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John Witney
BA (Hons) · MSc · MBACP

John Witney


I have been a therapist for over ten years.

I started my private practice in 2009 and I have worked with many people who have wanted to change or accept something about themselves or their life stories.

Issues that I have worked with include: anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, work-related stress, addictions and addictive behaviours, serious illness or injury, and spiritual awakening.

I was also a volunteer counsellor at the Fountain Centre at Royal Surrey County Hospital for five years where I worked with cancer patients and their families as well as members of hospital staff.

I run a monthly Guided Meditation Group at Ripley Village Hall.

I am also a volunteer guide at Liberation Unleashed.


  • MSc, Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal Psychology, Middlesex University (2018)
  • BA (Hons), Counselling, University of Greenwich (2012)
  • FdA, Counselling (Integrative), Guildford College (2009)

Professional Memberships

Accredited Registers

Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.


Witney, J. (2017). Liberation Unleashed: A phenomenological study of helping others to see through the illusion of a separate self. Unpublished Master of Science Dissertation, Middlesex University, London.


For most of my early professional life I was a freelance computer programmer.

In 1993 I co-founded the world's first internet recruitment service Jobserve. By 2000 Jobserve was top of the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 league table and in 2001 the company was the first "dot com" business to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise.

I retired from the computer industry in 2001.

In 2002 I spent 28 days in a "rehab" hospital for alcohol dependency. I have now been "in recovery" for over fifteen years.

Prior to training as a counsellor I was a volunteer with the Brigitte Trust providing emotional support and practical help at home to people and their families facing cancer and other life-threatening illness.

Email: john@witney.com
Call or Text: 07770 666 666
Ripley & Send · Surrey · GU23 · UK

“When you've seen beyond yourself
then you may find peace of mind
is waiting there”
(George Harrison, Within You Without You)

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