Nat Le Pla

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Anxiety & Complex Trauma
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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3LX
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Warm, creative, accepting, therapy- gently supporting change.

Providing a place of safety, warmth and acceptance.
Life can be difficult, sometimes it might feel impossible.
Therapy can support you or your loved ones through these times. Whether you are young or old, I work with care to empower you to grow; to have a compassionate understanding of your past and to feel comfortable, warm and whole in the present.
Nat Le Pla @ Therapy Huddersfield

I work with a range of issues including Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Trauma, Attachment Difficulties and Depression, in ways that recent research has shown are effective. We will collaborate to choose a pathway which suits you and supports you on your journey. Most clients make significant progress in between 6 and 12 sessions.

I'm always happy to talk things through - feel free to call or email.

I am a well-qualified and experienced Psychotherapist. I hold a degree in Psychology and a post graduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked with clients, often with complex issues, for thousands of hours during my career.

My previous work in senior leadership and management means I have the depth of experience to support clients from varied professional backgrounds. I bring this knowledge along with my wide-ranging life experience to support each individual in a personal and bespoke fashion.

I am here to support you, no matter the fear, issue, or stress.

I offer face to face sessions at my comfortable and relaxing room in Edgerton, Huddersfield.  There is easy access from across West Yorkshire, being just 5 mins from the M62 and we have a large car park. 

The office is large enough to allow social distancing and the building is cleaned regularly.

As well as face to face sessions I also work both online (WhatsApp video and Zoom) and on the telephone. I have worked online for some time and find it really effective. New clients have expressed how quickly they relax and feel comfortable.

Please feel free to call or email me – I’m always happy to discuss individual circumstances and needs.

If you would prefer I offer home visits across West Yorkshire.

Who I work with:


I support Adults experiencing a range of difficulties and welcome neurodiverse clients as well as those who feel they have ADHD.

I work compassionately with adults who have experienced Trauma and Adversity, often in childhood. You may feel that negative life experiences repeat themselves or that you struggle to maintain relationships - frequently clients I work with feel their life situation is complex and are unsure if change is possible. Modern therapies such as Internal Family Systems support clients to come to a gentle acceptance of their past and help them grow and develop in the present. (Please see below for further information.)

Anxiety and Panic Attacks can be crippling and affect many clients. I use research based techniques (Polyvagal Theory, Compassion Focussed Therapy) to support clients to understand how and why anxiety affects them. Clients then learn to regulate themselves and reduce their feelings of fear and anxiety. This process can be life changing as people who have lived with anxiety or the fear of panic attacks, for many years, experience relaxation and freedom.

Many of my clients have been diagnosed with Depression and may have been prescribed anti - depressant medication. Research shows that counselling combined with medication is far more effective in supporting change than medication alone.

Work Place Stress and Bereavement can leave you feeling less than your true self. We can work to support you through these difficult, emotional times.

Young People

I specialise in supporting Young People from age 12 upwards. I work creatively to build strong, trusting relationships. My wide ranging experience ensures I am able to support or offer signposting in most situations.

Growing up is hard. Sometimes family and friends are too close and the support of a warm, friendly and confidential therapist can make all the difference. I understand that life events can affect our thoughts and feelings in complex ways. The still developing minds of young people can struggle when they experience stressful or traumatic life events.

I have extensive professional experience of supporting young people who may be demonstrating challenging behaviour as well as those who suffer with Anxiety or Depression.

Young people with Autism or Asperger's are welcome in my therapy room.

Training, qualifications & experience

As your therapist I will work closely with you to understand what you would like from therapy.

My aim is to provide therapy that supports you. I have extensive training at degree and post graduate level and can explain to you how different approaches may benefit your particular situation.

I initially trained in Person Centred Therapy. I have had further training in CBT, Transactional Analysis and Trauma Informed Practice.

I specialise in applying recent breakthroughs in the understanding of Attachment Difficulties, Complex Trauma, C-PTSD and Anxiety to support clients who may have been struggling for many years. This means that we now hold a more detailed understanding of how the body and mind react to difficult life experiences than ever before. I use this knowledge to build a bespoke  pathway of support for each individual client.

I hold a degree in Psychology, BSc (Hons) (Level6) from Sheffield University, a Certificate in Counselling (Level 6) and a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDIP.) in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 7) from The University of Salford. I undertake regular CPD (Continuous Professional Development) to ensure my knowledge and skills are current and that I am aware of the latest research and best practice. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and am guided by their ethical framework. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and am happy to share this with you

An essential part of my work with clients is the relationship I build with them. In order that I am able to be present I am careful to maintain my own well being. I enjoy Cycling and Running as well as Yoga and Mindful Meditation.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information


Sessions last for 1 hour and cost £70.

I offer an initial telephone consultation free of charge. This gives you, the potential client, the opportunity to connect with me and see if you feel comfortable working with me. I can also take the opportunity to listen and understand your situation.

Most clients make significant progress in addressing the issues for which they came to therapy with between 6 and 12 sessions.

Home Visits

For clients who prefer I offer a home counselling service. There are many reasons why you may prefer that I visit you in your own home. All I ask is that you can ensure a quiet uninterrupted space for the session. If you would like me to work with your family holistically it may be helpful for me to make at least one home visit.

The cost of the session remains the same  £70 per hour.  Please note the charge also applies to travel time.

Skype or Video Sessions

Counselling sessions over Zoom are becoming increasingly popular. The high quality of video calls now means that communication is relatively simple if you have a laptop. Please get in touch if you would like online counselling sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have slots available and am taking on new clients at the moment.

Please call me - I'm always happy to talk things over.

Further information

I specialise in working with clients who have experienced adversity in childhood. Commonly clients have been brought up in a household by a parent or parents who themselves had significant problems. These issues might include having drug or alcohol addiction, displaying narcissistic traits or having mental health issues. Frequently clients describe wide ranging difficulties, these are sometimes described as attachment difficulties. complex trauma or C-PTSD. Clients may have been diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) or DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). I work sensitively with these complex symptoms using modern research based techniques such as Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems. The aim being to develop a  sense of safety so that clients can have a compassionate understanding of their thoughts and feelings. As clients  reconnect with their true selves they begin to develop a new hope for the future.

Please feel free to get in touch by phone or email if you would like to discuss your own situation. I am always happy to talk things through.

Independence House, Edgerton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3LX

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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