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About me

"I cannot thank John enough for helping me through this difficult period of time. I honestly feel that his support made all the difference in my being able to deal with the challenges I was facing. He was able to give me the space to talk, think and open up. John’s warm, non-judgemental and professional approach meant that I always felt safe and able to explore my emotions. "               Client testimony.


I am a Cambridgeshire based therapeutic counsellor and help my clients to understand difficult feelings and emotions so that they can be more confident to live their lives on their own terms.

I can help clients with this process if they are experiencing emotional challenges associated with:

  • Neurodiversity specifically the emotional impact of dyslexia.
  • The emotional aspects of parenting.
  • Bereavement and loss for men.
  • Managing grief whilst working.
  • Poor self-esteem.
  • Depression.
  • Managing relationships.

In terms of my approach I provide a safe space for my clients to explore difficult emotions free from judgement working remotely (phone or zoom) and face to face (pending the lifting of COVID restrictions).

I work with young people and adults and I hold a DBS certificate.

How does the counselling process work with me?

  1. The first thing is to have a chat about what is leading you to consider counselling.  We can do this by telephone or Zoom.  This gives you a chance to see if you would like to work with me and ask any questions.
  2. If we agree to work with each other, we will discuss an upfront contract of expectations about cost, how the counselling will be conducted, where and when it will take place.  I will brief you on confidentiality.
  3. Then we book a starting date.
  4. If you find that in session one you feel this is not for you then I won't charge you, but if you do then I ask my clients to pay for session one and then upfront for the next session.  You will only ever pay for my time booked and not for multiple sessions.  The number of sessions that you take will be down to you.

Please do get in touch if you would like more information or if you have any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Level Four Diploma in Counselling and am accredited member of the National Counselling Society.

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Accredited register membership

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Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

When I work

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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