Counselling in Leeds

Photo of Alison Gilbert, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Alison Gilbert
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Leeds LS1
I have vast experience of counselling both adults and children having worked in private practice and in schools. My experience has given me a great understanding of how our childhood can impact our adult life. I use my experience and counselling knowledge to develop bespoke therapy sessions for each individual client. My focus is on helping you to move forward and address whatever it is that you feel is holding you back in life. For me the most important thing is that the sessions are for you, and I’m here to work alongside you.
I have vast experience of counselling both adults and children having worked in private practice and in schools. My experience has given me a great understanding of how our childhood can impact our adult life. I use my experience and counselling knowledge to develop bespoke therapy sessions for each individual client. My focus is on helping you to move forward and address whatever it is that you feel is holding you back in life. For me the most important thing is that the sessions are for you, and I’m here to work alongside you.
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Photo of Adeola Iluyomade, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Adeola Iluyomade
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS16
I offer a space to talk, giving you time out to reflect and to explore self-development. As an Integrative Relational Therapeutic Counsellor, I draw on different models of therapy including Psychodynamic, Systemic, Interpersonal Process, CBT, Transactional Analysis amongst others in supporting you to reach your desired goals to maximise your full potentials. Meaning, you will find my approach friendly, empowering and conversational in style. I take great care in ensuring that you feel safe, respected and valued. I offer flexibility of short or long term therapy as tailored round your needs. I adhere to the ethics & codes of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I offer a space to talk, giving you time out to reflect and to explore self-development. As an Integrative Relational Therapeutic Counsellor, I draw on different models of therapy including Psychodynamic, Systemic, Interpersonal Process, CBT, Transactional Analysis amongst others in supporting you to reach your desired goals to maximise your full potentials. Meaning, you will find my approach friendly, empowering and conversational in style. I take great care in ensuring that you feel safe, respected and valued. I offer flexibility of short or long term therapy as tailored round your needs. I adhere to the ethics & codes of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
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Pathways Counselling Leeds
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS17
We are a team of qualified counsellors from diverse background with varying experiences and counselling approaches. We are offering affordable counselling to individuals who are experiencing emotional difficulties. We offer a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space where you will be accepted and listened to. You will be supported to explore your thoughts and feelings. Through this process of working together, you can develop your own self awareness and a better understanding of your difficulties and then choose your own ways of coping.
We are a team of qualified counsellors from diverse background with varying experiences and counselling approaches. We are offering affordable counselling to individuals who are experiencing emotional difficulties. We offer a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space where you will be accepted and listened to. You will be supported to explore your thoughts and feelings. Through this process of working together, you can develop your own self awareness and a better understanding of your difficulties and then choose your own ways of coping.
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James Costigan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS1
I am a genuine, caring and insightful professional who creates a safe therapeutic space in which to foster self-awareness, mindfulness, personal growth and transformation. The decision to seek therapy is often not a simple one but once taken it marks a commitment to care for yourself that may then be fostered in our work together until you are able to meet your dilemmas or troubles with more understanding, gentleness, and greater ease.
I am a genuine, caring and insightful professional who creates a safe therapeutic space in which to foster self-awareness, mindfulness, personal growth and transformation. The decision to seek therapy is often not a simple one but once taken it marks a commitment to care for yourself that may then be fostered in our work together until you are able to meet your dilemmas or troubles with more understanding, gentleness, and greater ease.
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Maisie Bage
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS6
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Maisie. I appreciate it may be difficult to find a way through whatever you are going through, or maybe you just need a space to talk. My aim is to create an environment where you feel safe, heard, and accepted, to explore what is going on for you. My hope is that, through working together, we can find new understandings of yourself, that you can find a path through it or feel more authentic.
Hi, I’m Maisie. I appreciate it may be difficult to find a way through whatever you are going through, or maybe you just need a space to talk. My aim is to create an environment where you feel safe, heard, and accepted, to explore what is going on for you. My hope is that, through working together, we can find new understandings of yourself, that you can find a path through it or feel more authentic.
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Mark Sunderland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS16
As your counsellor, I can help you by listening to whatever is troubling you the aim being to help you to explore and understand the events or situation that have prompted you to seek help. I can help you explore any kind of problem, whether it is trying to make sense of a past life experience that is causing you some emotional pain, or a current problem that you are finding hard to cope with on your own, or perhaps a fear of something in the future which is holding you back.
As your counsellor, I can help you by listening to whatever is troubling you the aim being to help you to explore and understand the events or situation that have prompted you to seek help. I can help you explore any kind of problem, whether it is trying to make sense of a past life experience that is causing you some emotional pain, or a current problem that you are finding hard to cope with on your own, or perhaps a fear of something in the future which is holding you back.
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Dr Samuel Holah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS17
I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS and private sector. I have a range of experience in offering expert psychological assessment and therapy to adults and children with mental health difficulties.
I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS and private sector. I have a range of experience in offering expert psychological assessment and therapy to adults and children with mental health difficulties.
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Kai Manchester
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS1
Hello, I'm The Viking Therapist aka Kai. I'm an experienced, registered Integrative Counsellor & Supervisor. I adapt therapy to suit your individual needs. I provide a tailored, down to earth approach to therapy. The space is calming and confidential, located in the LS1 area of Leeds which benefits from 2 minutes walk from a park and 5 minutes walk from the train station. Offering good transport links and various parking options from on street parking outside the office to a multi storey car park just down the road. I work with wide range of client concerns and also specialise in anxiety disorders. Reach out to discuss your needs.
Hello, I'm The Viking Therapist aka Kai. I'm an experienced, registered Integrative Counsellor & Supervisor. I adapt therapy to suit your individual needs. I provide a tailored, down to earth approach to therapy. The space is calming and confidential, located in the LS1 area of Leeds which benefits from 2 minutes walk from a park and 5 minutes walk from the train station. Offering good transport links and various parking options from on street parking outside the office to a multi storey car park just down the road. I work with wide range of client concerns and also specialise in anxiety disorders. Reach out to discuss your needs.
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Claire Marshall
MA
Leeds LS12
Have you decided you would like some support and started to look into counselling and psychotherapy, but does the idea of sitting in a small windowless office whilst you explore your inner thoughts fill you with dread? Maybe outdoor therapy is for you? By being outdoors we can over come the intensity of being in a small office, it allows us to be side by side on your journey and creates a balance between us that can create a stronger therapeutic relationship. Being in nature you are surrounded by the cycles of our natural world and this can be incredibly useful during your own explorations of your cycles of behaviour.
Have you decided you would like some support and started to look into counselling and psychotherapy, but does the idea of sitting in a small windowless office whilst you explore your inner thoughts fill you with dread? Maybe outdoor therapy is for you? By being outdoors we can over come the intensity of being in a small office, it allows us to be side by side on your journey and creates a balance between us that can create a stronger therapeutic relationship. Being in nature you are surrounded by the cycles of our natural world and this can be incredibly useful during your own explorations of your cycles of behaviour.
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Saorsia Jefferson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS19
Making the decision to start counselling and talk about the things that are troubling can be scary, however having a space to talk openly without judgement can be the beginning of your journey. I offer the opportunity and support for individuals from all walks of life to explore their struggles with the aim to develop an understanding of themselves and build confidence in their abilities and in who they are. Over 10 years I have supported men, women and children of different ages, cultural and social backgrounds through their own journey.
Making the decision to start counselling and talk about the things that are troubling can be scary, however having a space to talk openly without judgement can be the beginning of your journey. I offer the opportunity and support for individuals from all walks of life to explore their struggles with the aim to develop an understanding of themselves and build confidence in their abilities and in who they are. Over 10 years I have supported men, women and children of different ages, cultural and social backgrounds through their own journey.
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Photo of Olumide Ajulo, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Olumide Ajulo
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS18
I am an experienced psychotherapist and am the manager and clinical lead for a counselling service at a university. I specialise in trauma, emotional distress, anxiety and depression. I draw upon different theories in order to provide the most appropriate therapeutic support to each of my clients, leading to good outcomes. I believe counselling can help us see the unhelpful patterns we find ourselves in and explain why they are happening. This can then lead to a shift in perspective, and help us work towards permanent. I believe my role is to assist clients through this process, and and support them move towards the life they want
I am an experienced psychotherapist and am the manager and clinical lead for a counselling service at a university. I specialise in trauma, emotional distress, anxiety and depression. I draw upon different theories in order to provide the most appropriate therapeutic support to each of my clients, leading to good outcomes. I believe counselling can help us see the unhelpful patterns we find ourselves in and explain why they are happening. This can then lead to a shift in perspective, and help us work towards permanent. I believe my role is to assist clients through this process, and and support them move towards the life they want
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Canse Karatas (Mbacp)
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS3
Hi there, I’m Canse and I appreciate you looking on my profile. Is everything just overwhelming? Are you waking up every day feeling low, numb or empty but confused why? Do you have a chapter you do not read aloud because it is too painful, leaving you surviving instead of thriving? You are not alone. Let’s talk, I would love to help you live a more fulfilling life. It can help to talk to someone not connected to your personal life and it can be safer to revisit things with a professional.
Hi there, I’m Canse and I appreciate you looking on my profile. Is everything just overwhelming? Are you waking up every day feeling low, numb or empty but confused why? Do you have a chapter you do not read aloud because it is too painful, leaving you surviving instead of thriving? You are not alone. Let’s talk, I would love to help you live a more fulfilling life. It can help to talk to someone not connected to your personal life and it can be safer to revisit things with a professional.
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Photo of Mark Christopher Dove, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Mark Christopher Dove
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS16  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Mark. Thank you for looking at my profile. As you're here, there is a chance that you are going through difficult times in your life. Rest assured that you do not have to go through it alone. I am here to support you, so let me tell you a bit about my approach to counselling. I use a person centred, integrative approach. This is a non-directive method whereby the therapist is guided by you, the client, as to what issues you wish to discuss. it also enables me to tailor my service to your specific needs, using a variety of therapies, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and (CFT) Compassion Focused Therapy
Hello, my name is Mark. Thank you for looking at my profile. As you're here, there is a chance that you are going through difficult times in your life. Rest assured that you do not have to go through it alone. I am here to support you, so let me tell you a bit about my approach to counselling. I use a person centred, integrative approach. This is a non-directive method whereby the therapist is guided by you, the client, as to what issues you wish to discuss. it also enables me to tailor my service to your specific needs, using a variety of therapies, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and (CFT) Compassion Focused Therapy
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Richard Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS4  (Online Only)
Hi there! It can be really hard making this first step to finding a counsellor who's right for you. I'm a fully-qualified and BACP registered counsellor who works with individuals online or via telephone. If you are looking for help with anxiety, thinking disorders such as OCD, bereavement, issues around sexuality and gender, drop me a line and we can chat about how I can help.
Hi there! It can be really hard making this first step to finding a counsellor who's right for you. I'm a fully-qualified and BACP registered counsellor who works with individuals online or via telephone. If you are looking for help with anxiety, thinking disorders such as OCD, bereavement, issues around sexuality and gender, drop me a line and we can chat about how I can help.
0113 519 9489 View 0113 519 9489
Photo of Phil Haigh, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Phil Haigh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS1
Sometimes we can feel a bit broken and not know why. You might feel exhausted worrying about relationships and obsessing over how other people feel about you. Maybe you wish you could feel less needy in romantic relationships, more confident and treat yourself with more respect. It might be that you keep repeating unhelpful patterns, working too much or pushing yourself too hard but you don’t seem able to stop. Replaying past events on a loop in bed, you imagine if you could just be better somehow things would be different.
Sometimes we can feel a bit broken and not know why. You might feel exhausted worrying about relationships and obsessing over how other people feel about you. Maybe you wish you could feel less needy in romantic relationships, more confident and treat yourself with more respect. It might be that you keep repeating unhelpful patterns, working too much or pushing yourself too hard but you don’t seem able to stop. Replaying past events on a loop in bed, you imagine if you could just be better somehow things would be different.
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Nyasha Mutavayi
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Leeds LS15  (Online Only)
If your confidence has been knocked following the breakdown of a relationship and you are struggling to accept your new reality. Maybe the relationship with your child has broken down and you are trying to find a resolution. Perhaps you are the child and you don’t feel that your parent/s understand you and you are longing for a better relationship with them. Therapy and coaching could be the answer. Relationships are complicated and are essential to our well-being so it’s paramount that we learn ways of building and maintaining them through talking and processing our thoughts and feelings around them.
If your confidence has been knocked following the breakdown of a relationship and you are struggling to accept your new reality. Maybe the relationship with your child has broken down and you are trying to find a resolution. Perhaps you are the child and you don’t feel that your parent/s understand you and you are longing for a better relationship with them. Therapy and coaching could be the answer. Relationships are complicated and are essential to our well-being so it’s paramount that we learn ways of building and maintaining them through talking and processing our thoughts and feelings around them.
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Photo of Ruth Frances Hannant, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Ruth Frances Hannant
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS18
Life can be tricky! It can feel like you are wading through mud, it can feel completely overwhelming and sometimes it can just feel off balance. Life makes many demands on us including relationships, work, responsibilities, unexpected life events, grief and unresolved feelings from experiences in your past. Sometimes we all need a bit of extra emotional support and I'm here to help you with that. I can offer you a safe and compassionate space to explore your situation, feelings and thoughts, where you will be fully heard, without judgment or rejection. We will work together to focus on your wellbeing.
Life can be tricky! It can feel like you are wading through mud, it can feel completely overwhelming and sometimes it can just feel off balance. Life makes many demands on us including relationships, work, responsibilities, unexpected life events, grief and unresolved feelings from experiences in your past. Sometimes we all need a bit of extra emotional support and I'm here to help you with that. I can offer you a safe and compassionate space to explore your situation, feelings and thoughts, where you will be fully heard, without judgment or rejection. We will work together to focus on your wellbeing.
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Photo of Luz Locatelli Dalimier, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Luz Locatelli Dalimier
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS8
My ideals clients are mainly Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, athletes and Young people.
My ideals clients are mainly Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, athletes and Young people.
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Photo of Juna Brookes, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Juna Brookes
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS18
Hi, my name is Juna Brookes, I am a BACP accredited counsellor and qualified EMDR Therapist in Horsforth, Leeds. I always put my heart and soul into my work, support people, and love to see the positive changes we can make together. I specialize in Trauma/PTSD and anxiety treatments. I help my clients to let go and be free of the traumatic incidents in their past. I also offer Anger ManageMy country of origin is Azerbaijan and I counsel both in English and Russian languages.
Hi, my name is Juna Brookes, I am a BACP accredited counsellor and qualified EMDR Therapist in Horsforth, Leeds. I always put my heart and soul into my work, support people, and love to see the positive changes we can make together. I specialize in Trauma/PTSD and anxiety treatments. I help my clients to let go and be free of the traumatic incidents in their past. I also offer Anger ManageMy country of origin is Azerbaijan and I counsel both in English and Russian languages.
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Toby Lyons
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
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.
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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Leeds

400+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Leeds who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
71% Bereavement
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
62% AXA PPP
45% Bupa

How Counsellors in Leeds see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Leeds?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.