Gateway CounsellingSkipton, Bingley and Leeds

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Psychotherapy and Counselling in West Yorkshire

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


Could you benefit from making space to take some time-out?

As a counsellor in Leeds, Bingley and Skipton, I offer a safe place where you may choose to:

  • Explore your thoughts and feelings.
  • Recognise and understand life in the context of your past and present experience.
  • Develop enlightened acceptance and with it the capacity to implement change and move forward.

    I am a fully qualified, professional psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist (BACP Registered).
    I provide counselling and greater depth psychotherapy in North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire from rooms in Skipton, Bingley and Leeds.

    I have worked in a variety of settings including NHS in Bradford, higher education in Skipton and private practice with young people from the age of sixteen, and adults of all ages. I have experience of counselling with people on the Autistic Spectrum, people with disabilities and from diverse cultures. I have a breadth of experience, knowledge and understanding which I use to enable clients to talk about and find a way to recognise, accept and address a wide range of issues.

    As a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, I have skills in working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and have difficulty coping with bereavement and relationship problems. My philosophy recognises that a person’s past can often be implicated in present-day conflict, complexity and challenge in functioning especially following childhood trauma or abuse.

    My working approach seeks to support your recovery through careful, respectful and collaborative co-working. I believe that you are the expert on how you feel and what you experience. My philosophical position is one of ‘not knowing’ while being interested in helping you gain understanding while working with you through a safe and empathetic relationship.

    I am experienced in helping people who have experienced difficulties including:
  • Depression.
  • Stress.
  • Anxiety.
  • Relationships.
  • Panic Attacks.
  • Bereavement.
  • Redundancy.
  • Issues of esteem.
  • Disordered eating.

    I practice counselling and psychotherapy in Skipton, Bingley and Leeds. Each has been selected to be within easy walking distance of the local train station. There is also ample car parking nearby. Venues for counselling in Skipton and counselling in Leeds are suited to people who may experience mobility difficulties. Counselling and psychotherapy in Bingley are on the first floor and not wheelchair accessible.


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