Soula Poku, MBACP Registered, MA Psychotherapy And Counselling
Leeds Bridge House
I am an integrative psychotherapist and I offer short–term, long-term and time-limited therapy to adolescents and adults, depending on the nature of their issues and their available time frame.
My clients come from a range of different backgrounds and present a broad spectrum of mental health issues, ranging from work-related stress and anxiety, to low self-esteem, chronic depression or trauma. My previous experience as an educator has enriched my work as a counsellor, where I am able to work collaboratively with parents regarding their relationship with their children, especially in cases of additional challenges such as having to cope with autistic spectrum conditions or ADHD.
The core of my training is relational and I also incorporate psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive approaches. I always try and view my clients within a wider framework, taking into account, not only their emotional and personal, but also social, economic, cultural and physical factors that might affect their health.
My aim is to empower my clients to make the changes they want in their life through a collaborative and non-judgmental relationship.
Counselling can help you to:
- Bring about positive changes in your life
- Develop your sense of well-being
- Enrich your understanding of yourself
- Explore your emotions, thoughts and behaviour
- Develop the skills to manage the problems presented
- Improve your relationships
- Manage stress
- Plan and set goals
What would your life look like if therapy was to be successful? A clear picture of what you wish to achieve by the end of the therapy process is a great place to start.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Psychotherapy & Counselling, University of Leeds
Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory, University of Leeds
BA (Hons) Education & English, Nottingham Trent University
I have regular supervision and attend frequent CPD training, more recently regarding:
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Autistic Spectrum Conditions
- Safeguarding Children and Young People
- Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Working with Complex and Difficult Cases
- Alternative Ways of Working (using creative mediums)
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) which confirms that I am fit, competent and that my work is of a high standard.
I have been working for two multi-purpose charities within the last few years, Leeds Counselling and Barca. Both organisations have offered me the opportunity to work with clients who have presented a variety of issues, ranging from damaged self-esteem, anxiety or bereavement to suicidal tendencies or sexual abuse affecting both men and women.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Introductory Session: £ 25 (50 minutes)
Subsequent Sessions: £40 per session (50 minutes)
Concessions available for students and people on low income.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy at Leeds Counselling, conveniently located within the centre of Leeds. My work at Leeds Counselling is based within their Private Therapy Service and takes place on Wednesdays between 12.30 and 3.30pm. For further information, please refer to my website.
For any other enquiries, please get in touch by telephone or email; I will endeavour to respond to you within the same day.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Every Wednesday between 12.30 and 3.30pm