John Rees Dip. Couns. Reg. MBACP
Hello, my name is John Rees, I am an experienced qualified Gestalt Counsellor offering one to one or relationship counselling in SE18. I offer a safe space in which to explore any issues that may be causing you discomfort or distress, working at your pace in a non-judgemental way.
At the initial appointment we can explore our suitability, your hopes and expectations from counselling and address any questions you may have about the therapeutic process. It is very important that you find a therapist that matches your needs, If you feel that I am someone that you could work with I normally recommend committing to six session whereupon we would assess the sessions and discuss your future needs.
I have experience of working with a comprehensive range of issues which include, but are not limited to self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, depression, loss and bereavement.
I am trained in Gestalt which although informed by the past is anchored in the here and now. The word "Gestalt" translates loosely from german to "whole" and grew from a branch of philosophy in the 1960's under the auspices of Fritz Perls into a very effective means of working therapeutically with all aspects of the human condition. I employ a very respectful holistic and creative approach to my client sessions.
I offer one to one, long term (open ended) or short term counselling, which can be discussed at the initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling at the Gestalt Centre London
Diploma in Gestalt Counselling at the Gestalt Centre London
Registered Member of the BACP
I align myself to the BACP ethical framework.
I have worked for Lewisham Bereavement Counselling, where I have supported people struggling with loss and bereavement and where I assessed new clients for the service.
I have also worked in Tower Hamlets for Step Forward where I supported young people and Tower Hamlets Community Alcohol Team where I supported people with alcohol dependancy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fee ranges from £45-£55 depending on employment status
There are two low cost sessions available for student /concessions please call for more details
I prefer the payment of fees at the beginning of each session.
Sessions are normally arranged on a weekly basis, at the same time, I can offer some flexibility for changeable work patterns.
My Plumstead Common counselling Room is a modern warm welcoming space with ample parking and on the 51,53 and 291 bus routes, 15 minutes from Woolwich Arsenal British Rail and DLR stations by bus or 10 minutes by 51 bus from Welling British Rail station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
There are 14 steps to my counselling room, please let me know of any mobility issues.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|