Jonathan Humphreys

Counselling, Therapy & Coaching
in-person & online

Warm, intuitive and collaborative therapist and coach, specialising in helping clients struggling with life transitions, feeling stuck and the challenges of a creative life, working with them to find a route forward.

AREAS I CAN HELP WITH

Increasingly, I specialise in helping clients with:

  • Life transitions (such as parenthood, career change, end of relationship or bereavement)

  • Feeling stuck (in life, work, feelings, patterns of thought, pattens of behaviour, or relationships)

  • The challenges of the creative life as a writer, artist, performer or creative

In addition as a therapist I am experienced in supporting clients with: low self-worth, perfectionism, stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, shame, trauma and relationships issuesAs a coach, I work specifically with artists and creatives, weaving together my industry and therapeutic experience to offer bespoke support to those working as writers, artists and performers.Some of the issues I can help with include: being a parent and an artist, feeling blocked, lack of confidence, loss of direction, dealing with criticism and feedback and starting or developing a new project.I offer a no obligation free phone consultation to discuss your needs prior to an initial session.

Jonathan Humphreys Theatre DIRECTOR

Theatre and performance director based in the UK.He specialises in new work and adaptations and has worked with leading writers including Chris Bush, Roy Williams, David Hare, Penelope Skinner, James Rowland, Beth Flintoff, Stephen Sharkey, Simon Bent and Howard Jacobson.

Working together

A good working relationship is at the heart of successful therapy. It is therefore important to find the right match, someone you feel comfortable to talk to. I offer a free phone consultation to start the process and save you time in selecting a counsellor.If you decide that you think I maybe able to help, we will organise an initial session charged at my normal rate. In this session I will try to fully understand where you're at and where you want to be. My priority is to create a good rapport, a warm, open and accepting relationship in which you feel you can talk about anything on your mind.This first session is an opportunity to assess if I am the right person to help you. If I think I can help, I'll offer an idea of how we might work together. You can then have a think and decide if you want to continue. If I can think of someone better suited to your needs, or if you don't feel that we could work well together, I'll help match you up with another, better-suited therapist.If we progress I will work in an attentive, intuitive, calm and transparent way always led by you and your agenda, as we explore the challenges you are facing.I see our working relationship as a robust, collaborative dialogue - a quest we're on together, through the challenges you're facing towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life.In terms of time, we can work in either a time-limited (usually 6-24 sessions) or open ended way, both of which have benefits depending on your situation. I also can offer single sessions for clients who want them. We can discuss what feels right for you. Either way we will review regularly to ensure you are getting what you need from our work together.Read more about my experience & training

About me

I am a therapist to help people live rich, meaningful and purposeful lives.I came to therapy following a successful twenty year career as a theatre director having come to realise that supporting and facilitating the growth of others was where I felt most at home, most effective and most fulfilled.My training was humanistic, and my practice is influenced by existential ideas. Put simply, this means I work in a personalised, open and collaborative way with each client, engaging deeply with their internal worlds, to understand what it is like to be them in the present. I pay close attention to what you want to change and create a calm space in which you can reflect on the direction your life is taking.I have worked therapeutically with diverse client groups aged 18 - 70+ on issues including anxiety, stress, trauma, low self-worth, relationship difficulties, questions of meaning or purpose and major life transitions (such as bereavement, illness, career change or parenthood). I have counselled young adults in further and higher education as well as working at St Joseph's Hospice Hackney where I saw clients within the bereavement service for City and Hackney.As member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) I am bound by a strict code of ethics to ensure my clients are kept safe. View my BACP profileTraining and qualifications
MBACP
FdA in Counselling from Middlesex University (BACP accredited course)
CPCAB diploma in Counselling Skills
Existential Counselling
Bereavement Counselling
Working with Neurodiverse Clients
Goals in Psychotherapy

FAQs & costs

How much does it cost?£75 per session for regular 50 minute sessions. Single sessions of 60 minutes are usually charged at £100 to take into account a short preparatory conversation as well as the longer session.How long are sessions and how often are they?Sessions are ordinarily 50 minutes. For logistical reasons I generally work with clients the same day/time every week but aim to be as flexible as possible when things change. I generally find working weekly to be most effective for my clients.Where would we meet?I work from two therapy rooms North and East London.Archway Therapy, London, N19 is a short walk from Upper Holloway & Hampstead Heath Overground or Tufnell Park & Archway tube. It is a short bus journey from Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Kentish Town and Camden.East London Therapy, London, E17 is conveniently located less than 5 minutes from Walthamstow Central and Walthamstow Queens Road stations. It is a short bus ride from Leyton, Chingford, Highams Park and Leytonstone.Do you work online?Yes, I can work with you regularly online or in a hybrid way where you have a weekly in-person slot and sometimes meet online.How many sessions will we have?It's up to you. I can work in either a time-limited or open ended way. We can discuss this when we first meet. It's also fine for you to be unsure and for us to get started review as we go. It’s up to you.

Contact

Alternatively, you can contact me via the form below or by phone on 07977 448814 with any other queries or questions.I aim to get back to people within 24 hours in the working week.Privacy policy

Thank you

Thank you. I aim to respond within 24 hours within the working week. I am out of the office at weekends.

Privacy Policy

This policy sets out how any personal data I collect from you, or that you provide to me, will be stored and processed confidentially.How I gather your personal information
- Information that you provide by emailing me via my website and via various therapy directories (such as BACP, Counselling Directory), or by phone to request further information about my psychotherapy service.
- Email at jhumphreys.therapist@gmail.com or by phone.
- Brief anonymised session notes.
- Regarding online therapy, I use the platforms Zoom, Google Meets and Gmail. All these platforms are securely encrypted. I do not record sessions.
Where I store your personal data
- Personal data that I collect from you via any form of contact by email or phone will be kept securely within my Gmail account.
- Brief session notes are stored on a computer and password protected.
- The brief session notes are anonymised, using your initials only and are password protected.
- I take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.
Uses made of the information
- I use your contact details to allow me to provide you with information about working with me, to allow you to tell me about changes in your availability and to notify you about changes to my availability and any other relevant administrative information.
- I use the brief session notes to carry out to keep a brief record of our sessions and the themes we have explored.
- As part of my commitment to providing a high quality service, I attend supervision regularly. This is bound by a confidentiality contract and to protect your identity I only use the initial of your first name.
How long I keep your information/notes for
- Text communication is deleted immediately while emails are purged once a month. After therapy has finished, your phone number will be deleted from my smart phone.
- I will retain your brief sessions notes and personal details for as long as we are working together. After therapy has finished, I will retain these documents behind password protection for a further five years in case you decide to return to therapy with me, and which is also a requirement of my indemnity insurance. After this point the documents will be destroyed.
Your rights- You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that I hold. All requests have a month to be carried out.In the event of a data breach- I have a legal obligation to report a data breach to you and the Informations Commissioners Office (ICO) within 72 hours.Disclosure of your personal information- In the event of my incapacity or death your personal contact information will be disclosed to my two clinical executors of my Professional Will so that they can notify you. In the event of my death my executors will also destroy all contact information and notes on my computer.- If I am under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation. For example, if I am subpoenaed to court, or as a legal requirement such as safeguarding children or vulnerable adults, terrorism or money laundering.Changes to the GDPR agreement- I will notify you of changes I may make to this privacy policy in the future.Consent to the GDPR agreement- Your use and undertaking of the services of Jonathan Humphreys constitutes your approval and acceptance of this agreement, and are consenting to my use, and storage of your personal information, you have disclosed to me, as detailed above. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.