Adeola Iluyomade

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MSc, MBACP- Registered & Accredited
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Leeds LS16 & LS1
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About me

I am passionate about what I do and know just how powerful talking things through can be in helping people navigate life's challenges at different points.

I offer a time out and give people space to talk, reflect on their difficulties and anxieties, and explore self-development, where nothing is too trivial. I know that given the right conditions, anyone can heal by finding different ways of looking at the issues of concern and becoming personally resilient. We can help develop ways to improve general well-being by facing things together often.

Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy

Are you having emotionally disturbing experiences that you can process, get past, or manage? Or do you feel that talking through some challenges with a trained and non-judgmental professional would help you make more precise and potentially better decisions? You may well be at a place where exploring how you feel, thoughts, and emotions can bring much more fulfilment than you've ever experienced.

As a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Therapist, I offer you a safe and comfortable environment. I offer to walk with you to explore those disturbing thoughts and feelings to help you successfully face current and future challenges.

Relationship Counselling

I understand some of what it means to endure toxic relationships. I know the cost of overcompensating in a relationship, thinking you sacrifice for your beliefs. Yet one's unavoidable life experiences within early family life can cause being disposed to underlying and limiting life outlook and susceptibility to attracting abusive relationships. I know the hope-disappointment cycle in a demanding relationship and understand the pain, hopelessness, and powerlessness that can develop from emotional wounds from intricately connected relationships. No one needs to be a victim of their past or experiences. There is another hope and a potentially colourful life ahead when people are willing to explore their own experiences for self-development.

I integrate life experiences and knowledge in Psychology, including ongoing professional development and awareness for an in-depth understanding of human reasoning and behaviour. All to offer a supportive space for people to work through difficulties that abusive relationships, domestic violence and trauma can cause or are causing. I understand the pain of survivors who may need to get through legal systems or are being let down by the lack of understanding of the intricacies of adverse personality traits in the family court systems. Most outcomes will require self-development to awaken self-awareness, gain mastery, and restore power.

Couples Counselling

As a qualified Relationship counsellor and psychotherapist, I understand how important it is for couples to find a lasting solution to problems they both experience in their relationship. I am experienced in working with issues of affairs, including helping to understand how underlying unknown issues, including developmental lack and unavoidable problems, fundamentally influence a couple's relationships.

Having worked with culturally diverse relationships, I know that being equitable in relationships removes barriers to equal access is essential. I work with couples to help develop an awareness of their points of conflict and interests within their system, finding lasting solutions to resolving challenging situations together.

With a relationship focus, I offer a couples model that allows me to meet each partner separately as necessary to understand what each partner brings into the relationship and why. I offer a chance to work together to explore issues that may be uneasy to discuss with partners, which helps to soften the tension, open up and understand oneself in a relationship.

Couple's Therapy for Depression (CTfD)

I work with couples where one or both deal with anxiety and or depression underlying other complex issues. I offer skills and opportunities to learn how to change behaviours to oneself and each other while using the relationship between individuals as a resource to meet their individual and couple's needs.

Listening to self-needs as an Individual or part of a Couple or Family system

Life's given and challenges are nature's ways of triggering underlying issues. It leads people through fears and concerns associated with human existence (existential anxieties) to seek inner calm and peace within themselves and their relationships. Keeping emotional conflicts at bay can sometimes be challenging, so we must hear our needs.

I walk you through Counselling to find resolutions and answers to underlying unsettling and unhealthy thought patterns, which can prove uneasy to explore alone. It is where everything starts to fall into place, and you can reach out to attain, sustain and enjoy an improved quality of life. The result can offer ways to better relationships with self and towards others in achieving fulfilment.

Although everyone has potential qualities that can make life fulfilling and enjoyable, challenging life experiences, including difficult childhood experiences, can prevent individuals from understanding themselves and how to manage their behaviour and concerns better.

A Commitment to Discover You

I am committed to supporting you in the journey of self-discovery. In most cases, all that is needed is the right environment, which I patiently strive to provide to encourage you. I appreciate that sometimes, being unexpectedly caught up with limited or no understanding of the best means to resolve past hurtful experiences and feelings can feel frustrating and stressful. It can hinder an individual from experiencing wholeness even at their best.

Committing oneself to Counselling is often a big decision, and finding the right person to work with can sometimes feel uneasy. I offer a therapeutic environment that respects this and your need to feel safe, respected and valued.

I offer the flexibility of short—or long-term therapy, which can be tailored to your needs. I adhere to the ethics and codes of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

An Approach Based on Alliance with You

I am an integrative relational therapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist, and I am Relate-trained. I draw on different therapy models, including psychodynamic, Systematic, interpersonal processes, CBT, and transactional analysis, to help you reach your desired goals. I offer a supportive service in exploring essential issues to make life a better place for you. My work is collaborative with you to discover solutions to your challenges and problems that may have been affecting your life goals.

This means you will find my approach friendly, empowering and conversational in style.

I have experience gained from working in specialist Counselling organisations within the voluntary and private sectors dealing with complex issues relating to childhood development, family issues, and sexual violence. It includes relationships, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression. I offer training and psycho-educational.

