Jonathan Lee Champion
Jonathan is a member of The British Psychological Society (BPS). He is also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association for Independent Practitioners (IAP). Having completed the Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy he will shortly be applying for registration with the United Kingdom Counsel for Psychotherapy (UKCP). He is also an active member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA) and is currently the webmaster and technical editor.
Jonathan returned to academic studies in 1997 after ten years working in architectural design and fabrication. In 1998 he began a B.Sc. Dual Honours in Psychology and Philosophy at Keele University, Staffordshire. UK. His innovative Psychology Dissertation (Distinction) was awarded the British Psychological Society (BPS) Sports and Exercise – H.T.A. Whiting Undergraduate Dissertation Prize.
In 2002 Jonathan moved to London to begin an MA in Counselling Psychology and Post-MA in Existential Counselling Psychology at Regent’s College. His dissertation research used phenomenological action research to explore Counselling Psychologists experience of therapeutic presence. Also at Regent’s he completed the Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy. He intends to begin PhD research into therapeutic presence and its relationship to best practice in 2009.
Jonathan has been working in both private and public sectors of mental health – within Therapeutic Communities and for the NHS; at St. Thomas’ Hospital and for the Psychological Therapies Service (PTS). He is currently working to expand his private practice in London and has an interest in developing his therapeutic work with children.