John Bristow - Dip.Couns - SAC.Dip - MBACP

John Bristow - Dip.Couns - SAC.Dip - MBACP

About me

Many of us can suffer the devastating effects of addiction. Whether through our own difficulties with or the ripple effects from those that we care about. Addiction Counselling can help.

I offer evening or weekend private therapy for individuals and couples aged eleven and above using an integrative approach to counselling that is tailored to the personal needs of the client while specialising in addictions - especially drugs and alcohol.

I may be able to offer private therapy in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Please see website for more details.

As well as addiction counselling, I offer support with:

  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Self Harm
  • Suicide
  • Self Esteem/Body Image
  • Anger
  • Work Related Problems
  • Stress
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Mental Health
  • coping
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety

As well as other difficulties we face in life, not listed here.

Training, qualifications & experience

NHS Frontline mental health services

Children and young persons Counselling (mindsight CAHMS service)

Adults with addiction (private rehab+detox as well as NHS Drug and alcohol Agency)

5 Years with Samaritans (2011-2016)

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
  • Diploma in Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse counselling
  • Lv. 3 Counselling Studies + Lv. 2 Counselling Skills
  • Working with Guilt and Shame
  • Personality Disorder Awareness
  • MHFA + MHFA for Veterans
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable adults
  • Creative Therapy with Children and Young People
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Member organisations


Photos & videos

  • BACP


Counselling sessions are charged at £50 per counselling hour (50 minutes session time)

Contact us to set up an initial consultation session charged at £25.

Counselling at your home costs as above, plus £1 per mile travelled in each direction.

See website for more details.

Maps & Directions

Abingdon, OX14

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Free Parking Available. Central Abingdon.


Evenings and weekends available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults