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 and 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 at some point in their lives.

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, in order to match the individual needs and interests of each person he works with.

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
  • 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.