John Witney | Accredited Counsellor | Brighton & Hove | NCPS

John Witney

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS22-04490

Location: Brighton & Hove

I have been a therapist for over fifteen years.

I started my private 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.

For most of my early professional life I was a freelance computer programmer.

In 1994 I co-founded the world's first internet recruitment service JobServe. By 2000 JobServe was top of the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 league table and in 2001 the company was the first “dot com” business to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise.

I retired from the computer industry in 2001.

In 2002 I spent 28 days in a “rehab” treatment centre for alcohol addiction. I have now been “in recovery” for over twenty-one years.

Prior to training as a counsellor I was a volunteer with the Brigitte Trust providing emotional support and practical help to people and their families facing the challenges of cancer and other life-limiting conditions.

In 2020 I discovered that I am autistic. I am a strong supporter of the neurodiversity paradigm.

FYI: I am a vegan, I have experienced psychedelics, and my pronouns are he/him.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    FdA, Counselling (Integrative), Guildford College, University of Greenwich (2009)

    BA (Hons), Counselling, Guildford College, University of Greenwich (2012)

    MSc, Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal Psychology, Alef Trust, Middlesex University (2018)
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Cancer
    • Cultural issues
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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