Depression Counselling in Leeds

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Nancy Woliter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS15
Hello, do you want to overcome a problem and need to talk about it, are you struggling to cope with life events, such as loss or bereavement or have feelings of depression, low-self esteem, stress or anxiety? Are you finding family relationships difficult or going through divorce and separation? I’m an experienced counsellor who is passionate about helping you discover new ways of overcoming your challenges and experience life differently in a safe and confidential environment.
Hello, do you want to overcome a problem and need to talk about it, are you struggling to cope with life events, such as loss or bereavement or have feelings of depression, low-self esteem, stress or anxiety? Are you finding family relationships difficult or going through divorce and separation? I’m an experienced counsellor who is passionate about helping you discover new ways of overcoming your challenges and experience life differently in a safe and confidential environment.
01924 950164 View 01924 950164
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Luke Stableford Cbt
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS6  (Online Only)
I specialise in stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, PTSD, panic, OCD, bereavement, long term health conditions, relationship difficulties. Are you feeling stuck, down, lonely, anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed? You may be struggling to cope with a busy job/lifestyle, health issues, family, loss of a loved one, or difficulties in relationships. My clients often feel not good enough, alone, or are failing in life. I help my clients feel happier, calmer, less anxious, more confident, and able to sleep better. They are better able to cope with life stresses, health issues, and create harmonious relationships.
I specialise in stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, PTSD, panic, OCD, bereavement, long term health conditions, relationship difficulties. Are you feeling stuck, down, lonely, anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed? You may be struggling to cope with a busy job/lifestyle, health issues, family, loss of a loved one, or difficulties in relationships. My clients often feel not good enough, alone, or are failing in life. I help my clients feel happier, calmer, less anxious, more confident, and able to sleep better. They are better able to cope with life stresses, health issues, and create harmonious relationships.
0113 519 4502 View 0113 519 4502
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Kiran Kaur
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS27
I have helped individuals, couples & groups address a wide range of issues including: Anxiety, Stress, Panic, Depression, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Self-Confidence, OCD, Phobias, Anger Management, Career Issues, Career Change, Perfectionism, Mid-Life Crisis and Life Changing events, Fertility, Trauma, Abuse, Drug and Alcohol Issues, Bi-Polar Disorder.
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.
I have helped individuals, couples & groups address a wide range of issues including: Anxiety, Stress, Panic, Depression, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Self-Confidence, OCD, Phobias, Anger Management, Career Issues, Career Change, Perfectionism, Mid-Life Crisis and Life Changing events, Fertility, Trauma, Abuse, Drug and Alcohol Issues, Bi-Polar Disorder.
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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Sara Korn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS14
Life can be difficult sometimes, you may feel stuck, you may be feeling depressed, sad, anxious, fearful, angry and confused or you might not even not know how you are feeling. This is where I can help. We will work together to help you understand your feelings and relationships, and empower you to make meaningful changes in your life. I have supported adults from a wide variety of backgrounds and issues, including: low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, relationship & family issues, bereavement, loss, work or health-related problems and domestic violence.
Life can be difficult sometimes, you may feel stuck, you may be feeling depressed, sad, anxious, fearful, angry and confused or you might not even not know how you are feeling. This is where I can help. We will work together to help you understand your feelings and relationships, and empower you to make meaningful changes in your life. I have supported adults from a wide variety of backgrounds and issues, including: low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, relationship & family issues, bereavement, loss, work or health-related problems and domestic violence.
0113 320 2415 View 0113 320 2415
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Sasha Singh Thompson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
These might manifest in anxiety or depression.
Hi, I’m Sasha and I’m an integrative counsellor in north Leeds. My gentle and compassionate approach supports adults and young people to explore any issues they may be facing and improve their happiness and wellbeing.
These might manifest in anxiety or depression.
Hi, I’m Sasha and I’m an integrative counsellor in north Leeds. My gentle and compassionate approach supports adults and young people to explore any issues they may be facing and improve their happiness and wellbeing.
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Beverley Woodhead
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
I have experience of working with adults with a wide range of issues including: Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, depression, anxiety and stress, work related problems, relationship problems, addictions, personality disorders, dissociation and trauma.
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a professional service to support you in overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing in life. There may be many reasons why you feel you need to access some extra help other than talking to family and friends, Counselling will provide time and space for you to be listened to when you need it most. I will provide you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental ethical space working alongside you to identify and focus on your concerns moving towards understanding, acceptance and a changed outlook on life.
I have experience of working with adults with a wide range of issues including: Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, depression, anxiety and stress, work related problems, relationship problems, addictions, personality disorders, dissociation and trauma.
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a professional service to support you in overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing in life. There may be many reasons why you feel you need to access some extra help other than talking to family and friends, Counselling will provide time and space for you to be listened to when you need it most. I will provide you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental ethical space working alongside you to identify and focus on your concerns moving towards understanding, acceptance and a changed outlook on life.
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Dr Philippa Sammons
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS8  (Online Only)
Dr. Philippa Sammons is a registered clinical psychologist, with extensive experience working in mental health, learning disability and neurology services within the NHS. She provides assessment, formulation and therapy input for a wide range of psychological difficulties including working with anxiety, depression and difficulties relating to change and or adjustment.
Dr. Philippa Sammons is a registered clinical psychologist, with extensive experience working in mental health, learning disability and neurology services within the NHS. She provides assessment, formulation and therapy input for a wide range of psychological difficulties including working with anxiety, depression and difficulties relating to change and or adjustment.
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Toby Lyons
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified 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. If you'd like to know more about me or how I practice then visit my website: www.lyonstherapy.co.uk.
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. If you'd like to know more about me or how I practice then visit my website: www.lyonstherapy.co.uk.
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Jim Adamson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS20
HI I'm Jim. I work with clients with various mental health issues, but especially those involving anxiety and depression. Whether you're just looking for an empathetic ear or want a better understanding of feelings and what you can do with them, we can work together in a way that suits your needs in a private office 10 minutes' walk from Guiseley train station (or online).
HI I'm Jim. I work with clients with various mental health issues, but especially those involving anxiety and depression. Whether you're just looking for an empathetic ear or want a better understanding of feelings and what you can do with them, we can work together in a way that suits your needs in a private office 10 minutes' walk from Guiseley train station (or online).
01943 660552 View 01943 660552
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Luz Locatelli Dalimier
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS8
I help clients to recover from trauma, self harming, depression, eating disorder, anxiety, bereavement, anger management using ACT, CAT, CBT, EMDR, person center and systemic approach according their specific needs in a safe environment.
My ideals clients are mainly Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, athletes and Young people.
I help clients to recover from trauma, self harming, depression, eating disorder, anxiety, bereavement, anger management using ACT, CAT, CBT, EMDR, person center and systemic approach according their specific needs in a safe environment.
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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REAP Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS7
There is no need to feel you have to cope on your own because I have over 30 years of experience of delivering counselling for various addictions, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, couple counselling, bereavement and loss. I can deliver clinical supervision and counselling individuals, couples, groups as well as to diploma students. My service is tailor made where sessions can be held at any preferred venue at a time and day suitable to you. We can work your issues out together.
There is no need to feel you have to cope on your own because I have over 30 years of experience of delivering counselling for various addictions, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, couple counselling, bereavement and loss. I can deliver clinical supervision and counselling individuals, couples, groups as well as to diploma students. My service is tailor made where sessions can be held at any preferred venue at a time and day suitable to you. We can work your issues out together.
0113 467 9228 View 0113 467 9228
Photo of Debbie Frost Counselling & Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Debbie Frost Counselling & Hypnotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS13
Or you may want help dealing with feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety or low self worth that isn't connected to any particular event.
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
Or you may want help dealing with feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety or low self worth that isn't connected to any particular event.
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
Photo of Dr Netalie Shloim Netalieshloim, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Dr Netalie Shloim Netalieshloim
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS17
I specialise in supporting people who suffer with Eating Disorders, Depression and Anxiety, Childhood Trauma, , Addictions, Learning Disabilities, Sexual Assault and Personality disorders.
Therapy is a key to life-changing habits that can help us cope with what life throws our way. We don’t have to do it all on our own, and there are times where we need to have an objective viewpoint to get us through the woods. If you are here, you are one step further in your journey. I am here to help you gain back abilities within you that give you the strength to overcome life’s lows and struggles with a wide range of psychological services.
I specialise in supporting people who suffer with Eating Disorders, Depression and Anxiety, Childhood Trauma, , Addictions, Learning Disabilities, Sexual Assault and Personality disorders.
Therapy is a key to life-changing habits that can help us cope with what life throws our way. We don’t have to do it all on our own, and there are times where we need to have an objective viewpoint to get us through the woods. If you are here, you are one step further in your journey. I am here to help you gain back abilities within you that give you the strength to overcome life’s lows and struggles with a wide range of psychological services.
0113 487 2909 View 0113 487 2909
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Simon Kennedy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS8  (Online Only)
I offer private clinics in Leeds, and provide highly specialist psychological therapy to address a wide range of difficulties including (but not limited to): • Anxiety • Depression • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Phobias • Panic Attacks • Low self-esteem • Interpersonal and relationship difficulties • Difficulty regulating emotions • Personality disorder • Hearing voices / psychosis
I offer private clinics in Leeds, and provide highly specialist psychological therapy to address a wide range of difficulties including (but not limited to): • Anxiety • Depression • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Phobias • Panic Attacks • Low self-esteem • Interpersonal and relationship difficulties • Difficulty regulating emotions • Personality disorder • Hearing voices / psychosis
07394 470900 View 07394 470900
Photo of Serena Ayub, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Serena Ayub
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS8  (Online Only)
As a survivor of depression and a client, I know what its like to be on this side.
The connection and sharing of self, is the most humbling of experiences, but admittedly a little scary. . Be open to the idea that change occurs around us and help is available. I want you to feel supported at every step, and experience having your voice heard and your feelings understood. I offer both short -and long-term therapy. I am an integrative, trauma-informed therapist, which means I utilise a variety of different techniques dependant on what may be most beneficial to you and the issues you'd like to work on. My clients describe me as friendly, and caring.
As a survivor of depression and a client, I know what its like to be on this side.
The connection and sharing of self, is the most humbling of experiences, but admittedly a little scary. . Be open to the idea that change occurs around us and help is available. I want you to feel supported at every step, and experience having your voice heard and your feelings understood. I offer both short -and long-term therapy. I am an integrative, trauma-informed therapist, which means I utilise a variety of different techniques dependant on what may be most beneficial to you and the issues you'd like to work on. My clients describe me as friendly, and caring.
0113 519 1952 View 0113 519 1952
Photo of Daryl Pickthall, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Daryl Pickthall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS17
Are you overwhelmed with events, feelings or relationships? Have you reached the point where you just need some support? You might be struggling with your past, with relationships, a bereavement or feeling a pressure to be something you're not. Many of my clients have had early life experiences that are really difficult to bear, contributing to anxiety, depression or both. They are coping, and surviving, but maybe in ways that they don't want to do any more.
Are you overwhelmed with events, feelings or relationships? Have you reached the point where you just need some support? You might be struggling with your past, with relationships, a bereavement or feeling a pressure to be something you're not. Many of my clients have had early life experiences that are really difficult to bear, contributing to anxiety, depression or both. They are coping, and surviving, but maybe in ways that they don't want to do any more.
0113 519 7114 View 0113 519 7114
Photo of Olumide Ajulo, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Olumide Ajulo
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS18
I have experience working with a wide range of issues such as abuse, trauma, anxiety and depression.
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 have experience working with a wide range of issues such as abuse, trauma, anxiety and depression.
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
0113 519 1275 View 0113 519 1275
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Christine Egan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS18
I am a person centred counsellor. Person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach, to increase a person's feelings of self-worth, enabling them to find their own way to move forward and to progress. I offer private counselling sessions in Leeds and surrounding areas. My experience in providing counselling for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, childhood issues, bereavement and relationship difficulties allows me to work with adults, both male and female, as well as couples.
I am a person centred counsellor. Person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach, to increase a person's feelings of self-worth, enabling them to find their own way to move forward and to progress. I offer private counselling sessions in Leeds and surrounding areas. My experience in providing counselling for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, childhood issues, bereavement and relationship difficulties allows me to work with adults, both male and female, as well as couples.
01274 085261 View 01274 085261
Photo of Richard Mills, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Richard Mills
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS8
Whilst it helps that I have worked with people who are bereaved, depressed, abused, directionless, stressed, divorced etc, each therapy is created afresh, tailor-made for you.
Therapy and/or counselling is for anyone People come for therapy for all sorts of reasons, and in all sorts of states. And I meet all sorts of people in my consulting room. You don’t have to be ‘ill enough’ or ‘sane enough’ or ‘distressed enough’ to make use of therapy: you just have to want to come and talk… or even not talk, if that’s what you need to do.
Whilst it helps that I have worked with people who are bereaved, depressed, abused, directionless, stressed, divorced etc, each therapy is created afresh, tailor-made for you.
Therapy and/or counselling is for anyone People come for therapy for all sorts of reasons, and in all sorts of states. And I meet all sorts of people in my consulting room. You don’t have to be ‘ill enough’ or ‘sane enough’ or ‘distressed enough’ to make use of therapy: you just have to want to come and talk… or even not talk, if that’s what you need to do.
0113 467 8308 View 0113 467 8308
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Alicia Tromp
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
I work with adults and young people on issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, family issues and abuse.
Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, low, or like you’ve lost your way. You may be looking for support in your journey recovering from abuse, or you’re currently struggling with a relationship in your life. I strongly believe that within the safety of a trusting counselling relationship, we can find clarity and a way to move forward, towards healing and growth. I am here to support you in looking for the answers within, as only you know what’s right for you. I welcome people of all ages (16+) and identities. I am LGBT+ affirmative.
I work with adults and young people on issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, family issues and abuse.
Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, low, or like you’ve lost your way. You may be looking for support in your journey recovering from abuse, or you’re currently struggling with a relationship in your life. I strongly believe that within the safety of a trusting counselling relationship, we can find clarity and a way to move forward, towards healing and growth. I am here to support you in looking for the answers within, as only you know what’s right for you. I welcome people of all ages (16+) and identities. I am LGBT+ affirmative.
01889 227330 View 01889 227330

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Depression Counsellors

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.