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John Speirs
Counsellor in Taunton - Accredited 16+ Years

Accredited  Counsellor John Speirs
13 Bath Place
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  • Individual 40 - 60 minutes
  • Couple 50 - 60 minutes
Engagement rate - 42% of enquirers became verified clients

Working Hours

  • Tuesdays1pm - 7pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar
  • Bulimia
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Problems
  • Stress


  • Counselling

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16+ 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.


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.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.

Qualifications Timeline

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

John abides 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:

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 26 September 2017

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