Lesley Dowd - BSc, MBACP | Counselling Leeds & Otley
25a Park Square
Out Of The Blue Counselling & Psychotherapy Space
Pool In Wharfedale
Life is rarely straightforward and I do recognise that there are times when we become unable to see a way through our difficulties. Mainly practising in the Relational Approach I offer therapy, for both individuals and couples, to help support you with those troubling times so you can consider new options and change can take place.
Incorporating other therapeutic models I will tailor the therapy to suit your unique needs. You may have relationship issues or be feeling overwhelmed by depression, stress or anxiety. Whether the difficulties you are experiencing are about your self, relationships with partners, family or friends, you can be honest without the fear of being judged. Together we will make sense of your painful thoughts and feelings at a pace you feel comfortable with.
Engaging in this process and becoming truly in touch with your feelings not only helps to heal the past, but also enables you to understand yourself better, offering healthier and more fulfilling relationships with others which will sustain you in all aspects of your life.
I offer various daytime and evening appointments:
I practice in Leeds City Centre from the Evolve Counselling and Therapy Centre which overlooks Park Square,
and Pool in Wharfedale, near Otley, from the Out of the Blue Counselling & Psychotherapy Space.
If you have any questions I would be happy to discuss them with you prior to making an appointment.
Please call me on 07803 060215 or, if you prefer, send an email:
email@example.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I follow a set of ethical principles and guidelines that underpin my practice. I maintain and enhance the quality of my work through regular supervision and continued professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
- BSc Therapeutic Counselling: Leeds Beckett University
- Certificate in Couples Counselling: Leeds Centre for Psychological Development
- Diploma (HE) Therapeutic Counselling: Leeds Beckett University
Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
Transactional Analysis (TA101)
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Rape Awareness Certificate
Counselling in Private Practice (couples & individuals)
ESCAYP: Counselling Children and Young People
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- Samaritans, Harrogate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
£45 - Individual Counselling
£60 - Couple Counselling
Please note I ask you to give me 24 hours notice of cancellation otherwise full fee is required as thiis is the time I have set aside to see you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|