John Homewood MBACP PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy
I work privately from home in a dedicated space, on the edge of Bream in the Forest of Dean GL15 and was, until 2018, a volunteer counsellor at University of South Wales Therapy, Newport. I switch from face to face to online or telephone counselling when required during the coronavirus pandemic.
Perhaps you are on this page because there is something hurtful or confusing in your present life. Is something from the 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. The current restrictions have made existing problems worse for many and it has brought for others a need to revisit old issues. In my counselling room, you can safely say the things 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’, meaning it draws on person-centred, humanistic and psychodynamic 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 former careers I was a teacher and 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
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 for a 60 minute session. Reduced rates are available for some clients depending on their financial circumstances.
Concessions offered for
In times when we can meet face to face, parking is very straightforward, on the grassy area opposite the cottage.