Josie Jones, MA, PGDip, MBPC, MTSP
Psychotherapy In Greenwich, Blackheath & SE London
Life can be challenging at times. Many people experience emotional difficulties at some point in their lives. It is often hard to understand the root of one's own pain. Putting words to this experience, in a safe space, offers a powerful way to become unstuck and find an alternative and new path.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy yields an understanding of how the past, influences current difficulties that you may have.
The Benefits of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Sometimes, when something is very painful you may find yourself trying to ignore it. Most of the time you maybe aware you’re doing this & try to adopt a “out of sight out of mind” approach. We can sometimes bury our difficulties so effectively that we end up losing sight of them. However, the emotional residue still remains in the back of our minds. This is why painful experiences in the past, including your childhood, can continue to affect the way you feel and behave at the moment and may result in you repeating the same pattern of behaviour which doesn’t seem to help you-so you end up feeling stuck. It might be easier for you to think of it as an early life yet invisible emotional template that still impacts on you & your relationships in your present life.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy can help you with emotional, family and relationship problems.
My approach is designed to help you explore your emotional life, the way that you relate to yourself and others as well as feelings that you may or may not be aware of and don’t yet fully understand the impact these feelings have on your emotional life & on your relationships. I won’t tell you what to do or give advice, but will help you to make your own creative choices.
I offer a safe, collaborative and empathic therapy which can help you find positive ways to deal with:
- Family issues
- Depression, low mood & feelings of sadness
- Relationship difficulties
- Loss & bereavement
- Lack of confidence & low self-esteem
- Fear of emotional intimacy, closeness, and trusting others
- Self-destructive behaviour patterns
- Sleep disturbance
Training, qualifications & experience
Who I am
I am a qualified British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) registered psychodynamic psychotherapist :https://www.bpc.org.uk/find-a-therapist/therapist/8078.
This means my approach is to seek to understand how your current emotional difficulties can have their origin in thoughts and feelings located somewhere in past childhood experiences.
I have trained and worked clinically within the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust and in a charitable voluntary setting.
My membership of the BPC prescribe that I work within and adhere to strict professional guidelines and ethical codes of clinical practice.
The Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists is the professional body for psychotherapists who have trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
Clinical Interests & Specialisms
Alongside my private practice, I have a specialist clinical interest in the psychological impact of trauma, identity and forced migration and currently work for part of the week as a psychotherapist delivering long & short term psychotherapeutic trauma support to men & women within an award winning service and joint venture between Tavistock & Portman Foundation NHS Trust & the British Red Cross. As part of a small team, I played an integral role in setting up and developing the service which supports refugees, some of whom are facing significant practical & immeasurable psychological trauma & challenges in accessing primary & secondary mental health services across London.
I have co-presented several psychodynamic papers to the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust Scientific Meeting, to the British Red Cross and to the UNHCR on the subject of my clinical experiences of trauma within the context of setting up this innovative service.
I am also a member of the Refugee Therapy Practitioners' Forum who are practitioners who work therapeutically with asylum seekers & refugees.
I am currently co-writing a clinical paper & contributing to a book on complex trauma, organisational dynamics and clinical observations on trauma, both of which, I hope will be published in 2021.
Training & Qualifications
I trained & qualified as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at the internationally recognised Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council.
I am a full & registered member of the:
- British Psychoanalytic Council (Registration Number:20558)
- Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.
- Black & Asian Therapists Network
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sleep Disturbance, self destructive behaviour patterns, fear of emotional intimacy and loss.
Concessions offered for
My Initial consultation for psychotherapy may take place during one or over several sessions which may last up to 50 minutes. The cost is £60.00 (daytime) & £65.00 (6pm onwards).
One of the main aims of the consultation process is for us to meet, for me to try to understand what is troubling you and how this is affecting you & your relationships.
It also offers you a chance to ask any questions you may have and will give us an opportunity to explore whether you feel that I am the right therapist for you. Our initial meetings therefore offer you a therapeutic experience over one or several sessions.
Our Regular Appointments
I offer 50 minute sessions at the same time each week in a safe, modern & comfortable consulting room:
• open ended psychodynamic psychotherapy. The length of the therapy will be discussed as we proceed
• short term dynamic psychotherapeutic counselling consisting of 12 or more sessions.
I will endeavour to respond to your enquiry within one-two working days.
Psychotherapy sessions with me are charged at £60.00 (daytime) & £65.00 (6pm onwards). These last for 50 minutes.
**Reduced fees are available on request for those on benefits or low income. Please feel free to discuss this with me.
Corona 19 has changed how we live & work. I am currently unable to offer face to face sessions. However, I am able to offer sessions by telephone and several online platforms.
Equality & Diversity Statement.
I believe that our “differences” should be celebrated.
I am committed to the provision of a service based on equality & respect for “difference”.
I aim to provide a service for people irrespective of “race”, culture, gender, sexuality, class, religion, HIV status, disability, age or language.