Dr John Burns

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Dr John Burns

Dr John Burns


BABCP HCPC accredited therapist Contact


I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BAPCP).

My qualifications are:

  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods, Oxford Brookes University
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin. Psych), University of Birmingham
  • Postgraduate Diploma in CBT, Royal Holloway, University of London

I have worked in various positions and different contexts in the NHS, working with adults, and young people. My most recent post in the NHS was as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working across three prisons in Surrey.

I bring a warm, open, and down-to-earth approach to my work and aim to provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk.

I have extensive experience of delivering psychological therapy with a wide range of problems including: anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD; trauma and abuse; low mood and depression; irritability and anger; loss and grief; problems with alcohol or drugs; problems related to self-esteem, identity, and self-worth; problems with eating; struggles adjusting to life problems or changes; problems in relationships; difficulties getting the most out of your work or home life.

I can provide Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR); Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, or a more flexible and integrative therapy that is tailored to an individual's particular need. I am also influenced by ideas from Compassion Focussed Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness.

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Monday - Saturday

(by appointment only)

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Our address

23 Prospect Street, Caversham,

Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8JB