Counselling from the green
"love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries"
HH The Dalai Lama
Counselling with Jonathan- phone online in-person
In counselling, you do most of the talking: you are the expert on you after all. My part is first to listen carefully, without judgment and with openness to your situation, and to reflect back clearly what I hear. What happens next can take many routes, and that first stage may have been enough. Whether long or short term work is entered into, mutual agreement - contracting - is central. There can be a variety of approaches; here and now using the body, creative interventions, or a sharing of theoretical understanding. Either way, we will get to the heart of the matter, bringing your own wisdom, sanity, and capacity for love to the situation you have brought.
Jonathan studied TA counselling and psychotherapy at The Link Centre. Before counselling, he had a long career in therapeutic arts with visually impaired children and young people, bringing body and voice work as a musician into a clinical setting. He is also a practising Buddhist, instructing meditation for Rigpa since 2009, and brings this understanding to the counselling room . Passionate about ecology, he runs a smallholding in Sussex based on permaculture principles.
SPECIALTIES AND PRICING
I have been practising since 2017 with a wide range of clients; from students to those with end-of-life issues. I hold a counselling diploma, am a member of the NCS (national counselling society) and UKATA (UK association for Transactional Analysis) and abide by their codes of ethical practise. I am fully insured, have dbs and registered with the ICO.
Neurodiversity (inc ASD ADD), Polyvagal aware
Relationship Issues (esp. carers)
Stress and anxiety
Telephone/online sessions £42 / 50m session
In-person £54/50m session
Please contact me to arrange a confidential phone discussion of your needs. Texted and emailed questions are welcome too
In-person sessions held at 5 The Appleyard, Seaford, East Sussex