About Me

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Services in Blackburn And surrounding areas

I am accredited to provide CBT for depression and all types of anxiety.

I have a special interest in relationship breakup.

Are you separated. divorced, or had a long term relationship breakdown?

 I turn survivors into thrivers

I work with professional people who have had a relationship breakup.

  • Can't stop thinking about your ex?
  • Have you lost confidence?
  • Is your pefromance at home, or at work, suffering?
  • Are your relationships suffering?
  • Does it feel as if everything you loved and valued has been lost?
  • Have you lost a sense of purpose? 
  • Are you having distressing thoughts and emotions?
  • Are you having trouble sleeping?

 I will help you:

  • Let go of your ex and stop obsessing about them.
  • Reinvent yourself
  • Regain confidence
  • Set new goals to maximise your pleasure in life
  • Improve and sustain important relationships
  • Rekindle your sense of purpose
  • Function well in everyday life and at work
  • Drop negative thoughts
  • Return you emotions to their normal level

I will use my expertise as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist to help you modify your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, towards yourself, the world and the future. Easing your transition through the grieving process, so that you can thirve in your new life.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for all of these issues

Why choose Better Days CBT?

When you choose Better Days CBT you choose a therapist who gives you:

  • 30 years experience as a professional in the NHS
  • Experience with a wide range of issues
  • Expertise in teaching you any of the skills you need to achieve your goals.

What you will receive

  • One to one therapy, face to face, or via zoom
  • 60 minutes of therapy (some sessions may need to be 90 minutes, there Is no extra charge for this)
  • A between session follow up call of up to 15 minutes (included at no extra cost)

Request your free 30 minute consultation or ask a question.

An email will be sent to John Burns


Free consultation
Parking available
By appointment only
Bike parking available



 John is very approachable, I feel very relaxed with him, and I don't gel with men.

I feel like I have known him forever, I have told him things I have I never told anyone.

He is really calm, he …

Anne Waddington


What you will find in my blog

I will be writing about life transitions, how they can affect us. I will be talking about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and offering tips on how you can help yourself.

11 Tips to Promote a Good Night Sleep

Are sleep problems common?

Sleep problems are quite common, affecting up to 30% of the popultion, it is even more common in people over the age of 65.Having difficullties with sleep, at some time in our lives is normal.

How much sleep do we …

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CBT for Sleep

Problems sleeping can arise from underlying medical reasons and you should see your GP if you are experiencing problems with your sleep. Sleep disturbance can also arise for psychological and emotional reasons. Depression, worry, anxiety and …

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CBT for Loneliness

The feeling of being lonely is subjective, some people can live with little social contact, and others need a lot.

Loneliness has been deifined as "The feeling of discomfort, or distress that results when one perceives a gap betwee ones desires …

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How CBT can combat Loneliness

When things happen to us in life, like divorce or separtation, illness, or job loss, it can change the way we think, feel and behave.

We may start to have negative thoughts about ourselves like "i'm useless", "I'm old and ugly". We may also have …

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Bereavement and Grief

Mind, the mental health charity, say that bereavement occurs when we lose someone important to us, or a loved pet.

We can lose someone due o their death, but also due to separation or divorce. The emotion we feel when we suffer a loss is known as …

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