Jon Edge, MSc, MA, BEd Hons, MBACP, UKCP, CPJA

Jon Edge, MSc, MA, BEd Hons, MBACP, UKCP, CPJA

About me

I provide a specialist service for people working in media and the creative arts. Across over 30 years of practice my clients have included

actors, architects, artists, comedians, composers, dancers, entertainers, designers, directors, film makers, journalists, musicians, new media artists, photographers, poets, producers, publishers, sculptors, singers, writers and many others.

Please read the Training, Qualifications and Experience section below. You will quickly see that I am not new to the world of counselling and psychotherapy.

The depth, range and level of my training, my experience and my expertise will - I hope - allow you to feel confident in making a self-referral to my practice. Or recommend me to someone you know.

If you have no previous experience of counselling you may have some anxiety about taking the first steps towards getting help. While I am a very experienced practitioner, I think you will find me approachable and warm, even though I take my work very seriously indeed.

I have the highest regard for people who put their energy into creative projects and pursuits. I have a sound understanding of the kind of problems and issues that can stop creativity in its tracks, or that can hold people back from working optimally with energy, determination and self-belief.

Feel free to call me to talk about your current needs, or send me an email if you prefer.

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

Diploma in Student Counselling (Birkbeck College) 1987

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 (2005-2006)

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

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

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

Counselling Supervisor in the Epilepsy Department at Kings College Hospital, and for the South London and MAUDSLEY NHS Trust.

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

Founding Director of Psychotherapy for Heathcare Limited; I am a psychotherapist and trainer for this unique company which provides a range of training and clinical services to the NHS and other healthcare providers.

Founding director of Counselling for Creative Professionals

Member organisations

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Accredited register membership

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 creative arts industries
  • counselling and psychotherapy for people with acute or chronic health conditions
  • counselling for couples
  • counselling for relationship issues
  • counselling for anxiety disorders
  • psychotherapy for survivors of abuse
  • counselling and psychotherapy for depression
  • bereavement and complicated grief


Assessment for counselling/psychotherapy: £85 (75-minute session)

Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions: £65 - £90 (50-minute sessions)

Couples Counselling: £75 (60-minute session once weekly) or £150 (two hour session on a fortnightly basis)

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.

Published articles

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)

Maps & Directions

London, SE6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mornings, afternoons, evenings.

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I have extensive experience providing individual and group supervision in a number of different settings, including.

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