John Hills (MBACP Accred)

John Hills (MBACP Accred)

West Yorkshire

07789 755606

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About me

Perhaps right now you're going through something that's just too big to untangle alone, or maybe you feel you've got stuck and don't know how to move on from here.  In my counselling practice I aim to create a sanctuary for my clients to retreat to within their present life, to come to a deeper clarity and discover new ways to move forward.

My therapy is structured around the methods and ethos of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (3rd wave CBT), supported by classical humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. But each therapy is unique and I liken this to a journey - from where you were, to where you are, to where you're heading.  My practice is change oriented - together we can plot a course.  And central to my approach is that I accept you for who you are, and you may find that your knowledge of who you are, and how you are out there in the world, becomes clearer during therapy.

I can offer therapy for those struggling with depression, anxiety, family issues, feelings of aloneness, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, physical symptoms and other health issues, spiritual concerns and the search for meaning.

My practice is based in the village of Bramham and I can also offer video conferencing sessions (e.g. Skype).

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Profile

Since 2019: University lecturer in Counselling and Mental Health

2016 – 2020 PhD modelling patterns of change in psychotherapy (ongoing)

2011 – 2014 MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Clinical practice history

2016 – 2019 Therapist at Aire, Wharfe and Craven Counselling in Keighley

2016 – 2017 Bereavement Counsellor with St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds

2014 – 2015 Counsellor (Step 3 intervention) at HMP Leeds (Armley Prison)

2012 – 2014 Counsellor with Bradford Cancer Support (now Yorkshire Cancer Support)

2011 – 2013 Counsellor at the Leeds College of Music

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£45 per session.

Psychotherapy can also be covered through private health insurance following a referral through your GP.  I am a registered therapist with Axa PPP, Aviva and VitalityHealth.

Further information

I'm practicing face to face from here in the village of Bramham and I can also offer video conferencing sessions (e.g. Skype).

You can call or text 07789 755606, or email direct to

Maps & Directions

Wetherby, LS23

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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