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

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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.



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.

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.



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



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.


“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


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.



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



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

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




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.


  • 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:

Call The Tower Clinic on: 0113 267 2067



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


  • 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

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

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


  • 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:
Life Transitions

Other Issues I work with:
Family issues
Relationship problems
Self Esteem
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

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

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