John Garside

John Garside

Central Town


01296 393836 / 07753 501942

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Central Town


01296 393836 / 07753 501942

About me

I am a experienced therapeutic counsellor/ Psychotherapist offering counselling to adults within Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties.

With over 28 years working in the Health profession, I've attained good listening skills and appreciate the importance to be able to offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment for clients to consider and explore what may have brought them to counselling.

My work can be short term or open ended with adults clients.

My experience over the years has been supporting clients who have come to counselling due to crises, anxiety, depression, loss, physical and emotional abuse as well as addictive and repetitive life patterns.

The British Psychological Society defines counselling as a process "designed to help people improve their sense of well-being, alleviate their distress, resolve their crises and increase their ability to solve problems and make decisions for themselves."

I work from two clinics located in Amersham and Aylesbury. I am able to offer counselling daytime, evenings and Saturdays.

If you would like to explore the possibility of counselling with me, please telephone or email and we can set a date and time that is convenient for the both of us to explore your current situation and to decide if counselling and Psychotherapy is right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • WPF  :Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • HBCF: Post Advanced -Diploma Quality certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • WPF : Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • WPF Certificate in Counselling Skills

I specialised in training as a Psychodynamic counsellor/ Psychotherapist following a long career working within Psychological services in the NHS and Charity organizations managing teams to support vulnerable Adults/ Families.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My fee is £45 for a once-weekly 50 minute session. I am willing to negotiate a reduced fee for clients on a low income.

My fee for an initial consultation of up to 90 minutes is £50.

Further information

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and follows their ethical guidelines to run a safe professional practice.

I hold a CRB Enhanced Disclosure which is renewed every 3 years as I still work part time within the Health services.

Maps & Directions

Aylesbury, HP20
Amersham, HP6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme