John GarrowIntegrative psychotherapist
I work with a person-centered perspective, which means we talk about what is most important to you, offering a compassionate, understanding, and empathic space, one that is confidential, and free from judgement or presumptions, where you are free to share and discuss whatever you would like to. I am trained as an Integrative therapist which means that we can draw upon a number of approaches, and collaborate on finding a way that we both think is right for you.
We will work together towards your goals, in a way and at a pace that feels right for you, and in doing so may look into the past, what affects you in the present, and work on ways of thinking and behaving that you may wish were different. Any difficult and painful feelings will be respected and heard, and will be worked through together. As a humanistic therapist I endeavour to be culturally aware, and all individual diversity and experiences will be respected.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
In the first session you will have secure space to share your story, and we will explore your reasons for coming to therapy, what you would like to focus on and how we might like to work together moving forward. It is a chance for us to get to know each other and for me to understand your needs, your expectations, and to ensure that you and I feel we are a good fit. We will discuss an agreement for working together, describing my responsibilities as the counsellor and yours as the client. I can offer both short and long-term therapy, either fixed or open-ended, and this can be tailored to your current situation.
There is no 'right' way that a client should approach counselling. The first session will be a chance for you to ask any questions you may have about the process or myself, to tell me your hopes for therapy, and for us to talk through anything that comes up for you. I work to the client’s preference, offering weekly sessions in-person and via online video-link. My in-person practice work is based in the EN2 area in Enfield.
Sessions are 50 minutes, and cost £65 per session.
Training and qualifications
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, having studied and trained through University College Dublin, Birkbeck College, and the University of Roehampton. I have a B.A. Degree in Psychology, and M.A . in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a registered member of the BACP and work to the professional standards outlined in the BACP’s Ethical Framework.