John Hunter BSc (Hons), MBACP, Assoc. CIPD
I'm focused on helping you reach your goals. I can't do the work for you but as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Life Coach, I aim to help you understand yourself more clearly.
Sometimes life just seems to get in the way of progress on the way to where you want to be.
Working with you in a safe, confidential environment towards more awareness, knowledge, acceptance and self-esteem often helps clients maximise their own potential.
I offer regular weekly appointments, after an initial discussion by phone, for short or longer term work depending on what you have the space for. My counselling room is on the ground floor and ample parking is available right outside and I'm 10 minutes from the nearest bus stop. During Covid I am offering alternative access to therapy via Zoom, Telephone, at a local Health Centre and also walking therapy during daylight hours.
Whether you feel the need to de-clutter your mind, are working through distress or need help with your direction, give me a call. I look forward to working with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had some of the best training available in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been working with Coaching clients for well over a decade. I studied for my degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Institute in Nottingham while working for MIND where I continue to volunteer as a Board Trustee. I also completed 3 years of voluntary practice at Nottingham Trent University however am now enjoying working with a wider diversity and variety of clients young and old in private practice.
Many clients that I work with need help with Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Depression. I would like to help you if you have been thinking or saying any of the following:
- I am so stressed...
- I just wish I could stop feeling so anxious...
- My relationship isn't working and I don't know what to do...
- I feel really low and have been feeling like this for too long...
- Will I ever get over this grief?
- I just don't know what to do to help myself get better...
It is okay to admit that you need help and cannot just 'pull yourself together'. Working in partnership with someone else is certainly a step in the right direction.
I have a broad range of experience including working with the Carers Federation where I worked to provide counselling to those caring for their loved ones suffering with dementia, physical and mental illness.
I have supported people with their:
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Relationship issues
- Feeling sad
- Family issues
- Separation and divorce
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bereavement and loss
- Bipolar disorder / Manic depression
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- and many other issues
Complementing my Counselling and Psychotherapy practice I am a qualified Coach through the Chartered Management Institute to level 5 and a Coach Supervisor and training consultant. My practice centres on personal development helping individuals grow their awareness about what they want out of life and work, looking for new direction, motivation and enthusiasm.
I have worked with people in developmental roles for most of my life. In the last 20 years I have focused more on personal development, working across different industries and organisations. I am also qualified to use psychometric assessment tools used in business and in the healthcare sector.
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
Individual Sessions (50 minutes) £50 per session
The rate for Over 65's and NHS staff / Key workers £45 per session
During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) period I will be operating both via phone/Video-call and face-to-face at a local Health and Wellbeing Centre or walking locally in daylight hours.
Payments will need to be by bank transfer (details on request) to minimise contact.
Concessions offered for
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and therefore work in accordance with its Ethical Framework, this protects both you as a client and me as a professional.
To help keep my practice as good as it can be, I attend regular Supervision with a senior colleague to help develop and keep me on track with the best approaches. I also keep up to date with the latest research and development in the field of psychotherapy to develop my practice.