Jason Middleton MSc, PgDIP, MBACP

Jason Middleton MSc, PgDIP, MBACP

About me

Hi & thanks for reading my profile which feels like a sales pitch but nonetheless necessary as a means to reach out to those who may find something within my words which connects and resonates with them.

My name is Jason and I provide short and long-term counselling & psychotherapy with a therapeutic approach recognised as Transpersonal Psychotherapy.  Transpersonal psychotherapy differs from clinical mind-centered therapies and is a powerful therapeutic approach that works with what we all possess; a mind, a body and a soul (or spirit), i.e. our “Psychology”.

Transpersonal Psychotherapy is a humanistic ‘you-centered’ approach and values equally all aspects of our 'being'. Unlike most forms of psychotherapy that concentrate on improving mental health alone; transpersonal psychotherapy takes an equally thorough, yet more holistic approach in that it considers a much wider scope of mental, physical, spiritual, social, emotional, creative and intellectual needs; in equal merit, in order to support a client to reach a place of wholeness, balance, self-empowerment and individuation.  Client work is an exploration of the ego-mind-body-soul dynamics and their influence on mental, emotional, physical and relational health and functioning.

Transpersonal Psychotherapy works with both the relative and absolute, the subjective and objective, the mind and the heart, the body and the soul and with ancient & traditional, Eastern and Western approaches to healing and transformation.  The spiritual work is the awakening of a higher state of consciousness; the consciousness of the heart. The psychological work involves working with the experiences, emotions, feelings and belief systems which may help or hinder growth.

All aspects of ‘self’ need to be recognised explored and worked with if we are to heal deep issues and embrace who we are; if we are to live a life of more balance, wholeness and authenticity in order to promote healthier relationships with those we connect with and also a healthier relationship with our self. Such an approach may also consider existential implications such as the meaning and purpose of one’s existence; in addition to how societal conditions and pressures such as eco-anxiety, climate distress and expectations surrounding gender imposed stereotyping of roles, duties and obligations may affect one’s overall well-being.

Working collaboratively, we talk about what’s happening in your life and any changes you might want to make in order to heal and expand the quality of your consciousness and 'being'; what might need to happen for you to feel more empowered to do this and ways to support and promote your ongoing emotional and holistic health and well-being.

As a Registered Member of the BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in counselling and psychotherapy and as such I’m insured and receive regular professional supervision.

It’s important we both feel comfortable with each other and if you would like to contact me, we can talk about what brings you to counselling and what you hope to achieve. I’ll answer as best I can any questions you may have ‘about me’ and we can decide if working together is going to be helpful for you. I can be contacted confidentially and without obligation via email to discuss what you would like to do next.

Best wishes,


Training, qualifications & experience

  • PgDip (Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy) from York St John University
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Leeds Safeguarding Children Board trained
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASSIST)
  • Self-harm intervention skills
  • ChildLine Counsellor
  • MSc Supply Chain Management

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Each session is £50 and lasts an hour (60mins).

Further information

I also offer Psycho-spiritual Coaching and Shamanic Life Coaching and healing therapies. Please contact me for further information.

Maps & Directions

Ilkley, LS29

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Weekdays and evening appointments

Types of client

Older adults