Counselling in LeedsThe Tower Clinic offers counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology, psychiatry and career coaching to help with a wide range of issues affecting clients. All conducted within our fantastic clinic.

What is talking therapy?

Counsellors, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and executive coaches work with clients on a wide range of issues, using a variety of talking therapies to enhance their wellbeing and/or bring about effective change.

Counselling and Clinical Psychology

Counsellors are trained to listen sympathetically withoutomt judgement so they can offer useful support and coping strategies to deal with all manner of problems, life events, negative thoughts, emotions, unresolved issues and stressful situations. There are several different models of counselling, which are used according to the individual needs and complexities of each client.

Clinical psychologists and counsellors at The Tower Clinic work with clients on a number of issues including:

  • Addiction
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Low self esteem
  • Stress related illnesses
  • Anger management
  • Poor body image
  • Relationship breakdowns

Counsellors / Psychotherapists / Psychosexual Therapists

Click on a practitioner to read their profile.

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Helen Kasher MBACP PGDip Bsc

I’m Helen Kasher, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I have worked successfully with clients with a range of issues, including anxiety and depression. My background is in the NHS and I also have experience in the voluntary sector and now have a small private practice. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) which means I meet their standards of proficiency and ethical practice.

Counselling and psychotherapy can offer you a safe and confidential space to talk about how you feel, where you will be heard and feel supported. It can help you to manage difficult or overwhelming periods in your life. You may want to explore a particular experience and how it has affected you or develop a greater understanding of yourself.

Whatever it is you need it is important to find the right therapist, so do get in touch to find out more about how I work and how I might be able to help you. I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist which means I draw on a variety of approaches. I offer individual short-term and long-term therapy with adults, and flexible appointment times. Please call me for a free telephone consultation.

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Dr. Divine Charura – Psychotherapy for individuals and couples

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCounPsych), Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), BSc Coun., MSc PH(HP), MA Psychotherapy, PGC Systemic Practice, MUPCA, UKCP reg. Psychotherapist.

About Professor Divine Charura
Divine Charura is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. He is also a Psychotherapist registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. He has experience of working within the NHS, private sector and in the voluntary sector.
Divine is also a University Professor of Counselling psychology. Furthermore, he is an independent Coach, Trainer and Supervisor. He has co-written, edited and published numerous books including on Love and therapy, Working with dual diagnosis, Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy and on the Therapeutic relationship.

Individual Therapy
Divine’s experience and expertise is in adult mental health and providing therapy to people experiencing life problems. Such problems may be contributing to psychological distress, as well conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, addiction, anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorders, obsessive compulsive presentations, functional neurological symptoms and other diagnoses.

Couples/Relationship Therapy
Divine also has years of experience of working with couples and families. He offers appointments for couples therapy and systemic work. Engaging in therapy as a family, a couple, or as a group of individuals in relationship, is beneficial for those who may be experiencing relationship difficulties, other family problems or those who may be wanting to explore particular aspects of their relationship.

Approach
Given the range of patients and clients Divine has worked with in different settings, his approach involves integrating a range of psychotherapy interventions or models and exploring what would best work for you. He offers psychotherapy consultation sessions, as well as short term or long-term psychotherapy for individuals or couples.
Supervision and training

Divine is available to offer supervision to both training and qualified Psychotherapists/Psychologists, as well as offering or facilitating tailored training within the field Psychotherapy.

So whether you are seeking, individual therapy, couple’s therapy, supervision or coaching please do not hesitate to make contact for an initial consultation.

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Shona Lowe – Dip. Counselling, MBACP (Accred.), MA (Hons), PGCE – Counselling Therapist

Do you feel alone with your problem? Therapy can help you…

  • Are you feeling anxious, suffering from symptoms of stress or have low mood and need to talk to someone who will listen to you and understand your experience?
  • Do you think that you need support to overcome a difficulty or come to terms with a life event, such as a bereavement, trauma or loss?
  • Do you have relationship difficulties?

I will support you to explore whatever is troubling you in a way which is at your pace and in an environment which is safe, confidential and in which you will feel secure enough to begin to make the changes you want to make in your life, cope with events which you are dealing with, or perhaps look to resolve issues which you have struggled with for some time.

I offer both long term therapy and short term solution focused counselling. I work from a Humanistic therapeutic approach which includes person-centred, existential, relational and systemic models of theory. I am also a mindfulness practitioner with 10 years’ experience and offer one-to-one mindfulness training or therapy.

I have specialist knowledge and experience of working with individuals who need therapeutic support after having experienced:

  • trauma (such as accidents, victims or witnesses of crime, violence, conflict)
  • bereavement
  • loss of someone or something important to them (such as a job, relationship, sense of identity, home, status or income)

I have wide experience of work with people to understand and find ways to cope with:

  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • stress (at work or at home)
  • relationship issues (affairs, betrayals, changes to relationships, emotional/intimacy issues)

I enable people who are finding it hard to adjust to life events such as a change in lifestyle, retirement, or who need support in coping with relationship or work difficulties to take the next steps to cope and to come to terms with what has happened.

Therapy sessions are available: Tuesday-Friday day times, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

I am a registered practitioner with BUPA, Aviva and PruHealth, so if you have private medical cover with these providers, your sessions may be covered under your policy.

To book an appointment with Shona, please call the Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067

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Debbie Austin BSc (Hons) Psych, DipCouns, PGCE, MBACP, MBPsS

Specialist Autism Counsellor, Autism Consultant and Trainer.

  • I am a qualified and experienced Person Centred Counsellor and offer counselling from a unique, empathic, Person Centred Philosophy.
  • I am also able to integrate other therapeutic approaches as appropriate to individual needs such as Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
  • I can work with you to understand and explore a wide variety of personal and psychological problems relating to stress, anxiety, depression, major life changes, relationship issues and coping with loss and bereavement, the purpose of which will be to help you have a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings and find your own ways of coping more resourcefully.
  • I will work at a pace comfortable to you, in a safe, non-judgmental and empathic environment. Working in this way has been known to promote increased self awareness and self acceptance.
  • I specialise in helping individuals with Asperger syndrome and High Functioning Autism to be able to cope better with low self esteem, confidence and identity issues, stress, anxiety and depression.
  • I also provide counselling for spouses and family members to enable to them to better understand Autism and to work through any issues they may have. This can be provided on a one to one or couple-based approach.
  • In addition I am available for Autism Awareness training for staff on a one to one or group basis (Please contact me at the Tower Clinic for a bespoke course).

To book an appointment with Debbie Austin, please call the Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067

Louise Anne Hartley BSc – Counsellor and Supervisor

Louise is a qualified skilled and experienced integrative counsellor.

Louise provides a safe, welcoming and confidential space where the client can explore any issues and reach an understanding of them in order to explore a way forward.

Louise is qualified as a counsellor to degree level from Leeds University and is a registered member of NCS (National Counselling Society) and holds full Indemnity Insurance and is DBS checked.

Louise has many years of experience in working with a wide variety of issues and age groups.

Reviews:-

“Thank you very much for all your help and Support. I hope you continue all the good work that you do. I am truly grateful for your help in finding all the positives in my life”.

“Thank you for your time spent with me and for giving me the strength to fight for my happiness.
I can honestly say you saved my life”.

Louise holds a special interest in working with the LGBGTQ community, Gender Dysphoria & Transgender clients

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Louise has availability on most Weekdays and Evenings, except Mondays. Louise also offers supervision for qualified and student counsellors. To book an appointment with Louise call the Tower Clinic now on 0113 267 20 67.

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Gabrielle Amar

Gabrielle Amar is a qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist and a accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is trained in the relational integrative approach. The relational aspect of her training means the relationship between the therapist and the client is the most important factor of successful therapy, therefore Gabrielle offers a safe, non-judgemental, confidential and understanding environment in which clients can explore any difficulties or issues in their lives and address any changes they would like to make. The integrative part of her training allows her to draw upon a number of theoretical models. Gabrielle believes every client and every session is different, so being able to integrate different theories into her work enables her to provide each client with an approach that suits their particular needs.

Gabrielle has experience of working with a variety of issues and with people from a range of backgrounds, as well as with children and teenagers. Gabrielle offers evening and weekend appointments.

For more information or to book an appointment with Gabrielle, please call The Tower Clinic on 0113 267 2067

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Christina Dawson – Counselling for couples and individuals

BA (HONS), MA (Psychological Therapies (including Post Grad Cert Working with Diversity), Relate Trained & Qualified (Relate CC) BACP (Accredited and Registered)

I have 24 years counselling experience in a variety of settings which has included counselling at Relate, in GP surgeries and for EAPs (Employee Assistance Programmes).

I believe that counselling offers you the opportunity to explore and understand the source of your difficulties at your own pace, with time to think and reflect and then to decide what, if anything, to do about a particular issue. Counselling helps you to look at aspects of your life, relationships and yourself which you may not have been aware of, or been able to face before.

Sometimes hearing yourself telling your story to an attentive listener, who asks questions to gain a deeper understanding, can be very helpful. People describe a sense of relief and of feeling a ‘weight has been lifted’ when they can speak of matters they may have been keeping to themselves for a long time.

My Approach

I work Integratively using the Relational Model which means that sometimes a session might span your past, present and future. I help you to make links between events and experiences in your past and your present behaviour/issues. This linking and in-depth understanding then empowers you to consider ways in which you might want to change. You can evaluate your options and choices and decide which are best for your future well being. Coping strategies you might have developed as a child might not be serving you well as an adult.

At other times a session might focus on a ‘here and now’ problem, such as learning how to relax, strategies to cope with panic attacks or negative thinking. The counselling will be ‘tailored’ according to the issues you bring and what you need at any one session.

