John-Luke Harris

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Dundee, City of Dundee, DD2
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About me

MSc Counselling, BMus (Hons), MNCPS Acc., OCQ (AHP)

Welcome to my Counselling Directory Page. I am an accredited psychotherapist with a special interest in philosophy-based therapy. In my practice, I draw upon a range of modalities including: Psychodynamic, Gestalt, CBT. 

I believe counselling/psychotherapy is for everyone in all stages of life.

Sometimes counselling should be about having a compassionate ear to listen and hold a sensative space. Other times, the client may be wrestling with ethical dilemmas or inner conflicts. Clients may even be drawn to certain behaviours or situations by their unconscious. Good counselling should be able to support clients in all of these spaces, all whilst facilitating a safe and warm relationship.

My counselling approach is different to many other practitioners you may see on this site. From my experience, many clients want/need a more directional approach and gentle challenging whilst others may opt for a less directional 'person-centred' style empathetic ear. 

My approach draws largely on the existential philosophies of Kirkegaard, Buber, Jaspers, Frankl, and others. I am also drawn to the pragmatic theological approaches of Thomas Aquinas and Augustine, the Socratic inquisitiveness of the Greek Philosophers and the musings of the unconscious by Jung, Horney and Van der Kolk. 

My goal is to help people not merely into a better state of mental wellbeing but into a better and more fulfilled life. 

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Counselling, BMus (Hons) RNCM, OCQ (AHP)

I have extensive experience in a number of different industries, including Events, IT, Hospitality, Civil Service, Journalism. I currently work as a freelance musician in addition to locum work as an export health inspector. I am currently also the Director of Music at Dundee University, as a result, I generally do not see clients who are students/staff at the university to avoid duality.

I have worked as a counsellor and service manager at a local counselling service for a number of years. I had the great privilege of working with individuals from all walks of life. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Cost should not be a barrier to accessing counselling. Fee can be negotiated in exceptional circumstances

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I aim to keep my counselling work limited to Wednesdays, however, I am able to work flexibly if there is a specific time required. 

Dundee, City of Dundee, DD2

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Additional languages

I have a working knowledge of French and Portuguese

John-Luke Harris
John-Luke Harris