I have worked with a wide range of issues including

  • depression 

  • anxiety
  • low self esteem
  • confidence building
  • domestic violence / abuse
  • family and relationship issues
  • childhood abuse
  • rape and sexual abuse
  • sexuality, lesbian, gay. bi-sexual and transsexual issues

Therapeutic Counselling

Welcome to talk-it-over.

My name is John Stainton and I am a qualified, person-centred Counsellor. The counselling I offer is a talking therapy. I offer a non-judgemental, empathic, confidential service in which you can safely explore any issues you wish to bring to the session. My role is not to offer advice, I offer you the space to talk-it-over, about the important things in your life that you may wish to change or explore.

​​Therapy works if people wish to attend.

While I enable self-reflection, together we can work with the issues you bring. 

I will not apply pressure on anyone to have counselling.



  • Diploma  - Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy 
  • Diploma -  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy  (CBT)
  • Diploma - Depression Management
  • Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.