I have been a practising psychotherapist for over twenty years, registered with the UK Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP). My practice is in Shipton-u-Wychwood, though I lived and worked in London prior to this. I worked for a number of years in London, both in private practice and in the NHS at St Thomas Hospital and within the Prison Service.
I came to practise psychotherapy after a career of many years at the Bar in London, and believe that this experience has helped me bring a fresh approach to my psychotherapy practice and, I hope, a common sense take on the problems my clients bring me. Clients seem to feel very much at ease with the friendly environment they discover on arrival. Perhaps partly because I don't just sit and nod!
Although I am trained to work psychodynamically (ie what is happening in the mind that causes conflict and unhappiness for you), I also work with anger - lots of strategies to combat this! - depression, and general relationship difficulties - in which I originally trained - including couple relationships. I work with adults and young adult I also work for large commercial companies for whom I provide critical incident support onsite (where there has been a serious incident at the place of work) and give general emotional support and guidance for their employees.
It is important to me to treat every client as an individual and I use a variety of techniques, including mindfulness and visualization, which I am continually expanding and adapting, while exploring with the client those approaches which feel most effective for them.
Do look at my websire at www.johnlandawtherapy.co.uk for more information
I am also registered with PruHealth, Bupa, CIGNA, AXA, Aviva and the Rehabilitation Network for insurance covered therapies.
Training, qualifications & experience
John Bowlby Centre (formerly CAPP). UKCP reg. MA Oxon
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
between £60-£85 depending on the type and length of the work, though lower fees are negotiable.
07:30 - 19:30 Mon-Fri 09:00-13:00 some Saturdays only
My MA is in literature.
I have written a published memoir for a Holocaust survivor.
I do use a cognitive approach where this feels right for client and therapist.