John Fletcher Registered MBACP Reg. (Accred.) AHPP UKCP
I am a qualified counsellor and pychotherapist and have been practicing for 19 years. I am experienced in working with women and men of many different lifestyles and cultural heritages. I work with adults, adolescents, children, families and couples either on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.
To help you decide if you would like to begin counselling with me, I offer a free initial pre-counselling meeting, with no charge or committment at this stage.
Difficulties that I have helped people with include low self confidence, anxieties and fears including panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement and other losses, domestic violence and other forms of abuse, anger, troubling effects of past experiences, concerns relating to sex and sexuality, problems sleeping or eating and many others.
I work with people in a variety of ways depending on a person's individual needs but which are based on establishing a trusting, judgement free relationship with you which enables you to talk about and explore the things you are finding difficult. Hopefully this will enable you to gain new insights into your life and discover a more satisfying way of living.
If you would like to speak to me or arrange an initial, pre-counselling meeting, please either ring or email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred and Existential Counselling, City University 1999.
MSc Person Centred Psychotherapy and Contemporary Applications,Cert of Completion and Competency Metanoia Institute 2008.
Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute 2008
Cert. of Qualification in Social Work, 1981
I also draw on ideas from Existential Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Attachment Theory, Solution Focussed and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I am Accredited by the United Kingdom Association of Humanistic Psychology (UKAHPP) and I am also Registered and Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a registered Psychotherapist with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am committed to their ethical codes and other professional developent requirements.
I have nine years experience in adult mental health services,where people are referred directly by their GP, and nine years experience as a counsellor and supervisor working in statutory mental health services for children, young people and families.
I have also been a counsellor in a women’s prison, in a specialist bereavement project and with children and young people with disabilities and their families.
Before training as a counsellor I was, for many years, a Social Worker working mainly with troubled adolescents who had experienced things like family breakdown, neglect and abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Free pre-therapy 30 minute session.
Individuals £60 for a 50 minute session.
Couples from £85 for a 60 minute session.
Counselling/psychotherapy students £45 for a 50 minute session.
My practice is accross the road from Walthamstow Central Tube (Victoria Line) and Overground (from Liverpool Street) stations. There are daytime parking restrictions for which I provide a permit.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments Mon-Thurs
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer person centred supervision to individuals and groups. My supervision is based on person centred principles of the actualising tendency and the six conditions which I hope will facilitate both the personal and professional growth of the supervisee.View supervision profile