Katie Graves

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BA (Hons), Dip Couns, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life can be challenging and take its toll and never more so than in today's climate.  But when things become too much, where do you turn?  Do you need time and space to explore the difficulties you are experiencing without feeling ashamed, embarrassed, alone or that your problems are too much for the people closest to you? I provide a safe space for you to explore your life and help you bring about real and meaningful change.

You may be struggling to cope with difficult emotions following a major change or loss in your life.  You could be struggling to deal with debilitating feelings of anxiety, depression or sadness which is affecting your self-esteem.  You may feel angry and have difficulty expressing yourself.  Whatever the reason that has brought you here, we can talk openly in confidence.  We can work together, enabling you to bring about the change you desire.  

How I can help

I trained as an integrative practitioner which means that our work is all about you.  No two people are the same.  We deal with issues differently and see and experience things differently, that is why your counselling will be unique to you as an individual.  We will work together where you can feel safe to open up and explore the things you may not want to say out loud, without feeling judged.  

I offer counselling in person based at my practice in Morley or remotely via video or phone.  I also offer outdoor (walk and talk) sessions, which can be a great way to connect in person, if you are feeling anxious.  

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Applied Social Science & Psychology
  • Certificate in Bereavement Counselling with Dr John Wilson 
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone counselling (ACTO approved)
  • NHS Safeguarding Adults Level 1 & 2
  • NHS Safeguarding Children Level 1 & 2
  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis 101
  • Open University - Understanding Autism
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists - Mental Health During the Menopause and Perimenopause

Other Training Includes

  • Menopause
  • Understanding self harm
  • Intrusive thoughts and inner critical voice
  • Bereavement 
  • Working with Social Anxiety

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and follow their ethical framework.

I hold a full DBS check and am trained in safeguarding.

Alongside private practice, I worked for a bereavement charity providing grief counselling specialising in Covid pathways.  I have also provided counselling support services within the voluntary sector for families and teaching staff across schools in Leeds and supported student mental health at a local college.

Whilst I believe in the training, knowledge, and skills I bring to the counselling room, the most encouraging feedback I get from my clients is that they feel heard and they feel that I really understand them and their problems. For me this is transformational.

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

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£30 initial meeting 

£50 + per session (50 mins) 

I offer a reduced rate to counselling students and have several low cost counselling slots so if you are in need of support please get in touch.   

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can offer flexible slots for those working irregular shift patterns 

Further information

The practice is based close to junction 27 of the M62 (and M621) with car parking on site.  

Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

One of the rooms I work from is fully accessible for wheelchair users so please mention this requirement when booking

Online platforms

Google Meet


Katie Graves
Katie Graves