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With recognition of the difficulties that are occurring during this physically and mentally distressing time, John offers a warm space where a client can feel safe, accepted, valued and supported in their decision to attend therapy. John recognises how difficult and potentially shame inducing it can be to ask for help and promotes the need to be un-judged, empathically understood, listened to and conversed with; understanding that by attending therapy the client has allowed themselves the chance to look more closely with support at what may be at the heart of their underlying difficulty.
Using an integrative approach and a generally client led modus, John hopes to support the client in exploring present or past difficulties with a view to perhaps uncovering or rediscovering the resources they have within themselves that present or past life events may have compromised.
Currently working at an NHS funded crisis centre John has on hand experience of the pressures and stresses modern life can present both psychologically and physically. He is keen to promote the relational side of therapy and how human connectedness can play a part in reducing inner anxieties. Having studied therapeutic psychology, John has a strong interest in early childhood relational and attachment theories, the early formation of the brain in relational contexts and in the ability early relational bonds can have in directing our view of ourselves, others and our relationships in adult life.
Keen to identify behavioural traits that may cause emotional unrest, John also recognises how behaviours and possible addictions can present themselves as a way of dealing with emotional difficulties. He has been involved in 12 step programme work for 16 years.
John is a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). He recently completed a BA in Therapeutic Psychology and is currently studying towards a Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling where humanistic and psychodynamic theories are at the fore. He is based at The Awareness Centre’s low cost counselling service in Tooting.