Dr Jon Davidson is an HCPC accredited Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience in a wide variety of psychological settings.
He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology and a masters degree in Health Psychology at the University of St Andrews, before undertaking his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Jon adopts a client-centred approach, working collaboratively with clients to support them to understand and overcome their difficulties. The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of his ethos as a psychologist; he values the importance of providing a safe, containing and non-judgemental environment as the basis for a positive therapeutic experience. Jon is passionate about taking a holistic view of the individual, seeing them as more than the sum of their needs and difficulties. He believes in supporting clients to draw upon their strengths and life values to promote positive wellbeing.
Passionate about drawing upon evidence-based practice in his clinical work, Jon is trained in the use of a range of therapeutic models. This includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Systemic Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). Jon is skilled in adopting an integrative approach, by drawing upon multiple models to tailor therapy to suit the individual needs of each client.
Across his career to date, Jon has worked extensively with children and adults across the lifespan, alongside their families and interconnected systems such as other support services, schools and workplaces. Jon has specialist skills and experience in a variety of indirect and parent/carer support models such as Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and Non-Violent Resistance (NVR). Jon is also skilled in neurodevelopmental and cognitive assessment for young people, providing specialist assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Intellectual or Learning Disability (LD). He further has a specialist interest in working with clients with physical health difficulties.
Jon is experienced in the treatment of:
Jon’s clinical work is grounded in theory and informed by the latest evidence-base, and he works in adherence with the NICE guidelines. He is committed to delivering and maintaining the highest standards of psychological care at all times.
“Jonathan is fantastic. I found our sessions to be a very calm environment that really helped me to reset each week. Jonathan really builds a great rapport, and is very practical and realistic during the process. I could not recommend him more!” Former Client