John Fallows

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Counsellor & Psychotherapist (Dip'Couns' Dip' CBT.) MBACP
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Heywood, Lancashire, OL10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

  • I am a fully qualified Humanistic,  Cognitive Behavioural and Integrative Therapist. I have worked with anxiety, Stress and wide-ranging life issues including- bereavement and loss: financial worries: health concerns: addiction: midlife crises: general crises: Relationship difficulties: Family disputes: Child contact issues: Bullying: Prejudice: Gender issues: Sexuality: Ethnicity: Disability and Religion. I am currently in private practice whilst also undertaking client referrals from a corporate business's HR department. 
  • I have attained certification to deliver therapy to clients online* (Via Zoom etc.) I find that this medium suits the lifestyle of many clients and produces comparable results to "Face to Face" therapy.  ("Counselling Tutor" Certified.)    *Online Therapy Service availability is always subject to initial and periodic risk assessment.         
  • I deliver practical help to clients which support them to manage their issues effectively in the short term and overcome them in the longer term working towards independence. Therapeutic support is a good longer term investment because the skills and awareness acquired by clients are invaluable for dealing with life's future challenges too! 
  • I have lectured in Counselling at an F.E College and provided therapeutic support to many students in secondary schools. I have also counselled.  within a young person's charity. Recent work includes counselling support within an addiction rehabilitation centre. and working in a group practice both as a therapist and student mentor.     
  • Throughout my personal life and professional careers, I have acquired huge experience helping others with diverse issues. Resultantly, I have natural insight into client difficulties and their effective safe resolution. I'm approachable, down to earth and possess trained communication skills honed over many years. 
  • For three decades my public sector professional career was a front facing role involving communication with service users across the whole social spectrum.  Here, I acquired vast experience managing issues to a satisfactory conclusion. 

JDF Therapies: -

A "down to earth" approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Let JDF Therapies support YOU towards a better, more optimistic future !

At some time or other, most people’s lives encounter difficult times.

A troubled past can be a barrier to moving forwards. Often, Shame, Blame, Guilt and Embarrassment can imprison us and even cause addictive behaviours to develop.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. We all make choices we later regret. We can then experience difficulties getting back “on track” under our own steam. We wind up lost, alone, directionless, fearful and vulnerable.

Banishing issues or learning to manage them safely and healthily from a different perspective can free us to find our ideals and be our true selves.

Here at JDF Therapies, we recognise that at some time in our lives most of us experience difficult situations which affect our emotions, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We often find ourselves feeling anxious, sad, angry or confused and not knowing which way to turn.  

We understand that this is about being human and we are here for you. Providing a confidential, safe, compassionate and understanding environment can help. Here, thoughts, feelings and experiences can be explored with a trusted professional. The effect can be liberating and help us navigate a path to a brighter safer, more balanced and independent future.

A range of professional therapies are available including:

  • Person Centred Counselling.

In this relaxed unstructured therapy, you dictate your own pace and direction. A professional therapist alongside throughout, helps you explore your world. This can make sense of events and assist you find your own resolutions, a new direction, positivity and peace of mind.

Person Centred Counselling often lends itself to bereavement, loss or relationship breakdown. It can also assist when changing circumstances take us “out of our comfort zone,” leaving us feeling frightened and not in control.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)    

This therapy is a more structured and proactive approach. Often, expert guidance is offered to combat traumatic issues. (Always by mutual agreement) this can take the form of looking at problems from different perspectives. Understanding this can positively affect our mood and how we deal with things now, and in the future!

CBT often lends itself to stress, anxiety and depression, trauma and addictions.

  • Integrative Approach

Often clients respond favourably with a “blend” of the Person Centred and CBT approaches in order to achieve a satisfactory outcome. At all times this is done as a bespoke service to suit your needs, personality and situation.

Therapy Communication Medium

All therapies may be conducted face to face, over the telephone, or via a secure visual internet medium *. (Zoom) * Provisional on a suitability assessment


  • Uniformed Public Services: - With both front-line personnel and the indispensable support staff experts, I possess deep insight into your culture, unique lifestyle and the associated issues you face.

