Philosophy and style of working:
Many of us experience times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed or life becomes difficult and talking with someone can help us to understand ourselves better and find a way through.
Jean Machon offers a warm, empathic, safe space for you to explore the thoughts and feelings that bring you to counselling at this time. She works relationally, believing that the therapeutic relationship can be hugely supportive in exploring past hurts and repeated patterns of behaviour that may hold you back from engaging with life in a more fulfilling way. As a humanistic counsellor, Jean believes in our innate capacity for growth and change yet sometimes life events and painful emotions can block our self-belief and ability to heal.
Jean’s training incorporates three core modalities: Gestalt, Person-Centred and Transactional Analysis. This integrative style ensures you work together in a way that is both individual and supportive to your needs.
Following an initial consultation, Jean offers 50-minute weekly sessions either face to face, online or by telephone. Her previous experience is of both short term or open-ended counselling and includes Anxiety, Depression, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, trauma recovery, adjustment to change.
- Qualified Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Trainee Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Metanoia Institute (2020)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, Reading University, 2003
Training and Experience:
Jean has been studying at the Metanoia Institute for 4 years and holds a Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling. She is currently in her 4th year of the MSc Humanistic Psychotherapy training.
Throughout her training she has worked at The Olive Branch Counselling Service, Winchester for 3 years with a wide range of issues. Jean is also member of the Olive Branch Training Committee who offer additional training to counsellors in training. She has previously worked in education and is passionate about ongoing professional learning, attending regular CPD in addition to her psychotherapy training.