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Headspace Leeds

Leeds LS1 & Ilkley LS29
0113 418 0212 0113 418 0212 Registered / Accredited
Leeds LS1 & Ilkley LS29

About us


Need some headspace?

Headspace is Leeds largest provider of counselling, CBT and Psychotherapy by 21 highly trained qualified Members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. We are currently offering online & telephone sessions during lockdown. Call us to see how we might help you.

Headspace offers short and long term therapy to individuals and couples who feel they need a little extra support. Headspace is located in Leeds City Centre and Ilkley. Our Leeds clinic is based at 18 Park Place and our Ilkley clinic at Back Church Street. All our therapy rooms offer a comfortable, safe, discreet space to talk.

About us

Mandy Nichols and Juliet Thornton are the business owners of Headspace. They are BACP qualified accredited, highly skilled psychotherapists, who identified a need for a clinic in the centre of Leeds which could be trusted to provide good quality therapy by a number of highly trained BACP members. It was from their experience working with clients who expressed the difficulty in finding therapists available at the times convenient to them and not knowing what to look for in terms of their qualifications to assure them of a well skilled practitioner. Headspace makes it easier for clients at a time when they are possibly feeling overwhelmed. We will allocate a therapist at the times convenient to you with the peace of mind knowing they are more than qualified for the task. You will be able to speak to your counsellor before making an appointment to ensure they are what you are looking for.

Training, qualifications & experience

Not all counsellors/psychotherapists are the same. Qualifications range from weekend online courses to Post Graduate Diplomas at University level.

All our counsellors are qualified to a high standard. Our therapists have University qualifications. Most of our counsellors are accredited or are working to accreditation.  Accredited is classed as the gold standard, which means they have satisfied the BACP with case studies and demonstrated their theoretical understanding, with a minimum of 500 hours clinical work. Each of our therapists are committed to continued professional development and regular supervision in line with the recommendations of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding School Syndrome.

We have qualified therapists who work with children and couples.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Arts therapies
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Sessions from £60.00.

Call Liz, our Referrals Manager who is a fully qualified therapist for more information, she will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Further information

We will wok with you so that you can decide what you need and suits you best. All our counsellors work very flexible hours from early morning through to evening appointments and also offer Saturday appointments.

Headspace in Leeds City Centre has ample metered street parking We are located just a 5 minute walk from the train station, and located in the centre of the business district. Our clinic in Ilkley is located next to the main town car park. We are only 4 minutes away from the train and bus station.

18 Park Place
West Yorkshire

The Old Armoury
4 Back Church Street Courtyard
West Yorkshire
LS29 9DR

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


We are open during the lockdown, offering online and telephone sessions. Headspace offers appointments 6 days a week.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Headspace Leeds

Headspace Leeds