My name is Jonathan Whines, I have been working as a Psychotherapist for 20 years. I started out working as an NHS GP Counsellor for five years before working privately with a wide variety of clients from many different private and public organisations. My real thrill is to support clients to find creative ways to move on from feeling caught in old patterns or emotions such as depression or anxiety.
If you are feeling low, anxious, depressed, confused or stressed I create a safe, professional and confidential environment in which we can explore what is troubling you. Clients find me easy to talk to and supportive, enabling them to find new answers and to move on.
I work with a variety of approaches, including:
Gestalt - which focuses on understanding the patterns from the past which constrain us in the present. This dynamic and active approach can often deliver rapid and interesting answers.
Mindfulness - this approach is very much in the news and for good reason. Learning simple meditative techniques can enable us to observe our thoughts and emotions and develop a sense of inner spaciousness and develop greater peace of mind!
EMDR - This extraordinary therapy is recognised in the NICE guidelines and can be really helpful with many issues of trauma and its after-effects as PTSD.
Coaching - For many years I have worked with Senior Managers, Directors and entrepeneurs exploring ways for them to maintain and develop their businesses and their own well-being. For example company directors and senior managers who wish to take time out to reflect on issues to do with their own performance, work-life balance or the management of colleague relationships.
I have been providing Psychotherapy to the Twickenham, Kingston and Richmond area for approximately 20 years. I have been a Counsellor within the NHS and worked privately for many years in Strawberry Hill, South West London. I am committed to offering counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
As a Counsellor I am experienced in helping clients with many issues including the following:
bullying and harrassment
"Enabling, empowering and enlightening stuff
- I would recommend it!". Sally, Kingston
" I gained a lot in a short amount of time" Greg, Richmond
Mindfulness Teaching, Courses & Coaching
In addition to my work as a Psychotherapist I am also a teacher of Mindfulness. This approach is very complementary to counselling and can help us via simple exercises to live more fully in the present moment. This can be learnt via one-to-one coaching, on a course or as an element of your counselling or therapy sessions.
See our Mindfulness website Click www.mindfulness-in-action.co.uk
I hold a Masters in Psychotherapy and am a qualified Mindfulness teacher. I am a qualified EMDR practitioner registered with EMDR Europe & Ireland. I am registered as a Psychotherapist with both BACP and UKCP.
I offer supervision to Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Trainees, Psychologists and other Health Care professionals on a one-to-one basis or in a group.
Employee Assistance Programme
If you are interested in counselling, coaching, mediation or mindfulness training in a company or organisation please go to my EAP company, The Dialogue Consultancy. We currently have contracts with a number of local organisations for the provision of counselling and other services to staff including West Middlesex Hospital University NHS Trust , Richmond and Hounslow Community NHS Trust and a local university. The Dialogue Consultancy provide counselling to doctors, nurses, managers, directors, admin staff and academics.
To visit: www.dialogueconsultancy.com
If you wish to book a session or have further queries please do contact me by phone or email - see the right panel for details.
Location: Clive Rd, Twickenham TW1 4SG
My psychotherapy and counselling practice is in Strawberry Hill close to Teddington, Twickenham, Kingston and Richmond
"Thankyou, Jonathan for your calm and effective help. it really made a difference" JD, Twickenham