John Hilsdon

John Hilsdon

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Plymouth or Ivybridge, Devon

Plymouth or Ivybridge, Devon PL21
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I offer a uniquely tailored counselling service for individuals or couples, face-to-face or online. My online work is conducted via an app called VSee. I can also work with you via email, text chat or telephone. I offer face-to-face meetings in Devon, UK. Full details can be found on my website A free online trial session is available. 

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

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

Types of therapy

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

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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