John McDermott

John McDermott


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07925 154358
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Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS17
07925 154358
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

No two people are exactly alike, likewise any approach to your well-being should recognize your individual situation and circumstances.

Our first step together will be in recognizing what works for you. I utilize a range of techniques and approaches in order to make each stage of our work together as productive and supportive as possible. 

Counselling is about supporting you to make the changes you want at a pace and through a process that hands control back to you to manage your well-being.

Practice description

You are unique, so the therapy you need must be suited specifically to your needs. 

By focusing on your specific needs and situation, I work with you to help you find the strategies and process to 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 changes happen.

I have worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds in a variety of environments; in schools, colleges, charitable organisations and as a private practitioner.

As well as being a registered member of the BACP, I also teach counselling to future practitioners, outside of my own practice.

My first session

Our first session will be a short 20 minute assessment, to discuss your issue and how best to proceed. 

This is an informal opportunity for you to ask questions about my professional background and experience as well as for me to learn a little more about how best I can help you.

Whilst these sessions are usually carried out in person; online and telephone introductory sessions are available. 

Call or email to arrange a consultation.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling

Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS2
07925154358
Contact John for session rate.

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I offer a safe space to talk without any of those barriers, will listen without judgement and help you make sense of things to find a way forward. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in central Leeds.

I provide unlimited counselling and psychotherapy for a range of issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger, relationship difficulties and trauma. I can also help if you're feeling stuck and unsure how to move forward.

Practice description

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University and a Post Grad in Observational Psychotherapy from Leeds University. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic models that I integrate to meet my clients’ individual needs. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their Standards and Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Experience

I have specialist knowledge and experience of working with peope from all walks of life with a wide variety of presentations, particularly groups such as:

Childhood Trauma & Sexual Abuse – The word ‘trauma’ often conjures images of fatal accidents, war and violence but as children we often experience trauma with a small t – incidents that we may later dismiss or minimise, but that have a lasting impact on our mental and emotional wellbeing. I have worked in a service dedicated to helping adults work through difficult and traumatic childhood experiences including bullying, parental separation and divorce, abandonment and neglect, volatile and violent family environments and emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

Male Clients – I am passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental health issues for men. I strongly believe that reaching out for help when you’re struggling shows great strength and have helped male clients explore and overcome limiting beliefs and traumatic experiences to achieve positive results.

I receive specialist mentoring by attending regular supervision in line with BACP guidelines. This enhances the quality of the service I offer, ensures my work meets professional standards, advances my learning, stimulates creativity, and supports me to maintain resilience and fitness to practice.

My first session

After an initial phone assessment to discuss practical issues and to give you a greater sense of my suitability to work with you, our first session is as much about getting to know you and what you need and want from therapy. It's about listening to you, allowing you the opportunity to say out loud those things left unsaid elsewhere.

Together we will devise our work together, incorporating the strands of your life so that the sessions support you going forward.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited