About me

I have been counselling since 1997 offering individuals, couples, young people and families the opportunity to explore, understand and change. My approach is integrative, shaped by psychodynamic, person-centred and systemic theoretical perspectives. I can offer short term solution focused counselling or work to a more open ended contract.

I always aim to adapt my approach to suit the needs of my clients. I can offer sessions in the village of Rock in North Worcestershire or by telephone if required.

Training, qualifications & experience

After graduating with a degree in Behavioural Sciences I joined Relate in 1996. Initially I trained to work with couples. Now I am also qualified to work as a family counsellor and with young people (aged 10-20). I have worked in a broad range of settings including G.P. surgeries, schools, hospitals and children's centres. I also use EMDR to help clients overcome trauma.

BSc (Hons) Behavioural Sciences
Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling
Certificate in Systemic Practice in Family Counselling
Relate Certificate Working with Young People

I am a Registered Member of BACP

Member organisations


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.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

Free ten minute telephone consultation if required.
Individuals, Couples and families £40 per session.
Concessions and unwaged Young People £25 per session


All week. Daytimes and evenings

Further information

I can provide telephone counselling if needed. I have recently trained to do group work with clients with sexual addiction. I have also completed training to work with perpetrators of domestic violence in a group setting.

30 Rectory Lane
DY14 9RS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
John Tibbetts

John Tibbetts