About me

Do you need someone to listen to you?

If you're going through an emotional struggle, let me help you make sense of things that are troubling you through confidential and impartial counselling.

My goal is to provide you with an opportunity to share your problems with someone skilled at listening - someone who will not judge you.

Counselling can help you deal with any situation that is causing you stress or emotional difficulty. I am here to:

• Listen to your story, without bias or judgment
• Assist you to explore your thoughts and feelings
• Help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your circumstances.

John Terry - Psychodynamic Counsellor

I am a BACP Registered and Accredited counsellor with a life time of working in the caring professions, and 16+ years of experience in counselling.

I work with individual adults looking at problems like: depression, anxiety, low self esteem, mid-life crisis, major life changes, difficulties at work, bereavement, family conflict, relationship problems, sexual and emotional abuse.

My practice is set in the small, peaceful, hamlet of Halmore, just outside Berkeley, surrounded by fields and trees with plenty of parking. There is a wonderful view of oak trees from the practice window.

I cover Gloucester, Bristol, Dursley, Stroud, Thornbury and Cheltenham.

The sessions last for about 50 minutes, and usually done on a once weekly basis at the same time each week. Daytime and evening appointments are available.

Let yourself be heard

I believe that events in our past life can condition how we relate with ourselves and with others in our lives today. If we have unresolved experiences they can affect us profoundly. Sharing can be the road to resolution, development and growth.

In telling your individual story you can start to experience a sense of relief, a sense of being heard and feeling of being accepted for the person you really are.

Do you feel that counselling is the right choice for you?

You can contact me via email at any time of day or night and I will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Phone me on 01453 511 088 between 9am and 9pm on weekdays, and if I am not available please leave a voicemail and I will call you as soon as I am free.

Weekday and evening appointments are available.

Training, qualifications & experience

My counselling qualifications are:

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, GCS Stroud 1999
  • Graduate Award, Psychodynamic Counselling, GCS Stroud 2001

My professional accreditation is by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) 2002.

My academic qualifications are:

  • BEd. Southampton 1976
  • MPhil. Southampton. 1989

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working with adults who have experienced a trauma in childhood.

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

My usual fee is £40 per session but a lower fee can be negotiated in difficult circumstances.

I do offer lower fees for low income groups.

I do offer concessions for key workers

I can offer a 50-minute telephone consultation

I can offer face to face sessions over the internet using VSee

Payment is either weekly or monthly.


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am - 7.30pm.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults