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(BA HONS, PGDIP, MBACP)

About me

Hello there and welcome to Lighthouse Counselling Leeds!

My name is Amy, and I am a qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist operating in the Leeds & Wakefield area. Whatever has brought you here today, you have already taken the first step towards a new beginning. Ready for change but perhaps unsure of where to begin, my priority is to help you navigate a new path forward, offering a confidential and welcoming environment from which we can begin to explore the areas you feel may be holding you back.

I hold a decade of experience within the pastoral & counselling sector, working with a variety of clients from all over the world to overcome personal obstacles to reach their full potential. In this role I came to appreciate the mystical nature of the human psyche, growing towards connection and love with another. In their search for love and connection, each of us can lose a piece of ourselves – a voice, a purpose, an identity. In bringing this part of the client back to life, something awakens in me. A deep respect for each individual journey, an empathy for challenges they face and gratitude for allowing me to join them.

Whether you are stressed at work, experiencing relational difficulties, dealing with a major life event, or simply tired, overwhelmed and feeling alone - I can be there for you. I am committed to providing counselling & psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment and I take a humanistic approach to make you feel as at home as possible whist we work together, empowering you to live your life by your own terms.

My years of working in academic and pastoral settings have provided the unique opportunity to work with clients from all over the world, developing a cultural awareness and adapting my approach to be accommodating and respectful of difference. I welcome clients from all walks of life to my counselling & psychotherapy practice here in the Leeds & Wakefield area.

I understand that often the first step can be the hardest, and I welcome calls or emails if you would like to find out a little more about either my work or what to expect from Counselling. I also offer a reduced rate for our initial assessments to help decide if I am the Therapist for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BA (Hons) Counselling Studies Degree
  • Breakthrough in British Sign Language

Professional Memberships and Regulatory Bodies:

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Regulated and Registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
  • Fully insured to practice Psychotherapy on a variety of virtual and face to face platforms

Continual Professional Development (CPD) Training:

  • How to do Counselling online: A Coronavirus Primer
  • Trauma Defined: Bessel Van Der Kolk on The Body Keeps the Score
  • Trauma and Attachment
  • Trauma Super Conference: Understanding Neuroscience and Psychosomatic Healing
  • Suicidal Ideation and Crises Counselling
  • Safeguarding
  • Counselling in Universities & Colleges
  • Legal & Ethical Framework
  • Key Differences between Counselling Adults & Children/Young People
  • Cultural Competence in Counselling
  • Counselling Children & Young People: A Client Study
  • Relational Therapy

Member organisations

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Academic Distress

LGBTQ+ Related Distress

Workplace Pressure

Educational Pressure

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Packages Available

Face-to-Face:

(will resume post Covid-19, pre-book available now)

Initial Assessment

1 session

6 sessions (block booked)

10 sessions (block booked)

Skype or Zoom

Initial Assessment

1 session

6 sessions (block booked)

10 sessions (block booked)

Telephone

Initial Assessment

1 session

6 sessions (block booked)

10 sessions (block booked)

The therapy hour is 50 minutes per session, and an initial assessment will last for 40 minutes.

For further information please email me, or call on 07737611025.

NHS Staff and Student Discount - 20% off one-off sessions*

When I work

Weekday evenings: 5.30-7pm

Saturday's: 10 - 3pm

Sunday's: 10 - 1pm

Further information

NHS discount available for one off sessions - proof of NHS employment required.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme