Jonathan Humphreys

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BA (Hons), MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

London N19 & E17
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

In-person and hybrid therapy in London and online sessions across the UK. My pronouns are he/him.

Increasingly, I specialise in helping clients with:

Life transitions (such as parenthood, career change, end of relationship or bereavement)
Feeling stuck (in life, work, feelings, patterns of thought, pattens of behaviour, or relationships)
The challenges of the creative life as a writer, artist, performer or creative

In addition as a therapist I am experienced in supporting clients with: low self-worth, perfectionism, stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, shame, trauma and relationships issues

I specialise in helping clients who feel stuck - in life, career, relationship, or patterns of behaviour - to find a route through their challenges that is right for them. 

In addition, I have a particular interest in working with those in the arts and creative industries who feel blocked, obstructed or lacking in confidence in their work and work with them as a Creativity Coach. 

My approach is attentive, calm and transparent, always led by you and your agenda as we unpack the difficulties you are facing. Ultimately, I see our working together as a robust, collaborative dialogue about your situation – a quest we’re on together, through the challenges you’re facing towards a more meaningful life.

By working in a warm, intuitive and collaborative way I help you to discover your own way forward and gain a fresh perspective.

Further details can be found on my website www.jonathan-humphreys.com, there is a link at the top of the page. 

Getting started

A good working relationship is at the heart of successful therapy and a key indicator of a successful outcome. It is therefore important for you to find the right match, someone you feel comfortable talking to. I offer a free phone consultation to start the process, which can be booked directly my website or on Counselling Directory. Before this, I will send you a copy of my practice information document which has full practical details about the service I offer.

In the initial phone call I will be interested to know about:

- The issues that have led you to seek support now.

- Any previous experience you have had of counselling or therapy - what has or hasn't been helpful?

- What you are looking for from a counsellor and counselling sessions at this time.

- General questions about health & wellbeing and current support.

- You can ask me anything which is of importance to you in deciding whether you wish to proceed with me.

If after this initial conversation we both agree there is a good possibility that I can offer the support you need, I will suggest that we meet for a full initial session in which we can speak in more detail. 

If I do not feel I am the right person to offer you counselling either after our phone call or the initial session I may offer suggestions for alternative referral information or recommendations.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked therapeutically with diverse client groups aged 18 - 70+ on issues including anxiety, depression, low self-worth, critical voice, stress, trauma, relationship difficulties, bereavement, social anxiety, burnout, questions of meaning or purpose and major life transitions (such as illness, career change or parenthood).

I have counselled young adults in further and higher education as well as working at St Joseph's Hospice Hackney where I saw clients within the bereavement service for City and Hackney. In addition to counselling clients, I train counsellors.

As a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, registered member 400768) I am bound by a strict code of ethics to ensure my clients are kept safe.

Memberships, Training and Qualifications

  • MBACP
  • FdA in Counselling from Middlesex University (BACP accredited course)
  • CPCAB diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Working with Neurodiverse Clients
  • Goals in Psychotherapy
  • Coaching Skills - RD1st

Member organisations

BACP
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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Shame
  • Therapy for Artists and Creatives
  • Questions of meaning and purpose
  • Major life transitions
  • Young adults issues
  • New parents

Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£75 for regular therapy

£100 for single session therapy

A limited number of concessionary spaces are available so please get in touch and I will do my best to accommodate you. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Monday and Friday - Archway/online 

Tuesday and Thursday - Walthamstow/online

Archway Studios, Bickerton House, 25-27 Bickerton Road, London, Greater London, N19 5JT

East London Therapy, 185a Hoe Street, London, Greater London, E17 3AP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

Both my rooms are upstairs in buildings which I regret are not wheelchair accessible.

Online platforms

Google Meet

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