John Tomkins Accredited MBACP;Reg MBABCP; RMN; Dip CBT; PGCE
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Self Injury and Suicidal Thoughts
Guilt and Shame
Sex Related Problems
Mens Sexual Health
Grieving and Loss
Living with Bipolar Affective Disorder
Addiction to Pornography
Age Related Issues
Health Related Issues
Inner Child Work
Jealousy and Envy
Working with Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME
School and College Phobias
Hoarding and OCD
Preparing for Counsellor Accreditation.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
- Arts therapies
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Music therapy
- Person-centred therapy
£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
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Morning, Afternoon and Evening Appointments, Saturday Mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
John has been providing counselling supervision for the past nine years both privately and within the NHS.