Jonathan Fordham

Jonathan Fordham

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Hove

Hove bn3
Sessions from £45.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates


I do not work on weekends.

About me and my therapy practice

I have a background in Literature, and as a degree and MA student immersed myself in stories of all kinds. The power of stories to engage, draw insight, transform, and heal, fascinated me. However, my journey towards becoming a counsellor started when I began to wonder: what happens when our stories unravel, or become stuck? When we no longer have a sense of it being told, or being heard?

Working with homeless people in London and Brighton helped me to realise the value and dignity of individuals being listened to. Subsequent training in person-centred counselling opened my eyes to the potential of a strong therapeutic relationship in enabling individuals to find within themselves capacity and resources for sustainable growth and change, and for the therapeutic encounter to be the vehicle for that transformative process.

In sessions I offer a safe, empathic, curious, non-judgemental, and accepting space for clients to share their story in whatever way they choose to, at a pace they feel comfortable with. As well as being person-centred, I am also trained in other integrative styles, so that the client can benefit from assimilated techniques as and when they feel that might be helpful. 

Practice description

I am based at West Werks in Hove. My practice is easily accessible by bus (several bus routes stop outside) and train (5-10 minute walk from Hove/Aldrington train stations), and there is also on street parking.

I also offer telephone and online sessions via Zoom, and am working this way exclusively at present in the current Covid situation. 

My first session

The first session is an opportunity for you to talk about why you are seeking counselling, and for you (as well as myself as the practitioner) to feel out if we might be a good match for working together. As well as offering a bit of your own story, it is also an opportunity to get to know me and how I work. 

I charge £15 for initial sessions. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited