Vanessa Williams MBACP, Dip, BSc

Vanessa Williams MBACP, Dip, BSc

Appreciate 1 Counselling And Psychotherapy Services
The Consulting Rooms
West Yorkshire

07948 139840

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About me

Hi, my name is Vanessa, I am a qualified integrative counsellor. I offer counselling in Leeds in central locations. I am passionate about supporting others.

I work with children from 11 years old, young people, adults and couples who need help with a wide range of difficulties, needs, experiences and life stages.

Counselling can help overcome your painful experiences and feelings. I provide a confidential, warm, friendly space where you are listened to and what you say matters. My role is to help you make sense of your world so you can discover how to move forward in your life.

My own journey has been the driving force and motivation to assist individuals to remove barriers and overcome their difficulties. I would be privileged to share your journey, using my own mixed heritage experiences I work with diverse clients to celebrate who they are to assist the development of a positive identity.

If you are ready to take the next step please contact me here:

How I work
I offer an integrative approach because we are all unique individuals, I believe it is important that counselling techniques are tailored to your individual needs to assist growth and change.

What I want to offer you as your counsellor

• Space for your thoughts and feelings
• Empathy
• Understanding
• Unconditional positive regard
• Genuineness and trust

l will provide a safe, comfortable, confidential environment to listen and accept what you know and feel without judgement that values your feelings, views and difficulties. I will work at your pace and use approaches that are best suited to your needs and difficulties to assist you to understand your experiences, thoughts and feelings. Together we can work out what you need to do so you can make your own choices.

Counselling sessions can range from short–term to long-term according to your wishes and needs, I always work in your best interest.

The next step...
If you have any questions, or would like to book a no-obligation initial session so we can meet in person, please email or call me on 07948139840

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

  • Level 6 BSc Degree - Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 (HE) Diploma in the Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Counselling Concepts

Qualifications and Training

  • Person -Centred Experiential Therapy - Emotional Processing in Counselling for Depression
  • Certificate In Working With Couples
  • Gamcare Gambling Practitioner Training
  • Certificate in Understanding Children's and Young People's Mental Health
  • Safeguarding Concerns
  • Information Handling
  • Professional Resilience Training
  • Kirklees College Safeguarding Essentials
  • British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy Proficiency Qualification
  • Pre-Trial Therapy Training
  • Kirklees Safeguarding Children’s Board An Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board, Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Kirklees Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre Training
  • Kirklees College Transgender Workshop
  • Kirklees College Coaching Workshop
  • Kirklees Council Drugs and Alcohol Training

I graduated from Leeds Beckett University gaining a Level 6 BSc Degree in Therapeutic Counselling. I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). This means that I am bound and adhere to the BACP's ethical framework for good practice to work safely and in the best interest of all clients.

I support clients with many difficulties. I am experienced in therapeutic work in sexual and domestic abuse with survivors in a West Yorkshire specialised sexual and domestic abuse counselling service and addictions work. Experienced in counselling children 11 plus and young people in a school counselling and well-being service. Enhanced DBS Certificate.

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Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and cost £40 they can be booked in block sessions or we can discuss your circumstances to find the best way of working for you.

Reduced rate for students, trainee counsellors and clients on a low income/benefits, upon receipt of relevant documentation.

Please email or call me on 07948139840 to set up your initial no-obligation session.

Further information

I am currently available:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Saturday

*Flexible appointments can also be arranged to suit you.

Client testimonials

Throughout my counselling training and career, I have supported diverse individuals and clients to change and move forward. Clients have made positive evaluations of my practice and commented:

“Your help has changed my life”.

“Thank you for listening and understanding - it makes sense”.

“Vanessa has guided me to see the strength in me”.

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS1 2TW

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I am flexible offering both weekday and weekend appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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