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Female counselling therapist. Works with Adults, Couples, Children, Teenagers, Young people

Karen -Experienced qualified counsellor. Diploma in therapeutic counselling.

Member of the NCPS(Acc)

Hello I would like to introduce myself and give you some background. I qualified in 1985 as an aestheticienne then in 1986 in aromatherapy. I had my own practice and believe in the value of the alternative therapy approach. When I had my children, I took a break. This then took me in a new direction, I studied to gain qualifications  in supporting young people through various issues within school and personal life.

I started work in a primary school moving on to a secondary school where I worked for over 14 years; supporting students to year 11, some of whom had learning difficulties and disabilities. This included helping them over come barriers to learning which often means working closely with them on personal issues which affected their ability to work in school, this has included things such as anger management, self harm, improving self esteem, anxiety, bereavement etc. As a learning mentor I helped run the online counselling service offered by relate, as well as seeing students on a weekly 1-1 basis to discuss their issues and progress. I worked closely with the educational psychologist and ran small groups focusing on feelings and anxiety.

Through helping students with difficult events in their lives I then decided I wanted to train as a counsellor.  I have since volunteered for a charity that offers counselling to adults often with complex needs, who couldn’t otherwise access counselling due to low income.

The issues have been varied such as addictions, anxiety, depression, childhood issues, abuse, and bereavement.

I training with cruse bereavement and worked with some clients from their waiting list on a voluntary basis. Further training has been with the foundation for Infant Loss.     infant loss logo[5009]

I have been running my own private practice since 2016 offering 1-1 counselling for individuals, couples, young people as well as working with groups. I have developed and run a Loss & Bereavement group in conjunction with Oakwood Surgery Practice Practice Health Champions, who secured funding from the big Lottery fund. My practice has expanded and I now support student counsellors through their training by offering placements to enable them to complete the 100 hrs required for them to qualify. In addition I have a number of qualified counsellors who offer counselling sessions at a reduced cost, as we are aware there are many people waiting for counselling we can provide alternative options.

Further to counselling I also offer supervision for professionals. My supervision training was at the Manchester institute of psychotherapy.


  • Diploma in therapeutic counselling
  • Working with Special Needs ie Autism, ADHD, Learning difficulties & emotional issues.
  • Learning mentor
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care with Cruse Bereavement
  • Cruse bereavement
  • Pregnancy & Infant Loss
  • Safeguarding
  • Aromatherapy
  • L7 Supervision training

I am also:

  • DBS checked
  • A Member of the NCPS and adhere to their ethical framework, which means adhering to regular supervision and attending professional development courses.
  • Insured

I have experience of

  • Running social & emotional groups for, self-esteem and general support groups to help overcome fear & anxiety, gain confidence and deal with emotions and other issues.
  • Working along side an educational psychologist to deliver CBT to individuals and groups.
  • Voluntary counselling at a charitable organisation, for over 2 years, working with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, childhood issues, abuse relationship problems, bereavement and much more.
  • Voluntary work with Cruse Bereavement
  • Private Practice
  • Practicing Aromatherapy massage and the use of oils

Further Training

  • Laughter therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • FEAR model for anxiety
  • GamCare-supporting people with gambling addiction
  • Couples counselling
  • Supervision-seven eyed model
  • Rewind therapy – specifically dealing with trauma, PTSD & phobia
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • A place for forgiveness
  • Working creatively in counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding children and young peoples mental health.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Julie Brocklehurst BSC Therapeutic Counselling Registered Member BACP

My name is Julie I am an experienced qualified Person Centred Counsellor with a BSC in Therapeutic Counselling. I am also a Registered Member of BACP and adhere to all is ethical values. I have regular supervision to ensure the quality of my work with you and I am fully insured.

My experience

I have experience of counselling adults who have suffered with issues such as; bereavement, loss of any kind, lack of confidence, relationship issues, depression, stress & anxiety, low self-esteem, work related stress, abuse, parenting issues, life changes.

I am passionate about supporting young people and making a difference to their lives. I have had a vast amount of experience working in Secondary Education for over 20 years. I have worked as a Designated Safeguarding Lead and as a qualified Mentor. I have supported many young people and families with Social, Emotional & Mental Health issues such as self-harm, anxiety, self- esteem, bereavement, anger management, bullying, family issues, and exam stress also working alongside CAMHS 1-1 & in group work.

My methods of working with young people may vary and I will use a variety of creative resources in order to allow self-expression and easier understanding of certain concepts. I will work with young people from 10 years and above.

I also work with couples, offering a space for them to work through their current issues.

