John Homewood MBACP PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy

John Homewood MBACP PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy


01594 562995 / 07821 805444

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About me

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

Professional membership

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

DBS certified.

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

Counselling experience
Until 2018 with University of South Wales Therapy - formerly South Wales Counselling and Psychotherapy (SWCAP) Newport.
Listening Post (Gloucester).

Previous qualifications
MEd and MPhil in language development
PGCE teaching qualification
BA (Hons) English

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£40 for a 60 minute session. Reduced rates are available for some clients depending on their financial circumstances.

Further information

Parking is very straightforward, on the grassy area opposite the house.

Maps & Directions

Lydney, GL15

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Basic French and German


Negotiable: Monday to Friday day or evenings.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme