John Hillman

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Exeter, Devon, EX1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

  There are difficult times in life for all of us. A lot of people are feeling apprehensive and uncertain about the future-both long and short-term.Problems can appear overwhelming when kept hidden but are often more manageable when brought into the open and examined. It is important to remember that you are not alone and that there are people you can talk to who are going through the same thing. It helps to share the burden with somebody or just to offload some of the negative feelings that you would otherwise carry through your day. If this applies to you please feel free to get in touch. I am available by phone or online. I understand that money is of even greater importance than usual right now and,if that is the case for you, just say so and we will find a way to overcome it. Thank you x

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 have recently gained a Diploma in Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which I studied at Safe Space for Counselling in Newton Abbot. This qualification has been awarded 'Advanced Specialist Training' status by the National Counselling Society.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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£35.00 - £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I offer a free initial consultation 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 between £35 and £45 depending on income - just email or phone and we can discuss an appropriate fee.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have a room in Exeter in which I can offer some sessions during daytimes and some evening appts. I am also available on Zoom with which I can be more flexible. Please feel free to enquire.

Further information

Car parking in road outside.

Evening appointments available.

Mobile service available.

Exeter, Devon, EX1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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