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John Bristow

John Bristow

Counsellor in Brighton

I offer psychotherapist and counselling for adults of all ages, from 17 yrs old onwards, and for couples.
I help and work with people individually and in couples on a wide range of personal, emotional and relationship problems, often resulting in distress, anxiety and/or depression, and unmanageable feelings or states of mind. These can result, for example, in low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, panic attacks, low self-esteem and eating disorders . The number of sessions is tailored to individual needs. These can be weekly or less frequent and usually follow-up is recommended. Where necessary some sessions can be on Skype, Facetime or other videoconferencing.

Background & Qualifications

I am a registered psychotherapist with the UK Council of Psychotherapy, and a Chartered Psychologist in the British Psychological Society. I am a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer in the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. I was trained in the NHS between 1992 and 1997. I have worked for many years also as an organisational psychologist helping people at work, and training and coaching managers and their teams. BA in History and BSc in Psychology.

My Specialisms

My core training is in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, which integrates the best practices of the psychodynamic tradition and cognitive behavioural psychology. This is a time limited therapy developed in the NHS over the last 30 years and is now widely practised.
I have also trained as a person-centred counsellor, in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR which is particularly useful for post-traumatic stress.
I am an accredited supervisor and trainer in psychotherapy.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I follow the principles of the Cognitive Analytic model: building a collaborative, honest, human relationship and empowering my clients to participate actively in their own change. The pace of the therapy and the number and frequency of sessions is tailored to client needs, readiness and circumstances.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person £50 per 60 minutes
Counselling In Person £50 per 60 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £50 per 60 minutes