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Psychodynamic Therapist and Counsellor PGDip MBACP

About me

Hello, my name is Jonathan and I am an empathic,  fully qualified and experienced  counsellor and psychodynamic therapist working in Worthing, Brighton & Hove and Sussex.

I have my own established private practice in Worthing where I offer face to face and online therapy. I also work therapeutically with adults at a well-established therapeutic charity. 

How counselling can help

My style is warm and supportive, and I provide a safe space which is neutral, objective and non-judgemental for us to work together on problems that might feel too overwhelming or scary for you to manage alone. Through looking at past traumas, challenging events, or difficulties we process unhelpful patterns of behaviour; thought processes and coping mechanisms to give you the skills and tools to enable you to combat issues and make things work on your own in the future.

I provide short or long-term therapy, depending on your needs.

I have a wealth of experience supporting young people and adults working with a whole range of life challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, loss, child abuse, suicidal thoughts, shame, anger, sexuality, relationship issues, and general personal development. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in education for over 10 years supporting children and young people who found the constraints of a classroom challenging before training as a psychodynamic therapist and counsellor. For 2 years I worked as a trauma recovery therapist by providing psychological interventions and parenting approaches with children and adolescents who had experienced developmental trauma and had attachment difficulties.  I supported children, young people and adults to recover well from adverse childhood experiences, so that they could live their life well at home, school, work and out and about within their local communities.

I also continue to attend different training courses to ensure that I remain up to date with the latest developments in counselling and psychotherapy. I am a registered member of the BACP.

Training and Qualifications

  • MBACP approved
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling PGDip
  • Dyadic and Developmental Practice and Psychotherapy  L1
  • Attachment Lead in Attachment Awareness and Trauma Responsive Practice.
  • Level 3 NCFE Award in Counselling skills and Theory
  • Level 2 NCFE Award in Helping Skills
  • PGCE  5-11 year-old Teacher Training
  • BA Hons History

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

How therapy works

I offer 50 minute sessions at £50

I believe that finding the right therapist is key to your counselling process and offer a free 30 minute session should you have any questions or queries before we start working together.

We will then see each other weekly at the same day and time and in the same location in my therapy room (The Studio) or online.

Further information

When I work

Daytime, evenings and Saturdays.

Worthing, West Sussex, BN14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

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