My name is Jonathon Gadenne (he/him). I am a qualified and experienced integrative humanistic counsellor. I hold a BSc in Humanistic Counselling from Middlesex University and a Clinical Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework. This means that I work within their strict professional guidelines. I am a fully insured practitioner.
As well as my private practice, I have clinical experience in the NHS, offering solution-focused therapy via their iatpus program. I also have specialist training in bereavement and loss counselling and continue to work for an NHS hospice bereavement service. I have further experience in supporting clients with mental health issues relating to addiction and dependency.
I strongly believe in the dignity of all human beings, based on respect and value for an individual’s human rights, cultural and social differences and beliefs. I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with a wide range of people, and continue to welcome clients of all ages, all genders, sexualities, religious beliefs, and minority ethnic backgrounds.
I take a special interest in LGBTQ+ issues, and how society constructs gender and influences behavioural expectations.
The foundation of my approach is our therapeutic relationship, establishing and developing a meaningful bond, that is both non-judgemental and compassionate yet, robust enough to be honest and authentic, in order to grapple with difficult and uncomfortable issues or emotions. This happens at an appropriate pace that you can manage.
Working collaboratively, we will explore your subjective experience, and develop your self-awareness around the issues and problems that you are experiencing. We will consider past experiences to see if those ways of doing things are still useful today. Updating these strategies may be necessary for dealing with life in the here and now. Discovering and developing your personal strengths will help unlock your full potential and new possibilities and identify your own resources leading to autonomy.
As an integrative humanistic counsellor, I draw upon a wide range of psychological therapies so that my approach is tailored to your needs. I employ different modalities including, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, and Person-Centred Counselling. These models are underscored by my belief in a holistic approach, of mind, body and spirit.
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