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Pluralistic and narrative perspective in psychotherapy; methodological issues in psychotherapy research; social, cultural and organisational contexts of counselling, psychotherapy and mental health care; the use of counselling skills by non-psychologists; patient/user perceptions of mental health needs and therapy outcomes.



  • Professor Emeritus of Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee

  • Professor of Counselling Studies, University of Keele, 1990-99

  • Training in person-centred psychotherapy and marital therapy

  • PhD Psychology, Edinburgh University, 1977

Emneord: Avdeling for klinisk psykologi, Klinisk psykologi



McLeod, J.  (2013) An Introduction to Counselling. 5th edn. Maidenhead, UK: Open University

McLeod, J. (2013) An Introduction to Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage

McLeod, J. (2011) Qualitative Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy. 2nd edn. London: Sage

McLeod, J. and McLeod, J. (2011) Counselling Skills. 2nd edn. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press

Cooper, M. and McLeod, J. (2011) Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage

McLeod, J., Elliott, R. and Wheeler, S. (2010) A Training Manual in Research Skills and Awareness for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Lutterworth, UK: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

McLeod, J. (2010) Case Study Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage

Angus, L. and McLeod, J. (eds)(2004) The Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy: Practice, Theory and Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

McLeod, J. (1997) Narrative and Psychotherapy . London: Sage

Vitenskapelige artikler og bokkapitler

McLeod, J. (2013) Qualitative research: methods and contributions. In M.J. Lambert (ed.)  Bergin and Garfield’s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change, 5th edn (pp. 49-84), New York: Wiley

Thurston, M. & McLeod, J. (2012) Counselling for sight loss. Using Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design methods to explore outcome and common factors. Counselling Psychology Review, 27, 56-70

Watson, V., Cooper, M., McArthur, K. & McLeod, J. (2012) Helpful therapeutic processes: Client activities, therapist activities and helpful effects. European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health, 14, 77-89

McLeod, J. (2012) What do clients want from therapy? A practice-friendly review of research into client preferences.  European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health, 14, 19-32

McLeod, J. (2010) The effectiveness of workplace counselling: a systematic review’,Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 10, 238-48

McLeod, J. (2009) A framework for the practice of embedded counselling:  the significance of the story’. In S.Trygged and S. Larsson (eds) Counselling i Socialt Arbete. Stockholm: Gothia Forlag

McLeod, J. (2008) Outside the therapy room. In C. Backe (ed.) Veiledernettverket.University of Agder Press

Cooper, M. &McLeod, J.(2007) A pluralistic framework for counselling and psychotherapy: implications for research. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 7, 135-143

Daniel, T. & McLeod, J. (2006) Weighing up the evidence: a qualitative analysis of how person-centred counsellors evaluate the effectiveness of their practice. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 6, 244-249

Macmillan, M. & McLeod, J. (2006) Letting go: the client’s experience of relational depth.Person-centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 5, 277-292

Berger, R. & McLeod, J. (2006) Incorporating nature into therapy: a framework for practice. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 25, 80-94

Moerman, M. & McLeod, J. (2006) Person-centred counselling for alcohol-related problems: the client’s experience of self in the therapeutic relationship. Person-centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 5, 21-35

McLeod, J. (2006) Narrative thinking and the emergence of postpsychological therapies. Narrative Inquiry, 16, 211- 229

McLeod, J. (2005) Counseling and psychotherapy as cultural work. In L.T. Hoshmand (ed) Culture, psychotherapy and counseling: critical and integrative perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Angus, L. & McLeod, J. (2004) Self-multiplicity and narrative expression in psychotherapy. In  H.J.M. Hermans and G. Dimaggio (eds) The dialogical self in psychotherapy. London: Brunner-Routledge

McLeod, J. (2004) Social construction, narrative and psychotherapy. In The Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy: Practice, Theory and Research (ed. Lynne Angus and John McLeod). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

McLeod, J. (2004) The significance of narrative and storytelling in postpsychological counseling and psychotherapy. In A. Lieblich, D. McAdams and R. Josselson (eds) Healing plots: the narrative basis of psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

McLeod, J. (2003) Lists, Stories, and Dreams: Strategic Invitation to Relationship in Psychotherapy Narrative’.  In Patterson, W. (ed).  Strategic Narrative: New Perspectives on the Power of Personal and Cultural Stories.  New York: Lexington

McLeod, J. (2002) Research Policy and Practice in Person-centered and Experiential Therapy: restoring coherence.  Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies.  1, 87-101

Grafanaki, S. & McLeod, J. (2002) Experiential congruence: qualitative analysis of client and counsellor narrative accounts.  Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 2, 20-32

Kadam, U., Croft, P. & McLeod, J. (2001) A qualitative study of patients' views on anxiety and depression. British Journal of General Practice, 51, 375-380

Balamoutsou, S. & McLeod, J. (2001) A method for qualitative narrative analysis of psychotherapy transcripts. In J. Frommer and D. Rennie (eds) Qualitative psychotherapy research: methods and methodology. Lengerich: Pabst, (pp. 128-152)

McLeod, J. (2001) An administrative reality: some problems with the use of self-report questionnaire measures of adjustment in counselling/psychotherapy outcome research.Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 1, 215-226

McLeod, J. & Lynch, G. (2000)  'This is our life': strong evaluation in psychotherapy narrative. European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health, 3, 389-406

McLeod, J. (2000) The contribution of qualitative research to psychotherapy outcome research” in S. Goss and N. Rowland (eds) Evidence-based care and the psychological therapies. London: Routledge

McLeod, J., Johnston & Griffin, J. (2000) A naturalistic study of the effectiveness of time-limited counselling with low-income clients. European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health, 3, 263-78

Balamoutsou, S. & McLeod, J. (2000) Narrative process in the assimilation of a problematic experience: qualitative analysis of a single case. Zeitshcrift fur qualitative Bildungs - Beratungs - und Sozialforschung, 2, 283-302

Bartlam, B. & McLeod, J. (2000) Infertility counselling: the ISSUE experience of setting up a telephone counselling service. Patient Education and Counselling, 41, 313-321

McLeod, J. (1999) A narrative social constructionist approach to therapeutic empathy. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 12, 377-394

Grafanki, S. & McLeod, J. (1999) Narrative processes in the construction of helpful and hindering events in experiential psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 9, 289-303

McLeod, J. (1999) Human experience on trial: power and exclusion in psychotherapy research. Universities Psychotherapy Association Review, 7, 15-25

Balamoutsou, S. & McLeod, J. (1996) Representing narrative processes in therapy: qualitative analysis of a single case. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 9, 61‑76

Grafanaki, S. & McLeod, J. (1995) Client and counsellor narrative accounts of congruence during the most helpful and hindering events of an initial counselling session. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 8, 311-324

Ryan, A. & McLeod, J. (1993) Therapeutic factors in a therapy group for older women.British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 21, 64-71

McLeod, J. & McLeod, J. (1993) The relationship between personal philosophy and effectiveness in counsellors. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 6, 121-129

McLeod, J. (1992) The story of Henry Murray's diagnostic council : a case study in the demise of a scientific method. Clinical Psychology Forum, 44, 6-12

McLeod, J. (1984) Group process as drama. Small Group Behavior, 15, 319-332

Mearns, D. & McLeod, J. (1984) A person-centred approach to research. In R. Levant and J. Shlien (eds) Client-centred therapy and the person-centred approach : new directions. New York: Praeger

