John Garside

John Garside
Psychodynamic Therapy,Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies(CBT)
WPF :Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

I am a experienced therapeutic counsellor/ Psychotherapist offering counselling to adults within Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties.
With over 23 years working in the Health profession, I've attained good listening skills and appreciate the importance to be able to offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment for clients to consider and explore what may have brought them to counselling.
My work can be short term or open ended with adults clients.
My experience over the years has been supporting clients who have come to counselling due to crises, anxiety, depression, loss, physical and emotional abuse as well as addictive and repetitive life patterns.
The British Psychological Society defines counselling as a process "designed to help people improve their sense of well-being, alleviate their distress, resolve their crises and increase their ability to solve problems and make decisions for themselves."
I am able to offer counselling daytime, evenings and Saturdays.
If you would like to explore the possibility of counselling with me, please telephone or email and we can set a date and time that is convenient for the both of us to explore your current situation and to decide if counselling and Psychotherapy is right for you.

Training, Qualifications & Experience
WPF :Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
HBCF: Post Advanced -Diploma Quality certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
WPF : Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
WPF Certificate in Counselling Skills
I specialised in training as a Psychodynamic counsellor/ Psychotherapist following a long career working within Psychological services in the NHS and Charity organizations managing teams to support vulnerable Adults/ Families.
Areas of counselling I deal with

Adoption Issues
Affairs and Betrayals
Anger Management
Asperger's Syndrome
Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
Carer Support
Child Related Issues
Cross Cultural Relationships
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Emotional Abuse
Family Issues
Gender Dysphoria
Generalised Anxiety
Learning Difficulties
Low Self-Confidence
Low Self-Esteem
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Disorder
Passive Aggressive Behaviour
Personality Disorders
Physical Abuse
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Postnatal Depression
Pregnancy and Birth
Psychosexual Therapy
Relationship Issues
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Self Harm
Separation and Divorce
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Issues
Suicidal Thoughts
Work Related Stress

Therapies Offered

Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamic Therapy


My fee is £45 for a once-weekly 50 minute session. I am willing to negotiate a reduced fee for clients on a low income.
My fee for an initial consultation of up to 90 minutes is £50.

Further Information

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and follows their ethical guidelines to run a safe professional practice.
I hold a CRB Enhanced Disclosure which is renewed every 3 years as I still work part time within the Health services

01296 393836/ 07753501942
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