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About me

Counselling and therapy as a whole can sometimes be a daunting prospect. Choosing a therapist in the first instance can be difficult in itself. The fact that you have chosen to take steps toward caring for your own well-being and acknowledging that it is not always possible to cope with life's strains on your own is the the first step toward making powerful, lasting changes.

The counselling process is something very personal, which belongs to you and you only. It is an opportunity to contemplate aspects of your life that you may be finding difficult to manage or are struggling to overcome. Counselling allows you the space and time needed to fully explore these thoughts and emotions, in a calm and supportive environment.

Together we will look at how you perceive the world, emotionally and intellectually, with the aim to discover and create new ways to approach situations with confidence and a greater sense of control.

I do respect that it is not easy to be able to accept and explore inner fears and anxieties, and it takes courage to do so. We will approach this together, at your own pace, with you at the heart of the process, whatever the outcome.

I also offer online Skype Counselling

​Online Counselling will give you the opportunity to experience therapy when meeting face to face is just not possible. Factors such as time restrictions, family obligations or life expectations may hinder the possibility of therapy. Online Skype Therapy could be the solution to off set these obstacles.

Receiving counselling from your home, in a familiar, comfortable environment is a convenient way to experience the therapeutic process.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been helping clients navigate difficult life obstacles for a number of years. My experience has brought me to work with people from diverse backgrounds, all of which requiring different therapeutic needs. I believe I have been able to offer a safe and trusting environment in order for clients to feel they are able to explore their inner mental processes in a calm and pragmatic way.

I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree, with Honors, in Counselling & Therapeutic Studies, and also a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Since graduating, I was a proud member of the Bradford Counselling Services team for many years which has given me the invaluable experience needed to fully understand what is needed to be an effective, attentive Counsellor.

I am now based in Leeds offering private one to one Counselling.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

I offer an initial £10 consultation, (no charge for Online Skype) lasting 30 minutes. Here we can discuss your therapeutic needs and expectations, with no obligation. This session will also give you the opportunity to decide whether you wish to take me on as your Counsellor.

If you do decide that we could work together, my fee will be £45 for 50 minute face to face sessions and £40 Online Skype sessions.

When I work

Please contact me by email or phone to discuss availability

Further information

For further information and availability please contact me by telephone or email.

Mobile:  07516 195137

Email: ryanpollardcounselling@gmail.com

51D New Briggate, Leeds, LS2 8JD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults