Some of the team ...

  • Darren Monsiegneur

    Person Centred Psychotherapist MBACP

    After gaining my diploma in Counselling, I went on to gain further qualifications in substance misuse, suicide prevention and mindfulness meditation. I have worked in schools with sixth form students and in substance misuse centres as well as counselling organisations in Lewisham. I am familiar with working with anxiety, depression, body image, bullying and relationship issues. Having had a successful practice in London, I am now working in Leeds.


  • Amanda Wilkinson – 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.

  • Debra Fielding

    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, Young People and Children.

    For 18 years I have worked in Addictions to Drugs and Alcohol both in Prisons, Residential Rehab and in the Community. I am a Specialist in “Addiction to Medications” and have helped people manage, reduce and stop medications such as Opiates and Benzodiazepines.

    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.
    Areas of Counselling I can support with: Addictions to Drugs Alcohol and Prescribed Medications. Anxiety, Relationships, Bereavement, Domestic Abuse, Self Esteem and Confidence issues. Panic attacks, stress, Abuse, Physical, Emotional, Sexual  and Trauma.
  • Liz Mooney

    MA, BA, PGDip, PGcert – Childrens Therapist

    Qualified in 2009 at York University,  I am an attachment focused BAPT Play/Filial therapist with 11 years experience in both clinical and academic settings. I am a young persons counsellor, able to work with emotional, psychological, behavioural and developmental difficulties, including ADHD and Autism with children/young persons  from the ages of 3 – 18 years old.

    I have experience working for NHS CAMHS and Place2be in both Primary and Secondary schools around Leeds. I also work for children’s therapy services in Leeds and South Yorkshire.

    I have experience in brief and longer term treatment tailored in collaboration with the client to best meet their needs.


  • Margaret McGregor

     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.

    I work with a range of issues including anxiety and depression, Loss, relationship, addictions, self-esteem, identity, sexuality, historical childhood abuse, and early trauma and chronic health issues.

  • Paddy Gallagher

    (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. 

    My model of psychotherapy is Integrative with a Person Centred core. This means I work in a non-judgmental way, listening with empathy to better understand what is troubling you. I offer  therapy sessions which are open ended or short term. This will depend on the complexity and depth in which you would like to explore in therapy. I work face to face with individuals and remotely online.

  • Sue Jewitt

    Sue Jewitt 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.

  • Mark Dove

    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. 

  • Elizabeth Robinson

    Integrative Counsellor – Registered MBACP

    Deciding to come for counselling is definitely the first step and finding the right counsellor is another step. It’s important to look at the experience of the counsellor.   I have over 17 years  experience working and training within a variety of organisations , NHS, General Practice, Bradford Rape Crisis , Behind Closed Doors( Domestic Violence ) , Sue Ryder Hospice and Bradford Counselling Services.

    It can sometimes be hard to know who we are with the negative demands made upon us to conform. I believe every human being is unique with the ability to change.  The counselling relationship will provide an environment in which you can gain understanding, clarity where you are at and then and make choices to get back on track.

    Types of Counselling:-  I provide is individuals , couples and young adults age of 18 and above.

    Areas of counselling I support :- Anxiety, Bereavement, Relationship difficulties, Loss of self – who am I? Self-esteem, Panic attacks, Stress, Self-Harm, Work -related stress, Abuse, emotional physical, financial , sexual and  trauma .


  • Liz Smith

    MA (HONS), PGDIP MBACP Psychotherapist

    Qualified Psychotherapist/Counsellor trained at the University of Leeds. I work with warmth and empathy to support clients to develop self-understanding and self-acceptance in the face of difficult life experiences and to promote personal growth and development. I previously worked in mental health crisis services and have experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and trauma. I also have training and experience working with individuals navigating the challenges of living with dyslexia and dyspraxia. I have experience of working with Deaf clients with BSL interpreters and I am qualified in using BSL to Level 2.

  • Jonathan Glynn

    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).

  • Ian James Clarke

    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.

  • Avril Strange

    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 and private practice. 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.


  • Daniel Easton

    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.


  • Mandy Nichols

    BSc. Accredited MBACP


    Director and co-founder of Headspace Leeds. Qualified psychotherapist, CBT Practitioner, Supervisor and Couples Therapist. Completed qualifications at University of Leeds 2008. 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 Thornton

    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.

  • Christina Hall

    Bsc. MBACP


    Qualified counsellor with over 15 years’ experience, working with adults and young people. Has worked in private practice, a counselling charity and school/college settings. Focuses on the therapeutic relationship and has experience in CBT and Mindfulness Based Therapy.

  • Amanda Ingram Hardwick

    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.

  • Jo Trevitt

    MA (Relationship Therapy), BA (Hons), DipSW, Diploma Online Counselling, BACP


    Qualified Psychotherapist / Counsellor: Trained at University of Hull, works face to face with individuals & couples in Ilkley, provider of online counselling for individuals.

  • Richard Lyons

    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 and Ilkley with individuals experiencing depression and/or an anxiety disorder.

Need some headspace?

Call Mandy Nichols or Juliet Thornton on 0113 418 0212 to book an appointment or for more information.

From £60.00 per session

All our counsellors work very flexible hours including Saturdays.