  • Råbu, Marit; Mcleod, John; Tønnessen, Tyra & Moltu, Christian (2020). Creating art from research: A theatre play based on research interviews with senior therapists. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.  ISSN 0306-9885. . doi: 10.1080/03069885.2020.1755419 Vis sammendrag
  • Finnerty, Marcella & Mcleod, John (2019). A qualitative study of the principles that self-defined integrative therapists in Ireland perceive as underpinning their practice. Journal of psychotherapy integration.  ISSN 1053-0479.  29(4), s 345- 358 . doi: 10.1037/int0000128
  • Råbu, Marit; Mcleod, John; Haavind, Hanne; Bernhardt, Ida S.; Nissen-Lie, Helene A & Moltu, Christian (2019). How psychotherapists make use of their experiences from being a client: Lessons from a collective autoethnography. Counselling Psychology Quarterly.  ISSN 0951-5070. . doi: 10.1080/09515070.2019.1671319 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Sundet, Rolf & Mcleod, John (2019). Familieterapi som en pluralistisk orientert, familiebasert praksis., I: Lennart Lorås & Ottar Ness (red.),  Håndbok i familieterapi.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-450-2790-7.  Kapitel 20.  s 267 - 282
  • Bernhardt, Ida S.; Nissen-Lie, Helene A; Moltu, Christian; Mcleod, John & Råbu, Marit (2018). "It's both a strength and a drawback." How therapists' personal qualities are experienced in their professional work. Psychotherapy Research.  ISSN 1050-3307.  29(7), s 959- 970 . doi: 10.1080/10503307.2018.1490972
  • Lavik, Kristina O.; Frøysa, Helga; Brattebø, Karen Fadnes; Mcleod, John & Moltu, Christian (2018). The First Sessions of Psychotherapy: A Qualitative Meta-Analysis of Alliance Formation Processes. Journal of psychotherapy integration.  ISSN 1053-0479.  28(3), s 348- 366 . doi: 10.1037/int0000101
  • Reichelt, Sissel; Skjerve, Jan Eirik & Mcleod, John (2018). Topic-focused analysis in a case of integrative psychotherapy with a father fearing his own anger. European Journal of Psychotherapy.  ISSN 1364-2537.  20(2), s 134- 163 . doi: 10.1080/13642537.2018.1459769 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Benum, Kirsten; Oddli, Hanne; Stänicke, Erik & Mcleod, John (2017). How Usual is Treatment as Usual? Experienced Therapists’ Reflections on Participation in Practice-based Research.. Counselling Psychology Quarterly.  ISSN 0951-5070. . doi: 10.1080/09515070.2017.1397502 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Oddli, Hanne; Kjøs, Peder & Mcleod, John (2017). Negotiating Credibility: The Peer Review Process in Clinical Research.. Qualitative psychology journal.  ISSN 2326-3598. . doi:
  • Oddli, Hanne & Mcleod, John (2017). Knowing-in-relation: How experienced therapists integrate different sources of knowledge in actual clinical practice. Journal of psychotherapy integration.  ISSN 1053-0479.  27(1), s 107- 119 . doi: 10.1037/int0000045
  • Reichelt, Sissel; Skjerve, Jan Eirik & Mcleod, John (2017). Topic-focused analysis of verbal interaction in a case of integrative therapy with a young woman presenting with symptoms of depression. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.  ISSN 0306-9885.  45(1), s 42- 55 . doi: 10.1080/03069885.2016.1167165 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Revell, Stephanie & Mcleod, John (2017). Therapists’ experience of walk and talk therapy: A descriptive phenomenological study. European Journal of Psychotherapy.  ISSN 1364-2537.  19(3), s 267- 289 . doi: 10.1080/13642537.2017.1348377
  • Råbu, Marit & Mcleod, John (2017). Wisdom in professional knowledge: Why it can be valuable to listen to the voices of senior psychotherapists. Psychotherapy Research.  ISSN 1050-3307.  28(5), s 776- 792 . doi: 10.1080/10503307.2016.1265685 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Benum, Kirsten; Haavind, Hanne & Mcleod, John (2016). A Life-Saving Therapy: The Theory-Building Case of "Cora".. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy.  ISSN 1553-0124.  12(3), s 158- 193
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Mcleod, John; Benum, Kirsten & Haavind, Hanne (2016). Response to Commentaries on A Life-Saving Therapy: The Theory-Building Case of "Cora": Conceptualizing the Complexity of Change in Psychotherapy: The Case of “Cora”. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy.  ISSN 1553-0124.  12(3), s 224- 237
  • Mcleod, John (2016). Everyday life, manifesto-writing and the texture of human agency. European Journal of Psychotherapy.  ISSN 1364-2537.  18(4), s 415- 423 . doi: 10.1080/13642537.2016.1260621
  • Mcleod, John & Sundet, Rolf (2016). Integrative and eclectic approaches and pluralism, In Mick Cooper & Windy Dryden (ed.),  The Handbook of Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.  Sage Publications.  ISBN 978-1-4739-0398-2.  Chap..  s 158 - 169
  • Reichelt, Sissel; Skjerve, Jan Eirik & Mcleod, John (2016). Topic-focused analysis of verbal interaction in a case of integrative therapy for depression and emotional turmoil. Journal of psychotherapy integration.  ISSN 1053-0479.  27(2), s 236- 253 . doi: 10.1037/int0000057
  • Skjerve, Jan Eirik; Reichelt, Sissel & Mcleod, John (2016). Topic change processes in psychotherapy: a case study approach. Qualitative Research in Psychology.  ISSN 1478-0887.  13(4), s 271- 288 . doi: 10.1080/14780887.2016.1196405
  • Sundet, Rolf & Mcleod, John (2016). Narrative approaches and pluralism, In Mick Cooper & Windy Dryden (ed.),  The Handbook of Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.  Sage Publications.  ISBN 978-1-4739-0398-2.  Chap..  s 147 - 157

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  • Lavik, Kristina O.; Mcleod, John & Moltu, Christian (2019). The first five sessions study: Preliminary findings from a qualitative micro-process study of alliance formation processes.
  • Clarke, Jeremy; Mcleod, John; Sundet, Rolf & Oddli, Hanne (2018). The concept of causality in psychotherapy research: alternative and critical perspectives.
  • Stänicke, Erik; Mcleod, John; Thornquist, Hans Hella & Thoresen, Lars Henrik Kaasen (2018). Beyond the illusion of mental health: making sense of cases where there is a discrepancy between qualitative and quantitative assessments of problem severity and outcome - A paradoxical outcome in therapy - Making sense of deterioration on psychometric assessments, when the client experienced the therapy as helpful.
  • Mcleod, John & Råbu, Marit (2017). Wisdom in professional knowledge: Developing a contextualized understanding of insights from senior psychotherapists.
  • Oddli, Hanne; Nissen-Lie, Helene A; Mcleod, John; Rønnestad, Michael Helge & Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2017). Goal consensus between client and therapist. A mixed-method study..
  • Benum, Kirsten; Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Oddli, Hanne; Øiestad, Guro & Mcleod, John (2016). The journey towards becoming an integrative psychotherapist: Teaching integration in as a perspective on theory, research and practice..
  • Mcleod, John; Råbu, Marit; Moltu, Christian & Haavind, Hanne (2016). Researcher reflexivity: Taking account of personal meaning of investigating the integration of Professional and personal knowledge.
  • Oddli, Hanne & Mcleod, John (2016). Understanding psychotherapy integration: qualitative analyses of how experienced psychotherapists integrate knowledge in actual practice.

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Publisert 18. feb. 2013 09:05 - Sist endret 8. juli 2019 14:49