Ms Julia McLeod

Lecturer

School School of Social and Health Sciences

Department Division of Mental Health Nursing and Counselling

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8507

Biography

1981-84 University of Wolverhampton, BA (Hons) (Psychology)
1985-87 University of Wolverhampton, Postgraduate Diploma in Applications of Psychology
1991 University of Wolverhampton, MSc in Applications of Psychology
2010 Queen Margaret University, MSc in Transactional Analysis Counselling

Professional qualifications

1994-95 Keele University, Certificate in Counselling
2005-09 Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute, Edinburgh: Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
2008 COSCA Accredited Trainer
2010 BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

 

I’m a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I’m also the author of Counselling skills: a practical guide for counsellors and helping professionals published by Open University Press.

My academic background is psychology.  I graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with BA (Hons) in Psychology in 1984.  I also hold an MSc in Applications of Psychology, an MSc in Transactional Analysis Counselling and a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.

From a research perspective, my work focuses on the counselling process and the outcome of counselling for people with long-term health conditions.  I’m also interested in the experiences of therapy from the perspective of the client.

I have published extensively on the effectiveness of counselling, pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy and counselling for long term health conditions. 

I’m also an accredited trainer with Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA).

MSc Counselling

BSc Psychology and Counselling 

 

The process and outcome of counselling for people with long-term health conditions
Experiences of therapy from the point of view of the client.

McLeod, J. & McLeod, J. (1993) The relationship between personal philosophy and effectiveness in counsellors Counselling Psychology Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 2, 121 9, 1993

McLeod, J. & McLeod, J. (2001) How effective is workplace counselling? A review of the research literature Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 1(3) 184-91

McLeod, J. & McLeod, J. (2011) Counselling skills: a practical guide for counsellors and helping professionals  (2nd edn.) Open University Press

Widdowson, M., Banks, K., McLeod, J. & Mountain C. (1212) Affirmative and sceptic briefs and rebuttals International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research 3(1) 25-31

McLeod, J., McLeod, J., Cooper, M. and Dryden, W. (2013) Pluralistic therapy. In W. Dryden and A. Reeves (Eds) Handbook of Individual Therapy. (5th edn). London: Sage.

McLeod, J. (2013) Transactional Analysis psychotherapy with a woman suffering from Multiple Sclerosis; a systematic case study. Transactional Analysis Journal 43(3): 212-223

McLeod, J. (2013) Process and outcome in pluralistic Transactional Analysis counselling for long-term health conditions: a case series’, Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 13(1) 32-43

McLeod, J. & McLeod, J. (2014) Personal and professional Development for counsellors, psychotherapists and mental Health practitioners. Open University Press.

Smith, K. Shoemark, A., McLeod, J. & McLeod, J  (2014) Moving on: a case analysis of process and outcome in person-centred psychotherapy for health anxiety.  Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies.  13(2) 111-128

McLeod, J. & McLeod, J. (1915) Research on embedded counselling: An emerging topic of potential importance for the future of counselling psychology Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 25(1) 27-43

McLeod, J., Thurston, M. & McLeod, J. (2015). Case study methodologies. In Vossler, A. & Moller, N. (Eds.) The counselling and psychotherapy research handbook. (pp198 - 211). London: Sage.

Thurston, M., McLeod, J., & McLeod, J. (2015). How to use case study methodology with single client therapy data. In Vossler, A. & Moller, N. (Eds.) The counselling and psychotherapy research handbook. (pp 212 - 225). London: Sage.

Tilley. E., Mcleod, J., & McLeod, J. (2015) An exploratory study of value issues associated with training and practice in pluralistic counselling, Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, First published on line.

McLeod, J. &  Mcleod, J. (2016) Assessment and formulation in pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy. In Cooper, M. & Dryden, W. (Eds) The Handbook of Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, London: Sage

McLeod, J., Smith, K. & and Thurston, M. (2016) Training in pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy. In Cooper, M. & Dryden, W. (Eds) The Handbook of Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, London: Sage. 

McLeod, J., Thurston., M. & Smith,  K. (2016) Helping clients with health issues. In Cooper, M. & Dryden, W. (Eds) The Handbook of Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, London: Sage. 

Bowie, C., McLeod, Julia, & McLeod, John (2016). 'It was almost like the oppsite of what I needed': A qualitative exploration of client experiences of unhelpful therapy. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 16, 79-87.

Wall. J., McLeod, Julia, & McLeod, John (2016). Client preferences in counselling for alcohol problems: A qualitative investigation. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 16, 109-118

Stevens, K. & McLeod, J. 2018. Yoga as an adjunct to trauma-focused counselling for survivors of sexual violence: a qualitative study. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2018.1472368
 


 

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Funding

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Esteem

External Examiner - Counselling Skills programme, University of Dundee, 2009-12

COSCA Internal verifier, 2008-present

Knowledge Exchange

Counselling, long-term health conditions, psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis

Outreach

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