John originally started with Relate in 2006 and trained as a Systemic Relationship and Family counsellor. Since then he has gone on to qualify as a Psychosexual Therapist and more recently trained to specialise in working with people with sex and porn addiction and providing support to partners. John enjoys working with couples and individuals to create a safe and relaxed environment in which to explore and understand their issues in a non-judgemental way. Until 2017 John combined his therapeutic practice with a career in IT Service & Project Management but has now moved on to concentrate on his client work full time. In addition to his clinical practice, his role as Programme Director for the Laurel Centre is focused on expanding our therapeutic services and helping develop the practice. In his spare time he enjoys watching rugby and live music.