Mia Lake (MBACP) LS7, LS17 & LS1... Counsellor at MindMove Leeds
Thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Mia Lake and I am run MindMove Counselling in Leeds. Please take a look at our website www.mindmovecounselling.co.uk
I am also one of the counselling practioners at Healthwise Leeds, in Chapel Allerton.
I see my private clients in Chapel Allerton (LS7), Alwoodley (LS17) & Leeds City centre (LS1).
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor, experienced in many issues.I am also a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Life can be hard when you are experiencing difficulties or when you are trying to make sense of things, but you may be ready to explore some of your feelings. By looking at my website, you are taking your first step towards doing that.
You may be feeling a sense of loneliness, have anxiety or low self-esteem, be suffering with panic attacks or phobias; be trying to come to terms with a diagnosis or illness, or you may have symptoms of depression?
If you are trying to come to terms with a bereavement or other loss, you may feel alone and needing to talk to someone other than friends or family. There can be many other reasons for wanting to talk to me, such as relationship issues, self-harm, eating disorders or abuse, gender...
I can offer you a safe and confidential space and over the sessions, we have, we can discover together any underlying problems behind the difficulties you are experiencing.
HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP...
For many reasons it can be difficult to speak with family, friends or others you would normally trust.
The counselling service at MindMove is completely confidential and non-judgemental, regardless of what you bring to your sessions.
How do I know if I will get along with my counsellor?
I fully appreciate that speaking to me for the first time, may feel like a huge step.
This is why I suggest we speak first on the telephone. This allows me the opportunity to introduce myself. For you, it allows you the chance to briefly explain some of the things you are struggling with.
We can talk further at your first session and you can then decide if you would like to arrange further sessions.
During our sessions together, you can take your time and go 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 things you are feeling and trying to deal with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for Leeds based charity, counselling adults (aged 18 plus) with issues such as suicidal thought/plans, overdose, self-harm, self-worth/esteem, depression, anxiety, PTSD, post natal depression, issues with sleep, work problems, personality disorder, bipolar, relationship issues, eating issues and weight anxiety to name some.
I have also worked as a High School counsellor, where issues are extremely varied.
I see private clients, adults and young people, at my therapy rooms in Chapel Allerton and Alwoodley (LS7 & LS17) areas of North Leeds and Leeds centre (LS1).
Some of my qualifications and training:
Dip in the Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Counselling - Level 4
Counselling Level 2
Counselling Level 1
I continue my personal development through my client work, through clinical supervision and regular ongoing training.
Some of my training:
Domestic Abuse, Safeguarding, Self-Harm, Counselling Adoptees, Suicide Bereavement,
Gambling, Eating Disorders, Bereavement, LGBT, Social Isolation, Male Sexual Exploitation,
Child Sexual Exploitation.
Place2Be - Working with young people, including Sand-tray, drawing and metaphor.
Neurobiology & attachment.
Resilience Training - Young Minds.
I can also work creatively with clients, who wish to. Using writing, drawing, role play and music. I appreciate all my clients are individual and they come with different experiences - even if some of the issues are similiar or the same.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- 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
- 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 issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Self-harm, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, Self Image, Low self-esteem & worth, Chronic illness. Relationship 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, Panic attacks, attachment, phobias.
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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, which have very long waiting lists, I am usally able to see new clients quickly - usually within 7 days.
Along with face to face counselling I offer Face Time/Whats-app video call & Skype.
I follow the guidelines of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and by doing so, I offer a confidential and professional service to my clients.
Free parking is available at the therapy rooms in Chapel Allerton & Alwoodley, along with a regular bus service from the City Centre and other areas.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|