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Dr John Ashworth Psychotherapist & Psychologist
Bristol & South Gloucestershire


I originally trained as a psychotherapist with the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, and some years later completed a doctoral programme in counselling psychology with Middlesex University. Psychotherapy and counselling psychology complement each other, and enable me to provide an integrative approach to therapy tailored to each client’s individual needs.

Although I make reference (home page and above) to being an integrative practitioner, meaning that I utilise learning from each of the main schools of psychotherapy (Humanistic, Psychoanalytic, Cognitive, Behavioural & Gestalt) it is the Humanistic school that I principally draw upon, and, within this school, the existential approach that I most widely apply.

As a fully trained supervisor and group facilitator, I also spend time supporting fellow professionals with their private practise, as well as run tailored group therapy programmes. Away from clinical work I lecture at differing institutes, research and publish within the field of neurology, and deliver papers at specialist conference.


I would always advise that clients seeking therapy choose appropriately qualified practitioners. I am a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered psychotherapist, a British Psychological Society (BPS) registered chartered psychologist, and a member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Please go to the links page on my website if you would like to find out more about these governing bodies.


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

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