About me


With over 10 years experience working alongside all kinds of mental health, I am able to offer bespoke and individual personal therapy.  Each session tailored to the unique needs of the client using various approaches and modalities.

I can you help to:

  • Feel more comfortable about getting your own needs met
  • Drop coping mechanisms that are no longer helpful
  • Sleep better
  • Grow in confidence and feel better about yourself
  • Let go of past guilt and shame
  • Understand yourself better
  • Feel less anxious
  • Find some peace

Fully insured and a member of the BACP

  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Self Harm
  • Suicidal thoughts and ideas
  • 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

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
  • Diploma in Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse counselling
  • Motivational interviewing.
  • Mentalisation with Anna Freud institute.
  • Lv. 3 Counselling Studies + Lv. 2 Counselling Skills
  • Adult anxiety & depression
  • Working with Guilt and Shame
  • Personality Disorder Awareness
  • MHFA + MHFA for Veterans
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable adults
  • Creative Therapy with Children and Young People
  • Mindfulness
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy (children and young people)

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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From £25.00 to £50.00

Additional information

Counselling sessions are charged at £50 per counselling hour (50 minutes session time) for both Skype or face to face.

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.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Skype and Face to Face available 

Out of Hours Counselling

Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm

Saturday 9am - 1pm


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Onsite parking Available. Central Abingdon.


John Bristow

John Bristow