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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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.

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Areas of counselling I deal with

        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
        Home visits: Yes

        Practical details

        Sign language: Yes
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: No


        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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