Psychotherapy in Central and North London.
John Colverson MA UKCP(reg),BACP
Psychotherapy in Central London
Jungian psychoanalyst and experienced psychotherapist
Jungian Analysis and Psychotherapy in Central and North London:
Eating disorders, Abuse, Trauma; Supervision.
email: Click here to email me
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
― C.G. Jung
I am an Jungian analyst, experienced psychotherapist, and a psychotherapy supervisor. I have been in private practice in central London since 1996. I also have over fourteen years experience of working in the mental health field, consequently I have a wealth of experience in counselling, psychotherapy, and clinical supervision to offer, gained through my work in hospitals (private and NHS), therapeutic communities, and homeless hostels. I have a particular (but not exclusive) interest in eating disorders.
My practice is in two locations: in north and central London, with easy transport links. My practice locations are in Upper Holloway (Islington). The nearest tube stop is Archway on the northern line, or you can get a 271 or 43 bus from Highbury and Islington station. It generally takes about ten minutes to reach upper Holloway. Highbury and Islington is on the Victoria line and so is quite accessible from the West End, and just one stop from Kings Cross. My other consultation roooms are in EC2 (convenient for Moorgate and the City of London). I also offer Skype sessions for people who travel with work and find it difficult to commit to regular sessions in person.
I was originally trained in integrative psychotherapy at the Minster Centre in north west London. This was an integrative training, which means it involved training in all the main schools of psychotherapy: psychodynamic (Freud, object relations, and Jung); humanistic; transpersonal; existential; bodywork (post-Reichian); group work; and family therapy. This provided me with a tool bag with a diverse set of tools, which I have found valuable in responding to the needs of the person I am working with, rather than imposing any one particular model.
More recently I followed up my long term interest in Jungian psychology by completing a training in Jungian psychoanalysis with the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA). This is a higher level professional training. Carl Jung’s emphasis was on developing our relationship with ourselves at depth, which is why he put so much emphasis on the importance of dreams, as they help us to receive guidance from the Self, the core of our psyche, which might have a quite different perspective than our conscious waking self. Symptoms we might suffer can then be regarded as a communication about what is going wrong with this relationship between our waking consciousness and our inner depths, which is preventing us living our lives to our full potential.
Counselling has become something of a generic term, but the therapy I offer is generally in greater depth than most counselling generally available. I specialise in providing psychotherapy/Jungian analysis for eating disorders, psychosomatic disorders, trauma, abuse issues, and depression. However, I am also experienced in treating a broad spectrum of other psychological complaints:
body image distortion;
Equally 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.
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 you can use the guidance of personal psychotherapy/analysis in negotiating.
I can offer short term goal focused psychotherapy to work on specific issues, and longer term explorative psychotherapy / analysis to work on deeper, more entrenched issues such as depression, trauma, abuse, eating disorders, and personal development at depth. Explorative psychotherapy and analysis generally require more than one session a week.
The decision to enter into Jungian analysis is a significant one. The process can be very meaningful, but it does require patience and fortitude. It is, therefore, essential that we discuss the prospect thoroughly and ensure, to the best of our ability, that we are comfortable working together. If we decide to work together, we will usually meet more than once a week for a number of years.
Clinical supervision for my Jungian analyst peers, established psychotherapists, and psychotherapy students, is available at both my City of London and my Islington consultation rooms.I hold a diploma in supervision and almost twenty years experience in private practice.
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 in the City of London or Islington. 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.