J. Turnbull

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Solution Focused Therapy (MBACP)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Lowestoft NR32 & Southwold IP18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Effective Couples Counselling in Suffolk ; Over 20 years experience, No Nonsense, down to Earth help with your issues. I deliver Effective, Solution Focused Therapy, we will identify the REAL problems in the here and now, YOUR goals and how to achieve them ASAP, I can also help with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Stress, Relationships, Anger, Addictions and PTSD.

No Psychobabble, no long/painful voyages of self discovery required and I do my best to help you quickly. Counselling and Hypnotherapy can help with all kinds of problems.

There are hundreds of different counselling models in use today, this can be confusing, especially to people seeking help, many are full of weird jargon and strange concepts, but I keep it down to earth by applying clear thinking and proven techniques, I waste NO time in identifying your problems / your unmet needs and examining possible solutions.

My approach is proactive, I do not just listen endlessly to problems, or delve into childhood for people/events to blame; we deal with the here and now and together, do our best to get your life back on track ASAP.
I enjoy my work and keep up with cutting edge research, developments and methods.

Solution Focussed Therapy is effective because it draws on both findings from Psychology and neurobiology about what people need to function well. We all have core emotional needs, genetically evolved by nature in all of us, which must be met in balance for us to be functional and feel good, as individuals or in our relationships.

When these needs (not wants) are not met in a healthy balanced way, people suffer distress and emotional difficulties; often becoming stressed, angry or substance dependent as a result.

SFT Helps our clients activate their own natural resources in new or more helpful ways to meet these needs, essential for a healthy, balanced, functional life.
I do not buy into the labels/drugs solution, the only label that matters to me is your name; we are all individuals and labels often describe some symptoms, which change of course and can be both disempowering and frightening to people who are simply suffering from stress and worry due to unmet needs.

I believe people can recover from their setbacks, however serious they may be, and live a rewarding and enjoyable life again. Medication is not the answer long term, it does not solve your problems and I have seen my Therapy methods work even with the most serious cases.

I have many years experience working with couples, addictions, depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship or sexual issues; PTSD and other common reactions to setbacks in life, they do not have to be permanent, or hold you back any longer than they already have. Change is easier than you think...

Training, qualifications & experience

I have BA Honours Degree in Counselling, From the University Of Suffolk, and also trained for 5 years in Solution Focussed Therapy. I am fully qualified and have plenty of certificates; in Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Behaviour Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, (used under a  Person Centred Umbrella).
(I have also completed years of Hypnotherapy training and can use this approach where it's needed).
I have office space, but we can arrange home visits to suit your schedule, if you are unable to travel to me.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£35.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

*couples £60 per hour

* reduced rates are available for genuine low income clients, such as OAPs, unemployed, students etc

* I offer zoom/phone/email support, home visits or office appointments by arrangement.
I do my best to deliver brief, Solution focussed therapy; using a variety of tools/approaches, informed by modern Psychology / Neuroscience ...  thanks for reading.

When I work

mon to fri (sat by arrangement)

zoom or phone only at the moment.

Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32

Southwold, Suffolk, IP18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
J. Turnbull
J. Turnbull