Jonathan Lee Champion  - B.Sc., MA., C.Psychol., AFBPsS., Dip.Cog.Hyp., MNLP.

tel: 07736431322   e-mail: jonathan@psychological-therapy.me.uk

The

British

Psychological

Society

Chartered Psychologist

Specialising in Counselling, Psychotherapy, CBT, EMDR, Cognitive Hypnotherapy

& NLP Peak Performance Coaching, Enhancing Life, Business and Sport...



Issues and problems I can help you with:


I have a great deal of experience of working with a wide range of psychological, emotional and behavioural issues, and personal challenges encountered in life, business, and sport - examples include:


Work Related Stress / Boredom / Procrastination / Overwhelmed / Burnt out


Working therapeutically with people in London from many different backgrounds and careers, work related stress, boredom, procrastination, feeling overwhelmed and burnt out, are common experiences. Symptoms of the pressures of living in today's hectic society. Every day we are under pressure to work longer, harder, sacrifice more of our lives than ever before in history. Coupled with this is our increasing reliance on high speed communication technologies, mobile, laptops, iPads, all keeping our minds constantly active. Often our work / life balance and self care is neglected. Learn quick and effective ways of regaining the balance in your life.


• Insomnia / Sleeplessness / Sleeping problems


Not being able to sleep and insomnia is another common problem that I regularly receive enquiries about. Sleep problems and insomnia are often accompanied, and amplified by worry, and the inability to settle and relax the mind and body. Lack of sleep can cause a range of problems with the mind and the body - the lowering of performance, slowing of reaction times, and the increased risk of anxiety and depression. Working together to explore the underlying causes and formulate a solution for your sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia. Helping you find your way back to deep relaxing rejuvenating restful sleep.


• Anxiety / Panic Attacks


If I were to ask you how you are feeling today on an 0 - 10 scale, 0 being completely relaxed and comfortable and 10 being the most stressed / anxious you have felt in the last two weeks, what would you say? I regularly help people to quickly reduce their experience of anxiety from a self ratings of 8+ down to below a self rating of 3. Stress and Anxiety expresses itself in many psychological and physiological ways, you may notice that your heart races or pounds, you feel hot, clammy, light headed or dizzy. At such times, thoughts often tend to be predominantly negative predictions. Anxiety and panic attacks are often amplified by our past experiences, which are projected into the future as perceived threats or imagined consequences. These patterns of thinking and behaving often form the basis of self-fulfilling prophecy, thus unconsciously creating the negative experience that has been anticipated.  


• Fear / Phobia / Aversion


Fear is one of our primordial emotions we inherit genetically from our early ancestors, as human beings we are wired to be cautious and vigilant against potential threats in our environments. From an Existential perspective, we tend to avoid thinking about our own potential injury, suffering, and inevitable bodily death, such uncomfortable thoughts and emotions are often relegated to the subconscious / unconscious mind to be worn like a shadow that is difficult to turn and face. Phobias are often the result of negative / traumatic experiences in our pasts that have created a pattern of thinking and behaviour, that is triggered by a particular stimulus or environmental context. Maybe your are thinking about this right now as you read this. Whatever your fear / phobia - vertigo and heights, needles, confined spaces or social engagements, there is often a simple solution once we have a clear understanding of the underlying reasons for the fear and phobic reaction.


• Life Crisis / Breaking point


Everyone has their breaking point, and life crisis can come in many forms in a lifetime, for example: Feeling lost, stuck, and not knowing what to do with your life. Sudden loss of employment, the prospect of marriage, divorce, or the death of a friend or a loved one. Facing the reality of sudden illness, disability or disease, or our own inevitable death. Perhaps you have been struggling with the kind of life you have been living for some time, and feel that you have come to the end of your tether. If you feel you are experiencing a life crisis, or feel you are at breaking point, why not drop me an e-mail to begin discussing things.    


• Frustration / Jealousy / Anger / Aggression


Emotions such as frustration, jealousy, anger, and aggression are often seen as destructive emotions, and yet they are also important as they exist to alert us when we perceive something is wrong, or alert us to situations where our needs or desires are not being met. Often in working with emotions such as frustration, jealousy, anger, and aggression, what is found is that these emotions are founded on particular beliefs, perceptions, and assumptions. One of the main factors in how we cope with these emotions, is where we lie on the continuum of either being emotionally under controlled, or emotionally over controlled. Whether we are able to express our emotions effectively or actively suppress emotions, which often only serves to amplify and strengthen the destructive emotions that are projected onto others and the world about us.


• Low Moods / Sadness / Depression


Low moods, sadness, and depression it seems are a modern day pandemic. The root cause of these often disabling moods, is the modern day pressures of living in an increasingly uncertain world. A world that is increasingly portrayed as being bankrupt and divided. Every day the newspapers and television programs vividly reminds us of the precarious nature of life on this fragile world of ours. Depression is


• Grief / Loss / Bereavement


Grief, loss, and bereavement are inevitable in life, such times often provide a reality check in relation to what we feel, think and believe. Elizabeth Kubler - Ross (1969) described five stages that we go through in relation to death and grieving - Denial; Anger; Bargaining; Depression; and finally Acceptance. As a guide, I find this particular structure useful in describing the kinds of emotions that are most commonly experienced in relation to processing the experience of grief, loss, bereavement, and of attachments being lost or broken.


