Harriet Gleeson

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PGDip MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Leeds LS1 & Nottingham NG1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am passionate about supporting you to finally feel good enough and to heal the root causes which drive low self-esteem, perfectionism and anxiety which is holding you back.

I am an integrative and relational counsellor and psychotherapist. I have 12 years experience working in a variety roles in mental health and addiction services.

I specialise in supporting individuals who:

  • Have a loud critical inner voice that holds them back
  • Feel lost and anxious about the future as life looks good on the outside but doesn't feel it on the inside.
  • Are high achievers yet never feel good enough no matter how successful they are.
  • Struggle to identify their needs, have meaningful connection and set boundaries with others
  • Experience insecurities and anxieties in friendships or romantic relationships.
  • Are grieving the end of a relationship or going through a difficult life transition.
  • Are in burnout and wish to improve their work/life balance.
  • Fear failure and experience perfectionism which hold themselves back in work or relationships.
  • Feel the shame of being the family scapegoat that can never get things right.
  • Want to break generational cycles and prevent passing trauma down to their children.

Many of my clients:

  • Are adult children of alcoholic, depressed, borderline or narcissistic parents.
  • Have a late diagnosis of ADHD and struggle with neurotypical expectations to fit in and live up to their potential.
  • Had critical, demanding or absent parents during childhood.
  • Are considering, or are estranged from their family of origin

I work in two ways, by supporting you to work through your here and now struggles whilst also building a safe relationship to address and heal the root causes of where they come from.

I am a compassionate and straight talking therapist who will support you to better understand how early relationships and experiences from childhood have impacted who you are today. I can help you learn to love and accept yourself so you are less dependent on earning it from others through achievement or by being 'good'.

As a relational therapist, I believe that in developing a safe, consistent and secure relationship with me, this will support you to practice different ways of relating which in time, you can then take outside of the therapy room to experience healthier and more fulfilling relationships with others.

If it sounds like you would like to work with me, or would like to find out a bit more; I welcome you to email me to arrange a FREE introductory 20 minute telephone call. This is an opportunity for us to answer any questions you might have and get a sense of whether I am the right therapist for you. There is absolutely no obligation to continue if it does not feel that we are a good fit.

I am currently working online and therefore able to offer sessions to clients from all over the UK and abroad.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 7 PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy - University of Leeds
  • BSc Psychology - Nottingham Trent University
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

I am committed to regularly updating my skills and knowledge. I engage in continuing professional development through reading, research and additional training. I am also passionate about engaging in my own personal therapy.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Payments are to be made by bank transfer prior to the day of session. I don't have any low cost spaces at this time. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

No waiting list, sessions available to book within the week.

Further information

I currently have space available in my online therapy group. This is held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6-7.30pm via Zoom. This is at a cost of £45 a month and is limited to no more than 8 members. Please email me to arrange a free 20 minute zoom call to find out more about joining.

I aim to respond to enquiries within 24 hours. If emailing me, please keep an eye on your junk mail for my reply.

The Headrow, Leeds, LS1

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

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Harriet Gleeson
Harriet Gleeson