Jason Woolfe BA dip MSc counsellor and psychotherapist, UKCP Accredited

Jason Woolfe BA dip MSc counsellor and psychotherapist, UKCP Accredited

17
Cavendish Square
London
W1G 0PH

45
Central Street
London
EC1V 8AB

07931 177565 / 07931 177565

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17
Cavendish Square
London
W1G 0PH

45
Central Street
London
EC1V 8AB

07931 177565 / 07931 177565

About me

How therapy can help
Are you stuck in a rut in which everything makes you feel anxious? Perhaps you are struggling to make sense of difficulties around you? If so, therapy can help through providing compassion and support to disentangle, confront and accept some of the painful aspects that life seems to put in our way.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications
I hold a Masters degree, as well as a Clinical Diploma, in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute, which is widely recognised as one of the leading psychotherapy training institutes in Europe and where I’m currently also working as an assistant tutor on the Masters degree programme. I also hold a BA degree in English and Philosophy.
I abide by the code of ethics of Metanoia Institute and the UKCP.

Choose the right therapist for you
Research has indicated that it is the relationship between therapist and client that supports the effectiveness of psychotherapy. So, rather making a choice based on theoretical approach, I believe it’s important to choose a therapist that you can feel comfortable with and that you can imagine growing to trust.
As a relational Gestalt therapist, I use our relationship to guide our work as we build awareness of the patterns that can keep us stuck – and by doing so, generate options for change.
In addition to my core Gestalt training I’ve attended a wide range of seminars, workshops and short courses, in the UK and also the US. These have involved many different theoretical approaches including movement-based therapy, CBT and Psychodynamic. These, and other approaches, give me multiple rich insights into how we can think about people’s problems and difficulties.
I have a particular interest in the connection between mind and body and how we can use that to improve our sense of wellbeing. This goes along with a life-long interest in physical and mental wellbeing along with flip sides, shame and trauma.

Experience
I’ve been working to provide emotional support since 2004 and seeing clients one-on-one since 2010. I’ve worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, charities and social enterprises, and privately. I have experience of working on a short-term, long-term, or flexible basis.

Expertise and special interests
I work with depression and anxiety, relationships and many other issues. My background includes more than 10 years' experience working in the HIV field, which gives me a particular interest in issues around self-esteem and isolation, chronic illness and gender and sexuality.

Particular areas of interest include:

-       personal development and what supports us to change, especially when we’re feeling stuck

-       gender, particular crossdressing and gender-fluid and trans experiences. I’m particularly interested in how our experiences of gender, sexuality and self-identity all overlap to shape our relationships and lives

-       raising self-esteem and confidence

-       finding a way out of depression

-       relationships, including identifying what we want out of them and how we can sometimes act against our own best interests, conflicts and relationship breakdown.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender dysphoria

Fees

If you're wondering whether therapy is for you, try one session and see how you feel. I offer the first session at half the applicable rate because I regard our first meeting as a mutual assessment and a chance for us both to find out if we’re a good fit for each other.

Individual sesssions: day rate £60, evening rate (after 6pm) £70

Couple counselling: day rate £80, evening rate (after 6pm) £90

I offer reduced rates for trainee psychotherapists and the unwaged, please contact me for details. Individual sessions last for 50 minutes and couple counselling sessions last for one hour.

Further information

The closest tubes for my office in W1 are Oxford Circus and Regent's Park.

The closest tubes for my office in EC1 are Old Street and Angel.

Maps & Directions

London, W1G 0PH
London, EC1V 8AB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Mondays to Fridays, including evenings. Please contact me for further details.

Types of client

Adults
Couples
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