About me

Sometimes we all need space to work out what is going on in our lives.  Counselling and psychotherapy can offer you that space in a safe environment, giving you time to 'unpick' things, see things in a different way and help you to live the life you want to. You have already taken the first step by looking on this website.

I am an experienced integrative and relational psychotherapist and counsellor, working with individuals and couples on a number of personal and relationship issues.  I have experience of working in a variety of settings, including the voluntary sector, the not for profit sector and the NHS, as well as in my private practice in Leeds.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Framework for Good Practice. My service is caring, non-judgmental and confidential.

I have worked successfully with clients on a variety of issues, including during times of crisis, bereavement and loss, depression and anxiety, low self-esteem and relationship issues. I am an accredited bereavement counsellor, supervisor and trainer for Cruse Bereavement Care. I also have extensive experience of working with younger adults wanting to work through some confusing aspects of their lives, including relationships and understanding their sexuality.

In addition I have a particular interest in working in multi-cultural settings, including working with interpreters, and also working with people who have issues with eating and food.

I am also a lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy students at Edge Hill University and at the University of Huddersfield.  I have previously taught at the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University.
My practice is in calm and tranquil surroundings in a residential area of Chapel Allerton in North Leeds. There is ample free parking in the building's private car park and on the street outside. My therapy room is on the ground floor of Gledhow Mount Mansion, and is fully accessible for wheelchair users or anyone with mobility needs.

I provide psychotherapy and counselling for the issues you want to bring and we will work at your pace, at times and frequency to suit you. The work will be about whatever is important to you.

I am also trained as a coach and can offer coaching in a variety of areas, including life coaching and career coaching.

I can offer daytime and evening appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

PhD - University of Leeds

MA Psychotherapy and Counselling - University of Leeds
Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Certificate in Couple Therapy - Leeds Psychotherapy Training Institute
Certificate in Counselling Studies  - University of Huddersfield
Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Care Course 
Coaching for Performance  - Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.


Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session for individuals
£60 per 60 minute session for couples

I can offer concessionary rates in some circumstances.

Further information

I hold a clear enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau

I have full professional indemnity and public liability insurance

1D, Gledhow Mount Mansion
32 Roxholme Grove

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

Suzy Hansford

Suzy Hansford