John Tomkins Accredited MBACP;Reg MBABCP; RMN; Dip CBT; PGCE

John Tomkins Accredited MBACP;Reg MBABCP; RMN; Dip CBT; PGCE


07920001342 / 07920 001342

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07920001342 / 07920 001342

About me

SEIZE THE MOMENT.............make this your opportunity for positive change.

I provide a professional, safe, calm and confidential space for all of my clients. A space where we can explore issues in a totally non-judgemental and sensitive way. I am client led, with you always deciding on where you want to go and what you want to discuss.

I have an eclectic approach drawing from several theoretical backgrounds including CBT, Solution Focused, Person Centred and Motivational Interviewing, used with addiction problems.

I have been qualified for over fifteen years and as well as being BACP Accredited and UKRCP Registered, I hold qualifications in Couple Counselling, Addictions, CBT, Psychosexual Therapy, Mental Health Issues, General Counselling and all types of Stress.

I have been a Registered Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for over twenty years and my career as a Counsellor and Mental Health Nurse has covered areas such as GP Surgeries, Inpatient Hospital Units, Industry, EAP work and Private Practice.

I work with Individuals, Couples, Young People, Older Adults and Organisations. I accept GP and self referrals as well as EAP referrals and work from various NHS settings.

My background was originally in teaching, but after experiencing a series of painful life events which took several years to resolve, I trained in mental health as a nurse and then as a counsellor. Looking back, I took risks in changing my career. It was hard and at times a difficult path, but seizing the moment all those years ago was without doubt the best decision I ever made.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Counselling
BACP Accredited Counsellor, Reg MBABCP.
Advanced Diploma in Casework Supervision (British Psychological Society)
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Registered Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (RMN)
Diploma in Couples Counselling
Diploma in Addiction Studies
Diploma in Stress Management Counselling
Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
Trained in Crisis and Trauma Counselling
P.G.C.E. Qualified trainer and lecturer in Counselling and Mental Health.
Mindfulness Practitioner
Working with clients who are accused of sexual offending and those who have been convicted.

Therapies Offered: CBT; Solution Focused; Person Centred; Motivational Interviewing; Integrative; Brief Therapy.

I offer appointments during the day, in the evening and at the weekend.

I also provide supervision for both qualified and trainee counsellors, nurses and health care providers. Please visit my supervision profile for further details.

Member organisations

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Self Injury and Suicidal Thoughts
Guilt and Shame
Sex Related Problems
Mens Sexual Health
Mental Illness
Personal Development
Relaxation Therapy
Emotional Healing
Grieving and Loss
Retirement Issues
Living with Bipolar Affective Disorder
Addiction to Pornography
Life Coaching
Age Related Issues
Health Related Issues
Inner Child Work
Jealousy and Envy
Developing Assertiveness
Working with Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME
School and College Phobias
Hoarding and OCD
Preparing for Counsellor Accreditation.


£40 for individuals, per session
£50 for couples, per session
£35 for telephone counselling, per session

Reduced fee for low paid, unemployed and students.

Home visits where appropriate.

I have fully Enhanced DBS Certification dated May 2018

Further information

The counselling premises is situated in the village of Chirk near Wrexham and Oswestry.
It is close to Chirk railway station and several bus routes from both Wrexham and Oswestry. There is ample car parking, and travelling from either Wrexham Town Centre or from Oswestry takes approximately 12 minutes by car.

I look forward to hearing from you. So why not seize YOUR moment .........

Maps & Directions

Chirk, LL14

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Morning, Afternoon and Evening Appointments, Saturday Mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

John has been providing counselling supervision for the past nine years both privately and within the NHS.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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