• Relationship Problems / Loss of Intimacy / Communication / Conflict Resolution / Mediation


At the centre of our lives are our relationships, whether good ones that bring us joy, bad ones that bring sadness, and indifferent ones. I know that I have had my share of relationship problems, however, isn’t this how we all gain experience. At the core of my counselling and therapeutic work with relationships, often lies issues around communicating clearly about our feelings and our unmet needs.


• Gender / Sexual Attraction / Sexuality Concerns / Sexual  Problems


One area of human relationship that is often difficult to speak about, concerns issues in relation to gender, attraction, sexuality, and sexual problems - differences in libido and or difficulties with sexual arousal. The first thing to do in relation to sexual problems is to consult your GP to make sure that there are no physiological issues causing your particular problems. Over the years however, I have worked with a wide range of issues in this particular area.  


• Isolation / Loneliness


In a world that is growing in population by a approximately one billion people each year, with many people choosing to live in densely populated areas, as with London, where the population is edging towards 8,000.000 people. Yet in the heart of our great civilisation people often dwell in isolation and loneliness. The reason for this is often

 

• Lack of Confidence / Stage Fright / Performance Anxiety


Lack of confidence is another human experience, that often holds people back unnecessarily. Lack of confidence is often a learnt  / conditioned, it is developed over time by avoiding certain situations where we feel we cannot do things successful, where we feel we have a lack of mastery.



• Low  self-esteem / Negative Self-image / Not feeling good enough


Low self-esteem and the development of a negative self image often begins early in life, in the messages about ourselves that  we received in our childhood, from parents or caregivers, from our teachers, and from our employers.


• Eating disorders / Anorexia / Bulimia


To begin addressing eating disorders like those of anorexia and bulimia you should start by consulting your GP, who will be able to give you a full health check and talk to you about treatment options. The underlying psychological factors that drive obsessions with body image and issues involving the control of emotions are diverse, and often have their roots in early childhood.


• Obsessive Control Disorder (OCD) / Repetitive behaviours


Obsessive Control Disorder (OCD) has become part of our everyday language, perhaps because everyone can experience times when we feel particularly dependent on doing certain activities repetitively. However, for around 3% of the population unwanted repetitive thoughts and behaviours, such as checking for example, become a problem in every day life. OCD usually becomes apparent between early adolescence and early adulthood, and effects men and women equally. After exploring how your obsessions and compulsions function in your life, and their meaning, we can then begin to…


• PTSD / Trauma / Traumatic experiences / emotional pain


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is identified mainly by intrusive thoughts regarding traumatic events, flashbacks, and nightmares that include specific details of the trauma.


• Psychosomatic symptoms


Psychosomatic symptoms describes a wide range phenomena that are experienced after prolonged exposure to stress, anxiety, and tension. Examples include: ???? Engaging in therapy provides the opportunity to explore a number of the central features of psychosomatic symptoms or Body-Mind problems. In particular, the meaning of the symptoms from a historical and theoretical perspectives, the role that concrete thinking plays, and difficulties identifying and communicating feelings.  Examples of psychosomatic symptoms include: Hives,


• Addiction /  Drugs / Alcohol  / Smoking / Sex / Shopping


Addiction to drugs, alcohol, Smoking, food, sex,


• Life’s transitions / Support during and after major life events


Life is full of transitions, how we cope and adapt to the major changes that happen in our lives can be a very individual experience.


• Personal development / Finding your passion / Confidence building / Achieving your goals




• Deep relaxation training / Calming and revitalising you mind and body


• Improving your concentration and  your ability to maintain focus and


• Learn to use meditation, self-hypnosis and the power of visualisation


• Enhance your personal performance in business


• Enhance your sports performance and create a winning mind set for success



The above examples are not intended to be an exhaustive list. For more information on my practice of Counselling Psychology, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Hypnotherapy & NLP Peak Performance Coaching - read services available. For information on my approach to therapy, mental health and diagnosed conditions - read psychological therapy. Information on diagnosed condition can also be found through the useful psych links.


The Performance Coaching and Psychological Sports Coaching I provide is incredibly flexible and can be tailored to whatever professional career or sport you are passionate about and want to develop. Whether you are a professional or an amateur within your chosen field of sport, often physical excellence is just not enough. Together we can find ways of helping you to quickly enter into your zone, and enhance and maintain your peak performance. For more information read - Peak Performance Coaching & Psychological Sports Coaching



Psychological therapy is not necessarily just about resolving problems and challenges by talking.

Where necessary, psychological therapy and coaching can involve working experientially with body work, building new resources and life skills, using exercises that are easy to learn and practice:


• Advanced breathing techniques to calm and revitalise

• Relaxation techniques and exercises developed from the arts of Aikido and Tai Chi  

• Computerised Bio-Feedback that enable you to see when you are working optimally

• Practice sessions to developing a meditation and mindfulness practice

• Techniques to enhance your visualisation skills and your creative imagination

• Focusing training to help you access your intuition and inner wisdom

• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma

• Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) ‘tapping’ new inner resources



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mobile: 07736431322


e-mail: jonathan@psychological-therapy.me.uk

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