John Costello

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Romford RM3 & Dagenham RM8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling you need help with problems causing you stress and anxiety? Do you feel alone with the circumstances in which you are feeling depressed?  Are you having panic attacks; employment related stress; feeling sad; trying to work through the experience of a bereavement?

I am able to assist those who find themselves in such situations.

I can have both evening and daytime availability. I work sensitively and with compassion and kindness providing short and long term counselling in a confidential setting.

** NOTE - I am available Online and also Face to Face at locations in Barkingside IG6,  Dagenham RM8 and Harold Wood, Romford RM3 

I have over 20 years of experience helping people with a range of issues including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • bereavement
  • drug & alcohol dependency
  • employment related stress.

How can counselling help?

Talking things through with a professional, and someone who has been in therapy is often beneficial to make sense of what is going on and how one feels. Whilst operating mainly in a person centred manner, I also work with techniques from CBT, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing where this can be worthwhile for clients.

In addition to this, I offer assistance to relieve employment related stress, and anxiety within the role of carer.

I welcome you to call me on: 07511242198 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professionally trained person centred counsellor with a wide range of experience over the past twenty years offering one to one therapy.

Diploma in Counselling

Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Experience in NHS Settings, Mental Health & Carer's Charity, and a Drug/Alcohol Rehabilitation Service

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Harold Wood, Romford Location - £50 per session (24 hour Cancellation Policy)

Dagenham Location - £50 per session (24 hour Cancellation Policy)

Barkingside location - £50 per session (24 hour Cancellation Policy) 

Initial consultation £30


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

NOTE :- ** I can offer Counselling Online and Face to Face at both locations fully Covid-19 compliant as per current government regulations **

The Willow Centre, 2 The Drive, Harold Wood, Romford, RM3 0DU

97 Chittys Lane, Dagenham, Essex, RM8 3RT

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

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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John Costello
John Costello