Stuart McLeod: BA (Hons), EMDR (Accred), MBACP, Dip.TA Psychotherapy
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Hello, I'm Stuart an Accredited EMDR Practitioner, Qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Couples therapist.
Talking about things that we emotionally struggle with can feel both scary and overwhelming leading to not seeking the support we need. Often, I hear the phrase “others have it far worse than me…” and where there may be a truth in that phrase, I believe YOU are just as important. This is the ethos of my practice.
I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk, be heard, your personal experience validated and for positive change to occur. I have also experienced personal therapy so understand how daunting the first step can be; at first I found it scary, challenging but always supportive and it gave me a greater self-belief and deeper understanding of myself that I continue using today.
Finding the right therapist for YOU is paramount.
I offer a free initial 45 min consultation for us to meet, for you to ask any questions you may have and us to briefly explore what is impacting you. Don’t worry about having the “right” words; you may feel you want to make changes due to an uncomfortable feeling, unexplained distress or be unsure how to begin to resolve low mood, anxiety or stress. My encouragement is for you to use this independent (from friends/family), impartial and free consultation to see if you want us to work together towards a more positive place.
Taking the first step
I offer the flexibility of daytime, evening and weekend appointments. To arrange your free consultation please call (voicemail available if unable to answer) or text me on 07305 192040.
If you want to you can also look at my website for more of what I can offer: www.hullcounsellingservices.co.uk
I work from the K2 Building in the City Centre as this location offers a calm environment, wheelchair accessibility, ample local Parking and is only a 5-minute walk from the City`s Interlink Bus and Railway station.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling Studies
- Accredited EMDR Practitioner
- Registered Member of EMDR UK & Ireland
- Registered Member of BACP
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (TA Speciality)
- Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
- IAPT Couples Practitioner
- Member of ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy)
I regularly attend continued professional development (CPD) training and workshops and offer supervision to peers as a trainee supervisor which will lead to becoming an accredited supervisor in the near future.
I am passionate about my work and have years of experience supporting people with varying difficulties, working in hostels, in voluntary and private practice and remain working within the local NHS counselling services.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Fees and Cancellations
After the initial free consultation, I charge the following fees:
- Individual: £40.00 per session
- Couples: £65.00 per session
- EMDR: £45.00 per session
- E.A.P / Corporate
Fees will vary and are negotiable depending on type, duration and location of work.
All sessions are 60 minutes, held in the strictest confidence and carry a 48-hr cancellation policy, otherwise fee remains payable.
I work with the Adult population of Hull, adhering to the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) “Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy” as well as the ethical standards set down by the EMDR Association UK & Ireland.
To maintain good standards, ethical practice and as a professional requirement, I meet regularly with supervisors to confidentially discuss all aspects of my work.
I also have Professional Indemnity insurance cover and have been DBS checked.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer the flexibility of daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|