Counselling in LS5

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Hayley Lyon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Leeds LS5  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 13 years of experience working in both the NHS and private sector. I offer psychological interventions for people with complex mental health difficulties, drawing from a range of therapeutic theories and models, in particular Compassion-Focused Therapy, EMDR, and attachment theory. Developing trust and safety within our therapeutic relationship is at the core of my work and from there we will work together towards your goals for therapy. I understand it can feel daunting to come to therapy and aim to support my clients to feel as comfortable as possible.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 13 years of experience working in both the NHS and private sector. I offer psychological interventions for people with complex mental health difficulties, drawing from a range of therapeutic theories and models, in particular Compassion-Focused Therapy, EMDR, and attachment theory. Developing trust and safety within our therapeutic relationship is at the core of my work and from there we will work together towards your goals for therapy. I understand it can feel daunting to come to therapy and aim to support my clients to feel as comfortable as possible.
01484 627519 View 01484 627519
Photo of Julia E Hyliger, Counsellor in LS5, England
Julia E Hyliger
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS5
Do you sometimes feel invisible or like an outsider, as if you don't belong? Does life feel like an uphill battle most of the time? Do you feel exhausted, desperate or overwhelmed? You may even be feeling a deep sense of frustration, anxiety or anger. Your upbringing, cultural background or significant life events can affect the way you view yourself and how you respond to your world. Sometimes we can become overwhelmed by our own self limiting beliefs and destructive patterns.
Do you sometimes feel invisible or like an outsider, as if you don't belong? Does life feel like an uphill battle most of the time? Do you feel exhausted, desperate or overwhelmed? You may even be feeling a deep sense of frustration, anxiety or anger. Your upbringing, cultural background or significant life events can affect the way you view yourself and how you respond to your world. Sometimes we can become overwhelmed by our own self limiting beliefs and destructive patterns.
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Richard Mills
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Leeds LS5
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.
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
Photo of Jo Paine, Psychotherapist in LS5, England
Jo Paine
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS5
As an integrative counsellor, I will help you work through whatever issues you bring to our shared space, using the most appropriate therapeutic approach. I recognise that what works for one person might not work for another, and no two people feel the same about what might appear to be a similar ‘thing’ on the outside. After all, you are the expert on you. You have taken the first step, by recognising that you need some help. My practice is called Elpis Therapy - indicating something we all need at times of emotional distress: ‘hope’.
As an integrative counsellor, I will help you work through whatever issues you bring to our shared space, using the most appropriate therapeutic approach. I recognise that what works for one person might not work for another, and no two people feel the same about what might appear to be a similar ‘thing’ on the outside. After all, you are the expert on you. You have taken the first step, by recognising that you need some help. My practice is called Elpis Therapy - indicating something we all need at times of emotional distress: ‘hope’.
0113 519 1434 View 0113 519 1434
Photo of Paul McShane, Counsellor in LS5, England
Paul McShane
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS5
I offer a safe, judgment-free space for people to explore whatever difficult experiences they may be going through. With over 10 years of experience as a counsellor, I have learned that counselling works best when the person feels that they can say the unsayable. My professional experience has taught when it works well counselling provides a way for a person to understand themselves and their situation better, and through that equip them to make clearer decisions and embrace change. I can offer sessions in person, online, or via telephone.
I offer a safe, judgment-free space for people to explore whatever difficult experiences they may be going through. With over 10 years of experience as a counsellor, I have learned that counselling works best when the person feels that they can say the unsayable. My professional experience has taught when it works well counselling provides a way for a person to understand themselves and their situation better, and through that equip them to make clearer decisions and embrace change. I can offer sessions in person, online, or via telephone.
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Photo of REAP Counselling Services, Counsellor in LS5, England
REAP Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS5
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 Ruth Frances Hannant, Counsellor in LS5, England
Ruth Frances Hannant
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS5
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 Ewelina Siemieniuk, Counsellor in LS5, England
Ewelina Siemieniuk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS5
Feeling overwhelmed and unsure how to choose a therapist? Maybe you are experiencing grief that is all consuming? At times it can be scary to feel so intensely so you need someone that can help you make sense and navigate your feelings and emotions? Or perhaps you are going through changes and transformation which leaves you feeling alone and lost in this new way of being? Looking for someone who can be a witness to who you are becoming? Are you the someone that struggles in relationships and always attracts the same kind of person? Do you need therapist that will show you how to build fulfilling relationship and end those patterns?
Feeling overwhelmed and unsure how to choose a therapist? Maybe you are experiencing grief that is all consuming? At times it can be scary to feel so intensely so you need someone that can help you make sense and navigate your feelings and emotions? Or perhaps you are going through changes and transformation which leaves you feeling alone and lost in this new way of being? Looking for someone who can be a witness to who you are becoming? Are you the someone that struggles in relationships and always attracts the same kind of person? Do you need therapist that will show you how to build fulfilling relationship and end those patterns?
0113 532 6640 View 0113 532 6640
Photo of Sally Cook, Counsellor in LS5, England
Sally Cook
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Leeds LS5
Hi, my name is Sally. I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor with a BSc (Hons) degree in therapeutic counselling, gained from Leeds Beckett's University. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I incorporate different types of therapies in a person-centered way. Thus, I can offer you support that is especially catered for your needs. I am able to offer an environment that is empathic, cathartic and caring by creating a non-judgmental safe space for you to share how you are feeling.
Hi, my name is Sally. I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor with a BSc (Hons) degree in therapeutic counselling, gained from Leeds Beckett's University. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I incorporate different types of therapies in a person-centered way. Thus, I can offer you support that is especially catered for your needs. I am able to offer an environment that is empathic, cathartic and caring by creating a non-judgmental safe space for you to share how you are feeling.
0113 467 8564 View 0113 467 8564

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in LS5

< 10

Counsellors in LS5 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
89% Bereavement
89% Self Esteem
89% Stress
78% Depression
78% Self-Harming

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
100% APRIL UK

How Counsellors in LS5 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in LS5?

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.