About me

With the right support I believe we are all capable of navigating our way through difficult times in our lives.

My sessions can provide you with a safe and confidential space to look at your thoughts and feelings and explore issues from the past that may be affecting your present.

I believe that we all have the solutions within ourselves but I will help you find them through the relationship that we build together.

NB. When contacting me in the first instance I would prefer if you email rather than text me.  Thank you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am educated to degree level and hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have worked for charities supporting people dealing with loss, bereavement and sexual abuse.

My previous careers in the television industry and higher education have given me valuable life experiences and insights which I believe help me to empathise with a diverse range of clients.

My first career in documentary making for television taught me the importance of truly listening to personal stories and, in a sometimes exploitative environment, to appreciate the responsibility of how best to reflect people’s experiences in their own voice. I believe there are parallels in the therapeutic relationship that I now establish with my clients where I endeavour to help clients to tell their stories by offering empathy and understanding.

Personal loss in my life and finding the right therapist, and at the right time, made me appreciate the value and importance of having time and space to talk to someone outside of family and friendship groups.

My client experience includes working with anxiety, depression, abuse, grief and loss. I work with individuals and couples.

I can offer face to face sessions in Leeds city centre (daytime and evening).  I also offer online and telephone sessions.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

From £50 for 50 minute sessions.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mon (eve): phone and online only

Tues (eve: face to face, phone and online

Thur: (am) phone and online only. (pm) face to face, phone and online

Fri & Sat: face to face, phone and online

Phoenix Health & Wellbeing
30 Park Place
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 2SP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Jane Hickson

Jane Hickson