John Speirs Snr. MBACP
When you work with me; you will have the opportunity to explore your concerns and feelings, discover what might be the underlying causes, create ways of living more effectively and move towards a greater sense of well-being. You can feel empowered to make better choices and decisions about your life.
You are usually able to have an appointment within the week.
You can see me in Yeovil, Taunton and Bridgwater.
I see individuals and couples for crisis support as well as longer term issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Counselling and have been practicing for over 20 years.
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am also available for counselling in Bridgwater. Evening sessions are available on weekdays.
I have much experience in working with people with "Work related Stress" and Relationship issues.