About me

Life is often unpredictable and challenging for us all, sometimes becoming overwhelming and difficult to navigate through. Looking for a counsellor that ‘fits’ and can provide the space you need is an extremely daunting task in itself. However, finding the right one for you can be a turning point and enable you to see some light.

I am a practising counsellor, primarily based in LS22 and LS15. I am committed to providing you with a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where we can work in collaboration to help you understand and overcome the barriers you face. 

I have many years experience supporting people with learning disabilities such as Autism and Downs syndrome but also their families. I have experience of working with mental issues from BPD, Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. I also have experience working with a multitude of issues from anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement to eating disorders, PTSD and trauma.

I believe the key to effective collaboration is a trusting relationship. From that I employ an integrative way of working that is very focused on and what works best for you. I work from the heart offering a very personal service, employing person centred techniques, tailor making each session for you. I have experience using CBT,  Gestalt, Psychodynamic, TA techniques in a creative and diverse approach.

If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Working with Grief
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Level 3 in Counselling skills
  • BSC Hons in Psychology
  • QCF level 3 Health and Social Care
  • IARRT Rewind Therapy
  • I am a registered member of the BACP
  • Ecotherapy and walk and talk training
  • Practising existential Therapy
  • Integrative sandplay

I have experience of working with people covering a vast array of issues such as depressions/anxiety, relational issues, bereavement/loss, trauma and PTSD. I have also worked for over a decade in adult social care working with vulnerable adults with learning and physical disabilities. This has equipped me with a vast knowledge and skills on how to support and build relationships which enable trust and the ability to build a person’s resilience and confidence in themselves.

I participate in regular CPD as part of my development.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

As it is vitally important that you have a counsellor that is right for you, I offer a free initial 20 minute consultation enabling you to ask any questions and to see if we both feel we can work together.

Each session thereafter, will be £45 per 50 minute session for face to face counselling

10% discount for block bookings of 6.

Payments can be made via cash, bank transfer or PayPal on the day of session.

Fees can be covered by personal and private health care plans but this will need discussing prior to sessions commencing.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Face-to- face outdoor sessions on Tuesdays AM/ PM 

Indoor face-to-face sessions Thursdays AM 

Telephone/video- tuesday, wednesday and Thursday evenings. Please ask for availability

Further information

I identify as She/ them

The premise I use at Wetherby is easy to find but unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. This hopefully will be modified in the future. I also provide walk and talk/ ecotherapy as various locations across Leeds and this is often more accessible to all and risk assessed accordingly.

I have regular CPD and supervision in line with the ethical framework of BACP. 

I have an enhanced DBS and I am fully insured.

Wetherby Therapy Rooms
23A High Street
Wetherby
West Yorkshire
LS22 6LR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Danielle West

Danielle West