I am trauma-informed and trained, alongside further professional development in Psychology, to offer depth in providing the therapeutic interventions suited to your needs.

Open to Client's needs.

I can integrate my depth of knowledge and awareness, including specialised training on how the interplay of Christian faith and spirituality issues can impact a person, only if it is your preference and it relates to you. 

Christian Counselling 

I work with in-depth knowledge and awareness from biblical training alongside psychotherapy. I offer Christian Couples Counselling for couples who experience conflicts in their relationship within their Christian life. Issues around mental health, anxiety and depression, Autism, ADHD neurodiversity and more can be daunting to navigate. However, not finding answers has led to deep offence and conflicts within a person and beliefs, leading to a deep feeling of rejection within self and with their faith.

Pre-marital Counselling

I offer my experience in a therapeutic space for couples desiring to marry. I work closely with each partner to understand their dynamic and what may pose a problem in the relationship. I work with a framework of Psychodynamic and Systematic approaches in counselling, and where possible, in collaboration with clients, I can offer a reparative relationship and experience. I support couples or individuals in making sense of experiences that may hinder them from being able to experience another in a relationship. My approach offers a healing process for clients where possible, and I see results regularly.

In any way, I am open and curious, striving to understand each individual I work with. I maintain confidentiality and take an open approach to issues that are important to you.

I have offered face-to-face counselling since 2013, supported clients since 2008, and been trained in counselling skills since 2003.

Qualifications

  • MSc Psychology
  • Certificate in Coaching
  • Couple's therapy for Depression Practitioner (CTfD)
  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling - Systemic and Psychodynamic 
  • Diploma in Relational Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited)
  • Certificate in Counselling in The Development of Learning 
  • Communications & Counselling skills
  • First degree in Social Sciences (1998)

Some Additional Training

  • Rewind Trauma Therapy
  • Transcultural Therapy
  • Coaching Skills
  • Healing Trauma - Facilitating Interventions
  • Becoming Trauma Informed
  • Human Military Training - Understanding Military Culture and Transition
  • Anger Management
  • Working Therapeutically with Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia & Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Providing Online Support in the Sexual Violence Sector
  • Working with Women and Girls in the Sexual Violence Sector
  • Pre-trial Therapy
  • Reflective Practitioner - working with Families
  • Advanced Counselling Skills - Christian Counselling (The interplay of the Spirit, Soul and Body)
  • Advanced Biblical Studies

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Rewind Trauma Therapy

Anger Management

Psychoeducation

Training

Working with Adults who have been a Child of Sexual Violence

Working Therapeutically with Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia & Medically Unexplainable Symptoms

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Fees

£58.50 - £95.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

The first session (initial consultation) is a space for us to identify what brings you into counselling and, if possible, what you would like to focus on in therapy. It allows you to have a feel for how we can work together. 

All sessions usually last 50 minutes, within an hour

Initial Consultation and First Session:

For an initial consultation, I offer an entire session to give us adequate time to discuss further what brought you into counselling. A 10% discount may be available for the first session, which you will be informed of when booking. For example, 10% off £65 brings the initial first session to £58.50.

Fees - Regular Session 

Online

  • Individual (one-to-one) - £65 per Session 
  • Relationship / Couples / Family Counselling - £65 - £75 per session
  • Fees can vary (e.g., For larger Family & Group sizes)

In-Person Room Sessions.

Relationship / Couples / Family Counselling & Therapy - £85- £95 per Session

Fees can vary (e.g., For larger Family & Group sizes) up to £95 per session; I offer reduced/discounted fees based on individual circumstances.

Once we have discussed and agreed to work together, advance session booking sessions are necessary to secure the session, and clients must pay fees in advance for the next session.

Advance Booking and Fees Payments

Before agreeing to an initial session, fees are required to secure and confirm the appointment. Payments are required at least a week in advance, or where block payments are your preference, payments at the beginning of the month or periodically in advance are required as we continue our work together.

Reduced Fee sessions & Discounts: Places are offered to help access service, provided when available for some circumstances, including students.

Initial Consultation and First Session: 

A 10% discount may be available for the first session and initial consultation, which you will be informed of when booking. For example, 10% off the usual session fee of £65 for individuals brings the initial first session to £58.50.

Student discounts

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mondays to Saturdays—Daytime and evening sessions can be flexible—online (Teams, Zoom, Skype, etc.) and Telephone Counselling services. Face-to-face session (room) fees vary slightly.

Further information

You are welcome to contact me to arrange a suitable appointment and if you have any questions.

Sometimes, people may wish to have an in-person meeting for the first meeting(s) and continue the work using online platforms. Let me know if this is your preference, and I will endeavour to see how we can work it out.

I deeply respect and appreciate circumstances where a person may need a service but cannot afford it. To this end, I offer limited reduced-fee places, including student discounts, as much as possible when available. You are welcome to ask when you make contact.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The LS16 premises are located on a bus route and have regular service. A free car park is available on site, and street parking is nearby. LS1 premise address is near the train station and street parking

Additional languages

Yoruba

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Skype
Whatsapp
Google Meet
Zoom

Social

Adeola Iluyomade
Adeola Iluyomade