Jon Lavin, UKCP Accredited, MA Psychotherapy, B.Ed
I have been working with people for over 25 years, initially in the workplace, and counselling for the last 10 years as a integrative psychotherapist which follows a mindfulness-based approach.
Being able to talk to someone whom we trust and feel safe with can be an enormous benefit. A trouble shared is a trouble halved, as we say. Also, it is very difficult to think ourselves out of problems that our own logic and mental position thought ourselves into. Family members and friends can offer great support but rarely can they bring the level of impartiality, non-judgement and depth of understanding needed to throw light on deeper issues.
My approach is to work with you to help you with the things that are concerning and preventing you from enjoying life and getting the most out of it. I work in a quiet, peaceful place allowing you to explore what's troubling you and work with you to come up with your own solutions. I have a down-to-earth, gentle approach, allowing you to feel safe to talk about anything. The sort of things that people bring vary widely and include anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, various forms of abuse, sexual problems and parenting issues.
I see most clients weekly in order to build up trust to allow even the most difficult subjects to come out and work with them.
Confidentiality and professional standards are of the utmost importance and form an essential part of the psychotherapy I offer which is conducted in accordance with the ethical standards of the UKCP. I am UKCP accredited and fully insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Core Process Psychotherapy, Karuna Institute & Middlesex University, UKCP accredited
Various trainings in Transactional Analysis,
500 hours volunteer mental health placement in the NHS
I have worked extensively with a wide range of clients over the last 10 years
I run my own business consultancy working in a wide range of organisations offering management development and behavioural work, enhanced by my MA in psychotherapy. My family provide a grounding for my work and approach.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per 1 hour session