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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£50 per 1 hour session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
During the week except Fridays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|