I am a BACP registered, psychotherapist and counsellor, offering long or short term talking therapy in Leeds City Centre.
I understand that searching for a therapist can be daunting. You may wonder whether you might feel able to be completely open with a stranger. If you are feeling stuck and need someone to listen without judgement, I provide a confidential, safe and welcoming space for you to explore what is troubling you. I am a warm, empathic and reflective therapist. I would hope that we would build a trusting relationship enabling you to work towards your therapeutic goals, with the aim of getting to the root of your issues.
I have experience in working with a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I am experienced in working with people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds and working with people of varying ages.
How I Work:
I integrate different ways of working with each individual to suit their unique needs. Working at a pace that is right for you, we may explore your past relationships and experiences and how they might be impacting on you in the present. We can think about how you function in relationships, reflecting on any unhelpful patterns of thoughts, expectations and behaviours which might be getting in the way of you achieving closeness with others and gaining happiness.
What to Expect in Your First Session:
The first session will give you the opportunity to experience whether you feel you would like to work with me with no obligation to agree follow-up sessions. We can discuss your hopes, expectations and set goals for therapy.
I am also very happy to have an initial chat over the telephone with you first at no cost, before agreeing to arrange a first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member
MA Psychotherapy and Counselling.
BA (Hons) Children's Care, Learning and Development.
OCN Certificate in Facilitating Parenting & Assertiveness.
My previous work has involved working with parents, facilitating parenting and assertiveness programmes and I have provided bereavement support for children and young adults.
I have experience gained from working with various counselling organisations:Talking Spaces, St.Vincent's and Leeds Mind.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 per 50 minute session and give a 10% discount to students.
I accept payment by: bank transfer or cash.
Concessions offered for
The therapy rooms are comfortable and easy to access via public transport with parking availability.
Please get in touch if you have any queries via email or telephone. I aim to get back to you within 24 hours.