Shelly James

Shelly James

The Tower Clinic
8 Tinshill Lane
West Yorkshire
LS16 7AP


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The Tower Clinic
8 Tinshill Lane
West Yorkshire
LS16 7AP


About me

I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor, Coach and Parenting Advisor in Leeds. I work with adults, couples, groups, children and adolescents. I am a member of the BACP and I am on the Voluntary Register of Counsellors.

There are a many different types of therapy. I am qualified in the Relational Approach which puts the relationship between client and therapist at the forefront of the work. We will work together to best understand what life is like for you now and how you would like it to be. Once we have met for our initial session we will agree a number of sessions to begin with (usually 6). For some this may be enough, for other many more may be required.

I currently work from The Tower Clinic in Cookridge, which has free car parking and is accessible.

Training, qualifications & experience

DIP HE Therapeutic Counselling
Dip in Relationship Counselling
Dip in Counselling Children and Adolescents
STEPS Confidence and Self Esteem Building Coach
Incredible Years Parenting Practitioner
Mindfulness Practitioner.

CPD includes: Anger & aggression management, Working with trauma and phobias, understanding the fundamentals of sex addiction, domestic violence, working with depression, transgender awareness, sexuality & identity etc.

I have over 1200 hours of BACP registered practice and have worked successfully with individuals, couples and groups in areas such as: Anxiety, sadness, bereavement, depression, divorce, abuse, anger and aggression, self harm, habits & phobias, poor relationship with food, image and identity issues, relationship difficulties, stress, work related issues, sexual problems, bullying, fears, bereavement, weight issues, poor health and low self esteem. Please feel free to contact me even if you are struggling with an issue that isn't listed here as we may still be able to work together.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight loss
Parent/child relationship breakdown
Historical abuse
Cultural issues

Photos & videos

  • BACP
  • Dementia
  • BACP


Counselling - 50 minute session: £40.00

Couples - 60 minutes £60.00

Telephone Counselling- 40 minute session: £35.00

Coaching sessions: 50minutes £40.00

Group coaching sessions: 60 minutes 3-10 people £30 per person.

Parenting sessions: 60 minutes £40.00 for one parent/carer £60.00 for both parents/carers.

Reduced fees for students/ children and those on a low income.

Fees subject to review April each year.


Please contact me for details of my next mindfulness course.

Further information


Your sessions will remain private; however the following exceptions are in place. As a therapist who follows the BACP code of ethics I receive Clinical Supervision to ensure I am offering my clients the best possible, safe and ethical practice. I may therefore discuss the sessions with my supervisor who is also bound by the same code of ethics. In the unlikely event that I believe there may be a serious risk to you or someone else it may be necessary to discuss referring this to another agency.

I will always discuss these exceptions on your assessment session. Please feel free to ask any questions surrounding this.

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS16 7AP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Day times and evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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