I began my psycho-therapeutic journey in 1977, started training in 1979, got involved with Spectrum (London) in 1981, where as well as being a practitioner I was part of the Staff Team for seven years. I then moved to the South West in 1999 and in 2001 co-funded the Alma Vale Centre, where I worked till 2016.

After over thirty years of practising psychotherapy, seeing individuals, couples, and running groups, I now l define what I do as “Reflective Conversations”.  I am finding that this way of working, by not being solely defined and tied to the psychotherapy label, allows me to be more experimental. I aim to bring together all sorts of influences, what I am learning from life, my experience as a Humanistic Psychotherapist, my involvement in the Sufi Way, other healing modalities, as well as political and environmental concerns.

I am not taking on any more new clients, though if you decide to contact me I am willing to have a brief conversation, either on the phone or via zoom or Skype, and  happy to refer you to therapists who I know and trust.


My consulting room is now in Brunswick Square  above the Unitarian Meeting Hall

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How to find me: Enter through the black gate and you will see my name (John) on the bell on the door on the left, opposite the door with the sign saying the Clifton Psychology Company. I will either buzz you in, so you can wait in the kitchen, or come down  to let you in – if you have any problems please text or ring my mobile. 

Transport: The room is situated very conveniently for the centre of Bristol and Bristol Temple Meads Station, Bristol Bus Station and Cabot Circus.  From the Centre or from Temple Meads catch any bus that goes to Cabot Circus, then walk up York Street or Gloucester Street to Brunswick Square.

Parking: There are plenty of parking meters in Brunswick Square and the adjoining Portland Square as well as the surrounding streets. You can also park in the nearby St James Barton NCP and Cabot Circus car parks then walk up York Street into the Square.