John Rees

John Rees


07834 919086

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07834 919086

About me

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 counsellor or 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 from self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, depression, loss and bereavement to name but a few.

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 currently work for Lewisham Bereavement Counselling, where I have supported people struggling with loss and bereavement for three years and where I assess 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 addiction.

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Accredited register membership


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 and at the same place, I can offer some flexibility for changeable work patterns.

Further information

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.

The Gestalt Centre is a professional counselling and psychotherapy centre with a suite of comfortable rooms.

How to Get Here
From Kings Cross St Pancras

Walking: Leave the station by the Regents Canal/British Library exit. Cross Pancras Road and enter St Pancras International station. Walk straight through the station concourse and exit onto Midland Road. Turn right and cross to the other side at the first pedestrian crossing. Follow the road (it becomes Pancras Road after the underpass on your right). Turn right onto St Pancras Way at the hospital. The Gestalt Centre is on the left just past the Travis Perkins site. (10 minutes)

Bus: No. 46 from Kings Cross and St Pancras (Stop T) No. 214 from Kings Cross Caledonian Road (Stop X)

From Camden Town

Walking: Head southeast onto Camden High Street, then turn left onto Greenland Road. Turn Right onto Camden Street, turn left onto Georgiana Street, then turn right onto St Pancras Way. (11 minutes)

Bus: Numbers 24, 29 and 134 from Camden Town (Stop S)

From Mornington Crescent

Walking: Turn right onto Crowndale Road, continue until you turn left onto St Pancras Way. (9 minutes)

Maps & Directions

London, SE18

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme