LGBTQ+ Counselling in Leeds

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M Fok
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Verified
As a non-binary therapist with a BAME and LGBTQIA background, I specialised in LGBTQIA -focused & life/gender transitioning counselling.
Have you ever been judged by just being who and what you are? Have you been disapproved of your sexuality, identity, gender identity, your life choices, and what and who you want to be? It is difficult to live our lives every day being questioned by our families, friends, or others. Maybe at times, even we started to ask ourselves, Am I “normal”? Am I doing the wrong thing? Should I just try to do what they want me to do, but can I? Am I passable enough or will I ever be? It feels natural to me, but why are they judging me for it? Most important of all, do I deserve to be happy by being myself and how could I ever achieve that?
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Leeds LS1
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Joshua Oliver Jake Corner
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
Verified
​Being apart of the LGBTQ community, it is my passion to support people with gender identity, coming to terms with sexuality, judgment from others and coming to terms with a diagnosis of HIV.
We can all have times in our lives when we find things tough, we can feel overwhelmed and struggle to cope or we may feel dissatisfied with our lives. This is how counselling can help. ​ I offer a safe space where you can talk openly and privately about your problems, feelings and behaviours. We can build a therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect. It is a non judgmental space for you to speak about issues you face, that you may not feel comfortable to discuss with friends or family.
0113 519 3167
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Leeds LS10
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Bread and Roses Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I believe your therapy should be as unique as you and focus on providing informed support for LGBTQIA + clients, adult children (ACA/ACOA) and anyone who feels they struggle to 'fit in'.
Welcome! Thanks for visiting my profile. Pull up a seat, get comfortable, and lets really talk about what matters to you. There could be a million reasons why you're here....maybe you’ve been trying to hold it all together and feel tired or overwhelmed? Do you sometimes wish there was a manual for navigating relationships or conflict? Perhaps you want to feel better about yourself but don’t know where to start. When your brain is constantly chattering and the to-do list is never-ending, it can feel impossible to find space to hear yourself and consider what's really important.
07401 270437
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Jill Deacon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I welcome members of the LGBTQ community and offer support for related issues of gender, sexuality and relationship diversity.
Speaking with someone for the first time about personal issues or trauma can feel really daunting. It is important to feel safe and not judged when talking about difficult things, and my aim is for us to develop a relationship where you can explore whatever it is that you need to. There is not an exhaustive list of the reasons for coming to counselling initially but one thing is sure and that is it begins with building trust and beginning to speak openly.
01273 121297
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Leeds LS1
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Jules Haley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I currently offer individual and relationship/couples therapy online. I work with people with a range of experiences and issues including drug and alcohol, chronic illness, trauma and abuse, neurodiversity, gender and sexuality. You may not be sure why you are feeling drawn to counselling but something may not feel quite right now in your life. I work with people who are gay , queer , trans , bi, straight, cis, kink and sexuality/gender questioning or relationship diverse. I am experienced in working with the Trans community and partners of Trans people. I am committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, safe and confidential space.
020 3960 5056
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Leeds LS1
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Mamta Ward
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
Verified
I have specialisms in working with race and cultural identity and am an LGBTQ + ally, areas where there is often little support and speaking to the right person can really help.
Welcome. It can feel difficult to start with counselling, so let me start by saying the work we do will be guided by your own choices and needs. You can express these in a confidential space of emotional safety and we can explore what is happening for you and better understand it. Together we can define and move towards your goals at a pace that suits and feels safe to you. I work with low mood, sadness, anxiety, depression and feelings of being overwhelmed.
07401 206254
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Leeds LS1
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Neil Robert Evans
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My experience working with a wide variety of psychological presentations, including bereavement, LGBTQIA +, depression, anxiety, and many others, has helped me build my skills.
I am Neil, a professional counsellor who can help you move forward. You will be able to explore anxiety, depression, abuse, childhood trauma, and other significant issues with our partnership. Despite being hidden, these issues have a significant impact on us. Understanding these hidden issues can be challenging. If you have a trustworthy, empathic, and accepting counsellor, counselling can help you cope with your challenges. If you aren't sure about taking that first step, we offer a free 30-minute consultation. It can be done via video link, phone call, or email, however you feel most comfortable
01642 061150
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Leeds LS13
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Rachel Kaye
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I mainly work with LGBTQ + clients and those who have always felt different in some way. You might be looking for help because you are experiencing anxiety, relationship challenges, difficulties making decisions or setting boundaries. It might seem like you have too many overwhelming feelings, or rarely any feelings at all. Maybe you’ve always felt a bit different from other people, almost as if everyone else got the manual on how to be a functioning adult and you didn’t. At times you might even begin to suspect that there’s something fundamentally wrong with you.
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Sophie Bell
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I support a variety of clients and I am passionate about supporting those who identify as ADHD and LGBTQ +.
Choosing a therapist is a very personal decision and finding someone that you feel comfortable with is an important part of your process. I am relational, collaborative and holistic, placing value and importance in you, your story and your challenges and successes. You might be struggling with anxiety, anger or depression? Perhaps issues from your past keep resurfacing and you're looking for a way to move forward? Maybe you have noticed you feel different to the people around you? Or you might like to process an event in a safe environment with a professional?
01274 015925
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Leeds LS20
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Ailis Weir
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I am a person-centred counsellor who primarily works with members of the LGBTQ + community. While mental health issues can be a huge barrier for anyone, for LGBTQ + people these issues can be magnified. Often LGBTQ + folks struggle to feel understood, to feel heard, and can suffer social isolation as a result. Coming out, again and again, to ourselves, our friends, our partners all while finding one’s true sense of self, can be a lifelong mission. My outlook on counselling is based on compassion and honesty, and I work to foster an environment where collaboration and discourse are encouraged, working with you to get the best outcomes.
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Leeds LS1
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Rachel Spence
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a Relate trained counsellor experienced at working with both couples and individuals. I offer a down-to-earth, forward thinking, non-directive approach. I endeavour to create a warm, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship where we can focus on you and your situation. I will work with you to understand your concerns, your deeper needs and how they are affecting your life and relationships.I see my role as supportive of your change, offering change to explore feelings and experiences in a safe, confidential space. I have worked with clients from the LGBT community and from diverse backgrounds.
0113 467 9116
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Leeds LS1
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Izzy Savege
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
I’m Izzy. I'm a queer , highly sensitive, Art Psychotherapist, Eco-Therapist and artist. My approach is nature-centered and invites you to you ‘feel into’ your body and environment; to go beyond the intellectual. That could look like deepening your relationship with the outdoors or embracing your animal, instinctual self. Or it could look like exploring plant-based and sustainable art materials. I'm currently opening slots for new clients to begin working with me in the new year. Or, you can join my workshops (see my website for details).
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Katie Lane
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I have a special interest in body image issues, self esteem and LGBTQ counselling.
You may be questioning yourself or feeling stuck and counselling will help you recognise potential areas where change may be needed and support you in making positive change at a pace appropriate to your needs. ​ I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. I have faced my own therapeutic journey and healed from trauma and feel that this has given me more insight than any of my academic training and professional development. Let's work together to help you to secure a happier and more fulfilling life!
01937 229227
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Brigitte's Counselling Room
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My experience of working within the LGBT + community and people who identify on the autism spectrum beneficial.
Would you like to gain the tools to reduce your anxiety? I can help you to manage and reduce your anxiety by using specific therapeutic tools. Would you like to improve your mood? I can help you to start the process of challenging your negative thoughts and to build some positivity. Would you like to gain tools in reducing your stress levels? I can help you by setting up some SMART targets to add in your routine to help lower stress and to give you more energy and motivation. Would you like to move on from your past? I can help you to heal from your past, move on and find peace. You can expect to feel understood here!
01325 523609
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Leeds LS10
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Richard Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Leeds LS4
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A. J. Farrell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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
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Leeds LS16
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Josh Whaley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi. My name’s Josh. I am a Leeds based Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor. This means I am not restricted to working in one particular way. So I will adapt the way I work with you to suit you. I work short and long term with adults (18+) in an holistic way, from a humanistic and relational perspective. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, space to pause and reflect on your reasons for choosing to enter therapy, whilst working collaboratively with you towards your hopes for your future self.
0113 320 4177
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Leeds LS1
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Karl Borthwick
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Hello there. My name is Karl and I appreciate you taking the time to read my profile. If you're struggling with unhelpful or negative thoughts and emotions then I can appreciate how distressing this may be for you. I can help you manage these through the use of CBT & EMDR based techniques and strategies. In my practice I consider my clients to be a co-therapist and we will work together. CBT works by the theory that we can manage and modulate our emotions through evaluating/changing our cognitions & behaviours accordingly. EMDR utilises bilateral stimulation (eye movements) to aid the reprocessing of symptoms of Trauma and PTSD.
01572 498962
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Leeds LS1
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Debbie Clements Gender, Sexuality & Relationships.
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Verified
Hi there :) Are you looking for support around coming out? Transitioning? Questioning your gender, sexuality or another aspect of your identity? Recovering from experiences of harm? Or perhaps need a safe space where you can feel understood and respected so you can get on with talking about what's going on for you? When we are unable to (safely) be our authentic selves we can experience great stress, anxiety, low mood as well as other challenges. Counselling and an exploratory listening approach such as the one I practice can really help to improve self relationship, reduce distress and isolation & increase well being.
0113 519 4193
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Leeds LS10
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Rose Cottage Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I believe that sometimes we all need someone to take the time to listen and support us to make sense of our feelings and emotions. I can offer you a safe and confidential environment to explore areas that might feel uncomfortable for you. I understand that past experiences can impact on present difficulties and we don't always know how to explore the emotions we are feeling. Therapy can offer the support required for a variety of issues and talking to an impartial and supportive therapist can help validate your worries or concerns.
01964 211760
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Leeds LS1
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Leeds are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Leeds then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Leeds, or Child Psychologists in Leeds.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Leeds psychologists specialising in EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Leeds specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.