Sheena Pickersgill BA (Hons), Reg.MBACP Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Coach

Sheena Pickersgill BA (Hons), Reg.MBACP Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Coach

St. James House
28 Park Place
West Yorkshire

Suite 3
Ridings House
31 Leeds Road
West Yorkshire
LS29 8DP

07548 650575

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St. James House
28 Park Place
West Yorkshire

Suite 3
Ridings House
31 Leeds Road
West Yorkshire
LS29 8DP

07548 650575

About me

I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and coach. At Mindfresh Counselling, I aim to provide a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions. It is my aim to help people to talk about mental fitness just as we do physical fitness.

I offer a counselling and coaching service in welcoming, comfortable rooms in both Ilkley and in Leeds city centre (Park Place).

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a qualified NLP practitioner.

Life is often hard and can challenge us in many ways. You may be feeling anxious, lack confidence, be suffering loss or experiencing other significant change in your life.

Exploring your thoughts, feeling and emotions in a supportive environment can provide clarity and help to begin the healing process.

It is important that our sessions are client-led as each person is unique. I work with my clients to facilitate healing by ensuring they access their own inner resources.

I am an integrative counsellor and that means that as a result of my varied experience, I am able to draw upon a range of different counselling and coaching practices to support my clients.

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Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to my counselling qualifications and experience, I am an experienced life coach and NLP practitioner. I also have corporate experience, having worked as a board director for 9 years in the transport sector. I offer leadership coaching on a one-to-one or group basis.


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Leeds Beckett University
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling, Leeds Beckett University
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, Leeds Beckett University
  • BA Hons Social Policy & Administration, Univerity of York
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (Distinction)
  • NLP Practitioner

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • NLP coaching
  • Leadership coaching
  • Life coaching
  • Career coaching
  • Walk and talk therapy

Photos & videos

  • Mindfresh - Ilkley Room
  • Mindfresh - Leeds Room


I meet with clients in welcoming, comfortable and confidential rooms in Leeds city centre and Ilkley.

Taking that first step to talk with a qualified counsellor can sometimes feel daunting and so I offer an initial half-hour discussion free of charge so that you can meet with me and ask any questions that you might have. If you decide that you would like to continue with our sessions then you can either book a block of sessions or choose to continue on a week-by-week basis.

Fees are £60 per 50 minute session. Consessions are available for students.

Further information

In addition to individual counselling and coaching, Mindfresh offers the following services;

Business and organisation support:

Mindfresh counselling workshops covering a range of topics to help employers to improve the wellbeing of the employees. I help to improve attendance and motivation and create and maintain a great place to work.

Leader behaviours may sometimes, unwittingly, add to employee feelings of anxiety, alternatively, leaders can create a supportive environment for their teams to work. I offer a successful leadership coaching programme to help leaders consider their own approach and to explore how they might improve engagement. I also offer one to one counselling in the workplace for employees.

Please call for an initial discussion.

Schools & Colleges:

Mindfresh offers workshops for teachers and students on a range of topics. I also offer a counselling service to schools and colleges.

I have experience of counselling young people in the education environment so please call me for an initial discussion.

Walk and Talk Groups:

Sometimes it feels easier to talk when you are outside and walking. I therefore offer group walk and talk sessions on Ilkley Moor. We choose a different topic each time we walk. Please give us a call if you are interested.

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS1 2SP
Ilkley, LS29 8DP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


9am to 6pm, Monday - Friday. Saturday afternoons in Ilkley. Please call to discuss a convenient time to meet.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme