Leanne Hesketh

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at trust-talks counselling
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Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Trust talks counselling, is a person centred counselling service I created to offer a professional, warm, welcoming and safe space for anyone to attend and explore personal issues.

I recognise that life doesn't always go to plan and people within our circle of family and friends aren't always ready, willing or able to listen to us. Inturn,  I felt very strongly that every story mattered and deserved to, not only to be listened to but heard, really heard because......

When we're able explore our problems,we can find a way to understand them and possibly lessen the pain were in.

I work in a very relaxed,professional manner, Using a non-directive and non- judgemental approach. You're my priority and I hope to work with you sensitively, respectfully and effectively; empowering you to overcome any obstacles in your life.

This work, through the provision of a safe,private and confidential relationship; will eventually enable you to find the resources you need to achieve a new positive outlook on life.

Trust-talks, it's where every story matters.

I am also a registrant of the B.A.C.P (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

registrant number: 374049 and carry full indemnity insurance to ensure I am a fully legal and ethical practitioner providing a professionally safe service.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 diploma humanistic counselling

Diploma in couples counselling

Register mbacp after,

Graduating from Doncaster university, with a level 4 diploma in humanistic counselling skills after completing a 2 year counselling placement within the judicial system; I gained a vast experience of dealing with addiction, incarceration, relationship, family matters, depression and self-harm which I feel, enabled me to become an openly aware and effective therapist.

I have since gone on to study:

couples counselling toolkit/ diploma

Sexual dysfunction within a couple setting

Lipoedema (lipodystrophy) support

Online counselling support course

cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

And I continue you study, ensuring  a wide breadth of knowledge in alot of areas. The aim being that i can effectively, competently and professionally support, you my client.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Incarcerated family member - family support.

After prison support.

Support through the court process (not on location)

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£40.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

£40 for individuals 1 hour session

£65 for 90minute individual sessions or £60 for couple's per 50 minute session.

All sessions must paid for at the start of or before each session.

When I work

Contact me for details 

Further information

There is a cancellation procedure in place, if you cannot make a session please give 24hours notice prior to the start of the session. Failing to do so may result in the usual charge for the session being charged.

Sessions in Wakefield are popular, please check availability in both offices.

Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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 small step into building, new office in Wrenthorpe, Wakefield with wheelchair access.


Leanne Hesketh
Leanne Hesketh