Qualifications & Training

BSC Therapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

Qualified Mentor

Enhanced DBS Certificate

Safeguarding Training

Training with CAMHS Young People

YMHFA (Youth Mental Health First Aid)

CRUSE Bereavement

The Place of Forgiveness in Therapy

Working creatively with clients

Paul McShane-Experienced qualified counsellor

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 that 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.

If all this sounds a little lofty, then rest assured that in person I am very down to earth. Entering into counselling for the first time is nerve-wracking enough without worrying about someone talking abstract psycho babble.

I have experience of working with a wide range of presenting issues, with particular expertise in anxiety, self esteem and self worth, stress, suicide ideation, sexual abuse, men’s issues, LGBT issues, sexual abuse, and neurodivergence. As a neurodivergent myself (ADHD) I have a real understanding of the challenges that come with living in a neurotypical world. 

Having worked on international platforms such as BetterHelp I have significant experience of working with clients for whom English is not their first language.

Available online or face to face in Headingley LS6

My Name is Katie,

I am a student counsellor in my final year of study before qualification. I am a registered student member of the BACP, ensuring that I am working ethically and I adhere to their codes of best practice. I have undertaken a number of CPD courses, including Dealing with Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Workplace Certificate, ADHD Awareness Diploma, Suicide Prevention Certificate, Trauma Awareness Certificate, First Aid for Mental Health Certificate, Meditation Certificate, Introduction to REBT and Grief and Bereavement Counselling Certificate.

I understand that life can be overwhelming, and that reaching out for help brings its own anxiety and fear. I offer a non-judgemental, friendly space for you to explore your issues and will work alongside you, to gain the confidence to move forward with deeper understanding and clarity.

I have available times for new clients at the student rate, online or face to face at Oulton Leeds 26

Mia-associate counsellor/psychotherapist.

I am an integrative therapist working in Leeds and I am a registered member of BACP. There are times in life where things can feel too much. Whatever your issues, we can work on understanding your feelings and your situation and ways to not feel overwhelmed.

Practice description

I’m an integrative counsellor so this means that I may draw on techniques from different types of therapy to tailor an approach specifically for you.  I’ll support you through a journey of increased self-awareness and then acceptance and/or change.

I am passionate about recognising the importance of the mind and body connection and using the body to help the mind move away from being stuck in a cycle of anxiety and stress. So, depending on what is the right approach for you and what you are comfortable with, I may suggest 3rd Wave CBT and body-based techniques such as mindfulness and breath work. I may also offer creative therapy techniques.

What I can help with

I have experience in, and can help with, a range of short and long-term issues such as: Abuse, Addictions, Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Carer/parent stress, Childhood trauma, Depression, Feelings of shame, Health related issues/ disability, Identity issues, Men’s issues, Neurodivergence, Relationships, Self-esteem, Sexual abuse, Stress, Trauma, Women’s issues such as menopause, Work related issues.

How I work, and who I work with

I am currently offering short term or long-term online therapy sessions.  I work with young people (16+) and adults.

Rumesha-Student Counsellor


Uzma-Student Counsellor. Headingley

I’m a Person Centred trainee counsellor in my final year. I am also registered as a student with the BACP, ensuring my ethical practice. I receive regular supervision which supports my learning and development.

My professional experience is within the Violence Against Women and Girls sector, where I have learnt the value of creating safe spaces for individuals to explore their safety as well as emotional needs. I have experience of supporting people who have endured honour based abuse, forced marriage and domestic abuse. I appreciate the steps it can take to reach out for help and build the skills to recover from such trauma.

I am motivated to offer a non-judgemental and supportive environment both online as well as face to face within LS6.

Joe Sutherland — Student, person-centred counsellor. Headingley

I believe a good understanding of ourselves is one of the best tools any of us can have to help us meet life’s challenges. My goal is to provide a compassionate, accepting and safe space where that understanding can grow. No matter what issues, experiences, thoughts or feelings you choose to bring to our sessions, my role is to help you explore them and the ways they affect you. We will only explore topics you are comfortable with at a pace that feels right to you.

I’m a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Becoming a BACP member means making a personal commitment to practise ethically, to a high standard and in a way that puts clients first. I’ve also been signed off by Leeds City College as ready to work with clients and hold a recent, enhanced DBS certificate.

I practise face-to-face in Headingley LS6 and online.

Everyone welcome, face to face and online sessions available.

Location. Nookin 48 Leeds Road Oulton LS26 8JY near to Rothwell, Garforth, Castleford, Wakefield,

  close to motorway, on bus routes, free parking.

Click the link below to get directions to the our location at LS26

Also face to face sessions available Headingley Leeds 6.

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