John Hilsdon

John Hilsdon

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Ivybridge

Ivybridge PL21
Sessions from £42.50


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I have been a counsellor since 1999 and have worked with adults and young people from many different backgrounds and walks of life. My approach to counselling is based on humanistic and existential principles. This means that I start from a position of valuing each person as a unique human being, prioritising their needs and seeking to work with them within the terms of the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions. I follow the ‘existential’ principle that each person can find meaning from their experience of life and can make conscious and responsible choices to change and improve their lives. I modify how I work with each person to suit their needs, beliefs and preferences, choosing techniques drawn from a range of methods.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, Cancer, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited