John Colverson

John Colverson

Counsellor in Brighton

John Colverson MA, UKCP (reg.), BPC (reg.), Jungian analyst, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor.
Basement Flat,
2A, Alexandra Villas, Brighton Sussex.


Jungian psychoanalyst (AJA), experienced integrative psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and author.

I offer short term goal focused psychotherapy for specific issues, and longer term psychotherapy/analysis to work on deeper, more entrenched issues. Jungian psychoanalysis is an explorative process which might require more than one session a week, in which case the fee is generally lower.

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Background & Qualifications

I have been in private practice for over twenty years, and I also have over twelve years experience of working in hospitals (private and NHS), therapeutic communities, and homeless hostels.

I am a professional member (senior member/training analyst) of the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA), and I hold an MA in Jungian and post Jungian Studies. from Essex University.
I originally trained in integrative psychotherapy with the Minster Centre from 1990-96.

I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I am registered with the British Council for Psychoanalysis (BCP).
I am a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP).
I hold a diploma in clinical supervision, and an MA in integrative psychotherapy from Middlesex University. I also hold an MA in Jungian and post Jungian studies from the University of Essex.

My Specialisms

I am experienced in working with a broad spectrum of conditions and problems. I work particularly with eating disorders; abuse whether that has its origin in childhood or an adult experience; childhood neglect; relationship issues including affairs and betrayal; family problems; and personal development at depth.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Therapy with me involves a collaboration. I do not fix your problems for you, together we explore and resolve the roots of the problems that are causing you to suffer. In this context your symptoms can be understood as a communication that there is something wrong, our focus needs to be on what it is your symptoms are referring to, and we find that by exploring your unconscious. Your unconscious is revealed through your dreams, through squiggle games (what the name implies), tracking feelings to their origin, and exploring how your difficulties become manifest in the relationship between us. Working with the unconscious is not a linear process, it unfolds in it's own time. We need to understand what might be blocking this process, and how old defences might be getting in the way of it's natural unfolding. Ultimately we are looking to facilitate a new narrative through which you define yourself... so that you no longer feel you are defined by your past.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person Please Call
Counselling In Person Please Call

Additional Rate Information

My fees are on a sliding scale from £50 - £100 per session depending on your personal circumstances. Also concessions may be available for more than one session per week if required.