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About me

  • Counselling and psychotherapy for those working in media, performance and the creative arts
  • Counselling for confidence - clients presenting with avoidant personality symptoms, social anxiety, self-consciousness and low self-esteem
  • General counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues - details below will indicate other specialisms and interests

The Training, Qualifications and Experience section will show you that I am not new to the world of counselling and psychotherapy. I have a wealth of experience across thirty six years, in private practice, in higher education, and in the NHS.

Feel totally confident in making a self-referral to my practice - or in making an enquiry to talk to me about your current concerns.

You will find me approachable, professional, straightforward, flexible, honest and happy to answer any of your questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP Registered psychotherapist

BACP Registered counsellor

Full Professional Member of the Guild of Psychotherapists where I trained as a psychotherapist; graduated 1995

Registrant of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College

M.Sc in Psychodynamic Counselling (Birkbeck College, London University) 2000

Certificate in Student Counselling (Birkbeck College, London University) 1986

Advanced Diploma in Student Counselling (Birkbeck College) 1988

B.Sc Hons Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London 1980-2

Principal Adult Psychotherapist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2002-11)

University Counsellor at the University of Essex 1988 - 1991

Lecturer in psychology and psycho-social studies, City University (1996-2006)

Tutor in Counselling, Birkbeck College (1988-2005)

Tutor in Counselling, Goldsmiths College (2004-2007)

Tutor in Counselling, Mary Ward Centre (2006-2008)

M.A. in English (Goldsmiths' College, London University) 1982

B.Ed. Hons (Institute of Education, London) First Class/Distinction in teaching practice, 1976

37 years experience of running my own counselling and psychotherapy private practice

10 years experience as an NHS Psychotherapist - Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London

33 years experience as a supervisor for qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.

Counselling Supervisor Experience:

  • for undergraduates on the Goldsmiths' College counselling courses
  • for counsellors on placement in the Counselling and Psychotherapy Department of Kings' College Hospital
  • in the Epilepsy Department of Kings' College Hospital
  • for counsellors on placement in the South London and Maudsley IAPT NHS Trust
  • for a broad range of clinicians self-referring to my private practice

Private Tutor in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy for undergraduates of the Birkbeck College MSc programme.

Founding Director of Psychotherapy for Healthcare Limited;


Founding Director of Counselling for Creative Professionals


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The following gives an indication of the kind of clients and presenting issues with which I have substantial experience and expertise.

  • counselling and psychotherapy for professionals in the media and the creative arts
  • counselling for confidence - clients presenting with avoidant symptoms, social anxiety, self-consciousness and low self-esteem
  • counselling and psychotherapy for people with acute or chronic health conditions
  • counselling for relationship issues
  • counselling for anxiety disorders
  • psychotherapy for survivors of abuse
  • counselling and psychotherapy for depression
  • counselling for bereavement
  • counselling for avoidant personality disorder and related symptoms


Please note: fees for sessions in-person or via Skype/FaceTime are the same.

Telephone Enquiry and Pre-Assessment Telephone Conversation: No charge

Assessment for counselling/psychotherapy £90 (75-minute session)

Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions: £65 - £120 (50-minute sessions)

Clinical supervision: £70 (75-minute sessions) - frequency by arrangement

Tuition/Mentoring for Counselling and Psychotherapy Training: Up to and including Masters level. Usually on a once weekly basis or as negotiated. Fee negotiable.

Lecture/Presentation/workshop on a wide variety of topics:

Contact me to discuss your requirements and to negotiate a fee.


Afternoons and evenings - depending on current vacancies. Some weekend appointments may be available.

Further information

I have three locations for my private practice: London SE1, SE6, and W1.

  • SE1 Practice: 47 Nelson Square SE1 0QA, close to Waterloo stations and Southwark underground.
  • SE6 Practice: close to Lewisham Hospital. Nearest Mainline stations Catford, Catford Bridge and Ladywell mainline stations, or short bus journey from mainline and DLR Lewisham stations
  • W1 Practice: Harley Street or Wimpole Street (on two different days - ask for details)


Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Telephone, Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp sessions - all by arrangement and after a full assessment.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I have extensive experience providing individual and group supervision in a number of different settings, including supervision for qualified practitioners in private practice group supervision for trainees on a variety of training courses and clinical placements individual supervision to practitioners in medical settings group supervision for IAPT placements in the NHS Training in Supervision: British Association for Psychotherapists, BCP  

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Jon Edge, MSc, MA, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

Jon Edge, MSc, MA, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist