Mia Lake (MBACP) LS7 (Chapel Allerton) & LS1 (Leeds Centre)
07479 071079 / 07479 071079
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 the 'move'. Please take a look at my website www.mindmovecounselling.co.uk
My clients come to my modern & private therapy rooms in Chapel Allerton (LS7), & Leeds City centre (LS1). I also offer telephone, Face-Time, Whatsapp and 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 men, women and 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 head/mental health issues and often speak on the radio. I also work with charities to help promote the benefits of talking therapy.
HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP...
For many reasons it can be difficult to speak with family, friends or others you would 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. I support you, I listen to you and we work together to help you move forward in your life.
I offer you a safe space where over our sessions, together, we can discover underlying problems behind the difficulties you are experiencing.
During our sessions, 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.
If you would like to arrange a telephone consultation, or have any questions, then please call/text me.
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, 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, sexual abuse, eating issues, menopause, low mood, and weight anxiety. This list is not exhaustive.
My work with my younger clients (11-18 years) is also varied and may include the above as well as family related issues, exam stress, bullying, relationship issues, parents separation & divorce, self-image, feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression, panic, night terrors and many others.
Qualifications & some of my training:
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
BACP Certificate of Profficency
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 issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- 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 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, LBGT.
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My fees are competitively priced. My first assessment session is the same price as my counselling sessions.
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.
For those clients who prefer 'walk & talk' counselling, please contact me to discuss.
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 & Alwoodley, 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|