John Barton is a psychotherapist in private practice in Auckland New Zealand.

He was a General Practitioner (Family Physician) for over twenty years, fourteen years in country New Zealand and eight in inner city Melbourne.

He began training in counselling in 1971 with Youthline in Auckland, NZ. He has a working knowledge of many modalities of psychotherapy including Rogerian counselling, T. A., Gestalt therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Most of his training was in Psychodrama and he became an accredited psychodramatist with the Australia and New Zealand Psychodrama Association in 2000. www.anzpa.org

John has used dolls, cushions and soft toys in the therapy room for many years. He was introduced to small figures by Dr Carlos Raimundo at a

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