John Glanvill

John Glanvill

Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in Buckingham

Member Organisation(s): GHR

Therapy Provides:
Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Human Givens Therapy, NLP, Psychotherapy, Meditation

Therapy Provides:
Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Human Givens Therapy, NLP, Psychotherapy, Meditation

Billing and Insurance


Counselling: £90/session

Hypnotherapy: £90/session

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): £90/session

Human Givens Therapy: £90/session

NLP: £90/session

Psychotherapy: £90/session

Meditation: £90/session

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Member Organisation(s): GHR

Therapy Provides:
Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Human Givens Therapy, NLP, Psychotherapy, Meditation

About John Glanvill

Specialist Treatment For Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Stress & Feeling Lost or Stuck

Therapist and self-awareness coach, helping you to understand and overcome anxiety disorders, recover from feeling exhausted and silence a racing mind. Smart therapy for intelligent individuals who have had enough and want a new emotional relationship with their mind and body leading to more direction, calmness and happiness. Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire & Milton Keynes.

Therapy and education to find more happiness, calmness and emotional control. I take you on a journey of self-discovery that breaks the self-destructive behaviours you are currently experiencing and allows you to reconnect with more self-respect, self-esteem and confidence. Through the psychology of emotional self-awareness, unravelling your personality type and sensible spirituality (non-religious), we uncover the unconscious self-limitations and unhelpful self-beliefs you learned from the people and the events of your life and install new strategies that change how you think, act and feel, so you can become the real you.

My training, work experience and any achievement

I would describe myself as a logical, scientific, sensible, empathetic and highly intuitive therapist, who has a wealth of experience working with undesired unconscious emotions and changing behaviours that are not taking you in the right direction. My human behaviour knowledge and the ability to calmly and succinctly help you to understand your problems (and yourself) in more detail, allows me to deliver the right psychological responses that lead you through to more emotional control, calmness and choice in your life.

For many years I have been working with people, from all walks of life, helping them find solutions to specific challenges in their personal and professional lives – Teaching them techniques that allow them to more fully understand how the unconscious mind works and to recognise where emotions come from and how to harness their power.

I specialise in treating anxiety and depression based emotions and teaching people how to foster a new relationship with themselves that leads to more calmness and self confidence. By helping people to lessen anxious feelings, begin to love themselves more and gain a clearer vision of who they are and what they want, other issues like weight loss and insomnia naturally begin to correct themselves.

“I believe passionately that therapy should be a time for learning, as well as, a time for change.”

My strong background in Psychometrics (a field of study concerned with the theory and measurement of knowledge, abilities, attitudes and personality traits) has enabled me to add a valuable new dimension to their journey of change. By helping clients to recognise and explore who they are – their beliefs (what they think they can and can’t do) and showing them how to reconnect with the comfortable natural characteristics they were born with, that over time, have been squashed and squeezed by the events in their lives (parents, school, bullies, bad experiences, religion, work, children, relationships) these all change who we think we are – and often, that person we are domesticated into – just doesn’t feel right. I help you undo these and reconnect with the flavour you were born as – and this just naturally feels good.

For decades I have studied how our mind works, where our emotions come from, how anxiety / depression develop, and importantly, how we can take control of the voices that seem to race around in our heads (internal dialogue) and how we can begin to understand what it is we actually want from life.

With this new found self awareness it is far easier for my clients to respond effectively to the therapies I use, as they have a new frame of reference and the new found knowledge of how to manage emotions and how to interpret those internal voices.

Before retraining as a therapist I was an engineer and spent many years travelling, working in China, Japan, USA, Indonesia, Philippines and all across Europe. Being exposed to these many cultures and religions certainly broadened my mind, behaviourally, emotionally and spiritually, as well as, honing my ability to really focus on non-verbal communication (body language) and to go the extra step to understand people, to listen more, rather than just make assumptions and rush to conclusions. The industry seems to agree that engineers seem to make great therapist as they look at problems from a different view point and what to know in detail how everything works, including our minds.

My lifelong interest in the psyche of human interaction, understanding personality types and the discernment of how emotions are formed has helped me to develop a therapeutic working style that is empathetic and

compassionate; however, I will push you towards your agreed outcome. Where possible I teach you many of these therapeutic interventions and it is important to me that we keep the sessions as light hearted as possible.

