John

John Thornley PhD ADHP(NC)

Until 2011, John had been a full practicing member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) since 1998 and in other registers since 1994.

John's original training and first degree was in physics and the engineering sciences, having been a designer in electronic systems and an engineering physicist for over ten years. He has had extensive experience of thriving in both the corporate and academic worlds and frequently adds these perspectives and his extensive experience to help those in similar environments right now. In late 1989 John began studying for his doctorate at Loughborough University in AI and intelligent design in mechatronics, which he attained early in March 1993.

A major change in direction lead John to retrain extensively with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy to DHP level between 1994 and 1996 and became a fully registered member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP) from early 1996 until December 2004. In 2002 he attained ADHP. John has also served on the then Governing Council of the NRHP and the executive committee of NHPC.

Since 1996, John began training in other modalities including Rational Emotive Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K), psychoanalysis, hypnoanalysis & regression and laterly AIT. He continues to add to his knowledge through Continuing Professional Development; something which is expected of professional therapists. John


In 2004 John left the NRHP to join the National Hypnopsychotherapy Council, and served as a member of their executive committee until its dissolution several years later.

John is an experienced and effective therapist, and has completed extensive training and accrued the experience which lead to registration as a psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) [1998-2011] and the National Counselling Society (NCS) [2011-2017].

He has extended his work into a more flexible, broader, integrative approach which results in a much more adaptable therapeutic toolbox for the client than only a single axis of therapy can offer. John now practices as an independent therapist for three days per week and a is a psychotherapy consultant.


If you would like to see John, or book an appointment, please telephone the usual number on 07595 880250 during office hours. Your call is confidential.