In couples therapy I act as a bridge to help each partner connect to the other’s world. Helping couples communicate with more emotional honesty and find ways of talking about the ‘difficult stuff’ safely is an important element of couples therapy.

I believe that the key to successful therapy is that client and counsellor are able to connect with each other. Counselling is about relationships: your relationships with family, friends and colleagues and yourself, and your therapeutic relationship with your counsellor. I work in partnership alongside my clients, exploring their difficulties and helping them achieve the outcomes from counselling that we have mutually agreed would be beneficial.

For more information please visit my website www.cdawsoncounsellingleeds.co.uk

Days and hours worked: Tuesday and Wednesday mornings between 10am -1pm, other times may be possible please ask.

To book an appointment with Christina Dawson, please call the Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067

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Donna Wood

Counsellor and Psychotherapist Postgraduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy BSc (Hons), MBACP, PGCE

It can be difficult to make the decision to come to counselling but therapy can offer you a safe, supportive, understanding and respectful experience and provide possibilities for change. Coming along to just one initial appointment, with no obligation to continue can enable you to see whether therapy feels right for you. We all need support at times but sometimes our patterns and coping strategies can prevent us seeking the support we would find helpful.
I provide integrative therapy that combines several approaches tailored to suit you, a warm and friendly approach combined with the challenges necessary to offer future potential and choices in life. My therapy blends person-centred, transactional analysis, solution-focussed therapies together with some elements of CBT to suit the individual. I offer both short-term and long term-term counselling.

I have specialist training and experience of working with: Individual counselling couples counselling anxiety, low mood, self-esteem and depression stress in the workplace, home or university and college loss and bereavement family dynamics autistic spectrum and asperger’s.


For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk

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Vicki Crane – Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner & Talking Therapist

BA (Hons), D.Hyp, Dip.Thyp, PNLP, MHS (Accred)

I’m a fully qualified and experienced Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and Talking Therapist and have been in private therapy practice for more than ten years. During this time, I’ve helped many people with a wide range of problems from stopping unwanted habits such as smoking, to overcoming life changing issues such as phobias, panic attacks, low self esteem and anxiety.

How I can help you

I draw upon a wide variety of influences within the field of talking therapies including Hypnotherapy, NLP, Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), the Rewind Technique, Person-centred Counselling, CBT and Human Givens Psychotherapy. This integrated approach enables me to work with you as an individual, allowing you to explore your feelings and situation at your pace. With a special interest in anxiety, fears and phobias, I also see people with a variety of other issues too including:

  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Public Speaking
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Weight Loss (including Gastric Band Hypnosis)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Migraines & Tension Headaches
  • Insomnia & Sleep Problems

About me

I began my initial training as a Hypnotherapist with the Northern College of Therapeutic Hypnosis in Leeds where, upon successful completion of exams set by the Medical Hypnotherapy Examination Board, I was awarded Diplomas in both Therapeutic Hypnosis and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Following this, I achieved certification as an NLP Practitioner and since then, I have continued to develop my therapy skills with further training in Psychotherapy, Advanced Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have also completed training in the Rewind Technique, which is a method for helping people who are experiencing high anxiety conditions such as phobias, trauma and PTSD.

As an experienced therapist, I am an Accredited Member of and Approved Supervisor for The National Hypnotherapy Society and provide supervision for students, newly qualified and experienced Hypnotherapists. In addition to this, I sit on the Professional Development and Supervision Committee for both The National Hypnotherapy Society and The National Counselling Society. I am also fully insured and hold a current DBS certificate.

Qualifications & Training

  • BA (Hons) Visual Communications
  • Foundation Certificate in Therapeutic Hypnosis
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Certified Practitioner of NLP
  • Certificate in Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy Supervision
  • Certificate in Precision Hypnosis
  • Rewind Technique Training
  • Regression & Hypnoanalysis Training
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts & The Critical Inner Voice

Book an initial consultation

If you’re considering therapy sessions, the first step is to book an initial consultation. This is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss your situation in more detail, as well as answering any questions you may have and deciding on the best options for you. The appointment usually takes around 60 to 90 minutes and includes your first therapy session. Further sessions are 50 minutes and are usually booked between 1 to 3 weeks apart depending on your situation and type of therapy used. Between sessions, you may also be given a CD or MP3 download to listen to, along with tasks to complete. These are designed to complement your sessions, so that you can develop new resources and skills to help you in the future.

Fees

  • Initial Consultation: £80 (60-90 minutes)
  • Further Sessions: £80 per session (50 minutes)
  • Stop Smoking: £220 per person (2 hour session including Remain a Non Smoker CD or MP3 and information pack, plus a complimentary hypnosis relaxation CD or MP3)
  • Discounts are also available when booking a block of sessions – please see my website for more information

Client Reviews

“I saw Vicki just over a month ago to help me stop smoking. After years of smoking and finding excuses to justify the habit, I finally decided to bite the bullet! The session itself was pretty straight forward and I was also given an MP3 to listen to after my session, which I listened to most days for a couple of weeks. I threw my last packet of cigs in the bin during my session and haven’t even thought about it since. Best thing I’ve done in a long time.”

NA, Leeds

“I used to be terrified of flying and couldn’t stand the thought of getting on a plane. But after booking a holiday, I knew I had to somehow get over it. I had 5 sessions with Vicki and the week after my last session, I went on holiday. Both flights there and back went really well with no stress at all. I thought I might be anxious getting on the plane, but it didn’t happen! I also listened to the hypnosis recording I was given during my sessions and that helped me to relax during the flights as well. Hypnotherapy has been the best thing I’ve done in ages and I can’t recommend it enough.”

CB, Harrogate

“I had been having problems with anxiety for some time and it was affecting my work as well as going out with friends and family. After a few therapy sessions with Vicki, I feel a lot better and can now start looking forward to things again.”

DB, Leeds

“Vicki helped me to recover from a very difficult time in my life – I didn’t think I would ever feel OK again, but during the course of my sessions she helped me to feel better about myself and to understand that I do have a choice. I couldn’t imagine what the future might hold for me or what it might be like, but now I can and it looked a lot brighter now. Thank you so much.”

ML, Skipton

For more information or to book an appointment:

Email: vicki@therapy-in-leeds.co.uk
Visit: www.therapy-in-leeds.co.uk
Call The Tower Clinic on: 0113 267 2067

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Uzma Khan

Hi my name is Uzma Khan and I’m a therapeutic practitioner specialising and trained in TA (Transactional Analysis) Psychotherapy. I hold a Bsc (Hons) in Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in TA (Transactional Analysis) psychotherapy and I’m registered with UKATA (United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis).

My previous experience includes working within the NHS as part of the BDFCT (Bradford District Care Trust), VPRS Psychological Therapy Team. Currently I’m the Deputy Chair on the board of Trustees for New MIND Counselling Service (NMCS), formally part of North Kirklees MIND. I also work as a therapeutic practitioner with Ihsaan (West Yorkshire Muslim Psychotherapy & Counselling Service).

I work with a variety of clients suffering from a range of psychological and psychosocial issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Low Mood
  • Phobias
  • OCD
  • Stress
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychosomatic Presentations
  • Weight Management
  • Cultural & Spiritual Stressors
  • Interpersonal Communication Difficulties
  • Workplace Bullying/Games

The ethos driving my work is that healing comes from awareness and change. My passion comes from working in an integrative framework and on a holistic level.

I provide individual one-to-one therapy, couples therapy, group psychotherapy and consultancy/training on cultural awareness.

Presently I’m running a popular monthly Dialogue group and workshops on improving communication styles, help with interpersonal relations and intimacy.

Additional languages spoken: Urdu

To book an appointment with Uzma, call the Tower now on 0113 2672067.

Jan Haghverdi

Integrative Relational Counsellor, CBT Mindfulness Therapist, Play Therapist, Wellbeing Training Consultant

I have a wealth of experience which includes over 22 years of individual, group and child counselling. During this time, I have tutored on Counselling diploma and degree programmes and developed training for Social care, NHS, teaching staff and children’s workforce development teams. I provide supervision for trainee and qualified counsellors. I provide Psycho-educational resources, skills and interventions for professionals and individual’s managing their emotional wellbeing.

My Counselling experience ranges from working as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor. Co-ordinating a domestic violence project and a student College Counselling service, managing a therapeutic service at a primary school, counselling adults on an employee assistant scheme, providing a crisis drop-in service at a G.P’s practice, High School Counselling, and being a Child Therapist providing play therapy to traumatised children in a family service unit and children’s centre.

I have been in practice for 22 years. My experience includes providing individual counselling sessions, play therapy/youth counselling and group therapy to people experiencing mental health and emotional and behavioural difficulties in primary care, community settings, Colleges, charities and schools.

I have also developed Creative Arts and Trans-cultural Courses for Bradford University and developed emotional wellbeing and trauma recovery workshops for Kirklees Social Services.
The past year I have been supporting individuals in the community with acute mental Health issues in areas of managing anxiety, resilience, self- esteem and self- compassion by developing and teaching courses at Leeds Recovery College.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative Relational Model
  • Child and Parent Creative/Play Therapy
  • Child and Youth Counselling
  • Child/Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mind Body Therapy
  • CBT Therapy
  • EFT (Emotional freedom techniques)
  • IEMT (Integral eye movement Therapy)
  • Stress and anxiety management

Specialist areas

  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Depression
  • Child and parent conflict
  • Childhood abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Childhood Trauma / PTSD
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Conflict Resolution / Behavioural Management
  • Identity self- confidence issues
  • Bereavement, Loss and Separation
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Alcohol and Substance Misuse
  • Personal Development

Qualifications

  • Registered Member of MBACP / PTUK / AUCC
  • Diploma in Youth Counselling
  • BSC in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in CBT
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate Counselling Children Using the Arts
  • Advanced Certificate in Stress and Anxiety Management
  • Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching
  • Certificate in Mindfulness
  • Certificate in Regression Therapy
  • Certificate in Bio-dynamic psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis.
  • Accredited Diploma in Bi-Aura Energy Therapy

Testimonials
I found the energy techniques and EFT really helped to reduce my panic. I was surprised how effective the tapping was leaving me feeling calm.

