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MBACP Counsellor / Psychotherapist

About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist. I am a member of the BACP. I have the required professional indemnity insurance and regular supervision to ensure I can support you in the best way possible.

How do I work?

I work with anyone aged 18+ both short and long term. I have the belief that we are all unique, and counselling is not one size fits all. I use a range of skills / techniques from different approaches to ensure I work in a way that suits you personally. I have a flexible way of working, you don’t have to stick to one concern during our work together. 

I am passionate about empowerment and improving overall self confidence to help you develop a positive relationship with yourself, and others.

Finding the right counsellor for you can feel daunting, this is why I offer a free consultation so that you can ask any questions you may have. From there we can book in your first appointment. 

My experience:

I have years of experience, including working with a range of different concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, identity, relationship with food / body image, stress management, and family issues.

You may know exactly why you want to start counselling, or you may be looking for someone who can support you to help you understand what is going on right now. You may also want to explore or address your past to help you gain answers.

I provide a confidential and non-judgmental space to allow you feel safe enough to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace, and to feel heard and listened to.

Some feedback I have received from sessions:

“'Therapy gave me the chance to freely talk about things that I've never been able to discuss before. Being able to simply say things out loud to someone in a safe space was incredibly insightful and I would recommend Shannon to anyone!”

• “After therapy I am more able to communicate how I feel, and set boundaries with people, which has been really helpful.”

• “Therapy allowed me to look at where I was in my current life, this gave me the drive and confidence I needed to start taking more productive steps, such as applying for new job roles.” 

• “Shannon really listened to me, I felt heard, and like my feelings were validated.” 

How to get in touch:

Call / text on 07511780451 or email me here

If I am not able answer your call, please leave me a voicemail / text message so that I can get back to you as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Postgraduate Certificate Interpersonal & Counselling Skills
  • BA Hons Working with Children, Young people & Families

Professional Memberships and Regulatory Bodies:

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Further training and certificates:

  • How to do Counselling online: A Coronavirus Primer
  • Mental Health First Aid

Member organisations

BACP

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

- Empowerment
- Improving your relationship with yourself and others

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Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions cost: £50 (Zoom / Face to face) 

£20 discount if you book 4 or more sessions in one month

Students / Trainee Counsellors - £40 

20 minute phone consultation: FREE

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Evening appointments are very popular. Please get in touch as soon as possible to book. 

Further information

Any questions you have you are welcome to email me here

51d New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JD

Station Approach, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults