Jonathan Blease (MBACP)

Jonathan Blease (MBACP)

Stories4change
South Barn, Room D
Efford Park, Milford Road
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 0JD

Fenwick2 Health & Wellbeing Centre
Pikes Hill
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7NG

01590 676755 / 07984 585555

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Stories4change
South Barn, Room D
Efford Park, Milford Road
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 0JD

Fenwick2 Health & Wellbeing Centre
Pikes Hill
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7NG

01590 676755 / 07984 585555

About me

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I'm a qualified counsellor and work through the stories4change Counselling Service with Individuals, Couples and Groups, to provide confidential counselling and support for life changes, loss, relationships, challenges, trauma, conflicts and transitions.

I offer a free 15 minute confidential telephone consultation to answer any questions you might have before making an appointment. If you don't reach me, please leave a message on my voice mail, and I will call you back when I can, usually within 48 hours. To make an appointment or to contact me please e-mail: jonathan@stories4change.com or call 07984 585555 / 01590 676755.

Counselling sessions are in person, by telephone or through skype. I see clients from my counselling office in Lymington, as well as counselling rooms in Lyndhurst in the New Forest, Hampshire, England. My training has been focused on the Humanistic and Transactional Analysis Counselling traditions.

About Counselling

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“Counselling offers a means to change not only oneself but one’s world.”
Ventura, 1991.

I have found that what we experience and take on can lead to a variety of different issues, which can hold us back from being who we want to be and living our lives to our full potential. Counselling encourages and inspires self-awareness and with greater self-awareness we are more able to recognise and heal the issues, and traumas, which limit, restrict and hold us back, thus giving us additional tools to be and live in balance and in health.

My Training

I studied Counselling at Peter Symonds College in Winchester, graduating from both Winchester and Middlesex Universities with a BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Transactional Analysis Counselling and a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis. The foundation degree was accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).  – I hold Certificates in Counselling Levels 2 & 3 and TA 101. In addition to the Counselling Directory I am listed on the BACP Register and the HACP Directory.

I've completed a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) at Southampton University, after practicing mindfulness for many years. I enjoy bringing both mindfulness and relaxation techniques into my practice where appropriate. I have also completed a Re-decision Therapy Training at the Berne Institute and both Family Systems (Psychodrama) and Short-term Dynamic Therapy courses at Southampton University.

My current area of research and exploration is ‘The Impact of Trauma on our Current Life Stories“. The other area I continue to explore with relevance to counselling and therapy is Ecopsychology, the relationship between human beings and the natural world.

My Background

MSC%20TT%200313%20making%20hearts%20III.Before becoming qualified as a Therapeutic Counsellor, I gained an initial qualification in Agriculture, graduating from Seale-Hayne Agricultural College in Devon and working on the land in England, France, New Zealand, and The United States. In the 1980’s I moved to Northern California, and started working in the media firstly as a photojournalist and later as a filmmaker, presenter and producer. I moved back to the UK in 2005.

It was my dual love of people’s life stories and the obstacles and challenges people faced when confronted by change and trauma that lead me to become a founding director of s4c in 2007 and then subsequently broaden my career to become a therapeutic counsellor. Today I combine the different areas of my counselling work with filmmaking, writing, training, research and environmental work.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Humanistic Transactional Analysis Counselling
Foundation Degree In Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (BACP Accredited)
MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
Re-decision Therapy Training
Family Systems (Psychodrama)
Short-term Dynamic Therapy
TA (Transactional Analysis) 101
Counselling Skills (Level 3)
Introduction To Counselling (Level 2)

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

• Relaxation Techniques and Mindfulness • General Counselling, Life Coaching and Training
• Body image and Health • Culture and Identity • Transitions and Loss • Ecopsychology and Research

Fees

Individual Fees:
£40.00 / 80 minute initial assessment
£40.00 / 50 minute subsequent (on-going) sessions

Couples Fees:
£60.00 / 80 minute sessions

Short or Long-term Therapy

Evening and weekend appointments are available on request.
Low Income, students, single parent's and couple's rates are negotiable.

Cancellations received 24 hours before your scheduled appointment will not be charged.
Cancellations within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment will be charged at full cost.

Payment is by either cash or cheque at the end of the session. Payments may be made by bank transfer with prior arrangement.

Maps & Directions

Lymington, SO41 0JD
Lyndhurst, SO43 7NG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Mondays to Fridays, and some Saturdays.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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