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Dr John Ashworth, UKCP & BPS Registered

Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32
07712 183772 Registered / Accredited
Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32

About me

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)).

In line with government advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) I am not seeing clients face-to-face at this time. However, I can offer appointments via the online platform Zoom, or over the telephone.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative


Individuals (50 minutes). Please contact for fee details.

Couples (60 minutes). Please contact for fee details.

Further information

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

South Gloucestershire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


weekday evenings. All day Friday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Dr John Ashworth, UKCP & BPS Registered

Dr John Ashworth, UKCP & BPS Registered

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