Jon Blend and musical instruments

About Jon Blend

I am a UKCP-registered adult, child and adolescent psychotherapist. I have 30 years’ experience of working with emotionally distressed people including 15 years’ clinical experience of working with children and adolescents in an NHS Family Consultation Service. I currently work in private practice in West London, offering psychotherapy to adults, children & adolescents. I also see families and offer parenting support. I also work as a trainer (UK and internationally), clinical supervisor and Lifemusic practitioner.


I hold a degree in occupational psychology, and postgraduate diplomas in child and adolescent psychotherapy, counselling and social work. I also hold a Masters degree in group and individual adult psychotherapy. I also hold postgraduate certificates in community musicianship and Lifemusic practice.

Professional registration and affiliation


The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors.

I subscribe to the UKCP code of ethics (PDF, 122KB).


The United Kingdom Association for Gestalt Practitioners (UKAGP) is the umbrella association for Gestalt therapists in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. UKAGP represents interests of British therapists in the European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT).


The Association for Advancement in Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) is an international community of Gestalt therapists working together to develop Gestalt research, theory and practice. I have been an active member of this organisation since 1999.


EIATSCYP stands for European Interdisciplinary Association for Therapeutic Services for Children and Young People. I belong to this inclusive, interdisciplinary association of allied professionals working together for the benefit of children and young people.

Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation

I am a member and guest tutor with the Violet Soloman Oaklander Foundation. See details of my short courses in the UK and abroad on the VSOF website.