Hi, I'm Dr Jonathan Banes. Thank you for taking the time to view my page.
I work with busy professionals and couples, who are struggling to manage their work-life balance and commitments; people experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed and low in mood. Perhaps feeling isolated or confused and sometimes grieving?
I also support business and people leaders to manage their own mental wellbeing, whilst ensuring they are accessible and supportive to their colleagues and families.
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What to expect from our sessions
All sessions are currently online. If you are currently experiencing psychological distress, sharing your experiences and dilemmas in a safe, confidential space is a great starting point to improve your situation.
When we first meet I will listen carefully to what is going on in your life, what you would like to change, and how I can best support you to do that. We will try to understand why you may be having these feelings and what changes you want to make. We will explore how you can best make use of your relationships and resources to manage your wellbeing, to be resilient and thrive.
You may wish to invite your partner to the session, if you would like to focus on your relationships or family dynamics.
We may meet weekly, or less, depending on your needs and how you are managing. Our relationships can be brief with clear aims and goals.
Therapy and coaching tools
I am trained in CBT, Counselling, ACT, Family and Systemic Therapies. I integrate wellbeing, and leadership coaching, and self-help tools, such as apps to support my clients. After building a shared understanding of your situation and goals, we will use the approaches that will work best to support you.
Severe and enduring mental health
If you are experiencing ongoing distress, my experience in clinical mental health settings means I am well qualified to support you. We will work together to try to better understand why you are distressed and build a health management plan that we can regularly review and tweak. You may wish to invite your partner or a family member to our first session, so we can start to build a broad understanding of your situation.
I am certified to undertake mental health assessments and deliver reports, which can be shared with professional organisations, such as Insurance Providers, Occupational Health or Courts.
If you wish to communicate how our work is progressing with other professionals, I am experienced in working alongside GPs, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists and occupational health workers.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- DCLin Psychol (Clinical Psychology is a unique, specialist profession in the UK, in that we are trained in multiple models of therapies)
- NHS - Early Intervention in Psychosis Adult Mental Health Team and Mental Health in Adult Learning Disabilities and Autism Teams.
- Corporate - Clinical Supervisor at Hedroc
Academic and Teaching
- Research FeIlow, Institute of Psychiatry, London
- Research Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Ethiopia
- Research Assistant, Department of Behavioural Sciences & Health, University College London
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and British Psychological Society
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cultural and ethnic identity
Leadership, management and mental wellbeing
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