John Lees, PhD, UKCP reg, BACP reg (Snr Accred)
I have been working as a therapist for 27 years. I see body, soul and spirit as closely interconnected and address most problems from anxiety, relationship problems, minor depression, life crises to complex identity problems, psychosomatic problems, personality disorders and some serious mental health problems.
My practice is bio-psycho-social-spiritual in orientation. I have trained in psychodynamic therapy, integrative therapy and anthroposophic psychotherapy inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner.
I work with the BACP Code of Ethics
I am an experienced clinical supervisor.
I see clients in London NW1, Forest Row in East Sussex and London W6
- Either phone or email me
- We arrange a brief telephone conversation
- We arrange an initial session to mutually make a decision about whether we think the therapy will work
- We then contract to meet - usually weekly and ongoing but it can also be fortnightly and time limited (say 12 sessions)
I am passionate about therapy and I research into developing new methods to meet the increasing crises of today's world. This research forms part of my work as Associate Professor in Psychotherapy and Counselling at the University of Leeds and have authored (or co-authored) 29 peer-reviewed publications and edited 5 books in the field.
Training, qualifications & experience
International certificate in anthroposophic psychotherapy, integrative psychotherapy training at Physis, diploma in supervision, certificate in time-limited therapy, diploma in adult psychoanalytic counselling.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I see clients in London on Mondays and in Forest Row on Fridays.
- The nearest tube station to my practice in NW1 is Baker Street; parking is available in Regent's Park; there is a lift for disabled access; it also has a cafe
- In Forest Row I see clients in my own home near to Michael Hall school; I have a dedicated consulting room with a separate entrance to the main house situated on the groiund floor with parking space
- The nearest tube station to my practice in W6 is Hammersmith; there is ample parking nearby on Queen Caroline Street, behind the Eventim Apollo; the consulting room is situated in a listed building, also has an award-winning vegetarian restaurant and is on the ground floor for disabled access