I came to see Jan after feeling depressed and anxious but now feel more in control of my feelings J 19 yrs

Jan is so easy to talk and has helped me to understand myself so much better and make positive life changes. 23 yrs

The bubble meditation helped me calm down and helped with the worry. I don’t worry as much. Coming to see Jan was fun and really helped me.’ G- 7 yrs

We have seen a big improvement in J’s emotional wellbeing and anxiety. He is generally more settled and managing better at school. We are relieved we found Jan. Coming to the centre was a sanctuary in a storm and Jan calmed the waters amazingly. Thankyou Jan. Parents of boy of 8 yrs.

To Jan, Thank you so much for everything you’ve done to make J feel happy and secure again. Your help has had a tremendous impact on our family life and has given us the tools to move forwards. We won’t forget you. With thanks and best wishes- parents of 10 yr old boy.

Suffering from arthritis I am unable to stand for long periods I was amazed how Bi-Aura therapy gave me more strength to stand and release some of my pain. After 3 sessions I had more stamina and feel a lot more relaxed generally.
M 54 yrs

After attending Jan’s course i developed techniques to manage my anger better
P 56 yrs


For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk

Adeola Iluyomade – BACP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist

I am passionate about what I do and know just how powerful talking through things can be a means of helping people find a way through the challenges that life throws at us.

I offer a time out and give people space to talk, to reflect on their difficulties and/or anxieties and to explore self-development, where nothing is too trivial. I know that given the right conditions people can heal themselves by finding different ways of looking at the issues that are of concern and can become personally resilient. By facing things, often together, we can develop ways to improve general Wellbeing.

Are you having emotional difficulties that you can’t understand how to get past or manage? Or do you just feel that talking through some challenges with a trained and non-judgemental professional might help you make clearer and potentially better decisions? You may well be at a place where exploring how you feel, your thoughts and emotions may bring much more fulfilment than you’ve ever experienced in life.

As a qualified and experienced counsellor, I offer a safe and comfortable environment for you. To walk with you in exploring those difficult thoughts and feelings helping you to face current and future challenges more successfully.

Listening to Self

A lot of times we struggle to keep at bay our emotions which are sometimes nature’s way of leading us to seek our inner peace. Counselling can be that journey to finding that inner peace where everything falls into place. Where we are able to start to reach out to achieve our full potentials. These potentials are present in everyone but may be hidden under concerns, worries and emotional situations of life.

A Commitment to Discover Self

Sometimes in life being unexpectedly caught in not knowing how best to resolve the hurtful feelings from past experiences can feel stressful. All of which may hinder anyone from attaining their full capacity even at their best.

Committing oneself to come for counselling is often a big decision to make and finding the right person to work with can sometimes feel uneasy. I respect this and I take great care in ensuring that you feel safe, respected and valued.

I offer flexibility of short or long term therapy as tailored round your needs. I adhere to the ethics & codes of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.

An Approach Based on Alliance with You

As an Integrative Relational Therapeutic Counsellor, I draw on different models of therapy including Psychodynamic, Systemic, Interpersonal Process, CBT, Psychoeducation and Transactional Analysis amongst others in supporting you to reach your desired goals to maximise your full potentials. Meaning, you will find my approach friendly, empowering and conversational in style

Specialists Areas

I have extensive experience through working in specialist organizations within the voluntary sector dealing with the following issues amongst others.

  • Complex issues relating to Childhood Developments
  • Interpersonal difficulties and Relationships / Family
  • Sexual Violence / Abuse
  • Post-traumatic Stress and/or Depression

I am trauma informed and I facilitate therapeutic interventions while working with you collaboratively to discover solutions to your challenges and/or problems which may get in the way of what you want in life.

Open to Client’s needs

I am able to integrate my depth of knowledge and awareness including specialized training about the effects that issues relating to Christian faith and spirituality may have on a person, only if it relates to you and is appropriate. I maintain confidentiality and work with an open approach to issues that are important to yo

Qualifications

  • Level 5 Diploma in Relational Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited)
  • Advanced Level Psychology
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling in The Development of Learning
  • Level 1& 2 Communications & Counselling skills
  • BSc (2.1) Economics

Certificates / Trainings

  • Providing Online Support
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Becoming Trauma Informed & Facilitating Interventions in Healing Trauma
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Working with Women & Girls in Sexual Violence Sector
  • Rape and the Legal System & Pre-trial Therapy
  • Safeguarding Young people & Adults
  • Reflective Practitioner In working with families
  • Advanced Counselling Skills ( Pastoral Care)
  • Biblical Studies

To book appointment for an initial consultation please contact me or contact The Tower Clinic on 0113 267 20 67.

Nicola Furbisher

Hello from this little corner of West Yorkshire.

My name is Nicola Furbisher; I am 52 and I am a CPCAB-qualified therapeutic counsellor supporting people who are struggling and in distress. Often, they have things going on in their life that have become overwhelming, maybe too hard to deal with on their own. Often, they feel lost, broken, and can’t find a way through.

I offer a warm welcome, an open heart and time and space to be with them, to walk alongside them for as long or as short a period as they need.

They are the priority; they are in charge. I do not take over; I do not try and tell them what to do.

If you feel you would like to work with me, I promise I will be accepting, open and entirely trustworthy, working with you working at your pace to help you be where you need to be.

I have previously worked with clients suffering from trauma, grief, anxiety and depression, and with those who have suffered mental, physical or sexual abuse. I also help people with low self-esteem, and those who are suffering from work or family-related stress.

Alongside my private work I am a volunteer counsellor at Leeds Mind and at Support after Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL). I also volunteered at the Mosaic II (now closed), a specialist counselling offering support to adult survivors of sex abuse.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am fully signed up to their ethical framework.

I had a different life before all of the above. Previously I was a journalist for 30 years and, latterly, the Editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post & Managing Editor, Yorkshire Post. I’m a Yorkshire lass, I lived in Brussels, I love being by the sea, but my roots are in landlocked Brighouse.

I had a special boy called Thomas who died in 2008. I battled on, I thought I was fine. I wasn’t. A wonderful counsellor saved me – and in saving me, I found a new path.

I appreciate this is a lot to take in. Please contact me if you think I can help you. I promise warmth, acceptance, and a space for you to be whatever you need to be.

Rhiannon Rees

About Me
I am an Integrative, Relational Counsellor that helps individuals to navigate their loss.

Transitions and changes in life can leave you feeling bereaved and struggling to cope. You may feel upset, overwhelmed and bewildered as you try to come to terms with a different, and possibly unwanted, set of life circumstances.

Loss of a job or career you cherished, a role or a sense of identity or a past or future you thought you would have, can all take their toll. Relationship breakdown and divorce or death of a loved one may have left you feeling alone and empty, without hope or purpose.

You may feel trapped between needing to carry on with life and feeling like you just can’t cope anymore. Perhaps you feel unable to ask friends and family for support, feeling that they won’t understand or that you’ll burden them. You may feel anger, guilt and confusion. The depression and sadness can feel like a heavy burden to carry. You don’t need to carry this burden alone anymore.

My Approach
I help individuals to; come to a deeper understanding of themselves and their loss, explore their emotions and come to terms with the changes facing them. This is done through the provision of a safe space where you can feel supported, heard and held.

I offer warmth, empathy and a non-judgemental acceptance as I seek to understand you and your experience. I work at your pace, enabling you to engage with your feelings without them overwhelming you. Through this process I can support you to feel brighter about your life, more resilient and better able to cope.

Issues I work with:
Bereavement
Loss
Life Transitions

Other Issues I work with:
Loneliness
Depression
Family issues
Relationship problems
Self Esteem
Stress
Trauma
Abuse
Bullying
Childhood bereavement
Affairs and betrayals
Separation and divorce

As an Integrative Relational Counsellor, I draw on Humanistic and Person-Centred modalities, the psychodynamics of relationships, existentialism and CBT, working flexibly in a way that will best suite you. I offer both short and long-term therapy.

Other Information
Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £50.
I offer flexible appointment times.
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am registered as an Individual Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

What Next?
Committing to counselling can be daunting. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to talk about how I work, hear briefly about your difficulties and answer any questions you may have. You may want to email me first and then arrange a call.

Don’t struggle on alone. Call me now and find out how counselling can help you.


For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk

Soula Poku, MA, BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred.)

Soula is an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Her areas of specialization include helping individuals cope with low self –esteem, life transitions and childhood trauma but she also works with individuals who face a variety of challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, relationship struggles, work difficulties or sexual concerns.

Approach and experience

Soula graduated with a Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Leeds in 2013 and holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honours from Nottingham Trent University in Education. She has worked with clients within the Community Mental Health Services for several years, providing psychotherapy to individuals in the charitable sector. In her clinical work, she engages with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Soula’s approach is heavily rooted in psychodynamic theory, but she considers all aspects of her client’s life including socioeconomic factors, culture, race, gender identity, sex and more. She draws from different approaches and adapts them in order to meet individual client’s needs, as she believes that we are all much more complex beings with our own unique history and experiences, hence why there is not a one-size fits all model of therapy.

Soula offers a free 15 minutes telephone consultation.
Daytime and evening slots offered.

For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk

Fees: £55 per 50 minutes
Face to face, on-line and telephone counselling offered.

Darren Monsiegneur

As a Person-Centred therapist it is my aim to provide you with the right conditions to allow you to explore, in comfort and safety, the challenges or troubles that you wish to bring to therapy, free from judgement or rejection.

I strongly believe that we all have the innate ability to find our own answers to the problems in our lives when given the right support and I am committed to providing that support through times of difficulty. I always work at understanding a client’s situation from their point of view and without judgement, allowing you to explore and express as much as you feel safe doing, at your own pace. I work with an ethos of being ‘with’ you on your journey.

I offer an empathic, down-to-earth and honest approach to therapy and adhere to the professional standards set out by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy of which I am a registered member.

Together we can hopefully create a relationship where you come to trust and access your inner resources and innate strength, helping you understand yourself more openly and freely, to make the positive changes you wish to, allowing you to live a more satisfying and happy life.

The issues I have experience working with are, but not limited to:
Anxiety and Stress, Dealing with changes of circumstance (e.g. Chronic illness, Moving house) Negative and Low Self-esteem, Depression and Suicidal thoughts, Isolation, Understanding or coming to terms with loss (e.g. Bereavement and Divorce), Drug and Alcohol problems, Sexual abuse and sexual related issues, Relationship difficulties. I also work with emotions from the issues arising with the threats of climate change.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding myself or my practise or to make a booking. I offer a free 20 minute telephone assessment so see if we wish to work together.
My fee is £50.00 per session for an individual and £65 for a couple however, if you are unemployed, a student or on welfare I am happy to negotiate a fee to suit you better.


For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk

Gabrielle hall

BSc in Sociology; CQSW; Dip Applied Social Studies; Post – graduate Certificate in Relationship Therapy

I am a Relate – trained Counsellor working with individuals and couples.

I began my career as a qualified social worker, working as a mental health specialist caseworker and with Child Guidance as a systemic family therapist, before moving to the NHS.

I worked in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service as a therapist /manager before moving into more senior management roles. On leaving the NHS I trained as a relationship therapist and have been working at Relate in Leeds from 2014 to 2018.

I offer confidential counselling for couples or individuals.

Relationships are complex and it is not surprising that most of us have difficulties at some point along the path. My work is to help you to identify what you want and to achieve your desired goal.

The initial appointment will be an assessment so that both you and I can check if we are comfortable working together.

If you are looking for a counsellor and would like to book an assessment, I would love to hear from you. I work Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evenings.


For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk

Alexander Coy, MA Counselling Psychotherapist – MBACP (Accred)

My work as a Counselling Psychotherapist addresses the needs of a wide diversity of people and I am able to provide support to adults, younger adults and children (from eleven years of age upwards). Through my practice I offer both short-term and long-term counselling depending on the specific needs of the individual, ranging from short-term solution-based coping strategies incorporating elements of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to longer-term Person-Centred counselling.

I provide people in need of counselling support with the necessary help to enable constructive shifts in their situations and to facilitate positive changes in their lives. My training and professional focus is upon offering clients a humanistic, Person-Centred approach to counselling. This means a significant emphasis is placed on the therapeutic relationship whereby you, the client, can feel safe, supported and understood and, therefore, begin to explore and talk about the issues that are impacting on you during this stage in your life, secure in the knowledge that you are being heard by an empathic, compassionate and ethical professional.

While working as a Counselling Psychotherapist at the Pathways Families in Crisis Centre I provided successful counselling support to clients who had experienced domestic abuse, trauma, anxiety, relationship breakdowns, depression and addictions. Alongside my private practice I am currently employed as a Counselling Psychotherapist at The Market Place, Leeds, where I counsel young adults and children who are experiencing emotional distress, also incorporating creative and solution-based therapeutic counselling methods when appropriate. I have supported many young people in crisis to successfully work through a range of challenging issues.

Art therapy and the field of creativity formed a significant part of my undergraduate and post-graduate degrees and continues to be an ongoing interest of mine. After completing my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in fine art practice at the University of Leeds I worked at Leeds Arts University offering support to students living with autism and dementia. My experience in art as a means to therapeutic gain enables me to invite all my clients (who may wish to do so) opportunities to explore, create and share therapeutic approaches using creative materials in our sessions.

I have successfully worked in private practice for many years working with a diverse range of clients from all backgrounds. My role as an NHS Clinician based at Mind Mate Spa has also informed my knowledge and experience in relation to supporting people living with mental health challenges.

A rigorous ethical approach upheld by sanctioned professional standards underpins every aspect of my work as a Counselling Psychotherapist accredited by The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My standard charge per therapeutic session is £45 and I also offer reduced cost counselling for people on low incomes and for student counsellors.

Specialist areas
My therapeutic practice is focused upon providing an individualised approach to psychotherapy and counselling.

I have benefited from accessing extensive training (which is continually updated on an ongoing professional basis) around working with younger adults and children—from eleven years of age upwards—in short-term and long-term counselling. I have substantial practical experience in this specialist field.

My training has also included working with individuals who have experienced depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma.

The list below is not exhaustive, but I have supported clients in progressing through
difficulties including:

  • Depression
  • Crisis
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sexuality
  • Gender
  • Isolation
  • Bereavement
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Panic attacks
  • Addictions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours
  • Relationship Breakdowns

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – York Learning
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
  • Masters Degree in Fine Art Practice (with a focus on art as a form of therapeutic gain) – The University of Leeds
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice – The University of Leeds

Contact details

For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk

Gurm Bacchus – Bereavement Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

BA(Hons), MSc., MEd., PG Dip Acupuncture, PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also volunteer as a bereavement counsellor at the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, Leeds and the Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford.

I work with clients on a range of issues including:

  • Bereavement, grief and loss;
  • Health related anxiety;
  • Coping emotionally with acute and chronic illness;
  • Generalised anxiety;
  • Stress management;
  • Transcultural and multicultural issues.

I have two areas of specialism in counselling:

  • Grief and loss through bereavement and illness. Thinking about these issues and how they make us feel can be difficult but doing this within a safe and non-judgemental environment can help our thoughts towards finding meaning in our suffering.
  • Working with clients who have had exceptional transformative experiences that surpass the usual limits of space and/or time, and their associated developmental potential. There are many types and names for these experiences which can be catalysts for exceptional transformation: peak experiences, near-death experiences, out-of-body experiences, visions, spiritual awakenings, nearing death awareness and after-death communications. Integrating these experiences into daily life can be a unique and distinctive process.

I run an online blog on topics relating to grief and loss due to bereavement – please feel free to read and comment on the blog articles at www.griefandloss.co.uk.

I am also a qualified Acupuncturist and have run my own acupuncture clinic since 2005. Through this, I have experience of working with clients’ acute and chronic physical ailments and helping them manage their conditions both physically and emotionally. As part of working with physical and emotional grief and loss, I am a specialist acupuncture volunteer at the Robert Ogden Macmillan Cancer, St James’ Hospital, Leeds, where I offer acupuncture treatments to cancer patients and their carers.

How I work
The level of a client’s participation in counselling therapy is important for a positive counselling outcome and this develops through the therapeutic relationship between the client and counsellor. My approach is therefore based on developing a therapeutic relationship with clients using principles from the Relational and Person-Centred models. The Person-Centred Approach aims to be non-directive and allows clients to lead the agenda during the counselling session.

Overall, I use an integrative counselling approach which allows several models from counselling and psychotherapy to be used whilst allowing me to adapt counselling sessions to meet individual client’s needs. This provides a safe, non-judgemental, confidential and understanding environment in which clients can explore any difficulties or issues in their life and address any changes they would like to make.

To book an appointment please call the Tower Clinic on 0113 267 2067.
Web: www.griefandloss.co.uk

Beverley Price, Changing Seasons Counselling Counselling Practitioner (MBACP) – working with children, couples, families and individuals.

Member of BACP

Relate-trained Therapist

Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice (Couples & Families)

Work with clients pre and post assessment for Autistic Spectrum Disorders/ADHD

Aspire Autism Consultancy Trained (Autistic Spectrum and ADHD) and I currently attend an Autism-focused clinical supervision group and regular ongoing CPD sessions with Aspire
Autism Consultancy

LEGO-based Training – a collaborative Play Therapy that helps communication; social interaction; following instructions; turn taking; problem-solving; building confidence; learning respect; improving listening skills; increased self-esteem; resolving conflict skills and compromise.

During our lives it is inevitable that we will at some point face difficult challenges and confront major life transitions, such as health issues, financial loss or relationship issues. We may also experience trauma. These uncertain times can be daunting, causing us to feel distressed, helpless and isolated. It may feel there is no choice but to struggle on, and that nobody understands, but talking to a professional at these times can really help us feel less confused and gain back some control in our lives. My aim is to be able to help you in some way. This starts by me listening to your pain, hearing your story and working out a plan for the best treatment available. You will be my focus and the therapeutic relationship we build together will form a powerful tool in our work together.

I am a highly experienced Counselling Practitioner and throughout the span of my career I have met with a range of people who have come to therapy for a variety of reasons:

  • Want to understand themselves better
  • Are facing a particular crisis or dilemma and needed to talk it through with someone
  • Need help in overcoming some emotional difficulties, depression or anxiety
  • Are trying to make sense of the past, the present or the future
  • Are trying to make sense of the past, the present or the future
  • Might be wondering if they, or someone they care about, is on the autistic spectrum or has ADHD.
  • Are parents or a couple struggling with parenting their child or managing their own relationship

Whatever you bring, and whoever you are, you are unique and I will help you to have your own counselling experience which will be personal to you, safe and confidential.

I offer face to face, skype or telephone therapy and work with couples, families, children and adolescents (age 5-18) and individuals. This can be short or long term work. Younger children have found it beneficial to talk about their feelings and emotions through play, and in my experience, I have seen positive changes in their self esteem, confidence and self-development, particularly in children who ordinarily find it difficult to express themselves.

My experience and knowledge includes working with, for example, relationship issues, transitions, family difficulties, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, autistic spectrum, ADHD,
grief and loss. My style of working combines psychodynamic, person-centred and systemic therapies and I offer an understanding, supportive yet appropriately challenging approach to my clinical work, thus supporting clients to effect meaningful change and build better relationships.

  • As a Registered Member of BACP, I am bound by their code of ethics and have monthly clinical supervision, regular continued professional development/continued training.
  • I have full professional indemnity insurance.
  • I am approved and registered with DBS (Disclosure Barring Service).
  • I am available for late afternoon and evening sessions at The Tower Clinic. Please contact me for a confidential and informal discussion. I can help you to decide whether therapy might be beneficial at this time.

My contact details:

For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk

DURING THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN I AM CURRENTLY WORKING WITH MY CLIENTS ONLINE FOR VIDEO AND TELEPHONE SESSIONS.
Clients have stated to me that during these difficult and anxious times, it is working well for them to be able to have support in place. Confidential sessions take place on Zoom and all you need is to set up a free account on Zoom.

Christine Egan – Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor

About me and my therapy practice
I am a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor working in private practice in West Yorkshire.

I currently offer face to face, online or telephone counselling. Face to face sessions can be at The Tower Clinic, Cookridge, Leeds.

My experience in providing counselling for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, childhood issues, bereavement and relationship difficulties allows me to work with both male and female adults, as well as couples.

Prior to counselling I was cardiac nurse and later a health visitor for children under the age of five. I also hosted a death and dying bereavement cafe prior to Covid, I plan to continue hosting this service when we able to once again gather together indoors within a group setting.

Practice description
I offer both short term and in-depth counselling.

Person centred counselling provides the right conditions for you to be able to talk about your situation and to be listened to in a caring and non-judgemental way. I will not give advice nor tell you what to do but I will help you to look at how you can solve your problems in a way that works for you, as an individual.

I offer an initial free phone consultation, this gives us the chance to discuss what you hope to get out of counselling and whether you feel that I am the right counsellor for you. If you are happy to continue, we will set up your first session and take it from there.

My first session
In our first session we will explore what has led you to seek counselling. You will be listened to in a caring and non-judgemental way.

I will not give advice nor tell you what to do but I will help you to look at how you can solve your problems in a way that works for you, as an individual.

What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men’s issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-esteem, Sex-related issues, Stress, Women’s issues, Work related issues.

Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling.

If you are interested in having a free initial consultation with Christine, please complete the online referral on the Tower Clinic’s website.

Sally Cook

Sally Cook is a fully qualified counsellor with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in therapeutic counselling, gained at Leeds Beckett’s university. She is also a member of the British Association for Counselling And Psychotherapy.

Therapeutic Approach
Sally is an integrative counsellor which means she incorporates different types of therapies to suit your needs. This may be by using a person-centred approach, which in therapy means the counsellor works to understand how the client sees the world from their own perspective whilst offering a place where they can be fully accepted without judgement. Sally supports her clients to better understand their feelings and facilitates in an environment where they can get in touch with their inner strengths allowing for personal growth to occur, which in turn enables the client to function well. Sally may also offer mindfulness techniques and coping strategies which aids self-awareness and promotes acknowledgement and acceptance of one’s own thoughts, feelings and body sensations. Sally often incorporates a psychodynamic approach into her work which allows the client and counsellor to look into the origins of a client’s behaviour thus creating an environment that can facilitate understanding and change. Counselling with Sally incorporates Relational psychotherapy into her approach. This form of psychotherapy can help clients to recognise how they relate with others and how this impacts on their life experiences by exploring their inner thoughts and feelings and behavioural patterns. Working relationally has the capacity to allow a person to maintain emotional wellbeing and have fulfilling relationships with others.

Specialty Areas
Counselling with Sally works with anyone over the age of 18. Sally’s areas of speciality include working with stress, depression, general anxiety disorder, panic attacks, feelings of sadness, suicidal ideation, relational issues, low self-esteem and low self-confidence. Sally also has a great passion for working with bereavement, grief and loss. As an animal lover this includes pet bereavement too. Sally offers short term and long-term therapy at a level and pace that is comfortable and relevant for the client.
Counselling with Sally offers flexible working hours so is able to facilitate day time and evening appointments.

If you would like to get make an appointment with Sally, please complete the on-line referral form.

Mark Sunderland

As your counsellor, I can help you by listening to whatever is troubling you, my aim is to help you to explore and understand the events or the situation that has prompted you to seek help. I can help you explore any kind of problem, whether it is trying to make sense of a past life experience that is causing you some emotional pain, or a current problem that you are finding hard to cope with on your own, or perhaps a fear of something in the future which is holding you back. I strongly believe that having a safe space to talk, without judgment, can help you get clarity and empower you to move forward and make clear decisions about what you can do to improve your life.

I have experience of working with young people aged 13-18. If you are a parent of a young person, or a young person yourself please get in touch. I have worked with a range of issues young people experience including struggling with anxiety around pressures at school, suicidal feelings and self-harm

I have 7 years’ experience in various roles providing crisis counselling at Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service. In this role, I have received specialist training and have extensive experience of supporting people affected by trauma who have attracted the label of borderline personality disorder.

If you could like to make an appointment with Mark, please complete the on-line referral form on our website.

Dawn Middleton Registered MBACP

Person- Centred Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision

I offer counselling and psychotherapy to people of all ages and from all backgrounds who are experiencing a diverse range of difficulties. I offer both long-term and short- term support.

I qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor in 2005, and since then have undertaken additional brief training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Brief Solution- Focussed Therapy and Trauma -focussed Therapy. My aim as a counsellor is not to give advice, but to offer a supportive and non-judgmental space in which a person may feel safe enough to explore difficult feelings and life circumstances, enabling them to find clarity for themselves about their feelings and life experiences, becoming more able to make decisions about any changes they may wish to make in their lives.

I have several years’ experience of working within a Crisis Service, supporting people who were experiencing emotional or mental health crisis and life crisis. Following this I spent some time working as a Counsellor with parents and partners of people who had alcohol or substance addictions. I have also worked with Victim Support, offering practical and emotional support to victims of crime. As well as working in private practice, I am currently employed by the Market Place Project for young People aged 11 – 25 years, offering counselling around a range of problems. I also work one day per week for an organisational branch of Rape Crisis England and Wales, offering trauma focussed therapy to women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual violence or rape as an adult.

In addition to training and experience of working within the fields of crisis, trauma and sexual violence, I have an interest in, and experience of working with the following issues:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Addictions and compulsive behaviours
  • Childhood trauma
  • Carers’ issues
  • Sexuality and Gender
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Family and parenting
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Please note: The list is not exhaustive and I am happy to explore any issue a client may wish to discuss.

I work 9am –5pm Fridays within Private Practice.

Qualifications

  • BPS Approved Cert in Clinical Supervision
  • Adv Dip Therapeutic Counselling (person-centred)
  • Cert Counselling Skills and Personal Development
  • B.Sc Hons Social Science (Social Policy & Psychology)
  • NNEB Cert Nursery Nursing

If you would like to liaise with Dawn, please complete the Tower Clinic Referral Form.


Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychology

Click on a practitioner to read their profile.

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DR KAREN LEE-DONALDSON – BSc (Hons) PG Dip Psychology, D Clin Psych, C Psychol

Karen is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. Her expertise lies in adult mental health and helping people cope with long term health conditions e.g. persistent pain. She has experience of undertaking assessments, formulation and treatment of a range of emotional difficulties using a variety of frameworks: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Analytical Therapy and Systemic (Family Therapy).

Her work involves:

  • Providing a psychological assessment including the selection, administration and interpretation of formal psychometric measures.
  • Conducting an in depth clinical interview in order to develop a mutual understanding of the origin and maintenance of various forms of distress.
  • Provision of highly individualised therapy tailored to the client drawing on a range of approaches and theoretical models.

To book an appointment with Dr Lee-Donaldson, call the Tower now on 0113 2672067.

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Dr Fiona Bentley

BA (Hons), D Clin Psych, C Psychol

Dr Fiona Bentley is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and HCPC. She has over 20 years experience working with adults and adolescents in NHS mental health services and is also an accredited EMDR practitioner (EMDR Association UK & Ireland)

Fiona uses a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-based therapy, Mindfulness-based CBT, Eye Movement De-sensitisation Re-processing Therapy (EMDR) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She is integrative in her approach, working collaboratively with individuals with a range of mental health problems and psychological difficulties.

These areas of difficulties include anxiety-based difficulties (panic, generalised anxiety, Obsessional Compulsive Disorder), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, coping with the effects of abuse and early trauma, depression and low mood, eating disorders, adjustment difficulties following stressful life events, and relationship and interpersonal difficulties.

She is registered with a number of medical insurers including Bupa, AXA, PPP, Healix, Aviva and WPA.

To book an appointment with her please call the Tower Clinic on 0113 267 2067.

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Dr Joanna Mary

BSc Hons; PGDip; MA; DClinPsy; CPsychol

Joanna is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Joanna has over twenty years’ experience of working with adults and adolescents in NHS mental health services (including GP surgeries, community mental health centres, inpatient units, forensic settings and specialist services). She has worked with a wide range of mental health issues and with different levels of severity, and she has now set up in private clinical psychology practice.

Joanna is very experienced in carrying out psychological assessments and individual and group therapy. She is committed to finding a way of meeting the individual needs of the people she works with and she is professional, collaborative and compassionate in her approach.

Joanna has specialist skills in working with trauma, anxiety, stress, difficulties in adjusting to life-changing experiences, depression, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, abuse and neglect, self-harm and anger problems. She has also studied group and organisational dynamics extensively and she has a particular interest in understanding how mental health problems are viewed in society.

Joanna is able to work in an integrative way, drawing on a range of evidence-based psychological therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive analytic therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy.

Joanna works as part of the Northern Clinical Psychology service.

If you would like to make an appointment with Joanna, please call 0113 2672067

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DR SHRIPATI UPADHYAYA – MA (Clinical Psychology), PG Diploma in Medical Psychology, PhD in Clinical Psychology, PG Certificate Course in Forensic Psychology, C Psychol, AFBPsS

Shripati is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (British Psychological Society) registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. He has over 25 years of experience working with adults in the NHS Autism and Learning Disability Services.

His expertise lies in Developmental Disorders (Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Dementia), Mental health Conditions (Anxiety conditions, Obsessional Compulsive Disorder, Phobia, Depression, Personality Disorders and Forensic Psychology. He has experience in psychological assessments, clinical formulation and psychological therapy for people who have developmental disorders and mental health conditions.

His work involves:

  • Providing Psychological assessments
  • Preparing a clinical formulation for the purpose of multidisciplinary assessment, supports to carers and psychological therapy
  • Provision of customised and specific psychology using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness

To book an appointment with Dr Shripati, call the Tower Clinic now on 0113 2672067.

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Dr. Divine Charura – Psychotherapy for individuals and couples

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCounPsych), Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), BSc Coun., MSc PH(HP), MA Psychotherapy, PGC Systemic Practice, MUPCA, UKCP reg. Psychotherapist.

About Professor Divine Charura
Divine Charura is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. He is also a Psychotherapist registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. He has experience of working within the NHS, private sector and in the voluntary sector.
Divine is also a University Professor of Counselling psychology. Furthermore, he is an independent Coach, Trainer and Supervisor. He has co-written, edited and published numerous books including on Love and therapy, Working with dual diagnosis, Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy and on the Therapeutic relationship.

Individual Therapy
Divine’s experience and expertise is in adult mental health and providing therapy to people experiencing life problems. Such problems may be contributing to psychological distress, as well conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, addiction, anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorders, obsessive compulsive presentations, functional neurological symptoms and other diagnoses.

Couples/Relationship Therapy
Divine also has years of experience of working with couples and families. He offers appointments for couples therapy and systemic work. Engaging in therapy as a family, a couple, or as a group of individuals in relationship, is beneficial for those who may be experiencing relationship difficulties, other family problems or those who may be wanting to explore particular aspects of their relationship.

Approach
Given the range of patients and clients Divine has worked with in different settings, his approach involves integrating a range of psychotherapy interventions or models and exploring what would best work for you. He offers psychotherapy consultation sessions, as well as short term or long-term psychotherapy for individuals or couples.
Supervision and training

Divine is available to offer supervision to both training and qualified Psychotherapists/Psychologists, as well as offering or facilitating tailored training within the field Psychotherapy.

So whether you are seeking, individual therapy, couple’s therapy, supervision or coaching please do not hesitate to make contact for an initial consultation.

Dr Kathy Thwaites Chartered Psychologist

BA Hons; DClinPsy; CPsychol

Specialist areas:

Working with people over the age of sixteen with a wide range of emotional and psychological problems including:

  • Trauma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Living with a long term health conditions
  • Interpersonal and relationship difficulties
  • Anger
  • Sexual trauma / abuse
  • Self-harm

Background information:
Kathy is a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council ( HCPC) and is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society ( BPS).

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2009 Kathy has worked within local NHS mental health services providing individual and group psychological therapy for people experiencing a range of mental health / psychological difficulties, e.g. depression, anxiety, eating difficulties, relationship distress, difficulties regarding past trauma.

Kathy has more recently worked within NHS physical health services, offering psychological therapy input for people experiencing Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Cancer diagnoses. This has involved work around both acceptance and adjustment to the physical health difficulty itself, as well as work on the psychological impact that this can have ( i.e: anxiety, lowered mood, lowered confidence, anger, change in sense of identity).

In addition to the above, Kathy has an interest in the psychological impact of trauma and is trained in EMDR ( Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing ), which is an evidenced based psychological therapy for trauma. Kathy is experienced at working with clients around both childhood trauma as well as trauma in adulthood.

Kathy has now moved to work within the private sector. Kathy is BUPA approved and can be found on the BUPA approved Consultant and Therapies Finder web-page ( finder.bupa.co.uk).

Appointments available at the Tower Clinic on Tuesday mornings

Dr Alice Kennedy

CPsychol, DClinPsy, PGCert, BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), AfBPS

Alice is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Alice provides individually-tailored psychological therapy (short- or long-term), in-depth assessments including the use of formal psychometric measures. She also offers supervision to trainee psychologists and therapists.

Alice will work with each client to assess and come to a joint understanding of the difficulties or distress the person is experiencing, how these have come about and what is maintaining the distress. Alice is able to draw on her training and experience in a range of therapeutic approaches to provide individualised therapy. These approaches include cognitive-behaviour therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy and compassionate mind approaches, as well as considering how people relate to each other (psychodynamic) and the dynamics within groups and families.

Alice’s areas of expertise are in working with young people and adults. She also has a particular interest in working with people with chronic physical illnesses, including ‘medically unexplained symptoms’ and life-limiting conditions.

Alongside her clinical work, Alice is involved in educating and supervising the next generation of psychologists and therapists, in her roles as a Senior Lecturer on a professional counselling psychology doctorate.

Alice offers appointments at the Tower Clinic on Wednesdays.

To book an appointment with Dr Kennedy call the Tower on 0113 2672067

Dr. Tom Mountjoy, Principal Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology

B.Sc.(Hons), D.Clin.Psychol., PGDip, CPsychol.

Dr. Tom Mountjoy is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with substantial experience within neuropsychology and clinical health psychology settings. He has core interests in acquired brain injury, neurological conditions, chronic health conditions, and adjustment to living with disability.

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – University of Leeds
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology – University of Glasgow
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology & Sociology (Joint Honours – 1st Class) – University of Leeds

Areas of expertise:

  • Neuropsychological assessment and treatment of cognitive, psychological, and neurobehavioural functioning following acquired brain injury (i.e. traumatic brain injury, neurological disease), and in the context of medically unexplained symptoms and neurological-like symptoms
  • Psychological assessment and treatment of mental health conditions (i.e. depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, adjustment disorders) associated with injuries, neurological conditions, chronic health conditions, and disability
  • Cognitive assessment of memory complaints, intellectual functioning, and queried dementia

Tom provides detailed neuropsychological assessments for individuals experiencing cognitive symptoms, such as memory problems, word-finding difficulties, or issues with concentration. An assessment usually involves a minimum of 3-4 appointments, which includes detailed history-taking, psychometric testing, and results feedback processes. If treatment (such as psychological therapy or rehabilitation advice) is required, this will be based on an assessment and will be in accordance with each individual’s needs.

In terms of therapeutic approach, Tom predominantly uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but adopts an integrative style. He has training in other forms of therapy, including Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Compassion-Focussed Therapy, and he also provides consultation and clinical supervision to other professionals.

Tom works across West Yorkshire and sees individuals aged 18 upwards. He is registered with AXA PPP, Aviva, VitalityHealth, Cigna Healthcare, Healix Health Services, WPA, and other health insurance companies, and also works with self-funding clients.

If you wish to make an appointment please call The Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067.

Dr Hjordis Donoghue

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Hjordis Donoghue has over 15 years’ experience working across mental health, physical health and employee wellbeing settings. She currently works in the NHS as a senior clinical psychologist.

Hjordis is skilled at developing strong therapeutic relationships with both adolescents and adults. She works with people experiencing a wide range of psychological issues who have reached a point in their lives where they want to move forwards in a new way. Hjordis offers clients a range of highly tailored therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.

Alongside the provision of personal therapy, Hjordis also offers psychological skills training courses, supervision and teaching to allied health professionals.

Specialist Areas

Mental Health

  • Stress / adjustment to life events
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Self-esteem / self- confidence / assertiveness
  • Addiction

Physical Health

  • The impact of physical health conditions on emotional wellbeing
  • Living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis
  • Living with other health conditions such as chronic pain, kidney and liver disease as well as heart problems

Occupational Health

  • Workplace stress
  • Managing work-life balance
  • Developing personal Resilience

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • MSc – Memory and its Disorders
  • PGCert – Low Intensity CBT
  • DClinPsy – Clinical Psychology
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy 5 day course
  • CBT-I – CBT for Insomnia
  • Acceptance and Commitment Training for Workplace Settings

Professional Registration

  • Member of the British Psychological Society – Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council – Practitioner Psychologist

Hjordis is registered with various insurance and healthcare companies such as BUPA, AXA, AVIVA, Nuffield, Vitality Health, Healix Health and Curian Medical.

If you wish to make an appointment please call The Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067.

Dr Laura Garnett

Counselling Psychologist

Specialist areas
Laura offers talking therapy to adults and adolescents with a wide range of psychological difficulties including

  • Trauma (experienced in childhood or adulthood)
  • Relational and attachment difficulties
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Dissociation
  • Psychosis
  • Depression or low mood
  • Anxiety related difficulties
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Bereavement, loss and transitions
  • Substance misuse or other addictive behaviours
  • Self-esteem
  • Adjustment to life changes



Therapeutic Approach
Laura offers both short and long-term therapy using an integrative approach drawing upon a range of therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion focused therapy, and mindfulness in order to tailor an intervention that will meet the needs of each client.

