Tina Irving MBACP (Accred), DipHE, BA Hons
The Old Stable
Back Bailey's Place
First steps in seeking help can feel daunting and it's normal to feel apprehensive as you begin to take your first steps towards getting the help and support you are looking for. I hope that it may help to learn a little bit about me and how I work with clients.
I have 12 years experience of counselling in a wide variety of settings and I am now able to offer therapy to adult individuals and couples in comfortable and discreet premises close to the centre of Leeds in Headingley.
As a Relational Counsellor my core training at Leeds Metropolitan University drew on both Person-Centred and Psychodynamic traditions and this forms the basis of the way I work today. I will encourage you to consider working creatively with images and drawings and I use hypnotherapy techniques for relaxation and as part of working with anxiety and PTSD.
I aim to work alongside you and at your pace, in order that together we can fully explore and ultimately gain a better understanding of the difficulties you may be facing. It is also important to recognise the part that you play in your relationships with others and I hope to help you to consider your choices and when you might want to make changes so that significant relationships with others, as well as your relationship with yourself can be better.
Some clients prefer to work on a short-term basis (6 weeks +) whilst others would like to work for considerably longer - we can talk about what may be most appropriate for you during the initial session.
Here's what a few former clients have said about working with me
"I had a really useful set of counselling sessions with Tina through which I know myself better and am kinder to myself. I also understand some of my relationships better - past and present. Tina is warm, encouraging, supportive, professional, flexible and has a lovely sense of humour. I would highly recommend using her".
"Tina had endless patience and stuck with me through some very dark times. I am feeling so much better now and I would recommend her to anyone who is thinking about getting help".
"My experience of working with Tina has been insightful, challenging at times but above all very emotionally healing. I felt relaxed and at ease almost immediately and genuinely looked forward to our sessions. My anxiety is under control and I am a much happier person, better able to cope when life is tough. My personal relationships are stronger and I feel more in control at work. A very worthwhile and rewarding experience, thank you Tina."
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip H.E. Therapeutic Counselling
Leeds Metropolitan University
Cert H.E Counselling and Interpersonal Skills
Park Lane College, Leeds
Post Graduate Certificate in Couples Counselling
Leeds Psychotherapy Training Institute
Post Graduate Training in Rewind Technique for Trauma
Within Sight, Brighton
BA Hons - Drama with English, Photography and Television
I have worked with a broad range of clients in a wide variety of settings which include:
NHS IAPT Step 3 - Northpoint Wellbeing (formerly Leeds Counselling)
Community Counsellor (Children’s Centres) - Kirklees
Staff Counsellor – Leeds Counselling
Mind Matters Counselling and Mediation – Wakefield
Leeds Mind Counselling and Therapy Service – Headingley
Cruse Bereavement Support – Leeds
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I use Rewind Technique for PTSD and other anxiety issues and I have training in hypnotherapy techniques.
I have been using the Havening Technique successfully on clients, a technique which can have very positive and rapid results in reducing or eliminating anxiety, even when it is long-established and deeply-rooted.
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Individuals - £45 - per session (50 mins)
Students/Concs - £35 - per session (50 mins)
Couples - £65 per session (1 hour)
Telephone Counselling - £35 per session (50 mins)
How to Proceed
The best way to decide whether counselling is right for you and whether you would feel able to work with me, is to meet for an initial session.
I can be contacted by email or by phone and If I'm not available immediately, do leave a message and I will usually respond the same day and certainly within 24 hours.
I currently offer sessions in comfortable and discreet premises in Headingley on the following days, with both early morning and evening sessions a possibility:
I also have limited weekend availability and I am now able to offer telephone counselling on other days of the week, either on a regular basis or for 'in between' sessions if that would be helpful.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays and Wednesdays - early and late sessions available - please contact to discuss. It may also be possible to arrange for weekend sessions if required.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|