John Doré, BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP

John Doré, BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP

Stratford Upon Avon
CV37 6PG

Shipston On Stour

07532 071007

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Stratford Upon Avon
CV37 6PG

Shipston On Stour

07532 071007

About me

If you talk about something it gets it out and like a wound, once you start getting the oxygen on it, it starts to heal (Stephen Fry)

I fully realise and understand that coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I make every effort to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions and find a way forward that works for you.

To further reassure you, before we begin the counselling process I will meet with you for a free 30-minute assessment session and during this time you will be able to decide if you want to work with me and to ask any questions that you may need to. This initial session will also help me to understand what you would like to achieve from counselling and will help me to get to know you a little.

I can help in the following areas although I recognise that each of us is unique and life's challenges and difficulties cannot always be easily described or categorised:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Couples counselling
  • Family and personal relationship
  • Separation and divorce
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bipolar
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Sexuality
  • General counselling

I am able to offer daytime, evening and a limited number of weekend appointments. If you would like to arrange a free initial assessment with me I can be contacted in the following ways:-

Tel: 07532 071007

Email: Use link above

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a qualified Couples Counsellor. I am also a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists which is the first psychological therapists’ register to be accredited by the Department of Health, independently administered and accountable to Parliament.

I am committed to working in an ethical manner and as such I adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Ethical Framework. As well as my private practice, I currently work as a counsellor at St. Richard's Hospice in Worcester. I have also worked as a Student Counsellor at Stratford upon Avon College.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I offer a free 30-minute initial assessment during which you will have time to discuss your needs and ascertain if you would like to work with me - £Free

Individual one-to-one sessions of 50 minutes duration - £40 per session

Couples Counselling session of 50 minutes duration - £60

I also offer a reduced rate for students in training of £25 per 50-minute session

Payment is by cheque or cash at the beginning of each session. Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable however clients are kindly requested to give a minimum of 24 hours notice to avoid the fees for the session being chargeable.

Maps & Directions

Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6PG
Shipston On Stour, CV36

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm Saturday 9am - 1pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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