A counselling service serving the Wetherby, Leeds and York areas. 

Provided by John Hills

(PhD, MBACP Accred)


Perhaps 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 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.

I am a pluralistic therapist which means that I offer a therapeutic approach which is bespoke to you, and also one that we envisage together.  I have particular theoretical interests in existentialism, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (a 3rd wave CBT), psychodynamic and humanistic approaches.  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, fear of death and the search for meaning.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Clinical practice history

I have been in continuous practice since 2011 and in addition to private practice I have delivered therapy for young people in higher education, in cancer and hospice care, and in prison.

Professional profile

I am senior university lecturer in Psychological Therapies and Mental Health

I also have a PhD modelling patterns of change in psychotherapy

I'm an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Individual sessions are fifty minutes long. 

My practice is based at the Pure Treatment Rooms in the heart of Wetherby.  I can offer sessions in physical space - observing guidelines on keeping safe in the pandemic - and alternatively I am practising online using Zoom software (or telephone if you prefer).

All individual sessions are charged at £55. 

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