I am John and I am an accredited Psychotherapeutic counsellor. Since the Pandemic, I have been supporting clients on-line and I am now happy to be able to offer face to face help at Essential Therapies in Sidmouth.
Before becoming a therapist, I spent over forty years working in the creative arts and further education. So, I am well aware of the nature of life transitions and uncertainty.
I feel privileged being able to offer support to many people, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, developing their self-awareness and confidence in order to overcome difficulties, in both their professional and private lives.
First and foremost, I make sure a safe, non-judgemental environment is created for you to feel accepted, listened to, understood, appreciated, respected, valued, and worthy.
I aim to help you foster self-awareness, which is needed for satisfactory, proactive change. Change means learning to control unwanted negative ways of thinking and feeling - rather than negative thoughts and feelings controlling you.
I was trained and practice as an integrative psychotherapist. Integrative therapy combines different therapeutic tools and approaches from various therapies, such as psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred, Behavioural, Gestalt, etc. This helps to deliver a unique and effective form of treatment that is suitable for individual needs.
I also draw on the principles of mindfulness as I am a great believer in living in the here and now.
I am also a trained Hypnotherapist and Applied EFT, (Tapping)
For further information, please feel free to contact me.
Appointments with John last for 1hr and cost £60