Jon Howarth MA, Registered MBACP
If you're anxious, depressed, having relationship difficulties or just trying make sense of your life, by considering counselling you’ve taken the first step towards change. And you may well be wondering - will this work for me? The good news is that studies show that the majority of clients see some benefit from counselling and therapy. You might also be asking yourself – is this the right counsellor for me?
I believe you can only really answer that question through an initial meeting but what I offer is a confidential, safe space to explore what’s going on for you, whether it’s something that's happening in your life right now or issues from the past that you’ve never be able to resolve. It’s a collaborative approach where we go at your pace.
Here are some answers to other questions you might have:
How much will it cost?
I charge £30 for an initial meeting and then £45 for subsequent 50 minute sessions.
Will you be able to help me?
I have successfully worked with adults and adolescents (16+) facing a range of difficulties, it’s something we can discuss in our initial session. If we feel there isn’t a fit I’ll try and suggest another counsellor or service that may be more suitable.
How long does it take to feel better?
You’re an individual and although other people may have faced similar difficulties before it’s different for everyone. We can talk about what might work for you in our initial meeting.
Where will we meet?
I work from a dedicated counselling room in the centre of Northampton, there are several public car parks offering free parking within 5 minutes walk.
How do I move things forward?
We can first speak on the phone to set up an meeting where I can begin to understand what you’re trying to deal with and you can see what it might be like for us to work together. If I'm in a session you'll hear my answer machine but please leave a message, I return most calls the same day. Alternatively please email me with your contact number and I'll call you back.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor holding a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Leicester University and I am registered with the industry body, the BACP.
I have experience of working with adults and young people on a short term and long term basis. As well as my private practice I have worked at Leicester Counselling Centre, Banbury and Bicester College and Corby Mind, with whom I have full CRB (DBS) clearance. I adhere to the BACP ethical code of practice and regularly attend professional development training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Fees are £30 for an initial meeting and then £45 for subsequent 50 minute sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|