These include trauma inducing incidents, complaints and discipline together with relationship, and child contact issues. 

Understanding the Stress. Anxiety and Depression generated by shifts and "the job" I am well qualified to provide a secure, confidential space to support you in managing your issues as safely and effectively as possible. I will endeavour to fit around your shift patterns and hectic lifestyle.       

  • Legal Work: - Trauma sourced from negligence, road traffic accidents, industrial accidents, and victims of crime such as robberies or assaults.  

I have experience covering Legal commissions, such as client therapy for trauma following life changing events like serious road traffic accidents. I also have insight and experience into trauma suffered by victims of crime. I am happy to undertake this type of work, which often requires detailed preparation of client assessments and therapy treatment plans on behalf of clients for legal advocates in relation to compensation claims.   

Please contact me directly for further details regarding legal commissions. 

Getting Started:

Once you have reviewed my profile, the next step is to make contact. You are most welcome to call, email or text me. We can then arrange a mutually convenient appointment for a relaxed introductory session via the telephone. At this stage we will develop a sense of your difficulties and goals. Then we'll develop an understanding of what could be achieved through therapy and how it works! If you are happy to continue, we will gladly set-up further appointments.

  • Weekday and evening sessions are available.
  • ZOOM For those clients with a busy lifestyle, or those that find it impractical to attend for face-to-face sessions I provide counselling via the internet Zoom.  All are welcome to request this option.     **

** The Zoom service availability is always dependent on suitability of the client issues being supported** 

Training, qualifications & experience

About John Fallows: (Dip. Couns’ Dip. CBT)

I'm a fully qualified, Person Centred, CBT and Integrative Counsellor. I have also achieved a qualification in Online and Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor Certified)  I have worked with anxiety and stress and wide-ranging life issues including Bereavement, Financial worries: Health concerns: Addictions: Midlife Crises, Relationship Issues, Child Contact, Bullying: Prejudice and "Hate" issues including Gender, Sexuality, Sexual abuse, Ethnicity, Disability and Religion and cultural difficulties. 

  • I have lectured in counselling in an FE College and provided therapeutic support to many students in secondary school education. I have also counselled adolescents and young adults within a young person’s charity.
  • Until recently, I provided counselling support at a rehab unit to clients of all ages and walks of life who suffered from drugs and alcohol addiction.
  • I am currently in private practice having recently contributed to the management of a therapy organisation by providing support to student counsellors and safeguarding clients and colleagues.  

Member organisations

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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£50.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • £45 per 50 minute session.
  • For fees regarding insurance work (Reports, treatment plans and letters) please contact me directly. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I will endeavour to be flexible with appointment times particularly with key workers, shift workers and clients with extenuating circumstances such as hospital treatment appointments.    

Further information

  • Client and Therapist Contract

Here at JDF Therapies, we take professionalism and integrity very seriously. This is why, during session one we formulate a contract with our clients thus ensuring the highest standards are achieved for everyone.



Ensuring the safety of our clients and promotion of recovery and development is paramount at humankind. To these ends, client assessments are conducted at the earliest opportunity (therapy weeks 1-2) in order to gauge wellbeing levels and identify where potential difficulties lie. These assessments take the form of  multiple option questionnaires. They are very straightforward and are completed with the assistance of the therapist. 

  • Further assessments may be conducted periodically in order to monitor client progress, change, and wellbeing. This is also to promote a responsive and therapeutic approach which maintains relevance to the client's developmental stage. Commonly a second assessment is conducted part way through therapy, followed by a final one as sessions come to a close.         

Client Issues

Often clients bring issues into the counselling forum which potentially trigger emotions which they find difficult to manage.  At humankind, we understand these obstacles, and will never coax a client to explore areas they feel uncomfortable with or do not feel ready for.

  • Client welfare is of the utmost importance, and underpinning this, "safety interventions" such as relaxation and breathing techniques may be promoted in preparation for exploring areas which may be experienced as emotionally challenging.   
  • At all stages you will have the reassurance of being in safe professional hands.     

Heywood, Lancashire, OL10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

The Practice is: Accessible On main bus routes from Bury, Rochdale, Middleton, & Manchester. Parking availability

Online platforms

Google Meet