Mr Jon Blend

Counselling, Psychotherapy 30033620


  • Fee assured
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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

About me

I am a UKCP psychotherapist dual licenced to work with adults and children. I hold the European Certificate in Psychotherapy and teach and train in arts-based therapeutic methods in UK and abroad. I have forty years experience of working with emotionally distressed people in various mental health settings including fifteen years clinical experience working in a Child & Family Consultation Service (S Bucks.).
I obtained my Child Psychotherapy Diploma in June 2014; My Masters degree in individual and group psychotherapy was awarded in 2006. Prior to this I was awarded post graduate diplomas in social work (1982) and counselling (1997). I also work as a musician offering guided imagery- based music and therapeutic Lifemusic for relaxation and wellbeing for individuals and groups. I have a performing arts background and work as a musician/ conductor in therapeutic theatre ( Playback South Theatre Company). I am published and am a former Board member of AAGT ( Association for Advancement of Gestalt Therapy) and member of EIATSCYP
( European Interdisciplinary Association for Therapeutic Services for Children and Young People).
I am a guest tutor with the Violet Oaklander Foundation ( and teach across UK and in Poland Dr. Oaklander's Gestalt arts approach to therapy with children and adolescents . My background is primarily humanistic /integrative though includes some psychodynamic, systemic and behavioural training. I devise and facilitate multi disciplinary, interpersonal arts-based training for Health and Education professionals working with adults or children in a therapeutic capacity at various institutes including Gestalt Centre, London, Manchester Gestalt Centre, The Minster Centre,London, Gestalt Centre Wales , Institute for Arts in Therapy & Education (IATE),London, and Gestalt Institute of Education, Rzeszow, Poland.
I also offer therapeutic cpd training to Haredi groups (London & Manchester).I offer clinical supervision to therapists and trainees, also reflective practice sessions .

Areas of interest

Adults; Children and Adolescents; Families; Anxiety; Anger ; Assertiveness; Bereavement and Loss; Bullying; Communication Difficulties; Depression; Family Changes; Disabilities; Developmental delay; School Related Problems; Identity Concerns; Medical Interventions and Post-Operative Recovery; Physical, Sexual or Emotional abuse; Neglect; Low Self Esteem/Confidence;; Relaxation, Stuckness; Trans-generational Trauma, Intercultural Concerns, ADHD, ASD, Shyness.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability

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