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Dr John Ashworth

Professional Title:

Counselling Psychologist & Existential Psychotherapist


DCPsych., PG Dip ExPsych, DC Hyp, BA (Hons)

Clinic Location:

Private Practice, Tockington, Bristol

Client Groups:



John is a Counselling Psychologist but originally trained as an existential psychotherapist with the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. He later completed a doctoral programme in counselling psychology with Middlesex University. The complementary nature of psychotherapy and counselling psychology facilitates an integrative approach to therapy which can be tailored to a client’s individual needs.

John’s training enables him to work with adolescents and adult clients experiencing a broad range of common mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and depression, as well as clients with more complex presentations.

John is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and is chartered through the British Psychological Society. John is a registered as an approved provider with BUPA.

Areas of Specialist Experience

John has significant experience of working with clients dealing with the impact of living with a long-term health or neurological condition. John is used to working with clients around the emotional consequences of physical health conditions including issues such as grief and loss, identity concerns, isolation and relationship difficulties.

In addition, John has specific experience of working with men wishing to change their behavior within relationships. John can provide practical strategies to reduce/prevent angry outbursts, as well as supporting clients to gain a deeper understanding of why they may become angry in the first place. Working in this way helps to resolve issues being masked by anger, and, in turn, encourage a more harmonious way of being.

Therapeutic Approach

John’s non-judgmental approach helps clients to feel safe and secure whilst they make sense of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. John’s interest in existential therapy means that he considers the core conditions (or givens) of being human in all aspects of his therapeutic work.

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Bristol Psychology Services specialises in matching clients seeking independent psychological assessment and therapy in the Bristol area with a network of highly qualified therapists working in private practice.

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Bristol Psychology Services therapists, each with an area of specialist clinical experience, work from various convenient clinic locations across Bristol.

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