Counselling and Psychotherapy in Bournemouth, Dorset Psychotherapy for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
JOHN JOLLIFFEMA, PG Dip, MBC PG Dip, PG Cert ~ UKCP (retired 2014) John Jolliffe (attachment and trauma therapist) is now retired from all clinical work,
supervision and professional consultations.
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Currently writing a book on my sense of what therapy is all about. Also engaging with people in regard to their experience – from professional provision, work situations & as recipients of therapy.
Writing a novel based in WWII – regarding attachment and loss, and the value of horses in regards to trauma.
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Also media investor in film production
A senior investor in forthcoming film ‘Mad to be Normal'– showing in 2017 – which is telling the story of world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing and his unique community at
Kingsley Hall, East London, during the 1960's.
Writer-director Robert Mullan hopes to shoot ‘Mad to be Normal' in the first quarter of 2016 in Cologne and on location in London.
Starring David Tennant as RD Laing.
In my teenage years – I formed a group/band playing rock and pop music – resident band in Bournemouth Town Centre – including for the annual dance of the Bournemouth Echo.
I’ve noticed many benefits in development from such music – and changes of awareness and inner states – in particular with classical music – and in fact from any form of music really – it being a different form of communication from that of ordinary spoken language – some might say in some cases – being more pure and direct. Whilst of course listening is beneficial – and also profound – some may gain in different aspects from actually performing the music – perhaps even more so in writing one’s own music – creating one’s own song. Similar with creating one's own art, dance and the writing of poetry. Much later my interests moved into other therapeutic forms – covering meditation, yoga, tai chi, development in groups, the world of therapies that included early developmental processes (specialising in attachment) and general forms of counselling and psychotherapy – with a focus on working with trauma.
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MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling
(accredited ~ City University London)
Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
(registered UKCP up until 2014 – now retired).
Co-founder and later coordinator for a long stay residential Therapeutic Community – 1986.
*for a detailed explanation of my approach to brief therapy, counselling, psychotherapy and in-depth therapy ~ see
COUNSELLING and PSYCHOTHERAPY section
Bournemouth Therapy & website (regarding associated therapists) – is now closed and off-line.
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Some of the problems that were covered in my client work (before I retired)
I am experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with self assertion, self esteem, knowing who you are, relationships, anxiety states, and such states that might include obsessive compulsive behaviours (OCD), panic attacks, agoraphobia and phobias. I have worked with addictions, loss and depression, stress and trauma (overwhelming experiences that go beyond the realm of stress). I have also worked with borderline personality disorder and dissociative states ~ though in some instances this usually requires a more structured approach to the therapeutic provision.
As well as this, I am concerned with the various and very important issues of not knowing where one's path is in life and so on ~ which can often have a bearing in relation to some of the symptoms already described.
MY APPROACH TO THERAPY
FOR BRIEF, SHORT or LONGER TERM
APPROACHES TO THERAPY ~ SEE
'ABOUT COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY'
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FOR OTHER THERAPISTS & ORGANISATIONS
I am a recognized provider with international insurance companies.
I provide supervision for therapists-in-training in placements within the NHS etc ~ covering various parts of the country.
Supervision and consultations offered for psychotherapists
Supervision and consultations provided on Attachment Theory
currently developing further applications of Attachment Theory and its human face for psychotherapy
agoraphobic, phobic, obsessional and panic states
DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER
clinical work and theoretical perspectives
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
clinical work and theoretical perpsectives
I am interested in new ideas and proposals for Therapeutic Communities, or any other therapeutic provisions having charitable status
Boscombe East therapy room:
THERAPY PRACTICE LOCATION
The Counselling and Psychotherapy practice is near Christchurch and Bournemouth, and within reach of Poole in Dorset, as well as Ringwood and New Milton in Hampshire