Lesley Dowd - BSc, MBACP
25a Park Square
Out Of The Blue Counselling & Psychotherapy Space
Pool In Wharfedale, Otley
Life is rarely straightforward and I do recognise that there are times when we become unable to see a way through our difficulties. As a Relational Counsellor I offer confidential therapy, for both individuals and couples, to help with those troubling times in your life.
Each client is unique which is why I integrate various theoretical approaches to suit your 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 or troubling feelings, at a pace you feel comfortable with, so that change can take place and you can consider new options.
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.
If you have any questions I would be happy to discuss them with you before making an appointment. Please call me on (07803 060215) or, if you prefer, please send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
- BSc Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- Diploma (HE) Therapeutic Counselling
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
St Michael’s Talking Spaces, Harrogate: Volunteer Counsellor
Leeds Wellbeing,: Volunteer Counsellor
- Samaritans, Harrogate
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.
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
I practice from Leeds City Centre and Pool in Wharfedale, near Otley.
Individual sessions: £45 for 50 minutes
Couples: From £55 for 1 hour
Concessions occasionally available for those on a low income and students
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|