Antony Pegram Registered Member MBACP (accredited) LS1 and LS29
Need someone to talk to?
Are you having personal problems that leave you feeling hopeless and alone and feel you need support in your time of difficulty or crisis? Then counselling can give you the opportunity to discover ways to make changes that are meaningful in your life. I am a warm, open , approachable person who believes passionately that talking therapy gives you a place to explore your problems and to begin to change whatever is troubling you by helping you gain clarity whilst developing potential coping strategies.
I understand that deciding to begin your counselling journey can be a difficult step.
I will offer you a confidential and non - judgmental environment to explore current difficulties that might be troubling you. We will work at your pace to explore your thoughts and feelings which may have been hidden for years. I offer short and long term therapy depending on your needs and choices.
I qualified as a Person Centred counsellor and have had further training and interest in Psychodynamic therapy. I am a very experienced counsellor with over 12 years experience. . I have extensive experience working with clients suffering from issues such as work related stress and anxiety, personal identity questions including sexuality, domestic violence, relationship problems, mental health concerns and issues of drug and alcohol etc. My work has also included counselling in a hospice working on such issues as bereavement and loss.
Experience And Qualifications
I am a fully qualified Person Centred/Psychodynamic Counsellor and registered member of the professional body, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I adhere to their professional code of ethics and practice.
I work with clients with a wide variety of issues using both short and longer term models. EAP's welcome.
As well as working in private practice I have also been worked at the charitable counselling organisation.
How we will proceed.
We will Initially meet to have an assessment. This will give you the chance to voice any problems or concerns that are troubling you. It will enable us to think together about and formulate a focus to our work. We will work together to help you make the changes you want and find a positive way forward in the future. Exploring how your issues may be impacting on your life will help you find a more positive way of being.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over twelve years counselling experience.
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapy
CTI Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling
CRUSE bereavement counselling certificate
Other ongoing training I have undertaken includes Yorkshire MESMAC on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender matters and Gender identity.
I am committed to my continuing professional development to inform my professional practice attending various training programmes over the years, most recently:
- Understanding Mental Health issues.
- Sexuality and identity.
- Boarding schools and their impact
- HIV and AIDS
- Childhood sexual abuse.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years.
I attend regular supervision for my good practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work as a counsellor for MESMAC an charitable organisation based around accepting and working with LGBT community and their partners/family.
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Sessions of 50 minutes are charged at £50.00.
If you experience difficulties with the fees please discuss with me rather than ruling counselling out as in some cases I offer concessions.
£60.00 for couples.
I try to offer a prompt appointment whenever possible.
My practice is situated in central Leeds, five minutes from the railway station, on major bus routes and with parking outside. I also practice in Ilkley only a few minutes walk from Ilkley Railway Station and all major bus routes. There is plenty of free car parking available.
I have full professional indemnity insurance and advanced CRB check.
If you would like any further information please do telephone on 07907120305 or email me here at or by using my contact form at the top of my profile.
Testimonials from some of my clients.
" I am very happy. Antony is an amazing counsellor. He has helped me immensely during our sessions. I will really miss our weekly sessions". DT (1.3.16)
"Antony my counsellor has been brilliant and his support has got me to a place that I'm the most happy and confident and am looking forward to my future." S.P
"Counselling with Antony has helped me immensely. I have changed my life as a result of the work I have done in the counselling sessions. It has been painful at times but by working through the difficult issues I have had to face in my life, I have been enabled to face them and start to deal with them. I am a stronger and happier person as a result of the experience and I'm facing the future with increased confidence." Chris ( 2/09/2015)
"I will always be so grateful to you for the work we have done together and the part you have played in my `journey to Freedom'. Thank you for your skill, honesty and patience. Our work has truly changed my life." C. (19/02/2015)
"Counselling with Antony has helped me immensely in personal relationships and self esteem. I was in a very low place in my life when I first started counselling. Being able to talk things through and gain understanding with someone neutral without being judged made all the difference in the world. I am now more able to make the changes that will improve my relationships and my life choices." L.D
"You have helped me tremendously. I would definitely recommend working with you to others." S.D
"Headspace is a calm and relaxing place. I felt comfortable working with you knowing that it was confidential. I had to discuss complex issues and did not feel judged but supported. Thank you." S.P
"I think it has helped because there was no judgement. It helped me relax. The venue is warm and relaxing, very welcoming."
"Our sessions were thought provoking, guiding me with strategies, picking up on key words and supporting me. It helped me to 'find my way out of darkness'. I always felt safe and respected. Thank you." N
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday 10am -7pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|