I have extensive qualifications including; a Diploma in Integrated Mind Therapy, in addition, I am a qualified Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, trained in Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT and associated therapies, accredited and monitored by the National Board of Ethics.

I am also a member of the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) which was established to ensure a code of ethics in line with guidelines issued by the Department of Health.

Board Certified Hypnotist
Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Board Certified Master Clinical Hypno therapistNHS-TA-Logo
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Certified NLP Practitioner
Diploma in Integrated Mind Therapy
Thomas International – Personal Profile Analyst

Above all, I am a logical, scientific, sensible, empathetic and highly intuitive person, who has a wealth of human behaviour knowledge and the ability to calmly and succinctly help you to understand your problems in more detail and show you a path through to more emotional control and calmness.

Further Information

My style of working is very educational, prescriptive and analytical, therefore I do the majority of the talking (certainly in the early sessions) so we can look at your problems from new perspectives rather than going over old issues again and again, this way we can explore new ways of thinking, responding, behaving and emotionally reacting to the challenges of life.

At some time on the journey we may need to go over past issues, however, I am more interested in helping you let them go rather than trying to understand why these things happened and exploring new strategies you can use to stop similar things happening in the future.

Typically people who choose to work with me are intelligent thinking types who have quick and creative minds and just need somebody to show them new ways to think – I see it as my job to help you to fix yourself rather than my job to fix you, by working in this way it ensures that you have all the psychological tools you need for the future so you can keep yourself in an emotionally calm and stable place.

Age I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Other concerns & issues I deal with

    My philosophy for productive therapy and coaching

    Many times a day people ask me (over the phone or in emails) “Why should I work with you? What do you that is different from other therapists, counsellors and life coaches?” My answer is always the same, I don’t know how other therapists work with their clients – so, all I can do is tell you about is what I do…..

    I thought the best way I could do this is list the salient points that I feel are important and if they resonate with you and you feel comfortable it should be a good match.
    My initial supposition

    On the whole people are not broken, they often are just running conscious (or unconscious) strategies that don’t serve them well. Many of these strategies and ways of thinking and being were often formed many years ago and have become automatic and ingrained into what the person labels as “it’s who I am, I’ve always been that way…” However, they are changeable and new more productive ways of thinking can make profound changes to a persons life.

    To make those changes I take clients on a journey where they discover many new facets about how their mind works, what personality types they are, what beliefs they have about themselves (true and false) and how to manage the noisy and often unhelpful chatter in their mind – at this point they are ready for the unconscious change work, which is updating the old sabotaging behaviours and installing new more appropriate and elegant ways of being in the world.

    Another guideline that is important to me is – It’s not my responsibility to fix you! It is my responsibility to work closely with you to help you make the changes that you are looking for, that’s why it is called personal growth, it is personal to you and we are all different. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll do everything I can to get you where you want to go, however, the responsibility lies with YOU. (Professional victims need not apply.)
    Symptom or problem?

    Most people tell me “John, I have this problem, I drink / have anxiety / feel depressed etc.” What they have just explained to me is typically a symptom not THE problem, yes it is a problems to them, however, there is usually something else that is making them anxious or feeling depressed or making them drink too much. This may be circumstantial, environmental, another person, a self belief, low self esteem, an illness or a hundred other causes that may be lurking around in the background. Real profound change happens when we get to the core of these deep rooted problems and at that point the symptoms just slowly dissolve.

    This is not a talking therapy – It’s a doing therapy

    The way I operate is NOT dependent on you talking and talking about your problems and going over your past time and time again! To me, this just keeps on reinforces old patterns and recalling unhelpful emotions. My style of therapy and education is based on teaching you new ways to act, new ways to think, new ways to connect with your emotions and many new ways to interact with life and yourself. In fact, I do most of the talking for the first few sessions. Of course, we will need to revisit some past events and memories, however, this will be done in ways that allow you to be more detached and more observer like as we loosen the grip they had and install new points of view and new ways of responding.
    Homework homework homework

    Over the years, three fundamental needs have surfaced that my clients tell me are important:

    “How can I remember all the things you tell me?”

    “I want someone to tell me what I need to do and give me tangible tasks to complete.”

    “How can I reinforce the work we are doing between sessions?”

    I actively respond to these hugely important questions by providing a whole raft of handouts, white papers, spread sheets, tasks, assignments, as well as, giving you hours of self help audio mp3 recordings to listen to between sessions. Whether you do this work or not is up to you, however, those that do, those who are serious about living a calmer, happier life, they do it without hesitation.
    Personal Growth versus Personal Un-Growth

    It has become very apparent to me that before somebody can grow emotionally, first they need to “ungrow” – they need to observe, find and then explore the very behaviours that caused their problems in the first place. Over the course of our lives we have been “domesticated” by parents, school, religion, partners etc. we learned (from others) what was right and what was wrong, but, who’s to say they were right, who’s to say that there isn’t calmer or more effective ways of responding to life?

    I show you many differing ways of responding to life, partners, children, parents and colleagues, that improve communication and lessen emotional drama – because to me, if you can live with less emotional drama, more choice, more self-respect and less fear…. This is the path to much more happiness in your life.

    Exploring and understanding your personality type

    I was always brought up to believe that I should “treat people the way that YOU would like to be treated” it seems sensible, however, it is misplaced and ineffective. If you want clear communication and more empathy in your relationships then you need to “treat people the way that THEY would like to be treated” – for example; a gentle emotional person wouldn’t respond well to being shouted at and a dominant decisive person wouldn’t respond well to a person who was dithering and worrying about making a decision.

    True growth comes when you can recognise your own character type and accept both the strong and the weak aspects of that profile, then as you become aware of other peoples personality profiles communication and emotional drama lessens. Another aspect that is fundamental to change is recognising that we are born a certain character profile (that is why siblings are often so different) and then we become “moulded” into other profiles of “who we are expected to be” by parents and school – this generates a lot of unconscious emotional conflict and is often at the core of many issues. So I use a range of processes to help you understand your personality type, reveal the emotional conflicts and allow you to transcend the limitations that we unknowingly place upon ourselves.
    Quietening the racing mind

    This is the sixty four thousand dollar question – “How do I stop all the chatter in my mind?” Most people seem to believe all the voices in their mind, they tell me it is just them thinking, well, if it was them then they would stop when we ask them to – but they don’t! These voices are in us, however, they are not us. They are just all our self beliefs all our domestication of what we think we should or shouldn’t do and on the whole they are a major roadblock when it comes to growing emotionally.

    I teach you how to make more sense of these ruminations and endless “what ifs” that loop around stopping us from sleeping and delaying decision making by weaving layers of doubt into every thought. Remember this, the body responds to what you hold in mind! If you have lovely thoughts you get lovely feelings and if you have scary worrisome thoughts you get yukky feelings. Taking back control of your thoughts is a priority and I show you how to do this.
    Emotional dexterity

    “I think therefore I am” Mmmmmmm I think it should be “I think therefore I have anxiety!” We are NOT thinking animals that feel, we are feeling animals that think – and I can see that many of the problems we saddle ourselves with on a daily basis are completely avoidable. Typically people will do anything to avoid emotions like guilt / shame / embarrassment – Why? Because they don’t like those emotions, they don’t like those feelings. But what if you could be OK with them? What if there was a way you could be more comfortable with any emotion?

    I teach you the fact that emotions are not something that just ‘happen’ to us, emotions are absolutely something that we CAN control, we can befriend them and we can choose which emotion to use in any specific moment. This means that any emotion is your friend and you don’t need to run avoidance strategies due to an unwanted emotions, for example; if you are afraid to say NO because you’ll feel guilty for rejecting somebody – and the feeling of guilt is something you dislike – then you are stuck, your emotions are controlling you rather than you controlling your emotions.

    Emotional calmness, less emotional drama and a quiet confidence comes from owning your emotions and making them your friend. I’ll teach you how.

Concerns & issues I deal with

  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME)
  • Compulsive Behaviour
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Exhaustion
  • Fatigue
  • Fear
  • Low Self Confidence
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorder
  • Paranoia
  • Personal Growth
  • Personal Relationships
  • Phobias
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self Development
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Work Stress
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Obsessions & Compulsions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress

Therapy Provides

  • Counselling
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Human Givens Therapy
  • NLP
  • Psychotherapy
  • Meditation

Price List

  • Counselling: £90/session
  • Hypnotherapy: £90/session
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): £90/session
  • Human Givens Therapy: £90/session
  • NLP: £90/session
  • Psychotherapy: £90/session
  • Meditation: £90/session

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