Annabel Madyara

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Bradford BD1 & Leeds LS1
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About me

Hi there, my name is Annabel. I am an integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor based in Bradford and Leeds as well as working online and by telephone.  

In my practice, I will offer you a non-judgemental safe and supportive space where you are believed, respected, understood and valued and where I aim to provide you with the space for growth.

Life can be quite challenging in so many ways I understand this because I have worked with diverse people in various settings such as sexual health, HIV/AIDS social support, rape and sexual violence, bereavement, counselling children and young people with various challenges, children and young people in care, adoption, LGBT communities, asylum seeking people and refugees. My counselling approach facilitates self-awareness and emotional healing at a pace that feels right for you because ultimately you are the expert of your life. 

I will work with you in a relational way using a combination of therapeutic approaches. My approach recognises your uniqueness and the need for your therapy to adapt to your own way of being within safe boundaries.

​You might find Integrative therapy beneficial in the following ways:

  • Clarity and a greater understanding on the causes of why you feel the way you do.
  • Recognise your triggers and how to manage yourself in a productive way.
  • You recognise the limitations you've set for yourself and work through ways to move beyond them.

I am a registered member of BAATN which is The Black African and Asian Therapy Network. This means I value, recognise and acknowledge the impact of different cultures on my client’s life experiences. Being a member of BAATN means I continue to widen and deepen my awareness in order for me to practise as a culturally competent therapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a PG in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the University of Leeds, BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychology and a MA in Social Work.

I have had the privilege of working extensively with diverse people in various roles and settings such as:

  • Bereavement work
  • Online Crisis work with children, young people and parents 
  • Short- and long-term counselling with young people experiencing a variety of challenges ranging from anxiety, sexual abuse and assault, sexuality, cultural and identity issues, intrusive thoughts, diverse experiences of trauma, issues with parents and siblings. This is not an exhaustive list. 
  • Fostering, adoption and experiences of being in care
  • Sexual health working with HIV positive people, asylum seeking people and refugees, as well as the LGBT community
  • ​Rape, Sexual Violence and Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence

Member organisations

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.

Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)

Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parent/s and Child therapy including an adult child 


£50.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer open ended and flexible hours all week, please contact me to enquire about my availability.
I offer an initial free 20 minute informal chat for you to have an opportunity to discuss what you would like from counselling as well as to experience how we might work together, and to discuss future counselling options. This is conducted online or by phone.

Counselling fees are as follows:

  • Online individual therapy session: 50 minutes - £50
  • Online couples therapy session: 1 hour - £90 1hr 30mins - £125
  • Parent and Child therapy session: 1 hour - £90
  • Telephone individual therapy session: 50 minutes - £50
  • In person individual therapy session: 50 minutes - £50

When I work

We will discuss yours and my availability when we decide on working together as my availability is variable. 

Yorkshire Mesmac, Richard Day Building, 28 Chapel Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 5DN

45A Park Square North, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2NP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Annabel Madyara
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