John Homewood MBACP PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy
I work privately from home in a dedicated space, on the edge of a village in the Forest of Dean GL15 and was, until 2018, a volunteer counsellor at University of South Wales Therapy, Newport. I have switched from face to face to secure online or telephone counselling during the coronavirus pandemic.
Perhaps you are on this page because there is something hurtful or confusing in your present life. The coronavirus pandemic has made existing problems worse for many. Is something from your past or childhood troubling you? As you acknowledge and sort through what's going on, I will support you. I am skilled, safe, and listen well. In my counselling room, you can safely say the things that are running through your mind but which you wouldn't say anywhere else.
We might meet for six to eight sessions, or longer term, as required. In the first session we will decide whether to carry on with the counselling.
My method is 'integrative’, and draws on humanistic, psychodynamic and person-centred approaches, and others as appropriate, including CBT.
If you would like more information, you are welcome to ring me to discuss how I might be able to help. If I can't answer the phone immediately, I will get back to you very soon.
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of South Wales as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling. Also, I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
In an earlier career I was a teacher and a university lecturer in education in Bristol. Earlier qualifications include a degree in English, a PGCE and Masters degrees in education and language development.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Training as a counsellor
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of South Wales (Passed with Merit)
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of South Wales
Until 2018 with University of South Wales Therapy - formerly South Wales Counselling and Psychotherapy (SWCAP) Newport.
Listening Post (Gloucester).
MEd and MPhil in language development
PGCE teaching qualification
BA (Hons) English
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 for a 60 minute session. Reduced rates are available for some clients depending on their financial circumstances.
Parking is very straightforward, on the grassy area opposite the house.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||No|
|Other languages:||Basic French and German|
Negotiable: Monday to Friday day or evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|