Judith M. Perla Wells Dip Psych, UKCP (reg), MBACP, EMDR
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, working with individuals and couples inl Harrogate and in Central Leeds.
I offer therapy with an integrative approach, connecting with your particular needs in order to find and change the limiting beliefs that might be holding you back from fully realising your potential in life.
Even though at times the thought of seeing a therapits might seem worrying , it is actually the first step towards changing those aspects of your life that you are frustrated with , to understand and change negative repetitive patterns, or to resolve a crisis that feels too heavy to process on your own.
You will find a warm, caring, non judgemental space where you can talk and be fully listened to.
I work with individuals suffering from a diverse range of issues, such as anxiety, relationship issues or family issues, life crisis , divorce, separation, career change, low self esteem, depression, etc. I also work with trauma resolution and processing through EMDR.
I work with couples undergoing critical situations, communication problems, or feeling stuck in a repetitive cycle of dissatisfaction.
I fully believe therapy is a means of allowing change through self awareness, a process that leads to a more genuine and fulfilling life.
Please get in touch if you want to book a first meeting or if you have any questions that I can help you clarify.
I work both in English and Spanish.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in Psychology and a postgraduate diploma in Integrative Counselling, from CCPE (Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling Education) in Little Venice, London.
I have completed my training in EMDR, and I am a member of the U.K. and Ireland EMDR Association.
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
I started my professional life in clinical psychology, working with individuals in a hospital setting. I later entered the corporate world in various HR roles, to finally come back to the clinical practice with a much broader and grounded perspective on life.
I can work equally both in English and Spanish.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Settling in a different culture.
Cross cultural relationship issues
Trauma through EMDR
I update my skills and knowledge consistently with continuing professional development (CPD) and receive regular supervision in accordance to professional requirements.