotherapist
BACP Registered counsellor
Full Professional Member of the Guild of Psychotherapists
Full professional Member of the College of Psychoanalysts
M.Sc in Psychodynamic Counselling (Birkbeck College, London University)
Diploma in Student Counselling (Birkbeck College)
B.Sc Hons Psychology Goldsmiths College, University of London 1980-2
Principal Adult Psychotherapist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2002-11)
University Counsellor at the University of Essex 1988 - 1991
Lecturer in psychology and psycho-social studies, City University (1996-2006)
Tutor in Counselling, Birkbeck College (1988-2005)
Tutor in Counselling Mary Ward Centre (2006-2008)
M.A. in English (Goldsmiths' College, London University) 1982
B.Ed. Hons (Institute of Education, London) First Class/Distinction in teaching practice, 1976
34 years' experience of running my own successful private practice
30 years' experience as a supervisor for qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapist
Counselling Supervisor in the Epilepsy Department at Kings College Hospital, London and for the South London and MAUDSLEY NHS Trust
Private Tutor in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy for undergraduates of the Birkbeck College MSc programme.
Founding Director of Psychotherapy for Heathcare Limited; I am a psychotherapist and trainer for this unique company which provides a range of training and clinical services to the NHS and other healthcare providers. www.psychotherapyforhealthcare.co.uk
Counselling for Creative Professionals: www.counsellingforcreativeprofessionals.net
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The following gives an indication of the kind of clients and presenting issues with which I have substantial experience and expertise.
- counselling and psychotherapy for professionals in the creative arts industries
- counselling and psychotherapy for people with acute or chronic health conditions
- counselling for couples
- counselling for relationship issues
- counselling for anxiety disorders
- psychotherapy for survivors of abuse
- counselling and psychotherapy for depression
- bereavement and complicated grief
Assessment for counselling/psychotherapy: £70 (seventy five-minute session)
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions: £55 - £80 (fifty-minute sessions)
Couples Counselling: £65 (sixty-minute session)
Clinical supervision fee : £55 (fifty-minute session) - usually at once fortnightly intervals.
Counselling Tuition and mentoring: £60 (2.5 hour session) Introduction, certificate, diploma and Masters levels. Contact me for details.
I have three locations for my private practice: London SE1, SE6, BR2 (Hayes) and W1. Tell me which is most convenient for you.
- SE6 Practice: close to Lewisham Hospital. Nearest Mainline stations Catford, Catford Bridge and Ladywell mainline stations or short bus journey from mainline and DLR Lewisham stations.
- SE1 Practice: Mainline stations Waterloo and Waterloo East (5 minute walk). Underground station: Southwark, Jubilee line (2 minute walk); 10 mins from London Bridge
- W1 Practice: Harley Street or Wimpole Street (on two different days - ask for details)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mornings, afternoons, evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
Psychodynamic supervision only for psychodynamiclly trained counsellors and psychoanalytic psychotherpists. .View supervision profile