Her focus is always on creating a safe and secure environment for clients in which a trusting relationship can develop. She is able to offer a consistent way of working at a pace the client is comfortable with. She also offers supervision to professionals and trainees.

Experience
Laura has worked with children, adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of mental health issues since 2012. She has worked within the NHS, education settings and the third sector, and is currently Clinical Lead for the North region of a fostering and residential care service, providing assessment and therapy to children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, as well as training and consultation to adults who care for them.

Qualifications and Training

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • BSc (First Class Hons) Forensic Psychology
  • Story Stem Assessment Profile Training
  • Level 3 Safeguarding
  • Level 3 Counselling
  • Level 3 Substance Misuse
  • Level 3 Bereavement Counselling

Professional Registration
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

If you wish to make an appointment please call The Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067.

DR Clair Stockton

Clinical Psychologist

Are you struggling with a problem that makes you unhappy? We all have things that get in the way of our happiness, it’s a normal part of life. Maybe you have a problem that’s making you feel low, worried, or that keeps popping back up just when you thought you had it sorted. Everyone needs a bit of help at times to get back on track when they feel stuck, frustrated or just don’t know where to start. If something’s bothering you that you haven’t been able to fix on your own and you’re ready to squash the problem and get on with your life, I can help.

I’m Dr Clair Stockton, a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in offering brief therapies for everyday problems and bespoke treatments for more complicated problems. I am professional but informal, providing an honest, supportive space where change can happen. I work in a structured way using all my skills to find solutions for your problems.

Brief Therapy (1-8 sessions)
I can help with emotional or relationship difficulties, making big decisions, tackling tricky situations, or coping with big life changes. I help you uncover your strengths and resources, find opportunities for change and bring it all together in a plan that works for you. I typically work with people from a single session up to a course of eight sessions using therapies that tap into your natural resources and help you to make progress towards your goals quickly and effectively.

Bespoke Therapy (max 24 sessions)
If your difficulties are complex, long term, you’ve tried lots of things before or you struggle with trust we may need to spend some getting to know one another so that we can work out a plan that suits you. I recommend you commit to attending three sessions. This allows us time to see if we make a good team, complete a psychological assessment, and reach an understanding of the difficulties you face and how we might best approach them. From there we can discuss a treatment plan so you can decide if you want to continue our work together. All my therapies are contracted for a specific number of sessions so you will always know how long your therapy will last, what the costs will be and when your treatment will be completed. I believe this helps people to move forward and make the changes they hope for. Bespoke therapies usually last between 16-24 sessions.

Free Consultation
I’d be happy to chat about why you’re considering therapy and if I could help. Please contact me for more information or to arrange a free 20 minute consultation. I work in person or online and will always see you as quickly as I can.

My Training
I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClin Psy) and an undergraduate degree in psychology (BSc Hons) and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, PYL29244). I am trained in a wide range of therapies; my preferred approaches include Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychology approaches. I use therapies that help with motivation, encourage you to follow your own values and interests, and help you progress towards your goals.

If you would like to book an initial free telephone consultation with Dr Stockton, please complete the Referral Form on the Tower Clinic website.


Career Development Coaching for Professionals, Clinicians and Leaders (Executive Coaching)

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Surinder Bhatti

Life Coach & Career Coaching

Surinder is the founder and director of Sprint-A-Head (Wellbeing Therapy). She is a qualified Human Resource professional with over 16 years’ experience working and consulting with multi-national companies as a Senior Manager. She is also a fully qualified Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming, Timeline Therapy and Hypnotherapy. By applying all these areas of discipline Surinder’s Life Coaching & Career Coaching sessions provide long term, life changing results.

Main Objective: She applies life coaching techniques to address either all areas of the clients’ life or focuses on specific areas e.g. career. She is able to break through the presenting issues, reveal the root cause and address the obstacles. Clients are left feeling more decisive, resourceful and motivated to get on with their life/career.

How Long Will It Take To Get Results?
Clients can expect to notice a positive change within themselves from the first or second coaching session(s).

What Results Can Be Expected?
Each coaching session focusses on achieving results to help the client reach their final outcome/goal. The overall expected outcome is agreed with the client. Examples include the following:

Targeting The Root Cause And Addressing:

  • Negative emotions: Such as stress, sadness, depression, anger, guilt etc.
  • Low self-esteem: Negative feelings about how you feel about yourself overall.
  • Lack of confidence: Negative feelings about your abilities.
  • Anxiety: Nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry of an event/situation.
  • Limiting beliefs: Beliefs which constrain/limit you e.g. sentences starting with “I can’t …”.

Positive State Of Mind

  • Providing self-initiating mechanisms to access positive resources whenever you want, e.g. feeling…
  • Relaxed, content, confident, motivated, determined, focused, organised.

Work & Career Development:

  • Addressing obstacles affecting work and progression.
  • Addressing stress & anxiety.
  • Improving motivation & personal development. Defining SMART goals.
  • Advising on career opportunities and interviews.

Relationships:

  • Improving relationships and addressing obstacles.
  • Improving communication between parties.
  • Dealing with past relationships causing upset.

Addictions

  • Applying techniques to control/stop addictions such as alcohol, smoking, food, gambling etc.

Fitness & Weight Loss

  • Devising fitness training programme to achieve health & fitness goals.
  • Applying NLP techniques to remove obstacles e.g. procrastination, loss of interest, unhealthy diet etc.
  • Providing self-initiating NLP techniques to improve motivation.
  • Giving nutritional advice.
  • Conducting one-to-one personal fitness training.

What Do Her Clients Say?

  • Surinder is amazing, I can’t believe at the beginning of the sessions I was in such a bad place and now I feel wonderful”. (Healthcare employee, senior nurse).
  • “I don’t feel stressed or have the anxiety anymore” (Healthcare employee, nurse).
  • “I was so nervous before, Surinder’s therapy sessions have helped me get rid of my anxiety and other negative emotions”. (Business owner).
  • Before therapy, I didn’t have a purpose in life, I have now regained my control and can make better decisions” (Business owner).

Qualifications

  • Master NLP coach
  • Master Practitioner NLP
  • Master Practitioner Time Line Therapy
  • Master Practitioner Hypnotherapy
  • NLP trainer
  • Personal Trainer (Level 3, accredited to REPS standards)
  • Post Graduate Degree in Personnel Management (Leeds University)
  • BSc (Hons) Quality Management, 2.1 (Salford University)


For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk


Family Mediation

What is Family Mediation?

Combining compassion and expertise to help you sort out the practical issues of separation and divorce

Helping People find practical solutions that feel fair

Family Mediation is a way of helping you to reach agreements with your ex-partner when you are separating and/or divorcing.

Family mediation is an increasingly popular alternative to asking the court to make decisions about your family – it works by helping you to find practical solutions that feel fair.
Family mediation isn’t about getting back together; it gives you the opportunity to talk directly to each other with the help and guidance of a trained professional to work out the practical issues that matter most to you both arising from your separation.

Family mediation is…

  • Mediation is VOLUNTARY
  • Mediators are IMPARTIAL
  • Mediation is CONFIDENTIAL
  • YOU MAKE THE DECISION
  • It’s focused on your CHILDREN
  • It’s FUTURE focused (it’s not about the PAST)

Family mediation is NOT…

  • Counselling or therapy
  • Marriage guidance
  • A substitute for legal advice
  • An opportunity to impose your view on your former partner

The first step is to attend a meeting with one of our mediators on your own. In this meeting:

  • We will ask you about your personal circumstances
  • Give you some information about how mediation works
  • Explain the alternatives to you
  • Decide between us if mediation is the right way forward for you
  • This is called a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).
  • Mediation then typically takes place over 2-4 sessions, depending on your circumstances. During the sessions, you and your former partner will be asked to explore all of the options available to resolve the issues you have.
  • Mediation is not a substitute for legal advice and you are encouraged to have some independent legal advice to help you consider the options available.
  • Mediation is a confidential process which means you can feel free to discuss and explore all options, safe in the knowledge that if mediation does not work, any discussions cannot be disclosed in court, which may prejudice your case.

What can family mediation help with?

  • Where children are going to live and who with
  • What arrangements should be made for children to spend time with a parent they aren’t living with
  • Communications between parents
  • Handovers and managing things like phone calls, Skype, texts
  • Schooling
  • Holidays and special days (e.g. birthdays)
  • Maintenance payments: who should pay for what, how much and for how long
  • What should happen to the family home, including the mortgage or rental agreement, and what should happen to the contents
  • What should happen to any cars you own
  • What should happen to bank accounts, building society accounts or savings
  • What should happen to pensions
  • Your divorce

Our costs:

MIAM £99 per person (this includes the court forms if required)
(mediation information and assessment meeting)

Mediation session £120 per hour per person (this includes a comprehensive mediation summary)

There is no charge for letters, emails, telephone calls in between sessions, but there is an additional charge to write up an agreement document.

We provide both online and face to face services

Legal Aid is available in some circumstances

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Melanie Robinson FMCA

Accredited Family Mediator – bringing compassion and expertise at a difficult time; helping you to sort out the practical issues of separation and divorce.

I am a fully insured member of the Family Mediators’ Association and accredited by the Family Mediation Council in All Issues (Children and Finance and Property).

I have been a Family Magistrate (Chair) in West Yorkshire for ten years. During this time, I have gained a wealth of experience of the family legal system, and I have seen firsthand what works well and what doesn’t. I am a firm believer that if parents can reach an agreement between themselves about their children, it is far more powerful. This has led to becoming qualified as a family mediator as I truly believe in the benefits; it saves time, cost but mostly, is far less stressful; it is future focused and is centred on your children.

My focus is to provide an empathetic and kind service to my clients at what is a difficult and stressful time. However, sometimes plain talking is required in order to move things forward, and if so, I won’t be afraid to shy away from a difficult conversation with you.

Prior to training as a family mediator, I worked in various roles across the Financial Services Industry, specialising in consumer over indebtedness and credit and fraud policy; so I am an expert in dealing with people across society in highly confidential and often emotive and distressing situations. I previously worked in many financial services firms such as HSBC, First Direct, Santander and GE; I have been a non executive director/trustee at PayPlan, Bradford Citizens Advice Bureau and Law Centre, and Registry Trust; all of which give me a wealth of experience to support my clients in financial situations.



Life Coaching

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Nicki Eyre

I’m Nicki Eyre and I’m delighted to be taking you on your transformational coaching journey at The Tower Clinic.

Coaching comes in many forms, and it’s important that you find a coach that you connect with, both as an individual and in the approach used. I believe in the power of transforming relationships, both at work and throughout your life, through the discovery of your authentic self. Everyone deserves to have their unique individuality recognised and respected. Together, we’ll find the route that allows you to shine in every aspect of your life and work.

Transformational, or developmental coaching is at the heart of everything that I deliver. This approach explores current and past influences from both personal and professional lives that shape behaviour. Transformational coaching encourages you to identify and challenge limiting thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that are preventing you from achieving your goals and aspirations. Through a greater self awareness of your emotions and reactions, you’ll gain the confidence to respond differently and open up new possibilities.

I have a real passion for working with individuals and businesses to tackle workplace bullying as part of an overall approach to improving workplace wellbeing. Employees are supported to increase their own personal and emotional resilience, raising self awareness of their own behaviours and impact on relationships, enabling them to be able to cope effectively with more complex situations.


For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk

Surinder Bhatti

Life Coach & Career Coaching

Surinder is the founder and director of Sprint-A-Head (Wellbeing Therapy). She is a qualified Human Resource professional with over 16 years’ experience working and consulting with multi-national companies as a Senior Manager. She is also a fully qualified Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming, Timeline Therapy and Hypnotherapy. By applying all these areas of discipline Surinder’s Life Coaching & Career Coaching sessions provide long term, life changing results.

Main Objective: She applies life coaching techniques to address either all areas of the clients’ life or focuses on specific areas e.g. career. She is able to break through the presenting issues, reveal the root cause and address the obstacles. Clients are left feeling more decisive, resourceful and motivated to get on with their life/career.

How Long Will It Take To Get Results?
Clients can expect to notice a positive change within themselves from the first or second coaching session(s).

What Results Can Be Expected?
Each coaching session focusses on achieving results to help the client reach their final outcome/goal. The overall expected outcome is agreed with the client. Examples include the following:

Targeting The Root Cause And Addressing:

  • Negative emotions: Such as stress, sadness, depression, anger, guilt etc.
  • Low self-esteem: Negative feelings about how you feel about yourself overall.
  • Lack of confidence: Negative feelings about your abilities.
  • Anxiety: Nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry of an event/situation.
  • Limiting beliefs: Beliefs which constrain/limit you e.g. sentences starting with “I can’t …”.

Positive State Of Mind

  • Providing self-initiating mechanisms to access positive resources whenever you want, e.g. feeling…
  • Relaxed, content, confident, motivated, determined, focused, organised.

Work & Career Development:

  • Addressing obstacles affecting work and progression.
  • Addressing stress & anxiety.
  • Improving motivation & personal development. Defining SMART goals.
  • Advising on career opportunities and interviews.

Relationships:

  • Improving relationships and addressing obstacles.
  • Improving communication between parties.
  • Dealing with past relationships causing upset.

Addictions

  • Applying techniques to control/stop addictions such as alcohol, smoking, food, gambling etc.

Fitness & Weight Loss

  • Devising fitness training programme to achieve health & fitness goals.
  • Applying NLP techniques to remove obstacles e.g. procrastination, loss of interest, unhealthy diet etc.
  • Providing self-initiating NLP techniques to improve motivation.
  • Giving nutritional advice.
  • Conducting one-to-one personal fitness training.

What Do Her Clients Say?

  • Surinder is amazing, I can’t believe at the beginning of the sessions I was in such a bad place and now I feel wonderful”. (Healthcare employee, senior nurse).
  • “I don’t feel stressed or have the anxiety anymore” (Healthcare employee, nurse).
  • “I was so nervous before, Surinder’s therapy sessions have helped me get rid of my anxiety and other negative emotions”. (Business owner).
  • Before therapy, I didn’t have a purpose in life, I have now regained my control and can make better decisions” (Business owner).

Qualifications

  • Master NLP coach
  • Master Practitioner NLP
  • Master Practitioner Time Line Therapy
  • Master Practitioner Hypnotherapy
  • NLP trainer
  • Personal Trainer (Level 3, accredited to REPS standards)
  • Post Graduate Degree in Personnel Management (Leeds University)
  • BSc (Hons) Quality Management, 2.1 (Salford University)


For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk

Jane Etty

Are you feeling overwhelmed from doing too much, with no time to consider or reflect? Do you feel disempowered by your circumstances or your capacity to influence your life? Are you frustrated by your relationships with your partner, children, friends and work colleagues who have their own agendas?

Maybe you feel anxious about the future and unsure how you can move to a happier, healthier place in your life? Or you’re exhausted from the constant pulls on your time and energy from your family, job or other commitments?

Hi, I’m Jane and I’m your health, happiness and harmony coach. I am here to help you to be the best version of yourself. Would you like to improve your…

Confidence

  • Belief that you can achieve your desires
  • Ability to influence others positively in your life
  • Trust yourself that you are making the right choices

Clarity of thought

  • Better decision making
  • Ability to focus on your goals
  • Improved communications = better relationships

Acceptance

  • Validation of your feelings – you matter
  • No longer afraid to voice your opinions
  • Letting go of striving for things that don’t align with your values

Improved Resilience

  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Beat the vicious cycle of stress-physical pain–emotional pain-stress
  • Ability to recover more quickly when things don’t go to plan

Energy & Vitality

  • Greater energy levels to live life more fully
  • Better self-care making you feel physically and mentally strong
  • Feeling accomplished when you meet your goals

If any of these things seem like a distant dream, it’s time to face the realities of your situation. You don’t move forward in life unless you are prepared to put one foot in front of the other – it’s time to take action.

I understand that it’s not always easy to know how to get where you want to go; sometimes you need a guide, someone to be there for you and help show you the way, and this is where I can help.

You can start to unlock your potential for getting the life you love and the life you deserve by booking a Free Complementary Clarity Call with me – please complete the Tower Clinic Referral Form on the website.


Sophrology?

What is sophrology?

Sophrology is a method based on gentle body movements, breathing exercises, concentration and visualisation techniques.

It was developed by the neuro-psychiatrist Professor Alfonso Caycedo in the 1960s and is inspired by several Western and Eastern techniques such as Jacobson progressive relaxation, hypnotherapy, yoga and buddhist meditation. The way Professor Caycedo structured his method is what makes sophrology an original and unique complementary therapy.

Sophrology is about increasing body awareness, removing self-judgment and taking positive action to live life at its fullest and in harmony between body and mind.

Sophrology suits everyone, regardless of health condition, physical or emotional state. It is a simple yet effective method which is also flexible and adaptable.

What can sophrology help with?

  • stress and anxiety
  • confidence and self-esteem
  • sleeping problems
  • event preparation: interview, examination, audition, competition
  • long-term conditions and illnesses
  • personal development

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Audrey Zannese

My mission is to help you regain balance, calmness and confidence in your life.

I specialise in stress and anxiety management, sleeping disorders and event preparation. I also use sophrology to help people affected by long-term conditions and illnesses.

My work is always aimed at the client’s best interest. I offer a free phone or Skype consultation where you can ask any questions you have and decide whether sophrology is right for you.

If you decide to work with me, the first session will include a questionnaire to identify your priorities and I will tailor the exercises of the session to your specific needs.

Sophrology can help you to:

  • feel calmer under pressure and release tensions
  • increase your focus, concentration and performance
  • increase your resilience and confidence
  • refill your energy levels during the day
  • fall asleep more easily and naturally and protect your sleep.
  • feel positive and strong in face of challenges
  • increase your general wellbeing
  • unlock your true potential and live your life at its fullest.

To book a free phone or Skype consultation contact Audrey at info@stepintosophrology.co.uk

To book an appointment with Audrey contact the Tower Clinic 0113 267 2067

To learn more about my services visit www.stepintosophrology.co.uk

In addition to one to one sessions I also run workshops and group sessions on the following topics:

  • general wellbeing
  • stress management
  • sleeping well
  • event preparation


For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk

Prices
£55 for an individual session (discounts available when booking multiple sessions)
£59 for a one-day workshop
£69 for a 6-week course (one hour per week)

What do clients say?
“After a few sophrology sessions I was able to become more mindful and able to relax at times when I was very stressed. I also managed to calm down my symptoms of IBD which were normally made worse with stress. The calming techniques worked really well and I became more conscious of what my body was telling me. Now I use some exercises on a daily basis.” S. Tariq

“I suffered from anxiety, depression and insomnia. Practicing sophrology enhanced my ability to relax. I had a better perspective on my problems and thoughts. I was able to reconnect with my body and be more present instead of feeling stressed about the future.” J. Armitage

“I felt more energetic, less tired, less overwhelmed, more able to focus and to balance my work and non-work activities. I was able to sleep better at night and I was generally happier.” A. Hornsey


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