Dr John Ashworth

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BA (Hons), BST Dip, DC Hyp, PG Dip Ex-Psych, DCPsych.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced, warm and empathic psychotherapist and counsellor. As well as work for the NHS I have for many years helped clients with a variety of needs in my private practise. 

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.

My aim is to help you understand and make sense of your life. Our work together can involve a sometimes painful process of facing up to those things that are ordinarily avoided and evaded. It can also be about realising the choices you have and how you would like your life to be.

As well as offer a general psychotherapy and counselling service, I also specialise in working with clients who experience anger management difficulties. To find out more about my approach to working with anger please visit my other website: angertherapy.co.uk.

I endeavour to offer a space in which clients feel safe to openly explore what is of concern to them without fear of judgement. If you would like to find out more about the service I offer then please do call with any questions that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sessions can also be offered via Zoom for those who prefer.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


Additional information

Individuals (50 minutes). Please contact for fee details

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

weekday evenings. All day Friday

Further information

I practice from a secure, safe, home environment in South Gloucestershire. 15-minute drive from central Bristol.

Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Dr John Ashworth
Dr John Ashworth