John Hillman

John Hillman

Exeter Natural Health Centre
83/84 Queen St.

07954360703 / 07954360703

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About me

  Life can be difficult for all of us at times and a good counsellor can be invaluable! I feel that I am able to understand the problems that others are having and to listen without judgement. My own experience with counselling has been a positive one and I feel confident that it can be the same for you too. I have always been fascinated by how people work - our differences and similarities and our ability to overcome. I believe that we are all doing our best and,with support and understanding,are capable of coming back to lead good,productive lives.

I like to work as practically as possible so that progress can be seen and confidence and trust build. I will provide a safe environment in which to take on this work and I will encourage and support you through the process. We will work at your pace and you will be in charge within each session as we explore any difficult or painful feelings that arise.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained with Heartwood at Dartington Hall and have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. My training is in Gestalt Therapy which brings together many different types of therapies enabling the Therapist to work in the most appropriate way with an individual. I have worked with clients with a broad range of problems; I have counselled men going into or coming out of Prison for the Probation Service as well as people with less dramatic but equally important problems that we can all face day-to-day.
I currently volunteer part-time for SAFE (Stop abuse for everyone) which is an organisation in Exeter set up to work towards ending domestic violence and abuse. After undergoing training,I support and mentor those affected by domestic abuse.

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I offer a free initial session during which we will talk about what your aims and expectations are and make a plan on how to achieve these. If we decide that we would like to work together we can talk about how many sessions it would be appropriate to expect. The sessions will last an hour and cost £40 each. There are concessionary rates open to students who are doing counselling training - just email or phone and we can discuss an appropriate fee.

Further information

Car Park within 100 yards.

Evening appointments available.

Mobile service available.

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX4 3RP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I have a room at The Natural Health Centre in Exeter. I am available Mon-Fri daytimes and offer some evening appts. I offer a mobile service whereby I can visit you in your own home.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults