MIA LAKE (Dip Coun)...LS1 & LS17
32 Sovereign Street
Life can be hard when you are experiencing difficulties or when you are trying to make sense of things.
You may want to explore some of your feelings and by looking at this website, you are taking your first step to being honest with yourself.
You may have suffered a loss of some description, you may be experiencing a sense of loneliness, feeling anxious, have low self-esteem or you may have symptoms of depression. There may be other reasons for wanting to talk...
HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP...
You may have things going on in your life that make it difficult to speak with family, friends or others you would normally trust.
Life can be confusing at times, whether you are a woman, man or young person and dealing with a crisis can sometimes leave you feeling helpless and alone.
The counselling service at MindMove is completely confidential and offers YOU the time each week to look at the things in your life that are causing discomfort.
Having a dedicated space, away from everything or everyone you know, can allow you time to think and see things clearer.
Providing you with an environment that is comfortable, and safe where you are free to explore how you are feeling, can be so helpful in moving your mind forward, from that ‘stuck’ place you may find yourself in.
I am a Person Centred Counsellor, experienced in working with many different types of people and issues.
How do I know if I will get along with my counsellor?
I fully appreciate that speaking to a counsellor for the first time, can feel like a huge step. This is why I suggest we speak first on the telephone first. This way, we can be sure we feel comfortable to begin. Having this telephone conversation will allow me the opportunity to introduce myself and to give you an idea of how I can help. For you, it allows you the chance to briefly explain some of the things you are struggling with.
Our first session
In our first session, we will sign a counselling contract stating the time and day of the week we will meet. This doesn't mean you can't change the time or day, with notice.
When you are comfortable we can begin the session and you can choose what you want to discuss first. You can take your time, going at your own pace.
While you take your time to 'unravel' some of the things you are struggling to make sense of, I will be alongside you. I can help you explore some of your emotions and feelings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working for a Leeds based charity, seeing adult clients (age 18 plus) with many different issues, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, issues with sleep, work problems, personality disorder, Bipolar, relationship issues, eating issues and weight anxiety to name some.
I currently work with young people in a High School setting as well as seeing my own private clients of all ages.
Please see below to give you an idea of my my training, qualifications and experience:
Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Counselling.
Counselling Level 1
Counselling Level 2
Male Sexual Exploitation
Child Sexual Exploitation
Resilience Training - Young Minds
I continue my personal development through working with clients, through clinical supervision and ongoing training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Personality Disorder, PTSD, Self Image, Low self-esteem & worth, Chronic illness. Relationship issues, Mid-life crisis, Bereavement, Self-harm.
My fees are £40.00 per session.
Discounts for those on lower incomes and those in financially difficulty.
I follow the guidelines of the BACP (British Ass of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and by doing so I offer a confidential and professional service to my clients.
I can see clients in Leeds City Centre as well as Alwoodley.
There are parking bays surrounding my therapy room in Leeds Centre and public transport links by bus or rail.
There is free parking at the therapy room at Alwoodley, along with a regular bus service from the City Centre and other areas.
I also offer counselling via Face-time (via iPhone technology).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client