John Lees

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PhD, UKCP reg, BACP reg (Snr Accred)
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Forest Row RH18 & London NW1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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

Getting started

  • 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)

Additional information

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


Additional information

£75 in London; £65 in Forest Row; concessions available.

When I work

I see clients in London on Mondays and in Forest Row on Fridays.

Further information

  • 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

Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)