Phil Haigh - Registered MBACP
9A Hunslet Road
If you've landed here the chances are you’re either worried about how you are feeling or you're struggling to cope alone. We all have times in life when we need some extra support and it can be overwhelming to know where to look or who to turn to.
If you've noticed some of the following:
- Beating yourself up but feeling powerless to change
- Relationships you care about beginning to suffer
- Feeling trapped, frustrated or numb
- Not enjoying the things that normally bring you pleasure
- Avoiding socialising and isolating yourself
- Feeling scared of your feelings and what they might mean
Maybe you feel like you need some space away from your situation to talk things through.
As an experienced Counsellor, I can help you to untangle your thoughts and feelings, understand what is happening for you and help you move forwards in a way which works for you.
My aim is to offer you an open and honest place to air your thoughts or feelings, where you feel genuinely understood without having to worry about the response you might receive. I will give you the space and freedom to better understand yourself, relationships with others and gain perspective on your situation.
With seven years of experience in helping people to work through problems and patterns in life, I am committed to helping you move forwards in a way which works for you.
So what might the first session involve?
Our initial meeting will give you the opportunity to see how you feel about working with me without making any commitments. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and to tell me as much as you're comfortable with about your hopes or expectations for counselling.
It will also give me the opportunity to give you a sense of what I can offer and ensure that I understand the nature of what you are looking for help with. If you then feel that you are happy to continue we can arrange a flexible appointment to suit you.
Some of the benefits of counselling include :
- Feeling listened to and understood without judgement.
- Developing a greater sense of control over your life and take action.
- Being more at ease with yourself without having to put on an act.
- Communicating openly and honestly in relationships without fear of conflict.
- Restoring your sense of purpose, feeling more in tune with your instincts and passions.
- Becoming more resilient, flexible, and spontaneous in your response to life events.
If you’re considering taking the first steps but you still feel you have unanswered questions, please do contact me with any questions, I understand just how difficult it can be and I’m happy to respond to any concerns you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
With over 7 years experience I have worked extensively with adults aged 18 and over from different backgrounds with a range of problems including:
Affairs and Betrayals
Loss & Bereavement
Low Self Esteem
My training included a voluntary placement at a holistic charity in Leeds, counselling people from some the most deprived areas of Leeds through a wide range of issues. This was a valuable experience enabling me to work with a diverse range of people with very different problems.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a counsellor and member of the BACP I am also committed to working within a code of professional ethics.
BSC Therapeutic Counselling
Professional Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate Therapeutic Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Shame and Shameful feelings
Initial appointments are offered at the reduced rate of £20 to allow you to establish how you feel about working with me. It will also allow me to find out what has brought you to counselling and what you are looking to gain so we can work together effectively.
Further individual sessions will be for one hour and are charged at £40 per session. I also offer discounted rates for unwaged or students.
Please feel free to drop me an email with any questions you might have and ill get back to you within 24 hours.
Flexible evening and daytime appointments available in Leeds City Centre and LS10.
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Flexible evening and daytime appointments available
Types of client