Jonathan Humphreys

Counselling & Therapy in person & online

In-person in London at Archway Therapy N19, & Walthamstow Therapy, E17 and online. My pronouns are he/him.I help individuals find a route through their challenges that is right for them. Each person's journey is different so I create a warm, welcoming and collaborative relationship where I support you to discover your own way forward and gain a fresh, more meaningful perspective.I help clients with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, loss of meaning or purpose, bereavement, trauma, issues of identity, perfectionism, feeling stuck and major life transitions such as parenthood, career change or illness.I offer a no obligation free phone consultation to discuss your goals.

© Jonathan Humphreys 2023

What's counselling?

There are times in our lives when we need to talk about what’s going on in our head, when the ways we've been using to cope no longer work for us and when we don’t know how to talk about our experience to those around us. In these times, counselling can help us.You might be feeling stuck, unsure where your life is going.Maybe you're struggling with anxiety, depression, low self worth?Perhaps there's the big change in your life like a bereavement, illness, or the birth of a child which you are struggling to cope with?Counselling and therapy with me will give you a safe, reflective, non-judgemental and confidential space to fully unpack the situation you are in. Together we will work towards understanding where you are and identify any obstacles that might be standing in your way.Working in collaboration we will explore where these obstacles come from, why they exist and how you might move beyond them, ultimately helping you to foster new, more meaningful perspectives on your life and situation.

Therapy for Creatives

Prior to my work as a therapist I had a successful career in the arts. Alongside my counselling practice explained in detail elsewhere on this site, I work specifically with artists and creatives who are looking to pursue an authentic and meaningful path forward through their creative lives.I know first hand the challenges of making a living as a creative, balancing your vision and personal life against the pressure, instability and uncertainty of the creative industries.I offer a supportive, attentive and curious space to help you gain clarity about where you are and where you want to be. Whether you're feeling burnt out, stuck, facing a dilemma or contemplating a change, I will help you understand your situation to find a fresh perspective and a personal route forwards.

Working together

A good working relationship is at the heart of successful therapy. It is therefore important for you to find the right match, someone you feel comfortable to talk to and be with. I offer a free phone consultation to start the process. You can find out what working with me might be like, check we are a good fit and get answers to questions you might have. There is no obligation to continue.If we decide to work together, in our first 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 and open relationship in which you can talk about anything on your mind whilst feeling fully accepted as you are.As we progress I will work in an attentive, intuitive, calm and transparent way, always led by you and your agenda as we explore the issues 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. We can discuss what feels right for you when we speak. Either way we will review regularly to ensure you are getting what you need from our work together.Read more about my experience & training

Experience & training

I am a therapist to help people make the most of their lives. I became a counsellor following a career in the arts having come to realise that the relationships I created to support my colleagues growth was where I felt most at home, most effective and most fulfilled.My training was humanistic, and my practice is heavily influenced by the existential approach. 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. I pay close attention to what you want to change and help you understand, and perhaps change your relationship with, some of the invisible obstacles that stand in your way.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. In addition to counselling clients, I teach a counselling course.As member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist) 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
Bereavement Counselling
Working with Neurodiverse Clients
Goals in Psychotherapy

FAQs & costs

How much does it cost?£70 per session. I have a small number of concessionary spaces offered on a first come first serve basis.How long are sessions and how often are they?Sessions are ordinarily 50 minutes. Clients generally find weekly sessions helpful but I am able to accommodate different needs where I can.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.Walthamstow Therapy, London, E17 is conveniently located just five minutes from Walthamstow Central and Walthamstow Queens Road stations. It is a short bus ride from Leyton, Chingford, Highams Park and Leytonstone.How many sessions will we have?It's up to you. I can work in either a time-limited (6-24 sessions) 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.

Book a consultation

Contact

Book a free initial telephone consultation hereAlternatively, you can contact me via the form below or by phone on 020 3763 1726 or text on 07977 448814 with any other queries or questions.I aim to get back to people within 48 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.