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WE ALL HAVE A STORY... We are all fallible beings with a past as well as a present and future, and this is an important feature of counselling psychotherapy. GET IN TOUCH We have all sat in the other chair...

All registered counsellors and psychotherapists will have spent some time in 'the other chair' - as a minimum, our extensive training and personal development requires this.


About Banish The Crows –

‘A good thing happens here’

‘Banish the Crows’ is the home of Jeremy Boughey’s independent counselling psychotherapy offering in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.


At Banish the Crows the person will always be recognised as the sole focus and the most important element in the therapeutic process.


My commitment and passion for good emotional, psychological, and mental health for all is longstanding. Establishing Banish the Crows in 2017 is a personal highlight after a lengthy and credible career working in various organisations. My aspiration in creating Banish the Crows is to work directly for the person sitting in front of me, rather than through an organisation and their many protocols, policies, and procedures. I believe that by offering my Self and my skills in this way that there will be less hurdles and barriers to achieving what YOU, the client want and need.


My Approach and my Practice is:

* LGBTQ+ affirmative.

* Positive about Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversity (GSRD).

* Open, tolerant, and promotes a progressive attitude towards sex, meaning that I offer a safe, non-judging space for you to explore your relationship with sex and sexual encountering with others. This as part of individual or couples (relationship) therapy.


Click here for more information about Me and My Values.


I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and through this registration a therapist accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).  I work one-on-one with clients using a relationally-orientated, existential approach.  I also work with couples or jointly with individuals, for example two family members. Whilst I have ambition to develop Banish the Crows and the resources that it could offer, I instinctively want it to remain small and intimate, focused on achieving a credible, high-quality, personalised service.






I am working face-to-face (in-person) with clients on a routine rather than an exceptional basis. My studio is fully risk assessed and Covid-Secure. Please click here for Banish the Crows Being Covid-Secure: Guidance for Existing and Prospective Clients. There are additional links contained in the Guidance including access to the Covid-Secure Risk Assessment and Management Plan required by the Health and Safety Executive and Local Government.



From 1 September 2020 the provision of Clinical Supervision for established counsellors and psychotherapists, those who are more recently qualified, and therapists in-training who are registered as student members of the BACP (or other registering bodies) is now available. All qualified and student therapists are required to access a minimum number of supervised hours per calendar month – BACP registered and accredited members should click here to find out more about these requirements. For more information, rates and availability please contact us using the ‘Get in Touch’ button on this page or by email: jeremyboughey@banishthecrows.co.uk.




Personal therapy helps therapists in-training (student counsellors and psychotherapists) to learn about themselves; to become more able to reflect honestly on themselves; be more empathic with others; able to understand their feelings, and make sense of how the theory they are learning relates to practice. It is also valuable through experiencing therapy from the client’s perspective and helps established and newly qualified therapists as well as students to cope with issues and emotions raised when offering therapy to others. Banish the Crows offers personal therapy to students needing to complete personal therapy as part of their course study requirements. If unsure, students should speak to their course leader to establish whether personal therapy is a mandated requirement of study.

For more information, rates and availability please contact us using the ‘Get in Touch’ button on this page or by email: jeremyboughey@banishthecrows.co.uk.

Jeremy Boughey
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Jeremy Boughey Psychotherapist

Turning to support

Taking the step to ask for help, to make sense of things – to book to see a counsellor or psychotherapist, is a somewhat ‘big deal’.

We often turn to others who are independent of family and
friends when:
• Our problems feel overwhelming
• We cannot see a different or better future
• We have lost sight of who we are, what we want or need
• Meaning in our life is lost or obscured by our problems
• At times of thrown-ness by life events – past and present
• At times of change and in transition

My approach to therapy?

As an integrative psychotherapist I describe my grounded therapy style as ‘humanistic-existential’. I am (also) strongly ‘relational’ in my work; a style that places great emphasis on the relationship between client and therapist and is invested in the need for therapeutic intimacy and ‘engaging real’ between the two people (therapist as well as client). My belief is that this way of ‘being-with’ will ultimately produce the most effective and enduring outcome for the client. Existential therapy operates from the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual’s confrontation with the givens of their existence and their so-called ‘being-in-the-world’. In this sense, I believe that:

  • Life has meaning under all circumstances, even the most challenging and miserable ones.
  • Our main motivation for living is our will to find meaning in our life.
  • We have freedom to find meaning in what we do, and what we experience, or at the very least in the stance we take.
  • Sometimes we need guided help and support to address these concepts and to understand the guilt, suffering or exposure to death or the threat to our living that often shadows our ‘existential crisis’.


The way in which I think and work means that there are strong elements of a particular type of existential thinking incorporated into my style, which is concerned with finding and making meaning in our lives where we feel there is none; where meaning may have been lost, or life’s meaning is obscured by things that have happened to us. This regardless of age or stage of life.

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