Chris Powell

Chris Powell

4 Queen Street

0113 237 4974 / 07817 089352

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4 Queen Street

0113 237 4974 / 07817 089352

About me

I have over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist in the NHS and private practice and for 10 years was Head of Psychological therapies at the Tuke Centre in The Retreat, York. I have worked with many different individuals and couples, from many different backgrounds and with many types of difficulties.

My fundamental approach is that the most effective ways to deal with psychological problems are to address the underlying causes of problems and to improve your relationships.

I work with individuals, couples and groups.

I work from confidential consulting rooms in central Leeds with parking outside the door.

When you contact me I shall arrange a brief phone call to find out what kind of help you are looking for and to clarify what I can offer. If you want to continue we shall make an appointment for an initial meeting.

At our initial meeting I will help you clarify what it is you are wanting to deal with, and think with you about ways of doing that. If I find that I am not able to offer what you need I shall give you a recommendation for the kinds of help that are likely to suit you, and try to point you in an appropriate direction. If we both decide that we are able to work together we shall agree an initial number of sessions and review your progress as we go along.

I have appointments early morning, in office hours and in the evening.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

  • Member United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Member of Institute of Group Analysis
  • Institute of Group Analysis Training in Supervision
  • Accredited as Supervisor of Psychotherapy Trainees
  • Accredited as Therapist of Psychotherapy Trainees
  • Postgraduate Certificate Group Psychotherapy
  • Midlands Course in Group Work and Family Therapy
  • BA Psychology and Philosophy


  • Group Analyst, Psychotherapist, Supervisor  and Consultant, Spark
  • University of Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Behavioural Studies, Honorary Lecturer
  • Ministry of Justice PIPEs National Supervisor
  • The Tuke Centre, York, Psychotherapist and Group Analyst 2001-2016
  • The Retreat, York, Head of Psychological Therapies 2001-2011
  • NHS, Psychotherapist 1994-2001
  • Institute of Group Analysis, Accredited Training Supervisor
  • Institute of Group Analysis, Accredited Training Group Analyst

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Individual therapy

Assessment - 90 mins


Sessions – 50 mins


Couple therapy

Assessment - 90 mins


Sessions – 90 mins


Group therapy

Group assessment – 90 mins


Preparation sessions – 50 mins    


Group sessions – 90 mins

£140 monthly (£42 per session for 40 sessions annually)

Supervision and mentoring

Individual – per 60 mins


Individual – per 90 mins


Group – per person


Further information

How to decide what help will suit you
I have worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor for many years, and also have run a service managing psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors, providing a very wide range of therapies for all sorts of difficulties, from the most specialist to the everyday. That means I am well placed to help you think about what is available and what might suit you. This is affected not only by the types of problems you are facing, but also what you are like as a person, and what has brought you to your present position. If I think I can help you I will; if I don't, I will tell you so and point you somewhere that I think can.

I can also help you think about some options that are not so widely available, but very effective, such as joining an analytic group. This can seem like a daunting prospect, but given that so many of the problems that are experienced with thoughts or feelings are connected to other people or affect other people, it makes very good sense to work with other people to understand and deal with those problems. Group analysts specialise in helping people learn to work with others to address their difficulties, improve their relationships and experience greater security and satisfaction in their lives.

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS1 2TW

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 7.00 pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a qualified supervisor and accredited by the Institute of Group Analysis as a senior supervisor approved to supervise trainees as well as qualified psychotherapists.

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