John Breadon | Accredited Counsellor | Chester | NCPS

John Breadon

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS23-02671

Location: Chester

I am trained in and practice from a base of Person-Centred, Gestalt and Psychodynamic therapy traditions. Before turning to therapy and counselling in 2016 I worked largely in the world of education, state and private. I have an undergraduate theology degree from the University of St Andrews and a PhD from the University of Birmingham. My postgraduate thesis examined the relationship between Christian fundamentalism and late twentieth-century literary culture.

I especially invite enquires connected to the following areas:

love, relationships and marriage
depression & anxiety
dissociation & identity
anger & rage
gender/masculinity/femininity exploration
ageing & mid-life issues
spirituality, religion, meaning & meaninglessness
death, dying & bereavement.

To get a sense of my approach, insights, and general take on therapy and counselling take a look at my blogs:

  • Qualifications & Experience
    BD, University of St Andrews
    PhD, University of Birmingham
    Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling
    Diploma in Gestalt Counselling
    Western Esotericism: A Year-Long Introductory Course, online, led by Dr Sasha Chaitow and Treadwell's Bookshop, London (2022-2023)
    The Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy: Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theories and Concepts (Sept 2021 - March 2022).
    Secular Buddhist Network - Online Group Course - After Buddhism: Exploring a Secular Dharma (Sept-Dec, 2020)
  • What I can help with
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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