Jonathan Blease

Jonathan Blease


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07984585555

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Therapist - Lymington

Lymington SO41
07984585555
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

I work Mondays to Fridays, and Saturdays by request only.

About me and my therapy practice

“Counselling offers a means to change not only oneself but one’s world.” 
( Ventura, 1991.)

What we experience and take on in our lives can lead to a variety of different issues, which can hold us back from being who we want to be and living our lives to our full potential.

Counselling and psychotherapy encourages and inspires self-awareness and with greater self-awareness we are more able to recognise and heal the issues, and traumas, which limit, restrict and hold us back, thus giving us additional tools to be and live in balance and in health.

In my private practice I work with a variety of different issues including: Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Addiction, Bereavement & Loss, Body Image & Health, Culture & Identity, Depression, Eating & Weight, Family Conflict, Gender & Sex, Relationships, Self-confidence & Self-esteem, Self Harm, Stress, Trauma and Violence.

Past and present clients in my private and agency work have come from a rich diversity of backgrounds, (age, culture, sexuality and gender). The age of my present private client caseload is from 14 to 80 years old.

I see private clients for both structured short-term and long-term (open ended) therapy. This work is predominantly face to face with individual and couples, though I also offer telephone and video call appointments. My past work with addiction for the Drug and Alcohol services involved a lot of group work and psycho-education, and included being New Forest family support lead.

We’re based in Lymington, in the New Forest, Hampshire, England. Counselling sessions are in person, by phone or video call.

Practice description

“Peace is all around us – in the world and in nature – and within us – in our bodies and spirits. Once we learn to touch this peace, we will be healed and transformed. It is not a matter of faith; It is a matter of practice.”
( Thich Nhat Hanh, Touching Peace, 2005.)


My Training

I studied Counselling at Peter Symonds College in Winchester, graduating from both Winchester and Middlesex Universities with a BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Transactional Analysis Counselling and a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis. The Foundation Degree was accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). – I also hold Certificates in Counselling Levels 2 & 3 and TA 101.

I’ve completed a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) at Southampton University, after practicing mindfulness personally for many years. I enjoy bringing both mindfulness and relaxation techniques into my practice where appropriate. I have also completed a Re-decision Therapy Training at the Berne Institute and both Family Systems (Psychodrama) and Short-term Dynamic Therapy courses at Southampton University.

My current area of research and exploration is The Games People still Play & Why – The Psychology of Human Relationships & How we relate & communicate to ourselves and the world. My BA thesis was on ‘The Impact of Trauma on our Current Life Stories“. The other area I continue to explore with relevance to counselling and therapy is Ecopsychology, the relationship between human beings and the natural world.

My first session

The initial appointment includes a full assessment and lasts between 60-90 minutes. There is no additional charge for this appointment. The assessment gives us both the opportunity to check to make sure we both feel comfortable working together, and there isn't anything that could get in the way of this.

I offer a free 15 minute confidential telephone consultation to answer any questions you might have before making an appointment. If you don’t reach me, please leave a message on my voice mail, and I will call you back when I can, usually within 48 hours.

Counselling sessions are in person, by phone or video call.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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