About me

I've been a therapist for fifteen years, and work in Ryedale as a Supervisor and Teacher at Redcar. I completed a three year training programme in Relational Counselling at the Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute, followed by an additional years training in Integrative Psychotherapy. I am also trained in Child Counselling and in Supervision.

I am an accredited Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Before training to be a therapist I worked as a teacher and senior manager in Schools and Colleges for thirty years. During this time I worked with a wide range of people of different ages and backgrounds who were often struggling with difficulties or disadvantages. In my last post I was responsible for student welfare, equal opportunities and child protection, as well as managing the College counselling service.

I am an accredited member of the UKCP, and am bound by their code of ethics and good practice. I am on the Board of Directors of Training and Counselling Teesside (TACT) and am programme leader for their Adult Psychotherapy training programme. I also attend UKCP meetings in London and York on behalf of TACT. I have personal indemnity insurance and receive monthly professional supervision. I regularly attend conferences, in the UK and abroad, and other training to keep pace with current developments in the field.

I find my work very rewarding. It is a privilege to help others to work through problems, understand themselves and grow, and the experience informs and enriches my work with all clients.

John Deacon, therapist for ten years, and work in Ryedale, on Teesside and with pupils and staff at a Secondary School in East Yorkshire

Contact me in confidence

Tel: 01653 698404 Mobile: 07964489880

Email: johndeacon33@btinternet.com