John Slade

I am a psychotherapist. I work mostly with individuals. I also work with a small number of couples, and as a psychotherapy supervisor. I meet most people weekly. I am happy to offer both long term and short term psychotherapy. I have worked at the Burma Road Practice for many years.

My style is hopeful, pragmatic, sympathetic and interactive, focused towards positive change.

I believe change and growth develops through compassionate and respectful relationships in our external and internal lives. We are conscious of ourselves via our relationship with ourselves, and this relationship is created, maintained and redefined by our relationships to significant others in our lives and to the world. This is predominantly what we consider in psychotherapy. Using the therapeutic relationship we can improve our ability to recognise our thoughts and feelings and to think about the decisions we make. The therapist can help us grow psychologically through accepting and connecting aspects of ourselves so we feel more complete and confident about how to be in relation to the world.

In my development as a practitioner I have integrated and drawn influence from a number of principal theories and practices, notably psychoanalysis and psychodynamics, attachment theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused brief therapy and person-centred counselling.

I now work fully in private practice. In the past I have also worked within the NHS and the voluntary sector, as a psychotherapist and a supervisor. I have been registered with the UKCP since 1993, as an integrative psychotherapist.

John Slade