John Hobbs

John Hobbs

3 Ashdene Close
Ashford
Surrey
TW15 1UG

07773211340 / 07773 211340

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3 Ashdene Close
Ashford
Surrey
TW15 1UG

07773211340 / 07773 211340

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

I work from home so am able to see you when it suits you, my overheads are limited and my fees reflect this.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.

Diploma in Hypnotherapy.

Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

NCS

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.

Fees

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.

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

I charge £55.00 per session for your first 6 sessions and £45.00 per subsequent 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.

I offer low cost therapy for those on low income and discounted sessions for members of the emergency services, health care professionals and members of the armed services.

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

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 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.

Maps & Directions

Ashford, TW15 1UG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme