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John B Twist Dip Couns MBACP, Dip Stress Management

St. Helens, Merseyside, WA11 8DA
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St. Helens, Merseyside, WA11 8DA

About me

I am a qualified experienced Counsellor and Stress Management Consultant, based in St Helens, Merseyside. I understand how difficult it can be to discuss personal problems, whether they be relationship issues, anxiety, depression, or any other matter which is causing distress.

I offer a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment to enable you to explore your current issues. My aim is to establish a relationship of trust and respect. This will allow you to feel comfortable talking about issues you cannot share with others. The purpose is to help you gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and help you to make decisions and choices to enable you to move forward.
I can provide home visits by arrangement.

I work within the NHS providing Stress Management sessions to patients, and provide private stress management therapy to business professionals.

I provide a Counselling service to clients of a national insurance company via a national law firm.

Please ring for a mutually convenient appointment.

I am fully insured and undergo regular supervision in line with BACP requirements.

Training, qualifications & experience

June 2020 ABC Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Diploma

December 2013 NLP Centre of Excellence NLP Diploma

August 2013 BACP Register, Certificate Of Proficiency.

September 2012 CPCAB, Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling.

October 2010 ABC, Certificate In Counselling Skills.

June 2010 BHF National Centre, Brief Interventions Solution Focused Practice.

November 2008 Premier Training International, Diploma In Stress Management.

I have a wealth of experience working in the public, private, and charity sectors.

I have been providing the stress management component of my local NHS Cardiac Rehabilitation

programme for over 5 years.

I have provided stress management consultation to local private companies

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic Disease


Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Person-centred therapy

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£30 per session, Personal Counselling

£35 per session, Couples Counselling

£30 per session Stress Management

Fees for home visit to be advised, depending on travel involved

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I feel that counselling can allow us to explore some of the issues that can be holding us back from leading a full and rewarding life. By looking at the things that trouble us in a safe and confidential setting, we may be
able to resolve long standing issues that have clouded our life for many years, as well as dealing with
current problems.

I have worked within the NHS for over 10 years, helping people with health issues to move forward and improve their quality of life.

I also teach Tai Chi, privately, for the NHS, and for Age Uk.

12 Victoria Street
St. Helens
WA11 8DA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Due to current Covid restrictions, I am also offering walk and talk therapy, which means meeting outside and conducting a session as we walk, preferably in a park or natural environment.


Appointments are available daytime and evenings

Telephone, Skype, walk and talk appointments

I can now also walk and talk sessions

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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