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I support my clients to find a route through their challenges that is right for them. Working in a warm, intuitive and collaborative way I help you to discover your own way forward and gain a fresh, more meaningful perspective on your life.
I work with adults on a variety of issues and have particular experience of anxiety, depression, shame, bereavement, loss of meaning or purpose and low self-worth, perfectionism, relationship difficulties, trauma, loneliness, feeling stuck and major life transitions (such as illness, career change or parenthood).
Alongside this, I have an expertise in working with those in the arts and creative industries and the particular challenges they face.
Further details can be found on my website www.jonathan-humphreys.com, there is a link at the top of the page.
I work from two therapy rooms North and East London.
Archway Therapy, London, N19 is a short walk from Upper Holloway & Hampstead Heath Overground or Tufnell Park & Archway tube. It is a short bus journey from Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Kentish Town and Camden.
Walthamstow Therapy, London, E17 is conveniently located just five minutes from Walthamstow Central and Walthamstow Queens Road stations. It is a short bus ride from Leyton, Chingford, Highams Park and Leytonstone.
I also work online with clients across the UK.
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. This chat will enable you to find out what working with me might be like, check we are a good fit and get answers to questions you might have. There is no obligation to continue.
If we decide to work together, in our first session I will try to fully understand where you're at and where you want to be. My priority is to create a good rapport, a warm and welcoming relationship in which you feel able to talk about anything on your mind whilst feeling fully accepted as you are.
As we progress I will work in an attentive, intuitive, calm and transparent way, always led by you and your agenda as we explore the issues you are facing.
I see our working together as a robust, collaborative dialogue - a quest we're on together, through the challenges you're facing towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
In terms of time, we can work in either a time-limited (usually 6-24 sessions) or open ended way, both of which have benefits depending on your situation. We can discuss what feels right for you when we speak. Either way, we will review regularly to ensure you are getting what you need from our work together.
About me and my practice
I became a counsellor to help people make the most of their lives. I undertook training following long career in the arts having come to realise that the relationships I created to support the growth of others was where I felt most at home, most effective and most fulfilled.
My professional qualification is as humanistic counsellor (Middlesex University). Put simply, this means I work in a personalised, open and collaborative way with each client, engaging deeply with their internal worlds. I pay close attention to what you want and help you understand, and perhaps change your relationship with, some of the obstacles that stand in your way.
Therapy for Creatives
Prior to my work as a therapist I had a successful career in the arts. Alongside my counselling practice explained in detail elsewhere here and on my website, I work specifically with artists and creatives who are looking to pursue an authentic and meaningful path forward through their creative lives.
I know first hand the challenges of making a living as a creative, balancing your vision and personal life against the pressure and highs and lows of the creative industries.
I offer a supportive, attentive and curious space to help you gain clarity about where you are and where you want to be. Whether you're feeling burnt out, stuck or blocked, facing a dilemma or contemplating a change, I will help you understand your situation to find a fresh perspective and a route forwards that is right for you.
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
- FdA in Counselling from Middlesex University (BACP accredited course)
- CPCAB diploma in Counselling Skills
- Bereavement Counselling
- Working with Neurodiverse Clients
- Goals in Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Therapy for Artists and Creatives
- Questions of meaning and purpose
- Major life transitions
- Young adults issues
- New parents
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
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
Wednesday and Friday I work from Archway.
Thursday I work from Walthamstow.