John Bampfield

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Ex MBACP (accred.) Independent Client Centred Counsellor
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Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5RQ
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

What will work best for you ?   

Well, simply put, how I could understand it, drugs are often prescribed by doctors or psychiatrists, who work on changing your brain's chemistry, and counselling and counsellors work on helping you to produce the chemicals you need for your brain to be well, naturally. That's how I see it.

You might want, or need , one or the other, or both.

But, talking about your difficult feelings, anxieties, and problems with someone who is able to give you their full attention, with no distractions, will not judge you, will keep what you say confidential, and who will try to understand exactly how and why  you feel the way you do.....well that's what I'm offering.

It's a quiet, valuable, perfectly natural thing, in what is becoming a noisier and more unnatural world.

Tel.  01637 830743


Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Qualifications:

Ex Accredited  counsellor with The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) November 2001

Certificate in Counselling (University of Exeter) October 2000

Counselling Skills in The Development of Learning June 1992

Other qualifications:

Dip.CYW . Higher Education Diploma in Community and Youth Work:

Cert. Ed.(F.E.) Higher Education Certificate in Further Education

Professional Experience:

Private practice: Counsellor and psychotherapist ....over 20 years

Substance misuse therapist and counsellor .... 11 years

Employee assistance counsellor ..... 5 years

Schools' pastoral services supervisor .....   5 years

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.

A natural process to help alleviate emotional pain and achieve and maintain psychological health for life.

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£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I charge £40.00 per meeting. A full hour . Payable at the end of each session.

As many or as few sessions as you feel you need.  We can review this as we go.


Cash or whatever suits you best.

i.e. Paypal or bank transfers or cheque. I have no card facility.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I may be able to see you at other times, depending on your circumstances, and mine.

Further information

You may be able to access free counselling through your doctor, though there may be a waiting list.

If you're feeling desperate, for whatever reason, you might consider talking with your doctor anyway,  if you have one that you feel comfortable talking with.

If you're feeling frightened and suicidal, the Samaritans may be able to help you immediately. Worth a call.  0330 094 5717

There are some agencies who offer low priced counselling in special circumstances, so check out the Internet if you're able to, or ask at your local library or Citizens'Advice Centre.

If you don't feel desperate, I suggest that you don't wait until you are!

You are not alone in feeling how you do, otherwise, there would be no counsellors advertising on this web site.

Emotional distress, anxiety and depression are more common than most people would ever imagine.  Most of us experience these at some time or other during our lives. Asking for help takes courage .

2 The Mowhay, Vosporth Hill, Crantock Village, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5RQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

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.

Some flexibility here to suit your needs depending on circumstances. Parking in the road usually available, but a bus stop near by. A separate studio space accessible by wheel chair, a garden space outside if preferred or needed.

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John Bampfield
John Bampfield