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John Speirs
Senior Accredited and Registered Counsellor in Taunton

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

13 Bath Place

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes
  • Weekday Evenings


Professional Title

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Senior Accredited (MBACP Snr Accred) and Registered Counsellor
Engagement rate - 42% of enquirers became verified clients


Counselling in Taunton

  • Individual 40 - 60 minutes
  • Couple 50 - 60 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash, Cheque
Languages: English

Issues Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Problems
  • Stress
  • Substance Dependence


  • Counselling
  • Client Centred Therapy

Private Health Insurance Registrations




More Detail

Over 15 Years Post-Accreditation Experience

Hi. I'm John Speirs. I'm a senior accredited and registered counsellor - I support individuals and couples with their emotional wellbeing. I hold private sector experience as a counsellor. My focus involves depression, relationship problems and stress, and the particular problems faced by men, transgender people and women.

What to Expect

An initial assessment appointment enables you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what worries you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and decide if therapy could benefit you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an initial assessment meeting in Taunton, Yeovil or Bridgwater.

Client Centred Therapy

Client centred therapy concentrates on understanding and accepting you. It encourages your openness around the worries you encounter. Client centred therapy seeks to help you discover your own answers.


Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You decide what matter regarding your childhood and/or adulthood you explore. The aim of counselling is to enable you to talk about a problem and discover a solution which is appropriate for you.

Clinical Qualifications

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Senior Accredited (MBACP Snr Accred) Counsellor since August 2010 (Accredited since October 2001 and Registered since December 2012)
  • Diploma
    Professional Counselling
    International Institute for Counselling and Professional Development (IICPD) Plymouth (UK)
    June 1991

I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Verified RSCPP Client Reviews

John Speirs has 1 Review (5.00 out of 5 stars)
By Rating:
5 stars: (1)
4 star: (0)
3 star: (0)
2 star: (0)
1 star: (0)
By Issue:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): (1)
By Therapy Service:
Client Centred Therapy: (1)

Luke, 26, gave a review after 12 sessions

19 March 2015

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Great listener. Twice helped with different issues that came up in my life. Once due to an alcohol problem following a break up with my ex partner and then again following a car crash I was involved in. After the crash I struggled to sleep properly."

Rating of Client Centred Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Taunton, Frieze Hill, Sherford, Galmington, Galmington Trading Estate, Priorswood Industrial Estate, Roughmoor, Bishops Hull, Holway Green, Lower Holway, Crown Industrial Estate, Comeytrowe, Staplegrove, Oake, Chelston, Hillcommon, Nynehead, Pyles Thorne, Halse, Preston Bowyer

Nearest Train Stations

  • Taunton (0.6 miles)
  • Bridgwater (9.3 miles)
  • Tiverton Parkway (12.8 miles)
  • Highbridge and Burnham (15.3 miles)
  • Honiton (15.4 miles)
  • Axminster (16.9 miles)
  • Crewkerne (17.2 miles)
  • Feniton (17.5 miles)
  • Whimple (20.1 miles)
  • Yeovil Pen Mill (21.9 miles)

Wheelchair access: Yes

Updated 12 April 2017

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Please submit your details below. I will receive them immediately and contact you as soon as possible. Thank you. John Speirs.