Jon is a Clinical Psychologist with over a decade’s experience of working with people across the lifespan, in a range of inpatient and community settings; and specialising in working in adult mental health and forensic settings. Jon has experience in a variety of therapeutic approaches, but most commonly draws on Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and aspects of Schema-Focussed Therapy (SFT) in his everyday work.

Jon has extensive experience working with clients with interpersonal difficulties, common mood and anxiety disorders, and has a special interest in working with complex and attachment trauma, which would often include people who may have attracted a diagnosis of personality disorder, complex PTSD or dissociative disorders.

Individualised psychological formulation is at the heart of Jon’s therapeutic work, created collaboratively with the person seeking therapy to ensure that they are meaningful and closely aligned to their experiences, values and goals.

Jon emphasises the importance of the quality of the therapeutic relationship, and in creating a safe and creative environment in which psychological change can occur. Jon utilises a range of therapeutic tools, including diagrams, letters and creative activities, believing that the therapy should match the unique circumstances of the individual seeking help, rather than a cluster of symptoms or diagnoses.

Jon also has experience of utilising a broad range of neuropsychological and risk assessments in a variety of settings, requiring him to produce and communicate high quality reports to clients, carers and other professionals. Jon has also worked extensively with staff teams both in the NHS and other organisations, to develop their capacity to work with people with a range of mental health difficulties.

Jon is registered with the Health Care Professions Council (membership number PYL30226).

  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) Standard Accredited Training 
    Accredited by EMDR Europe Association, Eight day training course, May 2018-2019
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner Training
    Two year therapy training course, accredited by the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy, 2016-2018
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Canterbury Christ Church University, 2010-2013
  • MSc Forensic Psychology
    University of Surrey, 2007-2008 – Merit
  • BA (Hons) Social Psychology
    University of Sussex, 2003-2006 – First Class Honours
  • Working With Dissociative Process With EMDR Therapy
    Dr Louise Mackinney, EMDR UK, 25th February 2023
  • Embodiment of Reciprocal Roles
    Caroline Dower, 4th – 6th November 2022
  • Polyvagal Essentials for Every Therapist: An Introduction to Applying Polyvagal Theory In Practice
    Deb Dana, PESI UK, 21st – 22nd September 2022
  • Integrating Internal Family Systems with EMDR: A systemic approach for working with complex trauma clients
    Dr Millia Begum, one day, 8th September 2022
  • An introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model: Step-by Step Procedures for Healing Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction & more
    Dr Alexia Rothman, PESI UK, 7th August 2022
  • Healing complex trauma and dissociation with ego state therapy and EMDR
    EMDR Masterclass, 18th March 2022
  • Taking a relational approach to working with trauma: drawing on EMDR and CAT
    Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 4th March 2022
  • Working with varieties of narcissism in therapy and reflective practice
    Map & Talk, January 2022
  • ACAT national network day: Me and my CAT
    ACAT, 21st May 2021
  • CAT, consciousness and a relational self
    Jason Hepple, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 14th May 2021
  • The Power of the Senses; re-building sensory systems and supporting regulation in children impacted by early trauma
    Beacon House Online Training, 6 hours, May 2021
  • EMDR Therapy and parts work: Working with complex trauma and parts
    Ana Gomez, EMDR Association East Anglia Regional Group, 24th April 2021
  • Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D)
    Remy Aquerone, The Pottergate Centre, 25th January 2021, 22nd February 2021 and 22nd March 2021
  • Safeguarding level 3
    NHS, 18th August 2020
  • Developmental trauma for professionals – online
    Beacon House Therapeutic Services and Trauma Team, 12 hours, June 2020
  • CBT and counselling with Autism Spectrum Disorder clients 
    SDS Training, one day masterclass, 8th May 2019
  • Safeguarding children
    NHS Mylearning, 2017
  • Breaking down the wall – Schema therapy in forensic settings
    One day workshop, Psych2Health in association with Schema Therapy Associates, 14th June 2017
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy and trauma
    Half-day CPD session, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 2nd June 2017
  • Using imagery methods to enhance the effectiveness of CBT
    One-day CBT Masterclass, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 23rd February 2015
  • Induction for new supervisors’ workshop
    Two days at Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University, 16th-17th July 2014
  • Introduction to Psychodynamic concepts: A workshop for Clinical Psychologists
    5 day workshop, The Tavistock Clinic, 8th-12th April 2013
  • Borderline Personality Disorder: A brief training in mentalization based techniques
    Three half day workshops, Kent and Medway Partnership NHS Trust, Spring 2011
  • Stevens, P., Bali, K., & Chatfield, J. (2011).
    Resettlement of residents from approved premises: Results of a London Probation-NHS collaborative pilot project, Probation Journal, 58 (2), 155-166.