John Cashinella-Stanness

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BA Hons Couns. Fda Couns. Reg MBACP (Accred)
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Durham, DH7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an Accredited Humanistic (Gestalt) Counsellor, EMDR Therapist,  Couples Therapist and Supervisor and work with people of all cultures and backgrounds, short and long term.

I work within a holistic (phenomenological) approach whereby the client’s entire world and environment is taken into consideration and explored, bringing all areas of the client’s being into awareness. This allows for a dynamic and organic way of working, allowing a free-flowing process of change to evolve.

You will find me a very up-front, congruent, honest, accepting and empathic individual with a good sense of humor, who aims to provide the very best service I can for my clients.

The basis of my work involves awareness building and an emphasis in the ’here and now’, which means moving away from the regretful hurt of the past and the anxieties of worrying about the future. This helps clients focus towards being able to express themselves verbally and emotionally, identify emotions where numbness or unsure feelings exist and move forward in a positive, truthful and healthy way.

This approach can help clients become comfortable with their inner-self in order to move on from situations and function with a better inner peace than before, promoting healthier self worth beliefs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work with most issues presented in therapy including Couples Therapy and have experience in working in many areas of Mental Health. My specialist areas are trauma (PTSD), depression, anxiety and self worth/esteem issues.

I have practiced in many mainstream Counselling services such as NHS funded services and Mental Health charities such as MIND. I have also worked with staff from the Armed Forces, Police and Government based services.

I am qualified up to BA Hons degree level in Professional Counselling Practice, I am trained in EMDR therapy and I am a registered Couples Therapy For Depression Practitioner & Clinical Supervisor.

I am a fully Registered, Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
MBACP (Accred.)

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor and offer Supervision to other therapists or workers in caring, supportive roles and can provide training in therapy practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 - £70.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Telephone or Online (VSEE or Microsoft Teams) Counselling:  £60 per 50 minute session

Face to face Counselling: £60 per 50 minute session for individuals

Couples Counselling: £70 per 50 minute session for couples (relational issues)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy): £60 per 50 min session  

Clinical Supervision: £60 per 60 min session; £75 per 90 mins.

When I work

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Please email all new queries for therapy.

Telephone sessions will be conducted from a withheld number.

Further information

There are no specific ’types’ of person that present needing counselling support. Counselling is usually sought when it is the only option available in order to cope or come to terms with a situation or personal issue. It can sometimes be hard to pinpoint why you may feel the way you do and counselling is there to help create clarity and help you make sense.

Many people can find counselling a difficult step yet probably the most rewarding one of their lives.

Counselling can be an exploration into the self that no other form of help or support can fulfill in quite the same way. Counselling can be a challenging process at a difficult time, yet counselling can also be enlivening and freeing for those willing to explore themselves.

Humanistic Counselling is based on talking rather than teaching and gets to the root of the problem rather than masking it, making it a long term solution rather than a short term fix.

Gestalt as in other forms of Humanistic Therapy emphasis’s the importance of the counselling relationship as a healing tool within counselling.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I am qualified through Suparna supervision training Harrogate.

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John Cashinella-Stanness
John Cashinella-Stanness