Juliet Thornton MA MBACP

Juliet Thornton MA MBACP

18 Park Place

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


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About me

Hello, welcome to my profile.

Many people go through tough and difficult times and overcoming them may feel too hard to cope with alone. Sometimes, events or accidents happen unexpectedly and are traumatic, or the outcome of decisions we make are disappointing or relationships with others are difficult or fail. Our life can become filled with anxiety, depression and as we spiral down, we can feel overwhelmed and lose sight of who we are and we can feel lost and without hope.

I am an experienced, qualified psychotherapist and counsellor who works with clients of all ages. They come with many different struggles and are weighed down with problems that feel overwhelming and make daily life very hard. I see individual adult clients and couples.

I believe that counselling can make a difference and working with the right therapist can offer the opportunity for hope that life can be better. It is possible to change habits, gain more control in your life, build self-esteem and for healing to take place and life to change for the better.  As a result, it is possible for you to make new choices and change old ways of being that have caused difficulties that may have lead to anxiety, depression and other problems.

At the heart of my work is the relationship that I build with each client. It is important that you feel safe and that you can trust me. I am understanding, empathic and will listen and not judge.

We can work for a few sessions or over a longer period of time. The length of therapy will depend on your needs, wishes and the that issues you bring. I will always try to work in ways and at a pace that are appropriate to you and your story.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Director of Headspace and see clients in my private practice in Ilkley and in Leeds City Centre.

I worked for 4 years until October 2012 at Leeds Counselling and between 2011-2012 was an Associate counsellor at Leeds Metropolitan University Counselling Service. I have also worked as a volunteer telephone counsellor with ChildLine for four years.

MA Psychotherapy & Counselling- University of Leeds

Certificate in Working with Couples- Leeds Centre for Psychological Development

Certificate Interpersonal & Counselling Skills- Leeds Metropolitan University

ChildLine Counselling Training -

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Accredited register membership


£50 per session. Each session lasts 50 minutes.

Our first session lasts 1-1 1/4 hours and allows us to discuss the issues that have led you to seek help and also for you to feel confident that I am the right therapist for you.

Further information

CRB- I have an Enhanced CRB Disclosure.

Professional Insurance- I have Full Professional Indemnity Insurance.

I work within the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means I always seek to work ethically and with each clients best interests in mind.

I am in partnership with Mandy Nichols. We formed Headspace Leeds in 2012, which is a private Counselling and Psychotherapy practice. I can see clients at the Ilkley Clinic or at Park Place in Leeds City centre.

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS1 2SJ
Ilkley, LS29 9DR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client