Welcome to HollyHouse Psychotherapy and Counselling in Hexham


Just a note to say that I am not able to take on any new clients at the moment and that this notice will be removed when I resume my clinical work again. This is currently expected to be in June 2022.


Hello, my name is John Ingram and I am a BACP registered counsellor and therapist working in the North-East from my therapy rooms in the Northumberland market town of Hexham.  I am trained in and offer online video counselling for the three major video call platforms (Skype, Zoom and FaceTime).

In current times of seemingly constant, unexpected, change and uncertainty the buffeting that everyday life gives us, anxiety, anger and emotional problems can all be overwhelming and exhausting to live with.

Seeking help may be difficult in itself. But once started, counselling and psychotherapy can set you free from the feeling of being stuck, unhappy or experiencing psychological stress, and help you to reach a happier place.

Loss, anxiety, depression and the weight of painful past experiences can also be overwhelming and counselling can help here. Through the development of self-knowledge and recognising what you really need, as opposed to what you think you need is important, and often becomes the central focus of therapy.

I hope to provide a space and the conditions where these issues, and many more, may be explored by talking in a safe, confidential environment with a therapist who is supportive, non-judgemental and has your growth and wellbeing at heart. This is at the heart of the Person Centred Approach which is my main approach to therapy. Through this process I believe that everyone has the potential to reduce symptoms of psychological tension, make changes, and may come to achieve great steps in their quality of life.

If you have arrived at this site because you are experiencing difficulties, upset or psychological health issues there is information on the site which may help you to progress your enquiry, including how to contact me and the costs involved.

Information on the site is updated and expanded regularly but further information on how I work and my experience is available on “The Counselling Directory” and BACP’s It’s good to talk“Find a Therapist” directory. In fact there are lots of external links from the pages here so you can find out a little about the subjects I talk about from other sources rather than just my opinion.