Lesley Dowd - BSc, MBACP | Counselling Leeds & Otley

Lesley Dowd - BSc, MBACP | Counselling Leeds & Otley

25a Park Square

Out Of The Blue Counselling & Psychotherapy Space
Pool Road
Pool In Wharfedale
LS21 1EG

07803 060215

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25a Park Square

Out Of The Blue Counselling & Psychotherapy Space
Pool Road
Pool In Wharfedale
LS21 1EG

07803 060215

About me

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.

I offer both daytime and evening appointments from a discreet consulting room, with ample parking in Pool in Wharfedale, near Otley, as well as from a practice in Leeds City Centre.

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: lesley@lesleydowdcounselling.co.uk 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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I practice from Leeds City Centre and Pool in Wharfedale, near Otley.

Individual sessions: £45 for 50 minutes

Couples: £60 for 1 hour

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.

Concessions occasionally available for those on a low income and students

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS1 2PW
Otley, LS21 1EG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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