Brendan St John

Brendan St John

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Arabic, French

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Therapist - Oxford

Oxford OX12
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an internationally experienced psychotherapist working with adults in the expatriate and NGO sector. I help people explore their lives and what it means to exist. To face life’s challenges in a more meaningful, fulfilling and authentic manner. To confront such questions as “Who I am?” “What is my purpose in life?” and “How shall I live my life?”

We are all faced with choices, dilemmas, and limitations, that is part of being human. My approach is to explore your lived experience in an open and honest manner, to look at your life in depth and detail and to find ways forward that are more satisfying and rewarding for you.

I have experience helping people with traumatic experiences, burnout, loss, life transitions, relationship issues, addictions and existential anxieties. I am also interested in those struggling with issues related to their identity, whether it is cultural, spiritual or sexual.

Prior to my training as a psychotherapist, I worked for 8 years in the field as a Protection Delegate for the ICRC with missions in Africa, the Middle East, and the Pacific region. Despite seeing much human suffering and despair, I have also witnessed extraordinary acts of courage, heroism and perseverance.

As an integrative practitioner, I combine attachment theory, CBT, compassion focused therapy, and existential approaches, to fit the needs of each person I work with.

If you resonate with who I am and my work, and would like to understand how I can help, please get in touch

What I can help with

Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling