Phil Haigh - BSC, Registered MBACP - Face to Face & Online
Maybe you’ve been wearing a smile and continuing to get by, but like many people, you've noticed some of the following and feel there is something wrong:
- Recent events have left you feeling anxious or out of control
- Worries about your life and future dominating your thoughts
- Beating yourself up but feeling powerless to change
- Hanging onto a troubling relationship or allowing relationships you care about to suffer
- Getting annoyed and frustrated at even the smallest of things
If this sounds familiar, I can help you to understand what is happening for you in a confidential place without fear of judgement.
I will support you in dealing with and understanding your feelings and freeing yourself from the painful problems they bring.
With over 10 years of experience in helping people to work through life's varied problems and patterns, I am here to help you get unstuck.
Some of the benefits of counselling include :
- Feeling heard and understood without judgement.
- Develop a greater understanding of what's going on for you and why.
- Being more at ease with yourself without having to put on an act.
- Communicating openly and honestly in relationships without fear of conflict.
- Restoring your sense of purpose, feeling more in tune with what you want from life.
So what happens if you get in touch?
If you've not seen a Counsellor before, it might be helpful for us to speak on the phone, so you can get a sense of what's involved and I can tell you if therapy might help. It would be free of charge and if you don't feel ready, there is no pressure.
You may wish to simply ask for an appointment if you want to get started or to ask more about whether I can help with what's going on for you.
You can be sure I will respond quickly and you will be offered an initial session within one week or I can offer you a potential referral if I am unable to accommodate the times you need. I don’t run a waiting list as I know how important it is to receive the help you need as soon as possible.
Just click on the 'message me' button above, let me know when you might be available (daytime or evening) and whether you’d rather be contacted by email or phone and I will get back to you within 24hours.
So what might the first session involve?
Our initial meeting will give you the opportunity to see how you feel about working with me. You won't have to sign up to 'x' amount of sessions, be grilled about your entire life history or have to lay on a couch.
You will have the chance to ask questions and to tell me as much as you're comfortable with about the difficulties you're having in complete confidence.
Our first meeting will give me the opportunity to tell you how I can help, whilst giving you the relief of knowing you have taken the first step and have someone you can talk to about what's going on.
We can then arrange a flexible session to suit you moving forwards if you feel it would be beneficial.
If you'd like an informal chat about problems at home, relationships or how you're feeling, then pick up the phone or drop me an email or text and lets talk about how I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am passionate about empowering people to feel better about themselves, take action and be more fulfilled. For that reason I trained and continue to volunteer at a holistic charity in Leeds, counselling people from some the most deprived and diverse areas of Leeds who cannot afford support, through a wide range of problems.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
BSC Therapeutic Counselling
Professional Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate Therapeutic Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Online therapy allows you to get the support you need from the comfort of your own home. Whether its having your pet next to you, a cup of tea, sitting in a big armchair, or under a warm blanket, home can be a sanctuary whilst you get the support you need.
I use secure end-to-end encrypted video and we can arrange appointments flexibly around your commitments. Just drop me an email and we'll work out a first call from there.
Other areas I work with.
Shame and shameful feelings about yourself
Initial appointments are one hour and at a reduced rate of £20 to allow you to establish how you feel about working with me, without having to make a rushed decision.
Alternatively you can request a call back and we'll have a short chat to see if it feels like a good fit for you.
Further individual sessions will be for one hour and are charged at £40 per session. I also offer discounted rates for unwaged or students.
You are always in control of how many sessions you have and we will check in as to how you are feeling about your sessions as we go along.
I’m based in Leeds City Centre, at Wellington Place, a short walk from Leeds Train Station or along the canal. There are several car parks within a few minutes walk. Alternative we can work together online.
Concessions offered for
Flexible daytime and evening appointments available online or in Leeds City Centre.
Covid-19 measures that I have in place:
- Hand sanitiser is available in the building and Counselling room.
- The Counselling room is air conditioned.
- The chairs in my therapy room are over 2 meters apart to allow social distancing measures to be observed.
- Clear social distancing reminders are visible throughout the building