“I started seeing Jonathan after suffering an emotional breakdown due to my relationship breaking down and growing pressures at work. I had reached a point where I needed professional help. From the very first session Jonathan put me at ease and I felt very comfortable in his presence. Throughout my year of seeing Jonathan on a weekly basis, he was always caring, compassionate and understanding, yet when necessary he asked difficult questions the needed answering. I never felt judged in any way. Jonathan helped me through the most difficult period of my life and after a year I now feel in control of my life and true to myself. He has helped me understand why I behaved and felt the way I did. He has helped me put ghosts from the past to bed and I am now able to look forward to the future a stronger person. I will be forever grateful to Jonathan and the time and effort he undertook to help me get better. I would highly recommend Jonathan to anyone who is thinking about seeking professional help. ”
“After my mother passed away, I became very lost and anxious. Jonathan provided me with a space to talk about my feelings freely and made me feel comfortable to do so with his kind, warm and understanding nature. Over time, I started to become more in tune with my feelings and I learned to let go of the things in life that are beyond my control. I am now feeling much more positive about the future. Thank you Jonathan. ”
“When I came to Jonathan I was lost in a cloud of anxiety, insecurity, and depression. I didn’t know where I was going in life, or how to move forward. I was stuck. However, after a year of work and collaboration, Jonathan taught me the tools and afforded me the perspective needed to not only move forward in life, but move forward in a more positive and productive way than ever before. For that, I am not only eternally greatful, but I am also thoroughly excited for what the future holds.”
“Jonathan appeared on my ‘Talk Radio’ afternoon show to participate in a discussion about the mental health benefits of nature and time spent in green spaces. We discussed the neurological and mental health benefits of ‘Walking Therapy’, and how this particular model of therapy helps to successfully reduce anxiety, depression and stress. As a mental health advocate I think this modern and alternative approach to therapy that Jonathan prescribes is fascinating and corresponds to research around the world that concludes that nature is a vital source of healing. I look forward to working with Jonathan in the future.“
— JULIA BRADBURY
“During my time as deputy head at King’s College School, a number of pupils truly benefited from Walking Therapy with Jonathan Hoban. There were times when the particular emotional needs could not be met by office-based counselling and Jonathan’s approach, rooted in the young people being active and outdoors whilst receiving expert counselling, was perfect at these times.”
ROB MILNE — HEADMASTER — EMANUEL SCHOOL
“Jonathan has been a great support to our team, providing a mixture of psychotherapy and coaching over the last year. The team members who have undergone sessions with Jonathan have reported that his direct and creative approach is engaging, insightful and brings depth to each session. They have also particularly enjoyed the specific approach of walking therapy as it gives them real space and time to think and reflect, which they don't get in their daily lives. I would highly recommend Jonathan to anyone, who is seeking guidance in their personal and professional life, and looking for a more solution focussed approach to therapy.”
AMY GILMAN — DIRECTOR OR LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT AND HR — LA FOSSE ASSOCIATES
"The recruitment industry can be a stressful and demanding environment to work in and long term can cause burnout for many that work in it. Ensuring this didn’t happen to my team members was important to me. I was keen to ensure that as my business grow I cultivated an environment which promoted wellbeing and that it practiced it on a daily basis. Jonathan was perfectly placed to help me deliver and implement this. His diverse expertise in mental health and creative counselling provided me with the perfect balance.
The workshops and 1-2-1 sessions have not only helped lowered general stress levels but it has also made us self-aware and able to identify when we are feeling overwhelmed or to recognise when our co-workers are. It’s this self-awareness which really helps in a team environment. A by-product of providing this wellbeing program for my team has also made them feel valued, which has contributed towards my 100% staff retention rate.
I would highly recommend Jonathan. You can tell when someone is passionate about what they do because they become a master in their craft. Jonathan this is you, thank you for all your help."