Jonnie Godfrey

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Somerton, Oxfordshire, OX25
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About me

A counsellor can have all the therapeutic qualifications possible, but still not be the 'right' person to work with! So it's worth researching to find someone who you think and feel could be 'right'; it's important to be comfortable as a client when undertaking the unpacking and sorting out of sensitive, delicate or challenging issues that are impacting on your life.

I have been working in this field - counselling, psychotherapy, coaching and mentoring - for 30 years, both with individuals and with groups, in the community and in organisations. 

I work integratively, applying my skills, knowledge and experience in ways to suit each client,  helping facilitate changes in the present, understand and come to terms with the past and recognise how it influences both the present and the future. This fosters awareness of the link between head and heart, mind and body, and how one informs and affects the other. In the process I offer support, a different perspective, challenge, clarity - and humour - where appropriate on the therapeutic journey.

I believe the working relationship between client and therapist plays a key part in the process; an initial session is an opportunity to establish whether you feel heard and responded to appropriately, whether you could trust and feel confident in the working alliance, and could envisage developing a way forward, in tandem.

A telephone conversation, or e-mail exchange, is a good place to start. I am happy to have a mixture of face-to-face sessions and 'phone sessions if the situation requires it.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, awarded with Distinction by Chrysalis. In addition, I am qualified to use the Pesso-Boyden System (PBSP) - which represents the coming together of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and system-oriented principles, along with client-centered attitudes, in one integrated philosophy.

I am a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

As a member of The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (JG00P16), I practise along the guidelines, and within their ethical framework, and that of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society holds a register of practitioners which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under its Accredited Registers programme. As such, the Society's register meets the same robust standards as other counselling registers accredited under the programme and this has been independently verified by the Authority. The National Counselling Society's register has been accredited under a programme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. The Accreditation Mark is recognisable to the general public to enable them to identify a competent counsellor.

I have studied Mindfulness, Reiki, EFT and Dr Thomas Gordon's family effectiveness training, among other disciplines, approaches, techniques and philosophies.

Prior to working in this field I spent 15 years in the communications industry: broadcasting, journalism, public relations and travel company management. In addition, I have written two books in the 'Landscapes' series.

My corporate experience includes working with senior and middle management executives individually and in small groups and with groups of graduate trainees.

I am a parent, until recently a long-term school governor, and I also run programmes of informal, coaching-cum-therapy-cum self-help for small groups, focusing on what might be holding someone back from being effective, feeling competent, relaxed or fulfilled - and developing and supporting their moves forward. My website for that side of my work is

Continuing personal development is important to me - there is always something more to learn and put to good use.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Business related issues - conflict resolution, mentoring, management/communication issues

Mid to late teenage issues

Coaching for improved effectiveness, time management, work/life balance.

Caring for elderly relatives


£55.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Refugees

Additional information

24 hours' notice is required for cancellations, notwithstanding extenuating circumstances/medical emergencies, otherwise the full fee is payable.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday, including some early evenings.

Further information

I work from home, in a peaceful, dedicated location (where parking is easy), or 'on site', if appropriate.

Somerton, Oxfordshire, OX25

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

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

Key details

It's easy to park, on my driveway. There are two steps into the house and my therapy space is on the first floor.

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Jonnie Godfrey
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