Feeling anxious, worthless or down? I can help.
Do you find that you are…
- Worrying excessively?
- Doubting yourself?
- Struggling to work out who you really are?
Maybe it’s time to…
- Stop worrying so much.
- Feel better about yourself.
- Find the authentic you.
I’m Jon, and I work with adult individuals who are suffering from low self-esteem and anxiety, to help them make positive changes to their life.
If you want to change your situation, but don’t know how, maybe counselling can help…
We are told that we shouldn’t stress, that we should be positive, we shouldn’t worry so much, that our life will be so much better as a result, and it’s probably true.
It sounds really easy in theory, too.
But… What if you can’t just magically click your fingers and be happy-go-lucky, enthusiastic, driven to succeed? What if you can’t bring yourself to tell anyone, either? You can then end up feeling like a failure.
Maybe it’s safer to just do nothing, say nothing, than to show any weakness or insecurity.
This can feel like a place of safety, but it’s a subtle trap that keeps you in a place of constantly changing anxiety. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are ways of exploring your emotions safely, with support, to enable you to feel better about who you are.
Let me help you.
My counselling style
I am a person-centred counsellor, which means that the work we do together is shaped by you. You are the only expert on what makes you happy, sad, or anxious. I will not decide what is best for you. I will not try to fix you. We will work as a team to explore your feelings and emotions, allowing you to begin to understand them and decide what you wish to do with them.
There will not be any homework, no advice, no philosophical clichés and, most importantly, no judgment. Your background, relationships and experiences have all shaped who you are right now, and I will accept you as you are, from the moment I meet you until the time we finish our work together.
There is no right or wrong way to do counselling, no pressure to be anyone other than yourself at any time, and no shame if you struggle with it. It can be tough going sometimes, but extremely powerful. I think there is something remarkable about being able to talk to someone you can completely trust not to judge you, and the act of speaking words we have never voiced before can be so liberating.
Due to the current national lockdown, I can offer video counselling via Zoom, Skype or other platforms.
How I work
I offer a free 30-minute taster session to see if you would like to work with me. I will ask you certain questions about your circumstances and history to make sure that I am the right counsellor, and if this is the right type of counselling, for you. If you then want to continue, I will provide you with a welcome pack and we will book our first full appointment.
I will carry out occasional reviews with you as we continue, just to make sure that you are getting what you need from the sessions.
I do not offer quick fixes. Some people can continue with their counsellors for ongoing support for periods stretching into months and even years, so I will offer you support for as long as we both feel it is needed.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work with people like you to reduce their anxiety and feel better about themselves by making positive change in their lives.
Many of the messages I have received in my life seemed to add up to one thing – I will never amount to anything. I had to act a certain way to be loved, I had to be a certain type of person to fit in. Support the team, join the club, live my life how others wanted. This meant I spent quite a big part of my life feeling as if I was not good enough, then isolated as I couldn’t tell anyone.
Once I worked out what was really going on for me, it led me into wanting to help people, just like you.
I have worked with a variety of clients for over 750 client hours, which has included work with adults from various backgrounds with wide-ranging emotional and mental problems. I am a Registered Member of the National Counselling Society.
Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Award in Interpersonal Mediation
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
I offer a no-obligation taster session of 30 minutes, free of charge.
Price per regular session is then £55.
I work weekdays, with daytime sessions available - both face to face in Andover and via Zoom / Skype.
I am able offer face to face sessions in accordance with Government guidelines. My counselling room is spacious and allows for social distancing of 2 metres when required. My room is thoroughly cleaned after each face to face client session.
I can offer secure online video appointments via Zoom, so you do not need to leave your home to talk, if that is more comfortable for you.