John Witney

John Witney

Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07770 666 666

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Therapist - Hove

Hove BN3
07770 666 666
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I have been a therapist for over fifteen years.

I started my practice in 2009 and I have now worked with many hundreds of people who have wanted to change or process something about themselves or their life stories.

Issues that I have worked with include: anxiety and depression, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, work-related stress, serious illness, addictions and compulsive behaviours, psychedelic integration, identity, spiritual awakening, and neurodivergence.

I was also a volunteer counsellor at the Fountain Centre at Royal Surrey County Hospital for five years where I worked with cancer patients and their families as well as members of hospital staff.

I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling and I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I also have a Master's Degree in Transpersonal Psychology.

A fifty-minute session costs £60, either in person in Hove, or online via Zoom.

Practice description

If you feel that there is something in your life that is preventing you from being who you really want to be then you may benefit from some counselling or psychotherapy.

Therapy helps you to gain a greater awareness of those aspects of yourself that you are currently less aware of, or even unaware of, and in doing so enables you to make clearer choices for yourself and for your life.

My role as your therapist has three main functions:

  • I will try my best to understand what it is like for you to be you. Of course I can never truly understand, but through my very act of trying you will be supported to express and explore your own experience of being you and in doing so you will gain a greater understanding of yourself.
  • I will sometimes offer you interpretations based upon my training and experience and I will sometimes offer you feedback based upon my observations. The aim of my suggestions will always be to help you to look at things in different ways.
  • I will notice when you might be making unexamined assumptions about your situation and I may challenge those assumptions, not because they are “wrong” but because you might benefit from the process of re-evaluating them.

I practise an integrative model of counselling and psychotherapy which is informed by humanistic and person-centred approaches, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories, and transpersonal psychology. Due to its flexibility the integrative approach is highly adaptable and well suited to most people.

My first session

I offer a free thirty-minute initial consultation to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you. So if you are looking for a well-trained and experienced therapist, please feel free to get in touch.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Vegan allied, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with


How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work