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Registered Member of the BACP

About me

Why Therapy?

There are many different reasons why you might be thinking about starting therapy.

You might be feeling out of sorts, out of sync or not quite yourself. You might need support as you move through a difficult phase or transition in your life. You may recognise the need to explore and process some parts of your past.

From anxiety or depression to stress management and relationship difficulties – the list goes on. Therapy has the potential to help everyone differently.

Does it work?

I wholeheartedly believe in the transformative and healing power of therapy because I’ve seen it happen with my clients, and experienced it myself. I’m of the belief that it needn’t be just for those that are experiencing hard times. From developing a greater understanding of how we function in relationships (familial, professional, or romantic), to examining and challenging an internal critical voice, we can always benefit from a little self-exploration no matter how good or bad we feel at present.

How I work

The unique nature of each client’s needs is reflected in my mode of practice. I am a Relational-Integrative Psychotherapist. Relational doesn’t mean I’m solely focused on your current relationships, it defines a mode of practice that considers how we each exist in, are developed through, and can experience difficulties in our lives because of our relationships (past & present). It also examines and works with how we relate to one another in our therapy sessions.

The integrative part in my practice means that we will create a unique therapeutic approach together, drawing on different techniques and theories to fit your personality, goals and desires.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Body

Registered Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Qualifications

  • Post-Graduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University
  • Post-Graduate Certificate Interpersonal & Counselling Skills - Leeds Beckett University
  • BA (hons) Psychology & Society - Leeds Beckett University

Experience

  • Psychotherapist/Counsellor at Phoenix Health & Wellbeing
  • Psychotherapist/Counsellor at Foundation Wakefield
  • Create and deliver Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshops for SoLetsTalk
  • Community Support Volunteer – Aspire (Community Links)

Recent Training (online)

  • Relational Principles in Coaching, Therapy and Supervision - Charlotte Sills
  • Relational Depth: A Critics Perspective – Sue Wilders
  • Talking About Sex, Gender, and Relationships - Meg-John Barker
  • Tight Ropes & Safety Nets: Counselling Suicidal Clients - Andrew Reeves
  • Love and Therapy: In Relationship – Divine Charura and Stephen Paul
  • A Matter of Death and Life - Irvin Yalom
  • Goals in Therapy: Actualising Our Deepest Directions - Mick Cooper
  • A Pluralistic Approach to Therapy – Mick Cooper
  • Working with Grief & Loss - Ian Wallace 

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

Particular experience working with Anxiety:
Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety induced Magical Thinking, always feeling judged by others, relentless self-criticism, manifestations of anxiety & more.

Fees

From £45.00 to £50.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Payments

  • 20 minute zoom/telephone consultation – Free
  • 50-minute session (face to face) - £50
  • 50-minute session (Zoom) - £45

I offer a small number of concession rate slots for students, NHS staff and those with a low-household income, for further information please enquire.

Payments can be cash or card on the day or by bank transfer in advance.

When I work

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Further information

Thanks for reading.

If you have any questions, would like some more information about how I practise or how therapy might work for you then please visit my website or drop me an email. 

Take care,
Toby

Phoenix Health & Wellbeing, 30 Park Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2SP

Type of session

In person
Online

Online platforms

Zoom

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Toby Lyons

Toby Lyons