Mary Leader

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BSc, Dip Adults, Children, Young People, Clinical Supervisor, MBACP
Unavailable until 06/08/2024

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Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23
Unavailable until 06/08/2024

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About me

Welcome to my Counselling Directory site.

We all have challenges within our lives.  If you are struggling or having problems you may be experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, addiction, learning disabilities or mood disorders.  As a professional therapist I can help you manage these challenges through therapy and counselling.

As a client you may come with a wide range of complex issues and together we will focus on any particular concerns and development issues you may have. We will explore how to manage your specific problems, making choices, coping with a crisis, feelings of inner conflict and improving your relationship with others.

I am an Integrative counsellor from a person centered background which means the approach that I will use will be determined by the challenges you may be facing.  I will treat you with respect and acceptance of your uniqueness which will enable our relationship to be built on trust and will help you gain self-acceptance and promote a positive change.

Your decision to come to counselling can be quite daunting but if you feel that the service I provide could help you then don’t hesitate to contact me on one of the above numbers in strict confidence and with no obligation.

My practice is located in a quiet and discrete location within the village of Clifford which is near Wetherby/Boston Spa with off street parking.

I have supervision for my professional development in line with BACP guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Registered Membership of MBACP
  • Degree in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Theory & Practice of Counselling
  • Diploma in working with Children and Young People.


  • Certificate of Registration with BACP until 2022
  • Working with Mental Health in a Changing Landscape at Work, BACP (2021)
  • Children, Young People & Families (2021)
  • Sleep & Mental Health, Foothold (2021)
  • A Coronavirus Primer, Counselling Online, BACP (2020)
  • Data Protection with the ICO (2020)
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy (2019)
  • Working with Relational Depth (2019)
  • BACP Working with Mental Health in the workplace (2019)
  • Ethical dilemmas in Children’s Palliative Care (2019)
  • All mandatory training Equality, Diversity, Human Rights Safeguarding adults and Governance Awareness (2019)
  • Incident Debriefing Facilitator Training (2018)
  • Safeguarding Children (Level 3) Forget me not children’s hospice (2018)
  • Practising Existential Therapy Professor Ernesto Spinelli (2018)
  • Essential Supervision update for clinical Supervisors Skills British Psychological Society(SBPS) Manchester (2018)
  • Societal rape myths & traumatic reactions (April 2018)
  • Supervision Skills (September 2018)
  • Existential Therapy (October 2018)
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Children(December 2018)
  • Incident Debriefing Facilitator Training (2018)
  • Supervision: relationship, authority & ethics (November 2017)
  • Integrating artwork into counselling practice(October 2017)
  • BACP Working safely &therapeutically with domestic abuse (April 2017)
  • Detox Anxiety Live Well Stress Less (May 2016)
  • PODS Trauma & the Body: Somatisation & Dissociation (March 2016)
  • Effectively Treating Shame & Self-Criticism Using Compassion Focused Therapy Professor Paul Gilbert (August 2016)
  • BACP Universities & Colleges Conference ‘Innovation and care’ (2015)
  • BACP Certificate of Registration (2014,15,16,17,18,19)
  • BACP Professional Develop Day York (2014)
  • Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) & Hypnotherapy St Gemma’s Hospice (2014)
  • Spirituality, Beliefs & Culture St Gemma’s Hospice (2013)
  • Endings & Book Review St Gemma’s Hospice (2013)
  • Managing Eating Disorders in the Community Leeds Counselling (2012)
  • Create Lasting Change Using the Power of the Inner Child, Leeds Counselling Penny         Parkes (2011)
  • Celebrating Mental Health & Masculinity Leeds Metropolitan University (2011)
  • Therapeutic Play Techniques with Children (2010)
  • Bradford complementary therapists in cancer care, Bradford Cancer Support (2009)
  • Awareness in bereavement care, the foundation course, Cruse (2009)
  • Cruse bereavement after suicide, Doncaster Royal Infirmary (2009)
  • Safeguarding children, Kirklees NHS (2009)
  • Counselling children and young people, ESCAYP Emotional Support for Children and Young People (2009)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy Manchester Centre for CBT(2008)
  • Working with depression, new thinking and effective interventions, Skills Development Services Ltd (2008)
  • CTI counselling training programme, Counselling Training Initiatives Ltd (2005)

Experience, have delivered counselling services/roles for the following organisations:

  • Private Practice (2009 - Present)
  • Women's Counselling Leeds (2019 -2020)
  • Forgetmenot Children's Hospice (Dec 2017- 2019)
  • LPP (London Psychiatrists and Psychology Consulting) (May 2013- Sept 2015)
  • St Gemma’s Hospice Leeds (June 2012- July 2015)
  • Titus Salts Grammar School, Bradford (2008- July 2014)
  • Future Prospects, York (2009-2012, evening service)
  • Cancer Support, Bradford (2008-2010):
  • Cruse Bereavement GP Surgery, Wakefield (2007-2008):
  • NHS (1999-2007)

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

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Clients initial Assessment £60 then as below

Individuals £50 for 50 minutes

Couples £80 for 50 minutes

Supervise £60 

Concessions may be available for those on low incomes or students, please ask.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Availability to be discussed during initial telephone call

Further information

Private, comfortable and secure counselling room available in a quiet road with off street parking.

Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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