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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.

At present, due to the current lockdown and the need to be socially distant our sessions together are via telephone/video sessions. I will continually review this and follow Government guidance.

Asking for help isn't always easy and experiencing feelings, fears and thoughts you find uneasy and unable to understand, at times, can be overwhelming.

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.

Being able to speak, without 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 will 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 and includes working in the education sector, with pupils, Teachers, Heads & Support staff.

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 suicidal thoughts, self-harm, self-worth/esteem, depression, general anxiety, feeling sad, post natal depression, issues with sleep, work problems, bereavement/loss, domestic abuse, attachment, addiction, bipolar, terminal/chronic illness diagnosis, relationship issues, infidelity, sexual abuse/assault, menopause, low mood, weight anxiety, feelings of lonliness/isolation, Covid 19 worries.

I also work with clients experiencing difficulties in the workplace and work related stress. This list is not exhaustive.

Qualifications & some (not all) of work & 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.

Certificate in Couples Counselling.

Open University -  Counselling online


BACP training: Self-Harm, LGBT

Sexual Exploitation

Suicide Bereavement


Domestic Abuse

Working with Children, using the Person Centred Approach

Transitional Analysis - Intro (UKATA)

Online sessions via Zoom

Exploring relationships

Some of my experience was gained working for a charity offering low cost counselling, to men and women along with experience as a school counsellor in a high school setting and working one to one with school staff.

I currently support school staff, (Support staff, Teachers, Non Teaching staff and Head Teachers).

I also work with all other individuals/couples. I work locally & UK wide, by offering counselling sessions, via video/telephone.

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

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My fees are competitively priced.

I offer 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.

Concessions offered for

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

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
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

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.


Mon-Fri 9am -7pm

Sat 9am -12pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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.

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