Just the experience of day-to-day living is tough, and sometimes it feels really painful, confusing or difficult. Patterns and problems repeat in our lives, and feeling stuck or isolated is exhausting.
Therapy changes things.
I offer a calm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to talk and think about your experience in order to understand your problems and to take decisions.
Your own experience of life is the focus of therapy, and the best outcomes occur when a meaningful and strong therapeutic relationship is established.
I work with a diverse range of people from different cultural backgrounds, ages and walks of life.
Psychotherapy & Counselling with Jason Goldsmith
Areas I work with
Some of the issues that I have worked with people about are: abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, divorce, depression, relationship problems, spirituality, self-esteem issues, trauma and work problems.
I’m also interested in working with:
Lawyers and professionals:
The pressures of professional life can be extreme, and I work with lawyers and senior executives from legal and other professional backgrounds in dealing with them. Having worked at a senior level in City law firms for over 25 years, I understand the challenges that professionals face in the corporate environment, and the difficulties of juggling intense work demands with the pressures of other life demands.
Some of the issues that professionals may face at work include: Imposter Syndrome, Bullying and harassment, Inequality at work, Working life balance, Burnout and overwhelm, Dissatisfaction with work or lost motivation.
If you wish to focus specifically upon career change / progression issues then I work using a coaching-based approach.
Parents of ADHD/ASD children, and recently-diagnosed ADHD/ASD adults and young people:
The impact of a diagnosis raises fundamental personal and practical issues, and therapy is a space where you can work through the implications. Feelings of loss or confusion are common and through working together you can understand and gain insight into your own experience and how you wish to live.
Expectations of what being a man means are changing and I can help you explore what works for you. In particular, you may wish to work through your feelings around family, work, relationships or children. Through discussion of your thoughts and feelings you can reflect on new ways of viewing yourself and what you want from life.
People questioning religious identity:
People brought up in faith communities sometimes wish to leave, whereas others feel pulled towards joining. Both directions of travel raise serious questions around your identity, sense of belonging and how you approach life. The process of therapy can enable you to work your priorities out around what life means to you, whether within or without a faith community.
Working with me
If you would like to explore working together then please get in contact to arrange a free initial 15 minute call or meeting to explore whether you might find therapy helpful. If you decide you would like to continue then we would arrange a regular day and time to meet.
I work either in person or via Zoom or phone call. At the moment I have availability on Tuesday evenings.
Areas I work with:
Some of the areas I work with include:
- Bullying & harassment
- Burnout & feeling overwhelmed
- Career direction
- Family dynamics and relationships
- Imposter Syndrome
- Neurodivergent diagnosis: ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, living with a condition
- Parenting challenges
- Questions on Faith, Spirituality and Meaning
- Relationship issues & difficulties
- Self-esteem & confidence
- Professional & workplace issues
Psychotherapy Qualifications & Training:
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, CPPD Counselling School
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, CPPD Counselling School
- Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling – CPPD Counselling School
- Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling – Regent’s University
Other Qualifications & Training:
- LLB (hons) – University of Leeds; School of Law – LPC
I am a member of the BACP, one of the largest supervisory bodies for counsellors, and I work within their ethical guidelines. My registration number is 391134
I charge £85 per 50 minute session of talking therapy, and I offer a limited number of lower cost sessions.
For specific career-based coaching around job progression or career change I charge £110 per 50 minute session.
Psychotherapy sessions at City Therapy Space: Tuesday