Some of the team ...

  • Mandy

    BSc. Accredited MBACP Psychotherapist, CBT, Supervisor, Couples

     

    Director and co-founder of Headspace Leeds. Qualified psychotherapist, CBT Practitioner, Supervisor and Couples Therapist. Practising for over 14 years. Previous therapy experience working for NHS. Before qualifying worked in advertising for 20 years. I work with individuals and couples to help them gain clarity and provide strategies for dealing with their issues.

  • Juliet

    BSc. MA. Registered MBACP

     

    Director and co-founder of Headspace Leeds. Qualified psychotherapist, Registered Member BACP, completed Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling at University of Leeds. Works face to face with individuals and couples over a length of time to suit needs and expectations of my clients.

  • Amanda – Referrals Manager

    Amanda is the lady who will help you with your enquiry. She will smoothly guide you through the process of booking an appointment with one of our therapists that suits your needs and your availability. She is happy to help with any questions you may have.

  • Daniel

    BSc. MBACP,ACC Qualified Counsellor & CBT Practitioner

    Working with individuals, couples and young people. Highly experienced practitioner who specialises in helping with Low self worth and confidence, Depression and Anxiety, Purpose and Direction, Family and Relationships, Stress, Grief and Loss, Addictions, Christian Counselling & Spirituality. You will find me to be gentle, kind and approachable. I can help you make sense of what is happening in your life at your own pace and in a way that works for you.

     

  • Sajeda

    BSc. PG qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist  (BABCP) – 

    I am a qualified CBT Therapist from the University of Salford. Working towards obtaining my masters in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.  I have extensive experience treating adults, adolescents and children for depression, anxiety disorders and eating disorders in various settings such as NHS, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and other non-profitable organisations in England and Wales.

    I integrate research evidence with clinical expertise and clients’ values to tailor suitable treatment plans. I am committed to offer a range of evidence-based Cognitive-behavioural treatments to clients with an emphasis on exposure and mindfulness-based interventions. I also specialise in evidence-based Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).

    I can help you gain a better understanding  of your life with an emphasis on your values and goals to develop a treatment that identifies your challenges and motives for behaviour change. I believe in goal-oriented, patient-centered therapy. You will find me warm, kind and empathic.

  • Avril

    BSc in Therapeutic Counselling, PGDip in Systemic Family Practice (ACSEP) Advanced Practitioner in Child Sexual Exploitation. Registered MBACP.

    I’m a qualified therapist with over 15 years experience, working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I have previously worked at Parent Against Child Exploitation (PACE), Children Adolescent Mental Health Service in the NHS, Survive York, NSPCC, DVS Keighley. My approach is to create a safe and trusting environment for clients to explore difficulties. Specialisms; Anger, conflict resolution, Family issues, Problematic Substance abuse, Relationships, Loss, Domestic Violence, Abuse, Self Harm, Trauma, Suicide, Safeguarding and Child Protection.

     

  • Paddy

    (BA Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Practice. MBACP. 

    I qualified from The University of Nottingham in 2011 in Humanistic Counselling Practice. In the same year I started working for a charity supporting people experiencing addiction and their families, I have specialised within this area for the past 10 years. Before I trained as a therapist I worked within the recruitment sector for many years.

    I have worked therapeutically in both the voluntary sector and private sector supporting people with various addictions and I have many years’ experience with other mental and emotional difficulties, including anxiety, stress, relationship issues, loss and trauma. 

     

  • Cathy

    Psychotherapist MBACP

    Psychotherapist with experience of working with adults and young people.  I Studied Psychotherapy at the  University of Leeds, prior to that working in business which gives me a great insight into the stresses and difficulties we find ourselves in today. I aim to work with clients to overcome whatever it is that is holding them back from enjoying a complete and meaningful life in either work, home, relationships or self-understanding. I currently work with young people and adults in a student support counselling service.

     

  • Gen

    Specialist CBT/Couples/Family/Psychotherapist

    I have been a qualified psychologist for over 20 years and has an extensive experience in family and couple therapy as well as individual counselling.

    I specialised working as a military psychologist for 12 years and have a wide knowledge in this field. I have worked with people struggling with their mental health conditions and, most recently worked with those who are struggling due to Coronavirus. With experience with children who have disabilities, I have provided support and help them and their families.

    I use an integrative approach to therapy, combining the humanistic side with psychodynamic and CBT in a harmonious and effective way. I can help with: Individual Counselling, Couples Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, support around Covid, Counselling and Support for Veterans and families in the Army.

     

  • Yasmin

    Psychotherapist MBACP

    I am a relational and integrative therapist. I offer online psychotherapy sessions. Fluent in Urdu,  I am empathic and compassionate individual.  I am here to provide client centred therapy, assisting and guiding you in any dark situation to help you find your light. I offer a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a collaborative and effective manner.

    I offer short term solution focused therapy and long term depending on your individual and psychological and well-being needs.

