About me

By focusing on your specific needs and situation, I work with you to  find the strategies and process that empower you to move forward in a positive and productive way.

First we pinpoint what it is you want to change and look at what this will be like in real-life terms, then we work together to make these goals a reality.

I incorporate a range of skills and techniques from leading approaches, combining them with years of experience and success with people from all backgrounds and situations to produce a working relationship specific to the needs of each client. My practice has supported individuals in a variety of environments; in schools, colleges, charitable organizations and as a private practitioner.

As well as being a registered member of the BACP, and working with clients in various organizations as well as my own practice, I also teach counselling to future practitioners, sharing my knowledge and experience with the next generation of mental health practitioners.

Help is here. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

My background is in the Education Sector. For many years, I have worked with young people and professionals, allowing each client the opportunity and security to explore the challenges faced in order to move forward.

In my own practice I work with all ages starting from 16+ in one to one sessions to find the balance and well-being life can seem to lack. The range of issues I have supported clients through are too many to list here; they range from anxiety, body issues through to stress, self harm and work related pressures.

Focusing primarily on short-term goal orientated programmes, I encourage the individual to take an active role in deciding the route of their rehabilitation. Longer term work is available but this develops over time at the client's request rather than a requirement to commit to an extensive course of treatment from the start.

As well as working in larger organisations and my own private practice, I continue to train future counsellors to support the widening awareness of the importance of mental health in day to day life.

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 - £60 dependent on length of session.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

Evening appointments are available upon request.

Further information


  • Counselling and Psychotherapy, Post Grad. Diploma
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Post Grad. Diploma
  • Masters in Literature
  • Post Grad. Cert. in Education

Additional Training in

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anxiety and Trauma Treatment
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)

West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
John McDermott

John McDermott