Nick Hoare, MA, MBACP registered

Nick Hoare, MA, MBACP registered

9a Hunslet Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JQ

07504528016

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9a Hunslet Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JQ

07504528016

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile page, where you will learn about how I work as a therapist and how to get things started if you would like to arrange an appointment.

You might prefer to find out more through a brief telephone conversation. In an initial 15 minute call we can discuss your situation, and I can offer you a view of whether therapy may be helpful at this time, as well as answer any questions that you might have. This might be especially useful if you have not seen a counsellor before, and would like to find out more about what's involved. A call at this stage would be free of charge and there would be no expectation to proceed further if you don't feel ready.

Please just leave a message with a good time for me to call you back and we can take it from there.

How I work

I work as a relational therapist, currently as a sessional counsellor with Leeds Mind and in private practice. I work from the understanding that who we are and how we make sense of our lives is deeply informed by the ways in which we relate to others, and also to ourselves. I maintain a confidential, reliable and non-judgemental space to explore and establish new ways of understanding and responding to your situation and the problems you face. My task is to work with whatever you bring. Often this will focus upon how things are for you now, but at times we may learn from other perspectives; such as how your life-story and history may help us in understanding your situation more fully.

The ways in which we describe and make sense of our situations is hugely varied. I draw upon many years of mental health experience in engaging and supporting individuals in distress. My priority is always to attend to our way of working together; reflecting upon your own unique experience. It is this which underpins my approach at all times. I will regularly invite you to reflect upon what is happening for you in the counselling process. Progress in therapy is made by gaining new ways of understanding relationships of all kinds; including the counselling relationship. My job is to provide the conditions and opportunities in which you may freely explore what is happening for you. The more fully we are able to achieve this, the more valuable therapy can become.

I offer an initial session at £25 and £40 thereafter. I am able to offer both longer term therapy as well as briefer, short-term work. As therapy sessions progress, a greater sense of what you need will become clearer, and this will continue to inform our overall length of work.


My experience as a therapist

My experience as a therapist is informed through the wide range of therapeutic settings I have worked in since 1998; where I have worked closely in supporting individuals as well as facilitating group based services within a range of organisations. I have supported many individuals struggling with moderate issues or problems, as well as working closely with individuals living with enduring mental health issues and concerns. All my work has been underpinned by effective supervision and reflection, which I use to respond to the unique circumstances and experiences that every client brings to therapy.

My formal training in Counselling began through completing an HE Certificate in Counselling and Interpersonal skills. I hold a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Leeds University, which consisted of a 2 year post graduate diploma training and a final third year of clinical psychotherapy research; evaluating and developing my practice as a therapist further.

As a qualified therapist I worked for two years as a counselling services manager, supporting therapists and coordinating the clinical practice of the service. This has added to my commitment in what counselling can achieve, and to further reflect on what has worked well in therapy; from multiple perspectives. I have in excess of 500 hours of formal counselling with clients.

I am passionate in my belief that we have a profound capacity for growth and change and that talking therapies can offer a real opportunity for this; often taking us far beyond what may have seemed fixed and unmovable.


Next steps..

In an initial session you will have the opportunity to find out much more about what therapy might be like for you, and this will help both of us decide whether to proceed with further sessions. It is important you feel able enough to begin a process in which you are likely to feel uncertain - it is working through this together that often becomes a meaningful element or stage in therapy. You may currently feel unsure as to how many sessions would be useful for you, and this is understandable. It is through engaging in a process with a counsellor that you'll be more able to answer this question. Your own decision making in therapy, and my capacity to support you in this, is a vital ingredient to the work; towards recovery and positive change.

If you are interested in either arranging an initial session or just to speak on the phone at this stage please contact me. If I’m not able to answer please leave a telephone number and I'll be in touch to discuss things further with you.

Thank you


Nick Hoare Counselling (2017)

Training, qualifications & experience

HE Cert Counselling and Interpersonal skills (Leeds Beckett) 2009-2010

MA Psychotherapy and Counselling (Leeds University) 2011-2014

Numerous additional training courses including :

Bereavement counselling
Substance misuse and dual diagnosis
Working with Psychosis and Personality disorders
Working with overdosing and self harming behaviours
Maintaining professional boundaries
Mental health awareness training
Autism awareness training
Solution focused interventions

I maintain a commitment to ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) as a therapeutic practitioner.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

A note on descriptions of presenting problems.

I have experience of working with individuals struggling with a wide range of presenting problems or life situations. General descriptions of problems or working with a diagnosis can often provide a helpful point of reference, but I have learnt that it is through developing your own language to what is happening for you that we are most likely to find helpful and meaningful ways forward.

Fees

£25 for an initial session, £40 for all sessions following this.

Sessions last for 50 minutes.

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS10 1JQ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Daytime and Evening City Centre

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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