  • Helen

    Psychotherapist/CBT MBACP

    I work with people in a safe, kindly and non-judgmental way so they can come to make sense of their experience, I use an Integrative approach, exploring clients concerns and create conditions for change. I am a qualified mindfulness teacher (BAMBA registered) and as appropriate can bring mindfulness-based approaches into my work along with acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion-focused therapy and elements of CBT.

    Before training as a therapist I worked in higher education where I was involved in teaching and research, in the public sector in community education, and in a faith-based charity. I currently work in a university counselling service and volunteer with a bereavement support service.

  • Amanda

    Registered MBACP

     

    Qualified counsellor, Couples therapist and Supervisor.  Working face to face with individuals and couples. Studied at Leeds Metropolitan University and York St John. I am able to integrate various models to tailor the session to meet the clients’ individual needs. Currently completing TA qualifications.

  • Sue

    Counsellor Grad. Dip. Registered MBACP

    Qualified counsellor, trained at York St Johns University

     

    I am an integrative counsellor working face to face in Leeds city centre and offer online/phone counselling sessions. I have previous experience working short and long term with clients within a Counselling and Mental Health Clinic  and a women’s counselling service. Currently completing MA in counselling.

  • Millie

    Psychotherapist MBACP

    I am an Integrative therapist who draws upon a range of therapeutic modalities, including Person- Centred, Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapy to ensure that my approach is tailored to your individual needs.

    I will invite and encourage you to share and explore issues, feelings or difficulties, that are relevant and most important to you over a length of time, be it long or short term depending on your personal aims, expectations and goals.

    I have experience of working with clients on a wide range of issues of varying complexity including bereavement, stress, anxiety, abuse, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, self-harm and suicidal ideation, substance and alcohol misuse, sexuality, trauma and relational difficulties.

     

  • Carol

    Ad Dip Psychotherapeutic Counsellor MNCS Accredited I am a Psychotherapeutic counsellor, I have completed a CBT course which has helped me gain knowledge and a better understanding for me to be able to weave this model into my work when I feel it is appropriate. My aim is to work with clients to help them overcome their struggles to have Self-understanding and enjoy a meaningful life either in home, work, and relationships, I will provide individuals a therapeutic relationship I endeavour to create a safe space and earn trust for clients to feel able to share things with me that are preventing them from moving forward. Previous to me qualifying I worked with individuals suffering mental health difficulties, learning disabilities, autism in residential and nursing care homes. I am currently working in universities with students as a specialist mentor for Mental health conditions.

  • Caroline

    Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP

    Having studied at Leeds University I have worked for various organisations covering a wide range of issues, including, anxiety, depression, trauma, domestic violence, self harm, relationship issues and personality disorders. Having over 20 years experience working in mental health recovery I have gained valuable knowledge and understanding of how our issues impact on our daily life. I work at my clients pace integrating different psychological approaches to fit with each clients requirements.

  • June

    Psychotherapist (MBACP)

    I am a fully qualified integrative child and adult counsellor and a member of the BACP. I have worked in a school environment for fourteen years and understand challenges children can face in our fast-paced world. I have experience of working with clients form a diverse background with issues of depression, anxiety, relationship breakdowns, domestic violence and bereavement. I work relationally looking at how past relationships may be impacting present relationships. I also use components of CBT to challenge patterns of negative thinking. From developing emotional language to express how you are feeling to those around you or reflecting on behaviours to promote desired change.

  • Tom

    Tom Counsellor, MBACP

     

    I take a pluralistic and relational approach to therapy, which means the work we do will be tailored to your needs and will help you improve the relationship you have with yourself and others. From my own experience in the client’s chair I know the importance of finding a therapist who offers genuine warmth and understanding, so you can to rely on me to offer support that is engaging and authentic. I might offer you my own questions or points of view, but our common goal is for you to acheive a greater sense of self-awareness and empowerment.

     

    Before I trained as a therapist I worked within the special educational needs and disabilities sector for many years. Neurodivergent clients might find this background particularly helpful.

  • Catherine

    Counsellor Dip. Couns. MBACP

     I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP.  I am a person-centred therapist. I am able to offer online therapy sessions.

    My approach is to understand what life looks like from your perspective. My aim is to provide a warm  non-judgemental space between us encouraging you to share your own experiences at a pace that feels comfortable for you.  Sometimes it is hard to talk to family and friends.  Finding a way to open up and explore your thoughts and feelings can help you make sense of complicated feelings in order to gain insight and clarity to turn possibility and hope into real change.

    Before qualifying as a Therapist I worked for many years within the NHS.  I have worked on a voluntary basis for five years with Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service providing emotional support for those struggling with mental health.  I have had experience working face to face with individuals on a short and long term basis at Phoenix Health and Wellbeing in Leeds.

     

  • Debra

    Psychotherapist Grad. Dip MBACP

    I am a qualified Counsellor with 20 years Post graduate experience. I have worked continuously since qualifying both in  the Public and Private sector, and have worked with Adults individuals and couples and teenagers. My most consistent feedback is that I have a warm and approachable manner therefore putting people at ease straight away. I pride myself on being non judgemental  and treat everyone with respect.

