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Jonathan Blease (MBACP)

Lymington SO41 & Lyndhurst SO43
01590 676755 07984 585555
Lymington SO41 & Lyndhurst SO43

About me

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I'm a qualified counsellor and work through the stories4change Counselling Service with Individuals, Couples and Groups, to provide confidential counselling and support for life changes, loss, relationships, challenges, trauma, conflicts and transitions.

I offer a free 15-minute confidential telephone consultation to answer any questions you might have before making an appointment. If you don't reach me, please leave a message on my voice mail, and I will call you back when I can, usually within 48 hours. To make an appointment or to contact me please e-mail: jonathan@stories4change.com or call 07984 585555 / 01590 676755.

Counselling sessions are in person, by telephone or through Skype. I see clients from my counselling office in Lymington, as well as counselling rooms in Lyndhurst in the New Forest, Hampshire, England. My training has been focused on the Humanistic and Transactional Analysis Counselling traditions.

About Counselling

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“Counselling offers a means to change not only oneself but one’s world.”
Ventura, 1991.

I have found that what we experience and take on can lead to a variety of different issues, which can hold us back from being who we want to be and living our lives to our full potential. Counselling encourages and inspires self-awareness and with greater self-awareness we are more able to recognise and heal the issues, and traumas, which limit, restrict and hold us back, thus giving us additional tools to be and live in balance and in health.

My Training

I studied Counselling at Peter Symonds College in Winchester, graduating from both Winchester and Middlesex Universities with a BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Transactional Analysis Counselling and a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis. The foundation degree was accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).  – I hold Certificates in Counselling Levels 2 & 3 and TA 101. In addition to the Counselling Directory, I am listed on the BACP Register and the HACP Directory.

I've completed a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) at Southampton University, after practising mindfulness for many years. I enjoy bringing both mindfulness and relaxation techniques into my practice where appropriate. I have also completed a Re-decision Therapy Training at the Berne Institute and both Family Systems (Psychodrama) and Short-term Dynamic Therapy courses at Southampton University.

My current area of research and exploration is ‘The Impact of Trauma on our Current Life Stories“. The other area I continue to explore with relevance to counselling and therapy is Ecopsychology, the relationship between human beings and the natural world.

My Background

MSC%20TT%200313%20making%20hearts%20III.Before becoming qualified as a Therapeutic Counsellor, I gained an initial qualification in Agriculture, graduating from Seale-Hayne Agricultural College in Devon and working on the land in England, France, New Zealand, and The United States. In the 1980’s I moved to Northern California, and started working in the media firstly as a photojournalist and later as a filmmaker, presenter and producer. I moved back to the UK in 2005.

It was my dual love of people’s life stories and the obstacles and challenges people faced when confronted by change and trauma that lead me to become a founding director of s4c in 2007 and then subsequently broaden my career to become a therapeutic counsellor. Today I combine the different areas of my counselling work with filmmaking, writing, training, research and environmental work.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Humanistic Transactional Analysis Counselling
Foundation Degree In Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (BACP Accredited)
MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
Re-decision Therapy Training
Family Systems (Psychodrama)
Short-term Dynamic Therapy
TA (Transactional Analysis) 101
Counselling Skills (Level 3)
Introduction To Counselling (Level 2)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

• Relaxation Techniques and Mindfulness • General Counselling, Life Coaching and Training
• Body image and Health • Culture and Identity • Transitions and Loss • Ecopsychology and Research

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Individual Fees:
£50.00 / 90 minute initial assessment
£50.00 / 60 minute subsequent (on-going) sessions

Couples Fees:
£75.00 / 90 minute sessions

Short or Long-term Therapy

Evening and weekend appointments are available on request.
Low Income, students, single parent's and couple's rates are negotiable.

Cancellations received 24 hours before your scheduled appointment will not be charged.
Cancellations within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment will be charged at full cost.

Payment is by either cash or cheque at the end of the session. Payments may be made by bank transfer with prior arrangement.

Stories4change
South Barn, Room D
Efford Park, Milford Road
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 0JD

Fenwick2 Health & Wellbeing Centre
Pikes Hill
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7NG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Mondays to Fridays, and some Saturdays.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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01590 676755

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