Jon Treanor BA Hons, Dip Psych, Fellow ILM, Fellow RSA.
WHY MY UNIQUE APPROACH COULD WORK FOR YOU
Psychological wellbeing is not just feeling ok, it is intrinsically linked with all aspects of our physical, mental and emotional health. It is easy to idealise what our “normal” self is like. We often hear, “I’m fine apart from.....” You are more than likely also feeling, frustrated, annoyed, or even depressed, anxious or just plain stressed.
My form of therapy emphasises your overall wellbeing and I explain in detail what that means. I guide my clients through a process that builds on strengths, however, the old adage of prevention being better than cure normally prevails. That said, what do we do when we are not feeling quite ourselves?
You are a human being, not a symptom, your current state is just a temporary phase and by seeing it as such we can look at how best you can manage your life, work or relationships better.
Instead of starting with everything that’s wrong, I start with everything that’s right, things that you may have overlooked or lost sight of in your current state.
How my approach to counselling helps
My unique approach to therapy tries to strengthen interconnected aspects of your healthy self: a sense of control of your personal environment, growth, an understanding of purpose in your life, autonomy, self-regard, regard for others, awareness of others and awareness in your personal relationships and surroundings. Rather than focus primarily on obvious symptoms, it moves you from being unaware to the more positive consciously aware end of a spectrum for emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing. For example;
It is very rare that we can say that we tick all the 'I'm OK' boxes all of the time. However, you can have a personal therapy plan that can help you pinpoint where to start, one that offers measures that can monitor your progress.
Where are you today in the world of you?
Today’s fast-paced world, the stresses of our daily challenges and the all-or-nothing thinking supports our inner belief that we must keep ourselves safe, often we do not believe that change is possible. We can feel disempowered and feel in constant survival mode. Coping, however, is all about seeing yourself more realistically as being having a human experience. Being honest with ourselves first and foremost is the only starting point, its somewhere between our personal vision of being perfect and inside being a few steps away from anxiety and panic. It probably feels more like one or more of these right now:
- Personal Environment: You often feel overwhelmed by the circumstances of your life and unable to control them. When you succeed at something, you explain away the achievement as luck and focus only on what aspects you failed to achieve. When the chance for something good comes along, you may lack confidence and feel unable to take advantage and then subsequently regret that you missed the opportunity.
- Personal growth: You may have goals for improving your life but always believe you’re falling short and will probably never meet them. Instead of growing, you feel like you’re stagnating. Perhaps you lose interest in trying to change and can’t seem to get out of the rut you’re in.
- Purpose: The idea that your life has any meaning disappears, and there seems little point in working toward a better future. You may find a short-term purpose in your own goals that offer temporary satisfaction but it’s hard to sustain a sense of direction. Any setback confirms your feeling that any effort is pointless.
- Powerless: Far from feeling inner direction, you’re likely to depend on others for approval. That often means trying to please everyone at the expense of your own opinions and needs. You become passive and unassertive rather than risk disapproval, that behaviour comes across as dishonest and will lead to conflict. You feel frustrated and dissatisfied most of the time.
- Self-Awareness: You don’t accept who you are and feel ashamed, perhaps uncomfortable in your own skin. You feel you can’t do anything right and reinforce the sense of failure by setting impossible goals. If you’re anxious and often freeze in social settings, you may believe that the only measure of improvement is to be the star of the show, dazzling everyone with wit and social ease. Anything less feels like a failure that confirms your belief that you won’t succeed simply by being yourself.
- Regard for others: All these problems in your sense of yourself make it almost impossible to form close relationships. Feeling shame about whom you are can lead you to project faults and inadequacies on someone you’re trying to be close to. We look to the person or people closest to us to making up for our own failings and winning for you the approval of others. By the same token, behaviour in your partner you feel is inadequate causes you anguish, as if it were your own failing. You may feel incapable of engaging emotionally at times because you feel so indifferent about everything in your life. You may have set unrealistic goals for a perfect relationship and feel deep frustration when it doesn’t work out that way.
Where would you like to be in the world of you?
When you feel OK about your life and things are going well, these six dimensions of well-being support one another. They can’t be separated neatly since they’re woven together as the overall sense of who you are and how you handle the experience. When you’re not feeling OK, they work in disharmony.
The question is how to proceed in a realistic manner when you feel blocked at every way forward. The downside of each dimension reinforces standing still, isolating and ironically setting yourself up for failure.