    I am proficient in Person Centred therapy and Transactional Analysis, as well as other Theoretical models including; Gestalt, Family Systemics, CBT Trauma informed Therapy and more, enabling me to have a flexible and person tailored approach.

     

     

  • Ian

    Accredited MBACP. HE/DIP Leeds University – Relational Therapist, Counsellor for Depression (CFD).

    I am a Psychotherapist with 10 years experience of working in the NHS. Over my career I have experience of working short and long term with clients who have common mental health issues, such as Depression and Anxiety. I have a flexible approach to therapy which I have developed whilst working in the NHS. I work with clients from 16 years upwards and have experience working with clients who have had issues from childhood, past or current relationships and bereavement and loss.

  • Richard

    CBT Post Grad. Dip MBABCP

    BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing at Leeds Metropolitan University, Post Graduate Diploma in CBT at University of York, completed parts 1-3 in EMDR therapy training with EMDR Europe. Accredited with British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). Works on a face to face basis in Leeds City Centre  with individuals experiencing depression and/or an anxiety disorder.

  • Rick

    Specialist CBT Therapist PgDip PgCert BSc (Hons) BABCP

    The desire to understand and raise the human condition captured my mind from a very early age. Since then, my life has been an ever deepening immersion into modern cognitive behavioural modalities. Mindfulness and meditation are core pillars of my personal and professional life; outside of my clinical practice, I am a mindfulness meditation teacher within the Zen tradition, focused entirely on helping people from all walks of life to find their fundamental adequacy and a full, vibrant life.

    I specialise in cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, deep body work and compassion-focused therapies. Whether you want to move past long standing difficulties, or raise yourself to higher expressions of your innate potential, I am committed to get you there. I live and breathe this stuff; we will work together as partners in the human situation, not teacher and student!

     

     

  • Margaret

     Counsellor Dip. Couns. MBACP   

    My aim is to provide individuals with a therapeutic relationship in which they are able to explore their concerns and gain awareness and clarity, thus promoting personal growth and development.

    I work face to face with clients and also offer online/remote therapy. Before qualifying I worked for 20 years in Education.  My experience includes work at ‘Just B’ bereavement services and ‘Talking spaces’ in Harrogate.  ‘Phoenix Health and wellbeing’ Leeds.

     

  • Mark

    Adv Dip PC, Dip Hyp CS, Dip CP. Registered MBACP

    I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, and a registered member of the BACP.  I am a person centred and humanistic therapist and I work face to face with adults to help you to make the positive changes you want to make to your life, by exploring your difficulties in an empathic and sympathetic way. 

    After 28 years working in a corporate environment, I am fully aware of the stress and anxiety that some jobs can engender and I have experience helping people conquer their anxiety, stress levels and depression, using tools such as CBT and Transactional Analysis. Through previous experience working at Talking Spaces and Just ‘B’ Bereavement Support Service in Harrogate, I also have significant experience in bereavement counselling. 

  • Beverley

    Bsc MA Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP

    Qualified at University of Leeds as a Psychotherapist, and have a nursing background. I work with adults, young people and use an integrative approach which includes Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis. I have experience of working with issues including; chronic illness, trauma, work related issues, substance issues, stress, anxiety and depression.

    When working with clients I aim to create a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space to enable clients to address issues that are impacting on their lives.

     

     

  • Maggie

    coming soon

  • Jonathan

    Qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapist

    I have over 10 years experience working in both the  NHS and private sector with a range of presentations from anxiety and depression, mental disorder and individuals diagnosed with personalty disorder. Trained in CBT and  REWIND therapy used to great both phobias and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • Rosie

    BA PGDip MA Registered MBACP
    I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP with experience working in private practice and in funded settings. I am able to offer face-to-face, online or telephone therapy, depending on your location and how comfortable you feel about meeting in person in what have, for many, felt like very challenging and uncertain times.
    However we meet, I will endeavour to create a safe space between us, and earn your trust enough for you feel able to share things with me that may be preventing you from moving forward, or from living life as your most authentic self.
  • Zoe

    BA (Hons) in Integrative Relational Counselling. Dip. Counselling. Registered MBACP.

    I qualified at Middlesex University and as an Integrative Counsellor I am able to use different theoretical approaches to explore and gain insight into your patterns, behaviours and emotional difficulties.

    I offer therapy sessions which are short-term or long-term, this will depend on the complexity and depth in which you would like to explore. I work face-to-face with individuals and remotely.

     

     

     

  • Viv

    Person-Centred Counsellor/Couples Therapist MBACP

    I have been a counsellor for over 10 years having trained following retirement from the NHS, where spent most of my working life in public health, working with children, young people and families. Now I enjoy working across two days a week with individuals and with couples, remote working on Zoom.

    Whether you are engaging with me as an individual or as one of a couple, I aim to form a relationship with you in which you feel safe to explore your unique situation with me. I look forward to meeting you.

     

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