John Pollard

John Pollard

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Therapist - Bury St. Edmunds

Bury St. Edmunds IP32
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I have sessions available online or in person.

About me and my therapy practice

I offer short term, time limited and longer term work depending on your own individual requirements. I have a lot of experience in  focused short term work (around 6 to 15 sessions).

I have been counselling since 1996, as well as working in various mental health and wellbeing services. I have also written and delivered workshops on various subjects.

I describe myself as an Integrative Counsellor and draw from a range of different therapies. I also have a philosophical background (particularly existential philosophy and therapy) which influences my practice. 

Practice description

I am happy to work online via zoom or in person at my office In Bury St Edmunds (car parking onsite).

I encourage clients to generally lead the way in therapy, although I am very engaged in the sessions and see therapy as a co-creative and collaborative process. 

I see the past, present and future as all important in exploring present issues but adjust my way of working to each unique individual I work with. 

I aim to offer possibilities and help with clarity but always have your own freedom and authenticity in mind. I am committed to helping you find your own way forwards in a welcoming, open and positive environment.

My way of working suits people who are inherently questioning and curious about themselves, others, their relationships, and the world. 

I offer ongoing sessions (50 minutes) throughout the day (including evenings) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings. While most clients have regular slots I am able to offer some flexibility when needed.

Sessions are weekly where possible, although I am open to spreading sessions further apart as our work progresses. I don't ask people to sign up to a minimum number of sessions.

My normal fee is £60 (50 minute sessions) but I have a limited number of spaces for people who cannot afford the full fee. Please let me know if this applies to you in your initial enquiry.

If you would like a no cost, short 20 minute initial phone consultation please let me know in your enquiry. 

My first session

My first session starts with some basic practicalities (there is a short contract to sign) and gives you a chance to ask any questions and talk about any worries you may have about therapy.

It then involves some very general questions, such as: What brings you to therapy? What would you like to explore? Do you have any goals?

We then have a little time at the end to review the session and decide how we would like to proceed. You are also welcome to have a couple of days to think through whether you would like to continue.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Eclectic, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited