Steve Howey

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Dip.couns. MBACP counsellor in Leeds/online.
Available for new clients
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Leeds LS1 & LS11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome!

It can often be a very brave and courageous step to seek out counselling/ therapy. Whatever has brought you, I’m glad you’re here.

You’re here because life can be difficult, can feel overwhelming and too much, and you want help.

I have seen time and again that counselling can work wonderfully towards feeling better, or more ourselves.

How I can help?

Almost all of my clients feel differently after working with me. Such as a sense of feeling calmer or less anxious even from an introductory call, or our first session.

Many clients feel like a different person from when they started counselling- feeling more in control of what they can change & more accepting of what’s outside of their control. 

My clients often feel more resilient, and that they can cope with life more robustly.

Most find they are less fixated on negative thought patterns that used to dominate their lives. What used to ‘write off’ whole days typically takes up less time and energy for my clients.

Some even experience physiological benefits too- like being able to sleep better, or feeling less tight chested, or less tension in their body.

What I can help with?

There may be many reasons why you might be contemplating counselling. I have helped clients experiencing a range of issues, like the things you are working through.

You might be struggling with a diagnosis or symptoms of depression. Your anxiety or social anxiety may have been through the roof since COVID? You might be struggling with family issues, or find the stress of life is getting too much. You might be struggling to work through a bereavement, or are suffering from low self-esteem or low self-confidence. 

You may feel out of sorts or that you can’t be yourself. Perhaps you struggle to feel accepted with ADHD, or because you are neurodivergent. You may feel numb or are experiencing very intense feelings such as guilt, grief from a loss, or shame. You may feel alone, or lonely, overwhelmed, unheard, or unloved.

It feels like we all have many pressures, and you might feel close to burnout. You may feel that you need some help, and don't know where to turn?

If you do not see what you're struggling with listed under things I can help with, please get in touch. My training enables me to help a broad range of clients with many diverse issues.

Feel free to book an introductory call through my website, and we will go from there.

About me

I’m Steve, a warm, approachable & empathic counsellor. I bring a still and calming, energy that can be reassuring when things are turbulent.

I offer a space where you can feel respected, valued, and heard without judgement. Where you can feel safe, and where you can explore what’s going on for you at your own pace.

I’m registered with the British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy (BACP) (membership no:403056).

I offer weekly person-centred therapy/ person-centred counselling. I work face to face in Leeds and with clients across the UK over Zoom video/ phone sessions. I also offer walk and talk therapy. So we work in a way that’s right for you.

Prices

Free 20 minute phone call/video call

  • £55 per face to face session in Leeds (LS1) or in Leeds (LS11)
    £45 per remote session (online via video call/ telephone call.) 
  • £45 per walk and talk session

If you would like to find out more, why not arrange a free 20 minute chat via telephone/ video call over zoom, or email steve@heardtoday.co.uk. We use this time to see if we would be a good fit together, and to let you get a feel of what I’m like.

What’s on offer? 

  • 1. You can open up. 

I give you the space to open up, and to be yourself without judgement.

  • 2. You’re putting yourself first. 

Many clients really appreciate having that time to come and ‘reset’.

  • 3. You can be truly heard and understood.

When we are truly heard and understood, this can be  a beautiful and a very profound thing.

I offer you a time to be truly heard, respected and understood. 

  • 4. Be valued , and accepted

No need to be perfect!

I am able to hold a safe space in a supportive and encouraging way and help you to feel this is your time.

  • 5. You’re protected by confidentiality.

I offer you a space where you can really talk about what you feel is important, and do that in a safe and confidential way.

Is it your time to be heard today? 

If you're ready to take the next step, or are looking for help- and not sure where to turn... Why not get in touch for a free 20 minute phone/ video call?

Whatever brings you here, you’re very welcome. This is a step on your personal journey, and I hope it’s a positive step towards being heard and understood, and feeling some improvement in your life.

Thanks, and all the best on your journey,

Steve

Training, qualifications & experience

  • SEG Awards ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
  • SEG Awards ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills 
  • SEG Awards ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

I have also completed an extensive 80-hour course to equip me to undertake online counselling over video call and phone. So if this is how you are thinking you would like to work, I can definitely oblige.

In addition, I regularly undertake continual professional development. Please feel free to contact me for a full breakdown of CPD and courses attended.

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.

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Fees

£45.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

A free  20 minute phone call to see if you want to work together and a free inital initial assessment (over the phone or via video call.) then....

£55 for face to face sessions in central Leeds

£55 for face to face in LS11.

or £40 for video call through zoom/ telephone call.

Confessionary rates considered on a case by case basis

When I work

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Further information

I rent a room in central Leeds. The room is up 2 flights of stairs, with no lift. 

I also rent a location in LS11 that is wheelchair accessible.

Both rooms are subject to being available. 

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I have access to a property that is wheelchair accessible, if you need this please say- as regrettably the other room is up 2 flights of stairs

Online platforms

Zoom
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Steve Howey
Steve Howey