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Therapeutic Counselling BSc, Dip.Counselling, MBACP

About me

Are you feeling anxious or depressed and wanting to get to the root of your anxiety?
Are painful memories from your past upsetting you?
Have you experienced a loss or bereavement and finding it difficult to cope?

About Me

Hello and welcome to my page. I'm a qualified counsellor with 12 years of experience and I have a special interest in anxiety, depression and chronic illness. The way I work as a Humanistic Counsellor is not to direct you, but to talk and listen as we workout together what has brought you to counselling. I can help to alleviate your anxiety and find the root of your fears. It may be something from your past or present, your feelings or emotions, how you are in relationships, your patterns or behaviour and the way you think. If you decide to work with me, I will never make you talk about anything that is too distressing, nor do I give you advice. I believe all the answers are within you. You don't necessarily need to be in any kind of crisis to attend, it maybe you are feeling underwhelmed in life or stuck and not not knowing where you are heading.

I'm currently offering face to face, online and telephone counselling. I work with adults aged 18 and over. Sessions are offered on a short-term or long-term basis. The therapy room is based near to the City Centre of Leeds, close to The Calls and The Tetley Car Park. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, meaning I adhere to a set of fundamental values, and work ethically and safely with clients. The Ethical Framework can be found on the BACP website.

I have extensive experience working with adults aged 18 and over from different cultures and diverse backgrounds with a range of issues and problems including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Loss & Bereavement
  • Self Harm
  • Abuse
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Anger
  • Bullying
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stress and many more

I have a special interest in and experience with:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Chronic Conditions | Disease

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Therapeutic Counselling
  • Dip. Couns Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills
  • Level 1 Initial Counselling Skills
  • Registered member with the BACP

Accredited Volunteer Register No. 57099

Before working in independent practice, I worked as an Associate Counsellor at a University in Leeds. I became a Mature Practitioner in my final year. I also regularly attend training and workshops for my own personal and professional development.

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


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual Counselling

  • I offer flexible days and times.

For any further information, please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

I'm based on the first floor, no lift available.

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