Couples Therapy

"We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship" ~ Harville Hendrix

I employ an integrated approach of Transactional Analysis, Imago Dialogue and Relationship Coaching to meet the specific needs of each relationship.

These therapies offer effective exploration for difficult situations, such as; conflict, affairs, grown apart and challenging situations.

Transactional Analysis

This type of psychotherapy is an excellent tool to use in couples therapy in order to explore and understand the personality types, influence from history and how you as a couple interact with each other. This brings clarity to the communication and explores the 'unsaid' in a safe environment.

I arrange to meet with you both on an individual basis for one of the first sessions in order to conduct a psychotherapeutic questionnaire so that I can get to know you both quickly so that I can help you more effectively.

Speak in Confidence

Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy - and without judgement. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence.

A problem shared...

Trouble with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression - many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. Counselling gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems - and how you can move towards managing or resolving them.

Make better, healthier new choices

Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, heathier choices moving forward.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:




Relationship problems

Problems with confidence or self-esteem



Problems with addiction


Post-traumatic stress

Grief, loss or bereavement

Work or retirement


Family or school life

“I was nervous about starting counselling and a little scared at what I might find myself saying! John was a supportive and understanding guide through therapy, and his trust and solidarity were very important. I would recommend him highly as a counsellor.”

Richard, Online Counselling

“John is a very warm and understanding counsellor. He helped me explore different aspects of my life and relationships without hurry, and let me take things at a pace I was comfortable with. I am so grateful for our work together, and for having him as a guide.”

Doug, Bristol

“The opportunity to express myself and explore my thoughts and feelings in a safe space was so valuable. It helped me better understand the place I was at emotionally, and to make a clear decision to move on from there.”

Louise, Clevedon

My location

I work from private offices located in a quiet part of |my place|, and see clients from central Bristol and Redcliffe as well as the surrounding St Paul's, Southville and Bedminster areas. I will provide location details when we arrange our counselling sesisons.

In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer telephone counselling and online sessions for clients in the North Somerset area and beyond via Zoom or Skype. Contact me to find out more about how online therapy works.

Fees & availability

Counselling sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis, and cost £60 per session. I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income or for students; contact me to enquire about availability. Initial assessment appointments last around 75 minutes.

Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cash, by cheque or by bank transfer.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on |phone| if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services. Find out more by reading my Privacy Policy.

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