• Home
  • >Mia Lake MBACP. Face to face/telephone/video sessions in Leeds & UK wide.

About me

I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work with adult men, women & couples.

There can be many reasons that bring you to professional counselling and having a safe space with the right counsellor, can be of great benefit. Asking for help isn't always easy and it may have taken you a long time to make the decision to begin counselling.

Experiencing feelings, fears and thoughts you find uneasy and unable to understand, at times, can be overwhelming.

Being able to speak in a safe space that is free of judgement, may provide you with a freedom you are unlikely to have in other relationships. In our sessions together, I support you, I listen to you and we work together to help you make the changes you wish to see in yourself and in your life. I provide time and space for you, in counselling, when you need to be heard.

I work relationally, integrating different theories into my work and practice and use these approaches as I feel appropriate. This means I work in a tailored and personalised way with you, focusing on your needs.

My counselling experience is wide ranging, working in private practice with male and female clients and with couples.

I have worked for a charity and in a secondary school as a counsellor and I currently work in private practice along with supporting clients in the education sector. All of my work with clients is confidential.

When you make contact we can arrange a free 10 minute telephone consultation, where you can ask any questions you have. My fee is competitive and can be discussed at point of contact.

Please take a look at my website www.mindmovecounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience is wide ranging and includes working with clients who have suicidal thoughts/self-harm, low self-worth/esteem, depression, general anxiety, feelings of sadness, post natal depression, issues with sleep, work problems, bereavement/loss, miscarriage & fertility issues, domestic abuse, attachment issues, addiction, bipolar, terminal/chronic illness diagnosis, relationship & marital issues, infidelity, sexual abuse/assault, menopause, low mood, weight anxiety, feelings of loneliness/isolation, Covid 19 anxiety.

I support clients experiencing difficulties in the workplace including work related stress/anxiety/depression, lack of confidence, issues with communication, lack of assertiveness and feeling overwhelmed.

There can be many other reasons for seeking my support.

Qualifications & some (not all) of my training:

Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

BACP Certificate of Profficiency

HE (Dip) in Therapeutic Counselling.

Therapeutic Counselling Level 1 & 2.

Couples Counselling (Cert)

Open University -  Counselling online

Cruse - Bereavement Counselling


BACP training: Self-Harm, LGBT

Sexual Exploitation

Suicide Bereavement


Domestic Abuse

Working with Children, using the Person Centred Approach

Transitional Analysis - T101 (UKATA)

Online sessions via Zoom

Exploring relationships

I offer telephone & video counselling UK wide & Worldwide, to English speaking clients.

I am committed to Continued Professional Development and regularly attend training/coaching & I receive regular clinical supervision.
I am DBS checked and have professional indemnity insurance. I am registered with ICO.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Anger, Feelings of sadness, Self-harm, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, Self Image, Low self-esteem & worth, Chronic illness. Relationship/marriage issues, Mid-life crisis, Bereavement, eating disorders, Addiction to gambling, Alcohol, Food, Stress, Post natal depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E, Cancer, Separation and divorce, Affairs, Family issues, Bullying, Infertility, Abortion, Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Attachment, Phobias, Aspergers, Sexual abuse, Exam stress, Sexuality, Transitioning, LBGT.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

Photos & videos


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fees are competitively priced.

I offer a free initial telephone consultation.

Concessions to people on lower incomes, OAP's, unemployed, Frontline workers and students at college/University and those on apprencticeships. Please contact me to discuss.

Unlike the NHS counselling services, that have very long waiting lists; I am usally able to offer you a session quickly.  Assessment  session- usually within a few days.


Mon-Fri 9am -7pm

Sat 9am -12pm

Further information

Please contact me to arrange a free 5/10 minute telephone consultation.

I follow the guidelines of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and by doing so, I offer an, ethical, confidential & professional service to my clients.

Free parking is available at the therapy rooms in Chapel Allerton LS7 and Colton/Whitkirk LS15) and at Oulton near Rothwell (LS26). My rooms are on a bus route with regular bus services from the City Centre and other areas. Parking onsite.

West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I offer telephone & video counselling sessions.The therapy rooms I work from are not accessible for wheelchair users or those less mobile. Both have a flight of stairs.


Mia Lake MBACP. Face to face/telephone/video sessions in Leeds & UK wide.

Mia Lake MBACP. Face to face/telephone/video sessions in Leeds & UK wide.