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Dr John Ashworth Psychotherapist & Psychologist
Bristol & South Gloucestershire


Many people benefit from psychotherapy and counselling. To give you an idea, I regularly work with clients experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression. Some are working through life crises, coming to terms with loss, have suffered abuse, or are going through relationship problems. Others have felt stuck in old patterns they would like to change or are simply keen to understand themselves better and fulfil their potential.

Psychotherapy and counselling provides the backdrop to my practice, which at its core is about helping you to understand and make sense of your life. It’s about better understanding what is taking place, and making sense of experience. It involves a sometimes painful process of facing-up to those things that are ordinarily avoided and evaded. It’s also about realising the choices you have and how you would like your life to be.

Having trained in several different psychological models, I am able to offer therapy that is of an integrative/pluralistic nature. In practise this means that my clients are not moulded to any particular psychotherapeutic approach, but instead receive support that is tailored to meet their individual needs. I utilise learning from each of the main schools of psychotherapy; Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive and Behavioural. Please see my 'Training and Qualifications' page to find out more about the therapeutic approach that I offer.

Having worked with a variety of client groups in several organisations, I have broad expertise. Examples of specific client groups I have worked with include: cancer patients (NHS, Mayday Hospital), men wishing to change abusive behaviour (Everyman Project), young children/families (NHS, Child & Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHs)), and clients with neurological conditions (NHS, Bristol (Southmead) and Gloucestershire Hospitals). I currently work part-time for the NHS as a Psychotherapist & Counselling Psychologist, and also see a number of clients in private practice.

In my private practice I regularly work with clients who are experiencing one or more of the following:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Couples counselling
  • Disability
  • Depression
  • Low self confidence
  • Phobias
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexuality Issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma

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