Mia Lake (MBACP) Chapel Allerton LS7
Life can feel extremely hard when you are experiencing difficulties or when you are trying to make sense of things, past & present. You may be ready to 'move forward' with your life and ready to explore some of the things that have been holding you back.
I run MindMove Counselling in Leeds and I am here to help you with that 'move'. Please take a look at my website www.mindmovecounselling.co.uk
My therapy rooms are in Chapel Allerton (LS7), & Leeds 15.
You may prefer to have telephone, Face-Time, Whatsapp or Skype sessions. These sessions can be particularly useful if your are travelling for work/pleasure; or if you prefer to have a session within your own environment.
I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work with adult men,& women and with young people (between 11-18 years), on wide ranging issues.
Some of my working week is spent as a telephone counsellor for a School Well-being Service, working with teachers and support staff.
I am vocal about mental health and the benefits of being listened to. I work with charities to help promote the benefits of talking therapy, for men and women.
HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP...
For many reasons it can be difficult to speak with family, friends or others you might normally talk to or confide in.
The counselling service at MindMove is completely confidential & non-judgemental, regardless of what you bring to your sessions. Being able to talk with someone who doesn't know you, who won't judge you and won't tell you what to do, provides you with a freedom you are unlikely to have with anyone else. In our sessions together, I support you, I listen to you and we work together to help you move forward.
Together, we can discover underlying problems behind the difficulties you are experiencing.
You can take your time, going at your own pace. While you take your time to 'unravel' some of the things you are struggling with, I will be alongside you, helping you explore some of emotions you are feeling. I will provide time and space for you, in counselling, when you need to be listened to.
We can arrange a telephone consultation prior to having a session. Or if you have any questions, then please call/text.
Training, qualifications & experience
The areas of counselling I work in are wide ranging and include suicidal thought/plans, overdose, self-harm, self-worth/esteem, depression, general anxiety, PTSD, post natal depression, issues with sleep, work problems, bereavement, domestic abuse, personality disorder, anger issues, attachment, addiction, bipolar, terminal/chronic illness diagnosis, relationship issues, Phobias, sexual abuse/assault, eating issues, menopause, low mood, and weight anxiety, sex related issues. This list is not exhaustive.
My work with my younger clients (11-18 years) is also varied and may include some of the issues above as well as family related issues, exam stress, bullying, relationship issues, parents separation & divorce, sexuality, self-image, feeling sad, transgender, anxiety, depression, panic, binge eating, night terrors and many others.
Qualifications & some of my training:
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
BACP Certificate of Profficiency
HE (Dip) in Therapeutic Counselling.
Therapeautic Counselling Level 1 & 2.
BACP training: Self-Harm, Eating Disorders, LGBT
Child/Male Sexual Exploitation
Working with Children, using Person Centred approach
I am committed to Continued Professional Development & I receive regular clinical supervision.
I am DBS checked and have professional indemnity insurance.
I can & do work creatively using writing, drawing, role play and music, in some of my client work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
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My fees are competitively priced.
I offer concessions to people on lower incomes and to 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 see new clients quickly, for an assessment - usually within a few days.
Along with face to face counselling I offer Face Time/Whats-app video call & Skype.
Please contact me to arrange a free 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 along with a regular bus service from the City Centre and other areas.
The room in Leeds centre is close to bus links and train station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|