About me

I am a professional qualified and BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor with extensive experience since 1996. My experience embraces working with PTSD in a hospital setting, over two years as a sessional counsellor at Hull University, referrals from EAPs as well as varied private clients with equally varied issues.

I believe that those who seek counselling are just ordinary people who are looking for objective support to get through a difficult time, and to make changes that would empower them. Counselling is a process where the client is supported to find her/his answers to the problems that they bring to the sessions. I believe that we all have the capacity to resolve our problems, and that we often have more choices than we think.

Does talking therapy work? Yes, for many people it does, and we could discuss this at the assessment session. I counsel from Newport Village which is easily accessible from both the M62 and A63 and there is off-street parking and wheelchair access. My aim is to provide a safe, containing environment where my clients can express and explore difficult feelings and thoughts in complete confidence. It may be very difficult for you to pick up the phone but perhaps that first brave act may lead you to your making positive changes to your life.

Why not give me a call today or text me on 07592 520198 to arrange an assessment session when we can look at the issues you may wish to bring to the sessions, and assess each other to see if we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons),

Diploma in Professional Integrative Counselling,

Certificate in Human Attachment and Counselling,

Certificate in Modern Approaches to Self Psychology,

Certificate in Transactional Analysis,

Level 6 award in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision

I also undertake short courses and workshops on a regular basis as part of my personal development.

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.


Additional information

Counselling: £40 per counselling session (1 hour)

Supervision: £60 per 90 minutes

Concessions are available and we could discuss this at the first session.


Weekdays including evening sessions.

Further information

Please refer to my website www.johnurquhart-counsellor.com for more information about me.

34 Canal Side West
Newport Village, Brough
East Yorkshire
HU15 2RN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I hold a Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision regulated by the CPCAB as well as the qualifications shown in my counselling profile.

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John Urquhart

John Urquhart