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About me

I work privately from home in a dedicated space, on the edge of Bream in the Forest of Dean GL15. Some clients find their own way to me and others come through employee assistance programmes. 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

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

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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

Availability

Negotiable: Monday to Friday day or evenings.

Further information

In times when we can meet face to face, parking is very straightforward, on the grassy area opposite the cottage.

Bream
Lydney
Gloucestershire
GL15

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Please discuss over the phone.

Additional languages

Basic French and German

John Homewood MBACP PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy

John Homewood MBACP PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy