Bipolar Disorder Counselling in Leeds

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Cheryl Taylor
Psychotherapist, PhD, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Neurodivergence: ADHD, Autism. Bipolar, Psychosis, EMDR/ Trauma, CPTSD, dissociation, Attachment.
Neurodivergence: ADHD, Autism. Bipolar, Psychosis, EMDR/ Trauma, CPTSD, dissociation, Attachment.
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Kimberley Webb- Private Psychotherapy Yorkshire
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, EMDR and Accredited Schema Therapist. I provide evidence-based psychological assessment, formulation and intervention to adults experiencing difficulties such as trauma, relationship difficulties and emotional distress. I provide bespoke therapy to support you in making sense of, and addressing the difficulties that prompted you to seek therapy. I. utilise schema, EMDR and psychodynamic approaches as well as traditional CBT methods, I am the co-developer of: privatepsychotherapyyorkshire
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, EMDR and Accredited Schema Therapist. I provide evidence-based psychological assessment, formulation and intervention to adults experiencing difficulties such as trauma, relationship difficulties and emotional distress. I provide bespoke therapy to support you in making sense of, and addressing the difficulties that prompted you to seek therapy. I. utilise schema, EMDR and psychodynamic approaches as well as traditional CBT methods, I am the co-developer of: privatepsychotherapyyorkshire
01302 972774 View 01302 972774
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Dr Kamila Hortynska
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
My name is Dr Kamila Hortynska. I'm a Clinical Psychologist, CBT Therapist, Mindfulness Expert & Spiritual Life Coach with 23 years of clinical experience, (11 in the NHS). My approach is holistic, integrative & soulful, yet firmly based in health sciences & research. I believe YOU CAN live the life you desire & deserve, and shine so brightly, it will inspire everyone else to do the same! Are you ready to turn stress & exhaustion into vitality and pleasure? Feel radiant and free ...to be yourself? Open up to new possibilities & relationships? I’m an expert in helping people like you spring-clean their lives & introduce new habits.
My name is Dr Kamila Hortynska. I'm a Clinical Psychologist, CBT Therapist, Mindfulness Expert & Spiritual Life Coach with 23 years of clinical experience, (11 in the NHS). My approach is holistic, integrative & soulful, yet firmly based in health sciences & research. I believe YOU CAN live the life you desire & deserve, and shine so brightly, it will inspire everyone else to do the same! Are you ready to turn stress & exhaustion into vitality and pleasure? Feel radiant and free ...to be yourself? Open up to new possibilities & relationships? I’m an expert in helping people like you spring-clean their lives & introduce new habits.
0113 519 0209 View 0113 519 0209
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Tracy Sapier
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS17
I trained as a person-centred counsellor, which simply means our sessions are all about you. I’d like to welcome you to a confidential and non-judgemental safe space where you can talk freely to explore your inner-self. Together, we can discover any underlying issues behind the difficulties you are experiencing and by overcoming the ghosts of your past, you will be in a better place to move forward with your life.Having counselling enables you to rediscover yourself in a safe place, where you can go at your own pace and allow yourself to release your true emotions that you may have locked away.
I trained as a person-centred counsellor, which simply means our sessions are all about you. I’d like to welcome you to a confidential and non-judgemental safe space where you can talk freely to explore your inner-self. Together, we can discover any underlying issues behind the difficulties you are experiencing and by overcoming the ghosts of your past, you will be in a better place to move forward with your life.Having counselling enables you to rediscover yourself in a safe place, where you can go at your own pace and allow yourself to release your true emotions that you may have locked away.
0113 487 2769 View 0113 487 2769
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Millie McLean
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS19
I understand that the decision to start therapy is rarely made lightly, and taking that first step can feel overwhelming. You may be feeling apprehensive, anxious, and sceptical about sharing your innermost thoughts and emotions with a stranger. It takes immense courage to be vulnerable and talk about the difficulties you are experiencing, and I want you to know that I fully appreciate and respect your decision to seek help. You might be facing a specific problem that you want to address, such as relationship issues, anxiety. Alternatively, you may have a sense that something in your life is not quite right, but cannot identify it.
I understand that the decision to start therapy is rarely made lightly, and taking that first step can feel overwhelming. You may be feeling apprehensive, anxious, and sceptical about sharing your innermost thoughts and emotions with a stranger. It takes immense courage to be vulnerable and talk about the difficulties you are experiencing, and I want you to know that I fully appreciate and respect your decision to seek help. You might be facing a specific problem that you want to address, such as relationship issues, anxiety. Alternatively, you may have a sense that something in your life is not quite right, but cannot identify it.
01943 661329 View 01943 661329
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A. J. Farrell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
0113 512 7087 View 0113 512 7087
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Tracey Cohen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
I Work with a number of issues. Depression Addiction Grief Relationship issues, anxiety stress. I offer couple counselling I am accredited with 21 years experience, I teach counselling and keep up to date with my work. I offer excellent Addiction therapy offering extensive experience and knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. I work in a confidential manner giving my clients the support needed to get results. I integrate my therapies using a variety of methods. Person centred Psychodynamic Cognitive Behaviour, EMDR, TA, Gestalts', I use what model is best for the clients issues. Call, text or email me for an appointment.
I Work with a number of issues. Depression Addiction Grief Relationship issues, anxiety stress. I offer couple counselling I am accredited with 21 years experience, I teach counselling and keep up to date with my work. I offer excellent Addiction therapy offering extensive experience and knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. I work in a confidential manner giving my clients the support needed to get results. I integrate my therapies using a variety of methods. Person centred Psychodynamic Cognitive Behaviour, EMDR, TA, Gestalts', I use what model is best for the clients issues. Call, text or email me for an appointment.
0113 519 0335 View 0113 519 0335
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David Sheppard
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
I offer a compassionate counselling service in Leeds, and online throughout the UK. I'm available to work with anyone who may feel lost, confused, sad or anxious. Together we can create a place of safety to discuss your life, and any issues you are experiencing. Therapy can give you tools to navigate through life's up and downs and can help strengthen your sense of self. I believe that our perceptions of our own brokenness can be viewed differently. That our flaws are what makes us unique, beautiful and wonderfully human.
I offer a compassionate counselling service in Leeds, and online throughout the UK. I'm available to work with anyone who may feel lost, confused, sad or anxious. Together we can create a place of safety to discuss your life, and any issues you are experiencing. Therapy can give you tools to navigate through life's up and downs and can help strengthen your sense of self. I believe that our perceptions of our own brokenness can be viewed differently. That our flaws are what makes us unique, beautiful and wonderfully human.
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Nicola Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS7
I am a BACP accredited, registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. I am a humanistic, integrative practitioner. This means my relationship with you is my priority in our work. I use different techniques to focus on you and your needs. Enabling you to reach your therapeutic goals. I work to the BACP ethics and guidelines and offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space. The space and time are yours to explore and reflect on what you chose.
I am a BACP accredited, registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. I am a humanistic, integrative practitioner. This means my relationship with you is my priority in our work. I use different techniques to focus on you and your needs. Enabling you to reach your therapeutic goals. I work to the BACP ethics and guidelines and offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space. The space and time are yours to explore and reflect on what you chose.
0113 320 7154 View 0113 320 7154
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Christopher Stanfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
In this fast moving, ever-changing and demanding world it can feel difficult to keep your head above water. No matter how hard you try you don't seem to be able to stay afloat. It's hard to know what to do, where to go or who to turn to during these times, and are often left feeling lost and alone. You may even understand whats troubling you but are no closer to a resolve and if anything it just makes it all more challenging. Therapy is a space in which you can explore all of these things safely and with compassionate support to help you find peace and bring some balance to your life.
In this fast moving, ever-changing and demanding world it can feel difficult to keep your head above water. No matter how hard you try you don't seem to be able to stay afloat. It's hard to know what to do, where to go or who to turn to during these times, and are often left feeling lost and alone. You may even understand whats troubling you but are no closer to a resolve and if anything it just makes it all more challenging. Therapy is a space in which you can explore all of these things safely and with compassionate support to help you find peace and bring some balance to your life.
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Ann Todd Counselling And Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS7
Often our anxieties and difficulties can weigh us down and we are unable to find a way forward. Our thoughts and feelings can be confusing and talking to friends and relatives about our concerns may be too difficult. I provide a confidential, safe, respectful and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your difficulties, gain insight and discover a way forward. I provide a counselling relationship where you are heard, understood and accepted. This is extremely powerful because it allows you to open up and express all of your thoughts and feelings and gain a new awareness which leads to the potential for positive change.
Often our anxieties and difficulties can weigh us down and we are unable to find a way forward. Our thoughts and feelings can be confusing and talking to friends and relatives about our concerns may be too difficult. I provide a confidential, safe, respectful and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your difficulties, gain insight and discover a way forward. I provide a counselling relationship where you are heard, understood and accepted. This is extremely powerful because it allows you to open up and express all of your thoughts and feelings and gain a new awareness which leads to the potential for positive change.
01937 227412 View 01937 227412
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Dr Caroline Dunsmuir-White
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS15
I'm a clinical psychologist offering compassionate and non-judgmental therapy for individuals experiencing a variety of difficulties. Life can be hard and we all experience difficult times when we would benefit from support and additional ways of managing. I provide an individual approach to ensure the therapy best meets your needs. I will help you to make sense of your difficulties and learn new ways of coping to help you to move forward. Please contact me at carolinedunsmuirwhite@protonmail.com
I'm a clinical psychologist offering compassionate and non-judgmental therapy for individuals experiencing a variety of difficulties. Life can be hard and we all experience difficult times when we would benefit from support and additional ways of managing. I provide an individual approach to ensure the therapy best meets your needs. I will help you to make sense of your difficulties and learn new ways of coping to help you to move forward. Please contact me at carolinedunsmuirwhite@protonmail.com
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David Clancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
People who embark on a psychoanalytically informed therapy attend for a variety of reasons. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, shame or low self esteem, what is important is that the problems have been around for some time and despite our best efforts do not improve by trying to address them on our own. This leaves us feeling stuck and alone, with increasing symptoms and frustrations. The aim of this type of therapy is to not only to help with the conscious symptoms, but to help develop understanding and awareness of what lies beneath the symptoms, enriching our lives and relationships, enabling change.
People who embark on a psychoanalytically informed therapy attend for a variety of reasons. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, shame or low self esteem, what is important is that the problems have been around for some time and despite our best efforts do not improve by trying to address them on our own. This leaves us feeling stuck and alone, with increasing symptoms and frustrations. The aim of this type of therapy is to not only to help with the conscious symptoms, but to help develop understanding and awareness of what lies beneath the symptoms, enriching our lives and relationships, enabling change.
0113 487 2717 View 0113 487 2717
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Kiran Kaur
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS27
Hi my name is Kiran, I am a British born fully qualified multilingual counsellor. I have 18 years experience of working in an educational environment and 12 yrs of Counselling experience. I have a good understanding of daily stresses which can cause people anxieties and other health issues. I provide counselling sessions for issues listed above and more. I am able to offer Counselling in English, Punjabi, Hindi & Urdu I believe counselling is a joint venture between the client and counsellor, this relationship is fundamentally important to allow you to experience growth and change, that we all go through in our lifetime.
Hi my name is Kiran, I am a British born fully qualified multilingual counsellor. I have 18 years experience of working in an educational environment and 12 yrs of Counselling experience. I have a good understanding of daily stresses which can cause people anxieties and other health issues. I provide counselling sessions for issues listed above and more. I am able to offer Counselling in English, Punjabi, Hindi & Urdu I believe counselling is a joint venture between the client and counsellor, this relationship is fundamentally important to allow you to experience growth and change, that we all go through in our lifetime.
0113 467 9505 View 0113 467 9505
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Luz Locatelli Dalimier
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified 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.
0113 519 3203 View 0113 519 3203
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Allan Clayton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS9
If you are on this page, it probably means you are a feeling a little stuck and could do with someone to trust, not judge you and listen to you. I can do that. What makes me different, I’ve been there. I’m not going to write paragraphs about me because this is about you. If you’d like to know more about me, please visit my site ww.allanclayton.co.uk “When I stand at the foot of a mountain, I can very rarely see the summit. I put one foot in front of the other and take a step at a time. Before I know it, I’ve conquered that mountain.”
If you are on this page, it probably means you are a feeling a little stuck and could do with someone to trust, not judge you and listen to you. I can do that. What makes me different, I’ve been there. I’m not going to write paragraphs about me because this is about you. If you’d like to know more about me, please visit my site ww.allanclayton.co.uk “When I stand at the foot of a mountain, I can very rarely see the summit. I put one foot in front of the other and take a step at a time. Before I know it, I’ve conquered that mountain.”
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Justina Smith Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
I understand how life can sometimes feel like a heavy weight on your shoulders. From stress related to work, family, relationships, past trauma, childhood issues that you may feel have not been explored, sexuality, feelings of being misunderstood or not heard, loneliness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD, amongst many other issues that are important to you and will therefore become immediately important to me ,as your wellbeing is my main concern. I understand and I am here to listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you to explore your issues and help you with your achievable goals in our safe, confidential space.
I understand how life can sometimes feel like a heavy weight on your shoulders. From stress related to work, family, relationships, past trauma, childhood issues that you may feel have not been explored, sexuality, feelings of being misunderstood or not heard, loneliness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD, amongst many other issues that are important to you and will therefore become immediately important to me ,as your wellbeing is my main concern. I understand and I am here to listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you to explore your issues and help you with your achievable goals in our safe, confidential space.
01937 227358 View 01937 227358
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Ingrid Steele
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS17
I work with teenagers, adults, couples and families. My aim is to provide practical, emotional and psychological support that is right for each person, combining the most effective therapeutic approaches with the latest evidence in neuroscience. Sessions give you space to explore what's important to you and may be about dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, self harm, eating difficulties or trauma - recent or longstanding. It may be relationship issues as part of a couple or family; or exploring your identity, gender or neurodiversity. As well as 1:1 therapy, online support groups for teenagers and parents are also available.
I work with teenagers, adults, couples and families. My aim is to provide practical, emotional and psychological support that is right for each person, combining the most effective therapeutic approaches with the latest evidence in neuroscience. Sessions give you space to explore what's important to you and may be about dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, self harm, eating difficulties or trauma - recent or longstanding. It may be relationship issues as part of a couple or family; or exploring your identity, gender or neurodiversity. As well as 1:1 therapy, online support groups for teenagers and parents are also available.
01937 227419 View 01937 227419
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SLouise- Individual & Couples Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS4
I work with individuals & couples. All genders, identities & backgrounds are welcome. I'm passionate about empowerment and improving overall self-confidence to help you develop a positive relationship with yourself and others. I use range of techniques from different approaches to ensure I work in a way that suits you personally. I am happy to work with a range of different concerns within therapy. For couples we can work through issues such as communication difficulties, problem solving, lack of intimacy, sex drive, feeling disconnected, financial worries, work stress, infidelity, trust and more
I work with individuals & couples. All genders, identities & backgrounds are welcome. I'm passionate about empowerment and improving overall self-confidence to help you develop a positive relationship with yourself and others. I use range of techniques from different approaches to ensure I work in a way that suits you personally. I am happy to work with a range of different concerns within therapy. For couples we can work through issues such as communication difficulties, problem solving, lack of intimacy, sex drive, feeling disconnected, financial worries, work stress, infidelity, trust and more
0113 519 0388 View 0113 519 0388
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Debbie Frost Counselling & Hypnotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS13
I am a counsellor and hypnotherapist, working  with adults and teenagers, I work with issues such as adult survivors of sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, stress, suicide,confidence building, pain relief, depression, low self esteem, regression work, anger, domestic violence, sexual abuse, bereavement, trauma, bullying, self harm, phobia's, insomnia, weight loss, stopping smoking and other issues I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist, I am a member of BACP. I have worked with DISC a drugs rehabilitation unit in Leeds and I also volunteered for BARCA Reaching out Counselling & psychotherapy services
I am a counsellor and hypnotherapist, working  with adults and teenagers, I work with issues such as adult survivors of sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, stress, suicide,confidence building, pain relief, depression, low self esteem, regression work, anger, domestic violence, sexual abuse, bereavement, trauma, bullying, self harm, phobia's, insomnia, weight loss, stopping smoking and other issues I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist, I am a member of BACP. I have worked with DISC a drugs rehabilitation unit in Leeds and I also volunteered for BARCA Reaching out Counselling & psychotherapy services
01274 288625 View 01274 288625

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Bipolar Disorder Counsellors

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.