"When things change inside you, things change around you" - Anonymous.
"Thanks to John, I have
become more self-aware.
I’m more confident
and I know what I want"
“John’s approach really helped me deal with my challenges. The tools he gave me were practical and helped me move forward”
“John’s insight gave me clarity to identify the real causes of my anxiety”
Welcome to "Yes to Change Therapy"
I am an accredited Psychotherapeutic counsellor and believe in the client’s ability to grow and change, when nurtured in an encouraging and accepting environment.
Before becoming a therapist, I spent over forty years working in the creative arts and further education. So, I am well aware of the nature of life transitions and uncertainty.
I have supported many people, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, developing their self-awareness and confidence in order overcome difficulties, in both their professional and private life.
I aim to help you foster self-awareness, which is needed for satisfactory, proactive change. Change means learning to control unwanted negative ways of thinking and feeling - rather than negative thoughts and feelings controlling you.
"Discovering the root cause or causes of the problem are the first steps to change"- John Wild
"In the middle of every difficulty lies
an opportunity" – Albert Einstein
What is my approach?
First and foremost, I make sure a safe, non-judgmental environment is created in order for you to feel accepted, listened to, understood, appreciated, respected, valued and worthy.
I was trained and practise as an integrative psychotherapist. Integrative therapy combines different therapeutic tools and approaches from various therapies, such as psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person centred, Behavioural, Gestalt. etc. This helps to deliver a unique and effective form of treatment that is suitable for individual needs.
I also draw on the principles of mindfulness as I am a great believer in living in the here and now. I am also trained as a Hypnotherapist and Applied EFT ( Tapping).
Over the years, I have helped clients overcome difficulties such as:
Stress & Anxiety (in private or professional life)
Self-harming, Suicidal thoughts
Abuse: physical, emotional, sexual
Dealing with debilitating illnesses
Life transitions & changes
Those effected by cancer
Fear of Public speaking, stage fright
Unblocking creative potential
How long does Therapy last?
Each person is a unique individual and will re-act differently to personal therapy. Therefore the length of therapy will depend on the individual and their presenting issue.
Breaking through defence mechanisms and developing the tools to think and operate differently is a process with ups and downs. Positive change is a process that ebbs and flows. But it is well worth it and rewards are boundless.
"Undesirable thoughts and behaviour don’t happen overnight.
They are created and cultivated over time.
the same goes for change".
First Step to Change
A complimentary phone call takes place before any commitment is made.
During this call, you will be offered the opportunity to ask any questions about therapy. More importantly, it will be an opportunity to decide whether I am the right therapist for you. Other things, like therapy times and cost, will be discussed.
There is no age limit. However, if you are under the age of eighteen, you will need permission from a parent or guardian in order to enter therapy.
Sessions last 50 minutes. In the first session, information will be gathered to gain a picture of your current circumstances, current problems and personal goals.
Sessions would initially take place weekly. The number of sessions will depend on each individual needs.
Extensive experience with remote therapy sessions (either online or over the phone).
Sliding scale: £60 to £80, per session, according to budget, paid by bank transfer.
A 48hr cancellation policy is in place: If you need to cancel or re-schedule your session, you should inform me within 48 hours of your appointment. Otherwise, the full fee is due.
* Concessions are available for students, low-income earners.
Qualifications & Membership
Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, ( Prof.Dip Psy C.)
Certified as a Hypnotherapist.
Certificate in mindfulness.
Applied EFT ( Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping.) Accredited.
Accredited member of the National Counselling Psychotherapy Society and adhere to their code of ethics.
I currently working on-line for Bapam, ( British Association of Performance Arts Medicine) and face to face in Sidmouth, Devon.