Counselling in Chester
with Dr John Breadon

Welcome to Chester Counselling Service

I offer counselling to individuals in Chester from my peaceful garden office in Ermine Road, just ten minutes walk from Chester Station.

Life can be hard going at times. We can easily lose our way and a sense of who we are. Friends and family members can be of great support but sometimes they are too close to help; sometimes they form part of the problem. This is where working with a therapist can help.

The therapeutic relationship is like no other. At its best it is intimate, supportive, and challenging all at the same time. A warm and secure relationship yet with clearly defined boundaries can provide much-needed space from which to look at our lives afresh.

The goals of therapy are many but chief among them are enhanced self-understanding and more joy and contentment in living.


I am keen to work with you if you are experiencing depression, anxiety, or anger.  In addition I have a special interest in the following areas:


Online Counselling

If, for whatever reason, face to face therapy is not for you then we can meet online (via Skype, Zoom or some other platform). However, I'm aware that some find relating via screens rather tiring and energy-zapping. To accommodate this I offer a reduced online session time and fee - 40 minutes at £30.

Please contact me if you have any queries, or would like to book a session.

Walk and Talk Therapy

Walk and talk therapy has become increasingly popular over recent years and offers many benefits in terms of physical and mental health. I now offer five themed therapy walks in Chester. In these walk and talk therapy sessions we will explore your immediate concerns while using the history, geography, and built environment of Chester itself as a stimulus and theme-provider. The walks can be purchased as single sessions or as a block.

Here are some more details about walk and talk therapy.

Counselling Home Visits

I also offer Home Visits if neither face to face nor online counselling are possible for you. You can read more about this option here.

Covid-19 Safety Measures

Read about the Covid-19 safety measures I have in place for face-to-face client sessions.