Janina Grimshaw

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Leeds LS1 & Ilkley LS29
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name’s Janina and I am a fully qualified therapist offering in-person counselling in the centre of Leeds and Ilkley, as well as online counselling to people across the UK.

You may be looking for support to process difficult events, time to explore your own sense of identity, or space to allow your feelings to be heard. Taking the decision to start counselling can be a difficult and daunting step and my priority is to ensure we work together at a pace that feels right for you.

I describe my approach as client-led and I adopt an integrative, relational approach to counselling. This means that I work uniquely with every person I support. We are all individuals and I passionately believe that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space in which we collaborate to find the best approach for you, ensuring that you gain what you want and need from our time together.

To book an initial session, please just contact me in the way that feels most comfortable for you (phone, text, WhatsApp or email).  I will respond and we will find a time that works for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and insured therapist, with a Post-Graduate Diploma (Distinction) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University. As a registered member of the BACP, I abide by their ethical framework.

I am an integrative, relational therapist. This means that I regard the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client as the foundation of our work together. As every person is unique, every therapeutic relationship is too, so the way we work together will be individual to you. From my core as a person-centred therapist, I draw on techniques and theories from various branches of psychotherapy but, ultimately, we will always work in a way that serves you best.

My background is also in education, inclusion and safeguarding, with extensive experience and specialism in neurodivergence, including Autism and ADHD. I am experienced in working as a counsellor with adults and young people.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£55.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a free 15-minute consultation, either online or over the phone.  This gives you the chance to meet me, briefly talk about what you want to get from counselling and see whether you would like to book a session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

If you require a weekend appointment, please contact me directly.

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Janina Grimshaw
Janina Grimshaw