I am a BACP registered psychotherapist/counsellor offering long or short term talking therapy in two locations of Leeds City Centre, one close to the train station and the other, opposite the Grand Theatre.
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
Currently undertaking MA research in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
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The first session is charged an introductory rate of £35.00. Subsequent sessions are charged at £45.00. I give a 10% discount to students and will take into account special circumstances.
I accept payment by: bank transfer, cash, cheque.
The therapy rooms are comfortable and easy to access via public transport with parking availability. One location has wheelchair access.
Please get in touch if you have any queries via email or telephone. I aim to get back to you within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client