Mr Jon Blend

Counselling, Psychotherapy


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

About me

I am a UKCP dual registered psychotherapist licenced to work with adults, children and adolescents. I hold the European Certificate in Psychotherapy and teach and train in therapeutic methods in UK and abroad. I have over thirty years experience working with emotionally distressed people in adult 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 also work as a musician/ conductor in therapeutic theatre ( Playback South Theatre Company). I am published and am a Board member of AAGT ( Association for Advancement of Gestalt Therapy) and EIATSCYP:UK
( affiliated to European Interdisciplinary Association for Therapeutic Services for Children and Young People).
I have trained in Dr. Violet Oaklander 's approach to child and adolescent therapy and am a guest tutor for the Oaklander Foundation ( 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 and Gestalt Institute of Education, Rzeszow, Poland.

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; Post Adoption; Relaxation, Stuckness; Trans-generational Trauma, Intercultural Concerns, ADHD, ASD, Shyness.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Physical disability

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