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, and Trauma are among the diverse range of issues I work with.
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"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”
“A dream is a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens up to that primeval cosmic
night that was the soul, long before there was the conscious ego.”
“Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and
listen to what she wants to say.”
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 psychotherapy supervisor. I have been in private practice as a qualified psychotherapist for over twenty years, . I also have over fourteen years experience of working in the mental health field, and consequently I have a wealth of experience to offer.
I offer counselling / psychotherapy 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, in both my central London and Islington practice, 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 work with individuals with a wide range of presenting problems such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, eating disorders, work and relationship difficulties.
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 and anxiety 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 makes coping with more major 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.
Eating disorders are becoming increasingly common. I offer 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 have long experience of providing treatment for 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, and particularly borderline personality disorders, both within a therapeutic community context, and in private practice.
I am experienced in treating a broad spectrum of presenting problems, but you may not be able to identify what your problems are, rather you 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. While short term it operates at a greater depth than counselling would over the same period. Explorative psychotherapy involves a longer term commitment, and perhaps more than one session a week, to work on deeper entrenched issues that endogenous depression, trauma, abuse, anorexia or bulimia, generally involve.
If you would like to arrange an initial counselling/psychotherapy or supervision session at either of my practice locations, you are welcome to call me on 07957318423, or Click here to email me if you would like to further information.
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.