My Well-Being approach begins to build resilience and the inner belief in the art of the possible.
Things to consider before your appointment
Where do you find yourself along the spectrum of these six dimensions? Do you feel you’re making progress or just standing still, stuck? Are your beliefs, attitudes and behaviours aligned to your personal values, principles and personal noble truths? Do you have a clear understanding of what they are?
Together we explore where you are right now and form a plan to get you where you want to be. If this resonates, my theory approach is unconventional so please call and see if I am the right fit for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Dip Psych Transpersonal Counsellor and Psychotherapist. UKCP, BACP.
- Fellow ILM, Fellow RSA.
I am a semi-retired former CEO who learnt first hand the stress and strains that high-level work and life can take out of you. From Directorships with large organisations to building my own businesses I have also advised executives at board level on Emotional Intelligence, mindfulness and Mental Wellbeing in the workplace. I have a BA in the Psychology of Marketing and have been working as a psychotherapist in Harley Street London for nearly 10 years. I have now relocated to Worcestershire.
I am a young persons mentor with the Princes Trust and have worked as a school counsellor for adolescents and young adults. I am an ambassador for the charity Save The Children and a visiting faculty advisor to Cranfield Business Schools Praxis centre.
I specialise in executive burnout, anxiety, trauma, dysfunctional teams, Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness. My experience covers all aspects of emotional and psychological issues. I have worked with professional sports people and business teams.
During the summer months, I run personal development programmes aboard a private sailing yacht in the Greek islands. www.jontreanor.com/santipurna-retreats
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Unlike most forms of psychotherapy that concentrate on improving mental health, transpersonal therapy takes a more holistic approach, addressing mental, physical, social, emotional, creative, and intellectual needs, with an emphasis on the role of fostering a healthy spirit.
Transpersonal therapy works to answer such questions as:
- How can we alleviate own suffering by deeply re-connecting with who we really are?
- How can we then feel more connected to others, the world, and the greater whole?
- How can our spiritual selves help us and guide us through difficult times?
- How can we find meaning and purpose in a changing world, and how can spiritual traditions and tools help with this?
- How can we find our own true worth and potential, and by so doing recognise humanity’s highest potential?
Is transpersonal psychotherapy the right fit for you?
Here are some questions that might help you decide if transpersonal psychotherapy is for you.
- Do you feel that there is more to life and to you than meets the eye, and you’d like to go deeper in finding what ‘lies beyond’?
- Do you have a sense that all things are interconnected, that you are part of a bigger whole?
- Would you like to be more connected to others and to feel more of a sense of purpose?
- Are you interested in your spiritual wellbeing?
- Have you found various spiritual tools of value in your life, or would like to experience more of them?
If you find yourself answering yes to these questions, then transpersonal therapy might be a good fit.
- Couples counselling
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
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£70 per session.
I usually work with you in one initial exploratory session in order for us to get to know each other to ensure we both feel comfortable working together. Thereafter we agree sessions in 6 session blocks with clear objectives and reviews. We zero in on one of your key factors: for example, exhaustion. If you’ve ever experienced it, you know how stressful and taxing it feels to be constantly running on empty. That’s why it’s so crucial to be able to recognise when you are nearing that point, so we can work towards creating your solution.
Many people ignore all the warning signs, we get irritable, fatigued, we lack interest in anything, many just patch it up and tell themselves to keep going. Anxiety today is a common state that many ignore but it is a warning sign. It can be frightening. We have to learn how to shift our mindset, set boundaries and to listen to the warning signs instead of ignoring them. That way we can manage ourselves better for a more positive and rewarding way of life.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised burnout as an official syndrome stemming from workplace stress. Our always-on culture simply isn’t working: Research has shown that experiencing signs of burnout is becoming a constant across industries. Burnout is characterised by three key factors: “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy,” according to WHO.
If you feel you are experiencing any of these symptoms please do not hesitate to contact me for an initial confidential consultation.
A psychological and emotional wellbeing approach that helps you to get stronger at helping yourself to focus on achieving psychological well-being as well as understanding and controlling your symptoms.
- Fellow of the Institute of Leadership management
- Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts
- Mindfulness Teacher
- Dream specialist
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I am a BACP and UKCP Accredited Counsellor and Transpersonal Psychotherapist, working in Private Practice based near the centre of Worcester. please call for an appointment: 07787 513205
Types of client
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