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About me

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. 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, having spent time working as a counsellor in a chairty with adults, in secondary school and in private practice. All of my client work 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

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

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience is wide ranging and can include 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, Long Covid.

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

Safeguarding

BACP training: Self-Harm, LGBT

Sexual Exploitation

Suicide Bereavement

Gambling

Domestic Abuse

Working with Children, using the Person Centred Approach

Transitional Analysis - T101 (UKATA)

Exploring relationships

I offer telephone & video counselling in Leeds face to face and telephone/video sessions 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

BACP

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, Long Covid, 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)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

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.

Availability

Mon-Fri 9am -7pm

Sat 9am -12pm

Further information

Please contact me to arrange a free 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 at Oulton near Rothwell (LS26). My rooms are on a bus route with regular bus services from the City Centre and other areas.

Having also worked as an online Counsellor for a number of years, means I have a great deal of experience in working this way, as well as face to face.

You may feel uneasy having a face to face session and telephone or video counselling can be an alternative for consideration.

Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS7

Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS26

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
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.

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Mia Lake MBACP. Face2face/tele/video sessions in Leeds /UK wide. Ind/couples.

Mia Lake MBACP. Face2face/tele/video sessions in Leeds /UK wide. Ind/couples.