Jon Sutton

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MBACP (Accredited)
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Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NF
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

 I’m an accredited counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, an EMDR (Europe) therapist and IMRs for childhood trauma (imagery re-scripting) therapist. I have over 30 years experience, helping young people (ages 13 years to 17 years) and adults, both within, and supporting alongside emergency services with first-response exposure and experience to traumatic and distressing incidents. I feel this enables a unique empathy and understanding of the reality of what its like to suffer in silence both as an adult and as a result of events carried forward from childhood.

I believe so much of how we are today is shaped throughout our lifetime being exposed to single or a sequence of upsetting, distressing or traumatic experiences which left unprocessed can quietly creep up on us in many forms. These can include; lack of confidence and self-esteem, panic attacks and constant exhausting anxiety, trouble sleeping, feeling flat, eating disorders, low libido and manifesting itself in unhelpful coping mechanisms such as OCD, addiction, phobias, fears and intrusive thoughts. I'm trained integratively which means I can draw from all modalities and techniques to find the one or mix that works best for you. 

I will provide you a health and wellbeing programme adapted to your needs to better manage stress, anxiety and depression alongside the therapy to look at identifying and healing the cause.

I was diagnosed with dyslexia late in life and through this have built a strong understanding of how isolating and lonely being neurodiverse can be, enabling me to successfully support many clients with a range of neurodiverse challenges to feel understood and listened to  

My clients say that I am calm and un-phased, providing a relaxed, safe space to help achieve their counselling goals. That I am able to adapt my approach dependent on what you need; from simply listening through, with permission, to being more direct, challenging and to the point

I provide ‘in-person’ counselling at my private practice in Canterbury and virtual counselling sessions via Zoom with availability in the evenings and at weekends at a standard cost of £60 per session.

If you feel I am someone you might be able to work with you can contact me for an initial free session on 07498 839872 by text or call. Alternatively feel free to email me; or visit our website for more information; During this session you'll be able to tell me what you want from counselling and we can establish some objectives to work on. You'll be able to ask everything you need to feel comfortable and make a decision on us working together as choosing a counsellor who is right for you is so important. If you are happy to continue we'll arrange an appointment time for the second session. 

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MBACP Accredited
  • EMDR Europe qualified for PTSD
  • Level 6 qualification in Imagery Re-scripting for childhood trauma
  • Level 2 qualification listening skills
  • Level 2 mental health awareness award
  • Level 3 qualification in counselling skills
  • Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling
  • Transactional Analysis 101

Additional training;

  • Managing Anxiety, Depression and Stress
  • Working with bereavement 
  • Working with Narcism 
  • Working with Suicidal Thoughts
  • Working with Anger and Rage
  • Working with Sexual and Physical Abuse
  • Working with Domestic Abuse
  • Working with Coercion and Control
  • Working with Addiction
  • Working with Neurodiversity
  • Trauma and Risk Management
  • Conflict Resolution

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Free initial assessment to allow you the opportunity to assess whether you are comfortable with working with me and give you the chance to ask as many questions. This first session is advisable and available in-person, via telephone or on-line Zoom  

When I work

I will be taking on new clients from September 2024

Further information

I provide ‘in-person’ , on-line and telephone counselling sessions. My counselling room is in the city centre and exceptionally quiet and discrete. Nearby parking is available.  

Jon Sutton @ Janey Sutton Counselling, Lombard House, 12-17 Upper Bridge Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NF

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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