Nikki Denison

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Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19
Available for new clients
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About me

People come to counselling for many different reasons. Life makes lots of demands on us which can be overwhelming, create negative feelings and sometimes we struggle with what to do or where to turn. Nothing is off limits in what you wish to bring to therapy, such as anxiety and depression to grief and relationship issues be it family, personal or work. Whatever is going on I can hear you and meet you wherever you are at. 

Counselling gives you a confidential, safe space to express yourself without fear of judgement or upsetting people close to you. It helps you understand why you feel the way you feel and do the things you do. This can mean exploring your emotions and looking for patterns of behaviour within yourself and in others that may trigger things within you. Having a better understanding of what is happening means you can find acceptance of some things whilst also finding strength to make changes in other areas. 

As a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I use a variety of therapeutic approaches which I tailor to you and your needs. I work in an open-ended and flexible way so you are not restricted to a set number of sessions, days or times, I am guided by you and your requirements. Online and face-to-face sessions (based in Yeadon) are available. I work with people 18yrs and over.

I offer a free no obligation 20-30 minute 'meet and greet' so you can see if you feel comfortable with me. The meeting allows us to get to know each other a little bit and you can ask any questions about counselling and what you would like or expect from counselling. I can explain more about how I work and we can see if that fits with you. The sea of therapists can be daunting and I feel it is important to get the right counsellor for you.

A bit about me…
I have been a Sports Massage therapist since 2004 and Manual Lymph Drainage therapist from 2012 which led me to working with many different medical issues including cancer patients. During my work over the years communication has been so important, and understanding and empathy key factors in looking at the individual as a whole. I began to realise just how important the emotional and mental well-being of my clients was and also how it may have been impacting on their physical health also. This led into learning more about counselling and psychotherapy and eventually training at Leeds Beckett on their Post-Graduate Diploma, during which I found having my own counselling so helpful as I learnt a lot about my own emotional state and personal issues. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BTEC Level 2: Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • BACP Accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT-Tapping)
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Working with Bereaved Clients
  • Adult Grief
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Relational Couples Therapy

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Death and Dying


Therapies offered


£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Thursday 9am-9pm.

Friday 9am-5pm

Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Nikki Denison
Nikki Denison