Dr Leyla Rafieian Taheri C.Psychol, D.Couns.Psy, Pg.Dip., BSc(Hons)
55 Great George Street
Due to high volume of referrals I am unable to take on any new referrals this year. Openings will be available from early 2018, please get in touch then. Thanks
I am an experienced and passionate psychologist with Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I run a private psychology practice in Leeds City Center offering therapeutic services to individuals and couples.
If you want to reduce stress and unwanted thinking in your life and become happier, you have come to the right place. Effective and evidence based therapies are available in a highly confidential environment. Here you can begin your healing process and become the master of your own happiness regardless of the complexities of your issues.
Meeting with a psychologist for the first time may seem daunting but in my experience the initial hesitation surpasses quickly and most people feel relieved and empowered after the first session. I am passionate about helping you find out how you can solve your difficulties and offer your first appointment at half price.
For more details about me and a full list of services, please visit my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed the doctoral degree in Psychology which ensures that I am highly trained and experienced in providing therapy. Over the years I have furthered my training in Transactional Analysis and as an Expert Witness assisting the courts in Civil Law cases.
I studied Counselling Psychology as this branch of psychology recognizes the primacy of the therapeutic relationship as well as psychological theory. Building therapeutic relationships with my clients is something I find of utmost importance. I am keen to provide you with a safe and confidential environment to expand your self confidence and to feel empowered in life.
Previously, I have worked in the NHS with young people who have experienced psychosis. I have also worked for charities with trauma survivors presenting with complex and chronic anxiety. Currently, I work in private practice as it is my preferred area, allowing me to work with people from various strands of life affected by diverse debilitating issues such as anxiety, guilt, anger, depression, relational difficulties, pain management, sexual difficulties, sleeping problems, stress, OCD and others.
I abide by ethical standards set by the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council UK. This way you can feel reassured that the treatment you receive is ethical and evidence based.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Expert Witness Services
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
Photos & videos
I work from therapy rooms near Millenium Square in Leeds City Centre with parking availability.
The sessions are usually held weekly and last 50 minutes.
Your first session is £35 and following sessions are £70 for individuals and £90 for couples.
Therapy available on Skype or telephone worldwide or local
I am also able to provide therapy in Farsi or Swedish.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Swedish, Farsi|
Available during the week, evenings and weekends (limited).
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|