Laila Hamade

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Registered Counsellor, MBACP. Couples Counsellor.
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

York, North Yorkshire, YO32
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

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Despite the current unsettling state of the world, characterised by conflicts and economic instability, I am here to assist you in navigating your worries and anxiety.  Discussing issues may help you regain a sense of stability, finding a way to move forward confidently.  I can support you when you are feeling overwhelmed with life. I have a wide range of experience with clients and can help you when are experiencing loss, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and depression.   I am an experienced, qualified and registered counsellor with the BACP, mainly working with couples.  

We can work together to explore what is happening, I will listen non-judgementally and try to understand your situation, offering caring confidential support. We may explore your past and where issues may stem from,  and how it affects you now.  I have an interest in mindfulness and dreamwork. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling at York St John (BACP accredited course)

Certificate in Couples Counselling (Accredited International Society of Professional Counsellors)

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

MSc in Health and Social Care Management

NHS experience in children and young peoples mental health services 

Mental Health First Aid Trainer 

Mindfulness based stress reduction 

Working on Dreams: A Gestalt Approach

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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£55.00 - £70.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

Limited availability/waiting list for concession rates.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can offer evening and Saturday appointments

Further information

Based in the Huntington area of York, there is parking.  I offer in-person appointments,  offering evening and weekend appointments to work around your lifestyle.  My therapy room is a quiet and calming space. 

I offer a brief zoom appointment initially to get an idea of what you are looking for from counselling and to make sure I am the right counsellor for you.   Following that, I will email you some information about how I work and my fees and will then leave the decision for you to contact me if you decide you would like to make an appointment.   I am happy to offer counselling aged 16 plus.   I have a registered therapy dog and if we feel helpful to the therapy he can join us in your session. 

I value and welcome open communication within our counselling relationship to ensure you feel on track.  In my counselling approach, mindfulness is an interpersonal ‘way of being’ with clients.  Mindfulness for me helps cultivate inner acceptance and awareness, which in turn enables me to offer a client acceptance, empathy and genuineness. 

I have experience in supporting clients and couples with relationship issues, stress and anxiety, loss and bereavement, self-esteem, sexuality, identity, isolation, and loneliness. 

Huntington, York, North Yorkshire, YO32

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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