John Hardy MA. Dip.Couns. MSc.Psychotherapy MBAPC Registered and Accredited

John Hardy MA. Dip.Couns. MSc.Psychotherapy  MBAPC Registered and Accredited

163 Cheltenham Road

0117 9423813

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163 Cheltenham Road

0117 9423813

About me

I have twenty four years continuous experience of providing confidential counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples.

You are welcome to discuss anything you wish.  We would go at your own pace, in a calm, secure, confidential environment. You would not be asked to do or say anything you didn't want to.  You would be free to express any thought, emotion or experience. You will be genuinely listened to and responded to without being judged.

We would attempt to understand why you feel or act as you do. What happens from there will be different for each person.

For some, the discussion of experiences and the expression of feelings, knowing that it is confidential, is a relief in itself. Finding that you can talk about something which seemed difficult or impossible to talk about can be the beginning of change.

Alternatively, it may be that understanding why you act or feel as you do is enough to bring a different view, and relief from anxiety or stress. Or we may be able to find alternative, better ways of seeing things.

Training, qualifications & experience

My specific counselling and psychotherapy qualifications are:
Dip Counselling (Central School of Counselling and Therapy, London),
MSc Psychological Counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton Institute, London).

I also have a first class honours BA degree in English Literature, Psychology and Philosophy, and an MA in English Literature with Creative Writing (UEA).

I worked for four years in a University Counselling Service and have been working in private practice in central Bristol since 1994.

I am both registered and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and work to their code of ethics. BACP check qualifications and require registered and accredited members to undergo regular continuing professional development and supervsion.

The BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (formerly known as UKRCP), is accredited  by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) / Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£45 per session. Sessions are one full hour.

Fees are payable in cash or cheque at the beginning or end  of each session, or in advance of a number of sessions if  preferred.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS6 5RR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Currently not taking on new couples.

Types of client

Older adults