John Davies

PgDip Psychotherapy, ENBCC

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)

For John’s fees see below

I offer a range of interventions for common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and adjustment (stress related) disorders.
I lead the review of Sheffield’s ‘Talking Treatments’ for the NHS and have supported the development of ‘What treatment works?’ in Sheffield.

My approach to clinical care of patients is evidence based best practice. My private referrals are from GP’s and psychiatrists with whom I maintain good communication and liaise where appropriate.

What is CBT?

As a way of dealing with emotional problems, CBT focuses on how the thoughts, images, beliefs & attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) can create our feelings and mood, and how this relates to the way we behave.

Whilst its main focus is on what is going on in the present rather than the past, often the therapy will also look at how our thinking patterns may have begun in early childhood, and the impact these patterns of thinking may have on how we interpret the world as adults.

The client and therapist work together to understand what the problems are and to develop a new strategy for tackling them.

The conditions which I treat include:

  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Workplace problems
  • Phobias
  • Low self esteem
  • Bereavement
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Pain management
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Behavioural disorders including that of minors
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Trans-cultural therapies
  • Substance dependency
  • Cross gender issues
  • Anger management
  • Post traumatic stress

Great article co written by John ~ click on the link ~


At 46 I had just been diagnosed with lifelong chronic anxiety by a Psychiatrist who referred me to John Davies for Psychotherapy. I’d seen several counsellors before but John stood head and shoulders above them all in experience and understanding. The techniques he used were effective and I felt supported and far more aware of how anxiety was shaping my behaviour. After several sessions I felt able to manage the anxiety and feel fully supported in that I can see John anytime I need more help – which is very useful when you have a long standing Anxiety condition.

(Simon, 25 Feb 2020)

I have published a number of reference texts:

Regel,S.Davies,J.G., The future of mental health nurses in liaison psychiatry.

British Journal of Nursing. October 12-25 1995. Vol.4 No.18.

Wilson,KI.., Davies,J.G. A joint approach to treating dental phobics.

British Dental Journal Vol. 190 No.8 2001.

Davies, J.G., Ball, T. Talking Treatments Review. Sheffield Care Trust. 2005.

John’s Fees:

All appointments 50 minutes – contact the practice on 0114 2586133

***John is registered with BUPA, AXA and AVIVA Health Scheme***

Click on this link to search Bupa recognised healthcare professionals

John’s Working Week:

Monday: Afternoon and Evening

Tuesday: Evening

Thursday: Afternoon and Evening

Practitioner’s Qualifications

Practitioners Qualifications and Professional Bodies

are indicated on their individual web pages

Follow this link to find out what the different letters after their names mean

Health Insurance

If you have healthcare insurance

You may be able to claim for some therapies offered by this practitioner