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About me

Hello. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I practice an open, pluralistic form of counselling that can be adapted to the unique needs of each client, as no two people are alike. I will work collaboratively with you to assess your preferences, needs and expectations, in order to create an effective therapeutic approach for your problems. Counselling may be long-term or short-term. Usually, short-term, time-limited counselling will be more structured and goal-oriented.

I have experience of working with a diverse range of clients with various issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement and feelings of loss
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Social phobia
  • Physical, sexual and mental abuse
  • Relationship problems (family/partners/friends/colleagues)
  • Loneliness
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Life changes

I offer video and telephone, as well as in-person, counselling (when possible, and with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety guidelines). For face-to-face counselling, I am located at The Tower Clinic in Leeds. I have some flexibility regarding my available working hours and will try to arrange sessions that are convenient for you, whenever possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and to arrange an appointment if you would like to do so.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Certificates (Level 2) in Awareness of Mental Health Problems; Understanding Autism; and Information, Advice and Guidance.

Additional training I have received includes:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression
  • Counselling clients on the autistic spectrum
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Creative therapies
  • Dementia awareness

Currently, I am undertaking a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Fees

Additional information

Face-to-face: £40 per 55 minute session.

Phone or video: £35 per 55 minute session.

Availability

Flexible appointments available

Further information

I will do my best to facilitate any reasonable adjustments that you may require due to difference or disability.

The Tower Clinic
8 Tinshill Lane
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS16 7AP

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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.

Languages offered

Spanish
Yolanda Black - PG Dip, MBACP Registered

Yolanda Black - PG Dip, MBACP Registered