Luke Stableford

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MBABCP. Couples Therapist, CBT Therapist
Available for new clients
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Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I specialise in helping couples to save their relationship, stop arguing and fall in love again. Couples counselling in Leeds and online.

I can help if you are struggling with:

  • Conflict and distress
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Sex/porn addiction
  • Relationship crises
  • Reactivity and arguments
  • Polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, open relationships
  • Sexual problems
  • Emotional wounds
  • Divorce, separation and endings
  • Ineffective communication

I am passionate about helping people have deep fulfilling loving relationships. I help you to feel more connected to your partner, increase your intimacy, get back the passion, have more sex, and get back the love that you once had for each other.

I am a Relationship Therapist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT).

I use Imago Relationship Therapy as my main relationship model and integrate my extensive knowledge of CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Compassionate Focussed Therapy (CFT). A flexible, adaptable, and effective approach that is tailored to meet your unique needs.

I am trained in and personally practice conscious relating practices (Non-violent Communication, Authentic Relating) and I draw upon this in my work coaching clients to develop more effective communication skills to get what they need out of relationships.

I also help individuals to heal trauma, improve their self-esteem, love themselves, and communicate compassionately so that they can have loving relationships. 

If you are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress and burnout. I can also help. I have 10 years of experience working in mental health settings. I am especially interested in the interactions between relationships, mental and physical health.

I am trauma informed and have extensive experience of working with trauma - both as part of my own healing journey and with many clients. 

I am a strong advocate for relationships being a very important factor in the development and maintenance of mental health issues, and that building healthy relationships is vital for long term wellbeing. 

I am passionate about my own personal development and healing journey. I believe that we all have a healing journey and mental wellbeing is a lifelong practice. Life is precious, short, and full of suffering, and the more we heal the more we will get out of life.

Everything that I offer to clients has been extensively road tested by me. I find it a virtuous cycle - the more I heal and grow myself the more I am able to help clients AND the more I help my clients the more I grow.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am accredited by the BABCP. I have been working as a therapist for 10 years, initially in the NHS and now in private practice.


  • Imago Relationship Therapy (in certification)
  • PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Certificate)


  • Authentic Relating levels 1 & 2
  • Non-violent Communication foundation
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy
  • Living Tantra Training

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with both monogamous couples and alternative relationship styles such as polyamory, ethical non-monogamy and open relationships.

This includes: help to open up the relationship, dealing with jealousy and insecurity, boundary setting amongst multiple partners, communication difficulties, and dealing with societal pressures and stigma.

Therapies offered


£75.00 - £100.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

Our first couples’ session is an hour and subsequent sessions are 90 minutes. Individual sessions are 50-60 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I offer a free exploration call to discuss your specific goals and needs. This is helpful to check we’re a good fit for each other, to answer any questions you may have, and to arrange our first appointment.

Just click on the “book intro call” button at the top of the page under my name.

I work with couples of all genders, ages, ethnicities, or sexual orientations. This includes alternative relationship styles such as polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, and open relationships. 

The most important thing is that you and your partner are both committed to improving your relationship and willing to do the work needed to create a safe passionate and loving relationship.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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