“Success comes down to a commitment to oneself and a willingness to change”

Psychotherapy with Barrie St John

Psychotherapy is an umbrella term for many different models of therapy that produce a shift/change at a mind level. Once you make a positive shift at a mind level, emotions and behaviour change automatically!

Some models require more time to gain results. Over many years of working with thousands of clients, Barrie has come to realise that ‘change’ can happen quickly. Long, drawn out therapies are no longer required – unless you like that sort of thing!

Barrie does not use any specific model. He works in a flexible manner, often using some of the tools that come from the list below and much, much more!


Hypnosis is a natural state of mind and body. When used by an experienced professional, like Barrie St John , it is completely safe in every way. When you are hypnotised you are not asleep or out of control. You are in a concentrated state of deep relaxation where you can link and connect with your inner mind and resolve issues and problems you may have been experiencing up to now. Barrie believes that hypnosis is the key to effective change; it is a state where a person can fully engage and tap into any resources they may need to gain results. Read more of Barrie’s thoughts on hypnosis / hypnotherapy.

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

NLP is the study of subjective experience. This means working in and around the sensory systems of a person: Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic, Olfactory and Gustatory. In other words, what we see, hear, feel, taste and smell. Although NLP gives us many different techniques to help people, it is the flexible use of this approach that really brings results. This approach can bring you rapid change, where other methods may have failed to hit the mark. Read more of Barrie’s thoughts on NLP.

HST (Hypno-Sensory Therapy)

HST was developed by Barrie St John and continues to bring consistent, excellent results. It uses every day items and props to help facilitate change for the client. It provides Barrie and the client with many creative strategies to produce change.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing)

EMDR is a highly effective model of psychotherapy. EMDR is being used more and more by many medical professionals in their work. This helps the client to ‘link and connect’ all the parts of the mind and brain; which can help the person change how they think, feel and behave. Again, this model can bring rapid results where other methods may not have hit the mark. Read more of Barrie’s thoughts on EMDR.


Counselling gives you – the client – an opportunity to explore problems and issues in your life, in a safe, confidential setting. Barrie is a professionally trained and qualified (Post Graduate Level) counsellor and will use these skills during your consultation. Read more of Barrie’s thoughts on counselling.

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy is an experiential therapy. It is more concerned with helping the client ‘experience’ rather than understand. Understanding itself might not be the key to change. Gestalt therapy helps you to go through your own healing process to help safely resolve problems. Gestalt therapy helps you to ‘tap into your flexibility and creativity’ to enable you to safely resolve your problem or issue. Read more of Barrie’s thoughts on Gestalt therapy.

These therapies work quickly and efficiently and can produce rapid change, often in one consultation. Please see the private therapy page for more information about Barrie’s consultations.