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About me

I am an Accredited Integral Counsellor and came to talking therapy later in life having had a full, interesting and varied working life.

I work with long, medium and short term clients and use a problem solving and focussed approach. I am able to utilise a number of therapeutic techniques including hypnosis where appropriate.

I work with individual adults and work with a wide range of presenting issues. I am also a relationship counsellor and work with couples or individuals who present with relationship issues.

In my work with individuals I feel that for therapy to be effective, the client and therapist need to work together. I offer a relaxed, calming and safe environment for clients to explore their issues.

In my work with couples, I will work collaboratively and look at the issues impacting on the relationship and work to address the issues.

I work from home so am able to see you when it suits you, my overheads are limited and my fees reflect this. However, during the current situation I am working remotely, either telephone or video.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.

Member of the BACP.

Diploma in Relationship Counselling.

Diploma in Hypnotherapy.

Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I treat individuals aged 16 and over.

In addition to the above list, I work with survivors of abuse. Sexual dis-function (ED).

Work related trauma and work related stress issues, including bullying, victimisation and discrimination.

I work with anxiety and depression and have seen an increase in these conditions due to the current Covid situation.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information


Due to the current restrictions I can only provide therapy via webcam or telephone.

Initial consultation/assessment is free and there is no obligation on you, to commit to therapy. Its important that you can make an informed decision about therapy so we can discuss your issue during your initial consultation and if counselling is appropriate for you, you can make that decision.

The number of sessions you need is dependant on the issue presented. Typically, progress can be made over 6 sessions. You will know how your progressing. You are the expert on you, and if you need to reduce or increase your sessions, that is fine.

I work from home, which is a calm, safe and comfortable environment. There is plenty of on street parking and I am easy to find. Because I work from home I have limited overheads and this is reflected in my fees.

PLEASE NOTE. Due to the current restrictions I can only offer Webcam or telephone sessions.

Initial consultation/assessment is free. I will only treat you if counselling is appropriate.

For individual counselling, I charge between £30 - £60 per depending on circumstances. A session is 50 minutes.

For Relationship Counselling for couples or individuals. Your initial consultation and assessment if free. I charge £70 per session. A session is 50 minutes. Please note. All couple work will be delivered by webcam.

If you are a healthcare professional, a member of the emergency services, a serving or retired member of the armed forces your initial consultation is free and I charge £30 per session. A session is 50 minutes.

If you have private health insurance please check your policy, your therapy cost my be covered.

For full time students and student counsellors I charge a flat fee of £35.00 per session.

The fee is payable at the conclusion of each session. Payments will need to be by bank transfer.

As an independent therapist I welcome new clients at anytime if you need to spread the cost of your treatment this can be arranged.

When I work

I work Monday to Saturday and offer morning (Saturday only), afternoon and evening appointments.

Further information

Counselling is recognised as an effective talking therapy. I provide a real problem solving approach and will work with you to prioritise your issues and target the most serious issues. Change can take place in a surprisingly short time for some people. I provide a safe and comfortable environment to enable you to explore your feelings and gain a different perspective. Client confidentiality is guaranteed and I will treat you with respect and curtesy.

I bring life experience and knowledge to my work. I am able to deal with all presenting issues and have particular experience in treating trauma, depression, work related stress, survivors of abuse and sexual dis-function (males). I also work with relationship issues, infidelity, poor communication, people feeling stuck in their relationship.

I offer practical, direct and effective therapy. As an integral counsellor I have many "therapeutic tools" and will use the most appropriate methods to help you to make the changes you want to make.

If you think that counselling may be able to help you, but you have some questions about the process, you are welcome to contact me and discuss.

John Hobbs is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

3 Ashdene Close, Ashford, Surrey, TW15 1UG

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme