Jon Martyn

Jon Martyn

London Art Therapy Centre
Pioneer House
46 Britannia Street
Kings Cross
London
WC1X 9JH

07855 779078

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London Art Therapy Centre
Pioneer House
46 Britannia Street
Kings Cross
London
WC1X 9JH

07855 779078

About me

I am a state registered Art Psychotherapist working with adults and adolescents.

With more than eight years experience in art psychotherapy I have significant experience working with long-standing emotional difficulties, trauma and personality disorder - across cultural, faith and gender differences.

I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you can be truly honest and open; where difficult feelings, thoughts and experiences can be given room to be shared, felt and understood.  I offer a human approach to my therapeutic encounters, and have an interest in untying the stigma attached to mental health, such as medical labels, self-harm and hearing voices.

My approach is informed by psychotherapy and group analysis and I am interested in exploring how past experiences affect your relationship with the present.

Clients find me approachable, non-judgemental and down to earth. I approach all my work with an open mind and have an ability help others to overcome their difficulties and gain insight onto their difficulties.  I approach my work with an open mind and an ability to see past people’s difficulties to who they can become.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Art Psychotherapist (MA) registered with HCPC and the British Association of Art Therapists. I have over seven years experience in art psychotherapy, and over eight years experience working in social care.

As well as my private practice at the London Art Therapy Centre in Archway, I am a lecturer on the Art Psychotherapy MA at Goldsmiths College and co-founded a Therapeutic Art Studio for refugees - the New Art Studio.

My experience:

  • Issues I have helped with in the past include: anxiety relationship issues, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder/manic depression, family issues, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, gender, PTSD, trauma, anger, suicidal thoughts, self harm, recreational drug use, alcoholism, destructive coping strategies, personality disorders, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, abortion, adoption, miscarriage, child related issues, attachment disorder, stress, borderline personality disorder, Asperger's, autism, learning disability, long term illness, HIV/AIDS, psychosis, schizophrenia, hearing voices.

  • I have experience working with young adults who are marginalised, struggle with their identity, self harm, have destructive behaviour and suicidal thoughts.

  • I have worked on women's group therapy programmes designed for survivors of sexual and emotional abuse, which as a male therapist allowed me to assist participants in making positive connections with men, sometimes for the first time.

  • I have experience in working in NHS outpatient programmes, involving helping isolated and often highly traumatised people move away from destructive coping strategies.

  • I have worked with personality disorder, and realise how stigmatising diagnostic labels can be. I work without bias and aim to create a therapeutic relationship that is honest and human.
  • Prior to training in therapy I worked in social care and have significant experience working with learning disability, autistic spectrum disorders and asperger's.

For my full career history, see my LinkedIn page.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural issues
Gender identity
Identity issues
Recreational drug use
Sexuality
Trainee art therapists

Photos & videos

  • The outsider lectures - 2015
  • Me & My Life - 2010

Fees

You can contact me directly and have a conversation over the phone before arranging an initial appointment. If this goes well I usually suggest six weekly sessions and then we will talk to see if more therapy would helpful.

Sessions last an hour and are on a weekly basis. This form of therapy can be short-term – minimum six weeks – or ongoing.

£60 per 50 minute session.
Concessions: £45

Further information

Why art therapy?

Art Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy, where you will use art making as a way of understanding yourself and your relationship with others.  It does not require any experience of art making & there tends to be as much conversation as art.  In therapy, art can offer the opportunity to see, feel and sit with experiences and feelings that can be difficult to put into words.

Art therapy can be an immensely powerful experience, by being an outlet for feelings and an aid to self-understanding.  Engaging with creativity can help improve self-esteem, helps to express experiences that are difficult to put into words and can enables one to engage with forgotten memories.

It can be useful to listen to other people’s experiences in therapy, and the British Association of Art Therapists have produced a series of films that give people the chance to talk about their experiences in therapy.

http://www.baat.org/About-Art-Therapy/Art-Therapy-Videos

Maps & Directions

Kings Cross, WC1X 9JH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Thursdays 8am - 10pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a registered supervisor approved by the British Association of Art Therapists & an associate tutor on the MA art psychotherapy programme at Goldsmiths.

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