John Threadgold B.A.(hons) M.A. BACP Accredited.
020 8330 7341 / 07941 747094
Hi I am John. I am a BACP Accredited Counselor and Psychotherapist, and have been helping people since the year 2000. I believe in a person centred approach to therapy. I aim to provide a safe place for you to explore sensitive life issues. My aim is to accept you as you are, to understand you, and enter into a therapeutic alliance that is real and genuine. I offer person centred focusing and experiential psychotherapy, and am happy to integrate insights from other therapies, such as Gestalt and Transactional Analysis, where this would be helpful to you.
I am a member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ( MBACP accred), the Focusing Institute, and the British Focusing Association (BFA). and the Trauma and Abuse Group ( TAG) I am also recognised by the Focusing Institute as a Focusing oriented therapist, and Focusing Teacher.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy,( University of East Anglia)
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Surrey)
Diploma in Theraputic Supervision, ( CPCAB Level 6)
Focusing skills certificate, (British Focusing Association)
Certificate in counselling Skills ( RSA Certificate)
I have counselled people who experienced many distressing life situations, including bereavement, depression, addiction, suicidal feelings and thinking, abuse as children, bullying, and other issues. Many clients have told me that over the course of the therapy they have begun to feel better about themselves, and have made constructive changes to their lives.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am happy to explore issues around faith and spirituality.
- Ongoing - Introduction to Focusing - Oriented Therapy - A 2 day course, Sat 26- November and Sat 3rd December
- Ongoing - Taster Sessions in the Art of Focusing
I want to make counselling available to all, and therefore I have a flexible approach to charges.
Our First Meeting.
I Charge a standard rate of £25 for our first full 1 Hour meeting.
My standard Rate is £50 for a full 1 hour session.
Concessions for ongoing counselling are available for those on Income Support, Income Based JSA, those on low income, and students on counselling courses. My student rate is £35 per hour, including related paperwork. My minimum fee for people in income based benefits is £25 per full hour session.
Men and Counselling.
Many men are reluctant to come into counselling. We often want to solve problems on our own, or fear becoming dependant.
Feedback from one of my male clients, was that he liked Focusing because: 'it really gives me the tools for the job, and helps me deal with problems in the real world, and not just the therapy session'.
If you want to try focusing oriented counselling with me, then you only have to book one session. If you like what you experience, then you can book each session at a time. You do not have to make a long term commitment.
Telephone /Skype Counselling.
I now offer telephone and Skype counselling. More information is available on my web site.
I am recognised by the Focusing Institute as a Focusing Teacher, and offer courses in Focusing for everybody, and also specialist courses for Therapists. Please see my web site for further details.
Focusing Oriented Life Coaching.
Life Coaching can help you manage your life issues more effectivly, discover hidden skills and tallants and acheive your goals.
I offer a combination of Focusing, to help you find your inner voice, and also worsheets using the Egan Skilled Helper Model, so that you can formulate and achieve your goals.
Focusing Oriented life coaching costs £50 per each full hour of life coaching, either face to face or by telehone, including telephone support.
There is also a booklet called
'Life Coaching: Discover your Life direction, Unlock your Potential, Achieve your goals' which you can use along side your life coaching sessions. This comes with a Notesbook, and a Life Coaching Pen. The normal cost is £10, but is free iif you mention the Counselling Directory when booking your first appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am John Threadgold, a Focusing-Oriented Person- Centred and integrative counselor and supervisor.View supervision profile