Psychotherapy in Central and North London.
John Colverson MA UKCP(reg), BACP
Experienced psychotherapist and Jungian Analyst offering:
Jungian Analysis, counselling / psychotherapy in Islington and central London;
Supervision north London.
Eating disorders, Depression, Abuse, Trauma.
email: Click here to email me
" The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach."
"Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration?"
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it".
Do you need to talk to a professional? Have your problems gone beyond what you feel able to cope with?
I am an Jungian analyst, experienced psychotherapist, and a psychotherapy supervisor. I have been in private practice as a qualified psychotherapist for twenty years, . I also have over fourteen years experience of working in the mental health field, and consequently I have a wealth of experience in counselling, psychotherapy, and clinical supervision.
I offer counselling / psychotherapy and supervision in Islington north London and central London. My practice locations are: Upper Holloway Islington, close to Archway, where some concessionary fees are available during office hours; and Wimpole Street - central West End. I can also provide sessions via Skype if attending sessions in person is not feasible on a consistent basis.
Counselling has become something of a generic term, but the therapy I offer is generally in greater depth than most counselling generally available, and my training has been much more extensive.
If you are interested in my Jungian analysis practice please click here.
I see a lot of people with relationship issues, sometimes they feel there is something about their past, such as childhood trauma, which is affecting what they expect for their relationship. Others suffer from loneliness, and feel incapable of finding or keeping a partner.
Stress, anxiety, and addition are all too common in today's society, and I have worked with these issues in their many different manifestations over the years.
Loss is part of all our lives to some degree. Unresolved feelings about past losses can create a backlog which then make coping with more major losses, or unexpected losses, such as bereavement, redundancy, or relationship breakdown, very difficult to cope with.
An emotional crisis, or irrational fears which reaches a point in which your ability to cope with your world completely breaks down could have a multitude of issues as the root cause, but whatever the reason the effect can be devastating.
I am interested in all psychosomatic disorders i.e. where a psychological issue is expressed in terms of a physical complaint, such as chronic fatigue and eating disorders. Eating disorders are becoming increasingly common. I offer counselling / psychotherapy for eating disorders in both my central London and my Islington practice locations. Eating disorders cover a spectrum from anorexia through bulimia and binge eating to compulsive eating. I have experience of working with all aspects of this spectrum, and people suffering from eating disorders can occupy different places on it over time. I mostly see people suffering from anorexia, binge eating and bulimia, but I have also worked with compulsive eaters. The psychotherapy I offer for eating disorders aims to address the underlying issues, not just the symptoms. Body image distortion is often an aspect of eating disorder, particularly anorexia - which is an issue we will address.
I am have long experience of providing treatment depression. Depression is a condition which can effect us all at some time in our lives. Sometimes unexpected events plunge us into the depths of depression for a while until we manage to eventually surface again. For other people depression is an ongoing reality with which they struggle.
Abuse comes in many forms and always leaves pain and damage in its wake. Abuse at any stage of our lives can be a harrowing and traumatic experience. Trauma therapy for such experiences must be done with care and sensitivity.
Personality disorders are often the result of early childhood abuse and/or neglect. I have worked with these issues both within a therapeutic community context, and in private practice.
I am experienced in providing treatment for a broad spectrum of psychological complaints from my Islington and central London locations, but you may not be able to identify what your problems are, but rather have a vague feeling of being blocked and that your life is limited, stunted in some way. Perhaps you feel locked into repeating patterns of behavior, that your creativity is blocked, or that your life is devoid of meaning. I encourage you to contact me and together we can discover the most appropriate therapy for you.
Short term goal focused psychotherapy is appropriate for specific issues. But explorative psychotherapy / Jungian analysis involves a longer term commitment, and perhaps more than one session a week, to work on deeper entrenched issues that depression, trauma, abuse, anorexia or bulimia, generally involve.
Some people enter counselling / psychotherapy as a means of personal development. Personal development is a laudable goal in entering therapy, and may be driven by a desire for greater wellness, rather than a need to overcome a problem or symptom: a wish to fully live, and to see your life experience as a learning process, which personal counselling / psychotherapy helps you negotiate.
I offer supervision in north London. It is available to my Jungian analyst peers, psychotherapists, psychotherapy students, and counselling practitioners.
You are welcome to contact me on 07957318423, or Click here to email me if you would like to further information, or to arrange an initial appointment in one of my practice locations. I prefer an initial session to be in person, but if circumstances make that impracticable we can begin with Skype. Please contact me to arrange this, I will then give you my Skype name.