John

A very brief resume: I began my psycho-therapeutic journey in 1977, started training in 1979, got involved with Spectrum (London) in 1981 where as well as being a practitioner I was part of the Staff Team for seven years. I then moved to the South west in 1999 and in 2001 co-funded the Alma Vale Centre, where I worked till I ended my ongoing individual practice in 2015.

After over thirty years of practising Psychotherapy  I have stopped  working on a regular one to one basis.  As well as running two ongoing groups, I am now  available to meet with individuals on an occasional basis  for what I am calling “Reflective Conversations”, where I am integrating what I have learned from life, from my training in Humanistic Psychotherapy, and my involvement in the Sufi Way.

In this time together, anything  up to two hours,  we will see what emerges through being present with one another in as deep a way as is possible, in the moment. The aim of our time together is to provide a space where you can reflect on what is going on for you right now, how your past may be helping or hindering how you are dealing with your situation, and what might be emerging for the future.

If, when we meet, I think you might need more ongoing work, or you are looking for somebody to work with in an ongoing regular way, I am happy to give you the names of  experienced therapists who I know and trust.

I charge £ 60 for the first hour, and a pound a minute for the second.  If you are in straitened circumstances I am willing to negotiate, my absolute minimum is £ 20, to cover my room rental.