John Urquhart


Counselling for East Riding and Hull

Professional Status

I am both a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

As an Individual Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by its Code of Ethics and Practice and subject to its Complaints Procedure.

I counsel from my home in Newport Village, East Riding, and there is offstreet parking and wheelchair access.

our back garden


  • Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
  • Cert. in Transactional Analysis. (Institute of Transactional Analysis 2009)
  • Cert. in Modern Approaches to Self Psychology (Wimbledon Guild 2003)
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Kingston College 2001)
  • Cert. in Human Attachment and Counselling (Wimbledon Guild 2001)
  • Working with Depressed and Suicidal Clients Workshop. (Metanoia Institute 1996)
  • Foundation Year of the Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (Metanoia 1996)


For Counselling - £40 per session (60 minutes) for individuals.

For Supervision - £60 for 90 minutes. Please note - I am not taking on any more supervisees at the moment.  

These are negotiable for those with limited income, students and unemployed.
We could discuss this during the first session.

Life Experience

I was born in London, and after leaving school I decided to train as a priest. After a year I knew this was not for me, and I joined the army. While serving in the Middle East I was involved in a road traffic accident and fractured my spine. Since then I have been a wheelchair user.

I took exams in accountancy, and worked as an assistant accountant for several years in the private sector. I then joined the Civil Service.

Eventually, I took voluntary redundancy and trained as a counsellor. The training was one of the hardest things I have ever done, as I had to explore every aspect of my life and personality, but I have found it infinitely worthwhile. It is a privilege to be involved with other people on part of their life journey.

In 2003 my wife and I moved to Yorkshire, and are really enjoying rural life.