Dr John Ashworth, UKCP & BPS Registered
Many people benefit from counselling/psychotherapy. To give you an idea, I regularly work with clients experiencing stress, anxiety or depression. Some are working through life crises, coming to terms with loss, have suffered abuse, or are going through relationship problems. Others have felt stuck in old patterns they would like to change or are simply keen to understand themselves better and fulfil their potential.
Counselling/psychotherapy provides the backdrop to my practice, which at its core is about helping you to understand and make sense of your life. It's about a better understanding of what is taking place, and making sense of experience. It involves a sometimes painful process of facing up to those things that are ordinarily avoided and evaded. It's also about realising the choices you have and how you would like your life to be.
Examples of specific client groups with whom I've worked include: cancer patients (NHS, Mayday Hospital), men wishing to change abusive behaviour (Everyman Project), young children/families (NHS, Child & Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHs)), and clients with neurological conditions (NHS, Specialist Community Neurology Service (SCNS)).
Training, qualifications & experience
My background includes training in Existential Psychotherapy, Counselling Psychology, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Brief Strategic Therapy. In practice, this means I can offer an integrative approach to therapy tailored to each client's individual needs.
I would always advise that clients seeking therapy choose appropriately qualified practitioners. I am a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered psychotherapist, a British Psychological Society (BPS) registered chartered psychologist and a member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Please go to the links page on my website if you would like to find out more about these governing bodies.
BA (Hons), BST Dip, DC Hyp, PG Dip Ex-Psych, DCPsych.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Individuals, £60 per session (50 minutes)
Couples, £70 per session (60 minutes)
I practice from a secure, safe, home environment in South Gloucestershire. 15-minute drive from central Bristol.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday and Thursday evenings. All day Friday
Types of client