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Face to face/tele/video sessions-individuals/couple- MBACP

About me

There can be many reasons that bring you to a professional counsellor like me and I understand that asking for help isn't always easy. Working through difficult times alone can feel overwhelming.

Being able to speak to a counsellor in a confidential & 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 with men & women aged 18 years upwards. You can't be too old for counselling. I also work with Couples as a Relationship Counsellor and can provide a supportive space for you both. 

Your difficulties might be relating to family issues and I may be able to offer you a supportive space while you process your emotions.

I work relationally, integrating different counselling 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 charity with adults, in secondary school and in private practice.

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.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience is wide ranging and can include working with clients who have depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts/self-harm, low self-worth/esteem, feelings of sadness, post natal depression, issues with sleep, work problems, bereavement/loss, miscarriage/still births, & fertility issues, domestic abuse, attachment issues, addiction, bipolar, terminal/chronic illness diagnosis, M.E, Fibromyalgia, relationship/couples counselling, 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, relationship issues, long/short term sick 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 & face to face counselling in Leeds and telephone/video sessions UK & Europe wide 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)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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.

I have a great deal of experience working online with clients, via telephone or video as well as face to face.

Client preferences are unique and we can discuss what you feel works better for you.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I offer face to face, 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.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Skype

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