John Priestley

John Priestley


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Languages spoken: Danish

Contact information

Phone number
+447707656566

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Therapist - London

London SW12
+447707656566
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Features

Availability

I do not work Mondays, or during the weekend or public holidays. 

About me and my therapy practice

My initial training was as a Jungian psychotherapist, with the British Association of Psychotherapy (now the BPF). I also have a training as a social worker and I have subsequently trained as an advanced Schema Therapist with Jeff Young in New York. I am interested in attachment theory and any therapy modality which concurs with this model of human development. My latest interest is in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).

Practice description

Most people see me for a fifty minute session once a week, though some will see me twice or three times a week.  You are the expert on you, so I would do what I can to facilitate you experiencing and expressing your feelings and what they mean to you within the session. I am interested in the matters that trouble you, your relationships, the history of your feelings, your dreams and daydreams and how you experience me and the process of therapy itself. Currently I only work online due to the Coronavirus.

My first session

I would usually ask what brought you to therapy, then try to understand as much as I can about that in the time we have. I would also ask questions about your early life and various aspects of your development and current life. You also can ask questions about me and how I work. My fees will vary depending on the time of day you see me. Details on my website. If we agree to go ahead and work together we would then agree on a regular time and day and I would give you a contract setting out other details.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Sex-related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling

Supervisor - London

London SW12
+447707656566
Contact John for session rate.

Features

Availability

I don't work Mondays, weekends or public holidays.

About me and my therapy practice

I trained with the British Assn of Psychotherapists, on the Jungian side and subsequently as a Schema Therapist with Jeff Young in New York. I am an accredited Schema Therapy Supervisor. I also have a diploma in supervision from the Society of Analytical Psychology. I charge the same for supervision as I do for therapy.  Details on my website. Schema Therapy supervision is charged differently. I have been offering supervision since 1995. I managed the Wimbledon Guild Counselling Service from 1997 to 2016 and during that time offered regular supervision to counsellors at all stages of development.

Practice description

I only offer one to one supervision, not group. I am happy offer supervision via Skype or similar online platform. I don't require verbatim or tapes of sessions, but find it helpful if the counsellor can speak freely about their experience of a client and the kinds of problems they encounter in the process. 

My first session

We would usually agree fees, and frequency. If you are a trainee I would usually also discuss with you what relationship I would be expected to have with your training institution.