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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kal-badesha

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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DebbieAustin

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

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vicki-crane

Vicki Crane – Hypnotherapist, Talking Therapist & Supervisor

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

I’m an experienced Hypnotherapist and Talking Therapist and I combine a variety of psychological therapies including Hypnotherapy, NLP, Counselling and CBT to help you overcome the problems or issues that are holding you back and preventing you from living the life that you want to lead.

About Me
I began my initial training as a Hypnotherapist, gaining Diplomas in 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, Mindfulness and CBT. I am also trained 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’m an Accredited Member of The National Hypnotherapy Society and an Approved Supervisor, providing supervision for students, newly qualified and experienced Hypnotherapists. In addition to this, I’m an Ambassador for the society, promoting Hypnotherapy within the public and healthcare sectors. I also sit on The National Hypnotherapy Society’s Professional Development and Supervision Committee and play an active role in the development of the society.

I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

How I can help
Many of us know someone who has had therapy to help them deal with a situation which is causing emotional problems, stress or upset. I often see people with a wide range of problems and issues including:

  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Public Speaking
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Weight Loss
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Migraines & Tension Headaches
  • Insomnia & Sleep issues
  • …and many more

Therapy Sessions
During your first session, we’ll discuss your situation in more detail, including your past experiences and goals, along with your role in your therapy sessions. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and then we’ll move on to the therapy part of your session. This may involve a bespoke and blended use of therapies such as Hypnotherapy, Counselling and NLP, combined with other talking therapies as appropriate. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach in therapy, because each person’s situation is unique and people often respond differently depending on the type of talking therapy used.

At the end of your session, we’ll talk about what you can do at home before your next appointment. I may give you an audio download to listen to, or ask you to complete other therapy tasks such as keeping a diary or practising self help techniques. These activities are designed to enhance the work done during your sessions and enable you to develop new skills and responses to help you achieve your goal(s).

In future sessions, we’ll talk about your progress since your last session and then continue with your therapy. Your sessions are about working together to help you make the changes that you need to get to where you want to be. It’s a collaborative process which is done with you, not to you. Hypnotherapy, Counselling and other talking therapies have a good track record in helping people to make lasting changes, however your motivation and participation are the real keys to your success, so you need to play your part too.

Qualifications & Training

  • BA(Hons) Visual Communications
  • Foundation Certificate in Therapeutic Hypnosis
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy Supervision
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Advanced Diploma in CBT
  • Diploma in Mindfulness
  • Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Rewind Technique training

Free Initial Consultation
If you have any questions or are unsure whether therapy is right for you, I offer a 20 minute online free initial consultation via Zoom. This is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss what you’d like to change and how we can work together. I’ll also explain the face to face or online therapy options and we’ll talk about the number of sessions you might need.

Further Information
For more information about therapy and what to expect, please see these videos:
https://youtu.be/SA3fKSh6oUU
https://youtu.be/PessTgrgfGQ

Book an Appointment
For more information or to book an appointment:
Visit my website: www.vickicrane.co.uk
Email: vicki@vickicrane.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.

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.

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

Soula is an accredited integrative counsellor/psychotherapist and clinical supervisor 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 is a fully trained supervisor offering supervision.

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

Fees:
£65 per 50 minutes for counselling
£55 per session for supervision

Concessionary student rate available
Face to face, on-line and telephone counselling offered

For enquiries or bookings please complete the referral form on the Tower Clinic’s home page.

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

Gurm Bacchus – Psychotherapist

BA(Hons), MEd., PG Dip Psychotherapy, MA Psychotherapy, MBACP.

I am a qualified psychotherapist and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I received my MA in Psychotherapy with distinction for my research study into psychotherapists’ experiences of working with End-of-Life phenomena (Death-Bed Visions, Death-Bed Coincidences, and After-Death Communication).

I work with clients on a range of issues including:

  • Bereavement, grief, and loss.
  • Coping with acute, chronic, or terminal illness.
  • Generalised and health-related anxiety.
  • Stress management.

I am also a volunteer bereavement counsellor at the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, Leeds and the Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford and have my own 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.

How I work

I use an Integrative psychotherapy approach which allows several models from psychotherapy to be used whilst allowing me to adapt sessions to meet an individual client’s needs. My primary approach is based on principles from the Person-Centred model which aims to be non-directive and allows the client to lead the psychotherapy session.

I have also trained in and make use of the Provocative Change Works (PCW) model which is able to shift the client’s “stuck state” and stimulate new ways of thinking and feeling. PCW works equally well in coaching, business, therapeutic and personal development.

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

Web: www.griefandloss.co.uk

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.

Feedback I’ve Received

Just a quick email to say thanks again for the last year of counselling. Your kindness has offered me a safe space to reflect and work through my emotions. As you know, it has changed my life immeasurably for the better! Thanks again – Individual

I am very happy to recommend Christine! She is a very good listener with a talent for saying just what you need to hear, when you need to hear it. She has supported me to do the work I needed to do to move forward positively – Individual

Christine has provided a safe and non-judgemental place where we can talk openly. We have also not felt any pressure to divulge details which has created a relaxed atmosphere – Couple

Christine has listened to us both without taking any sides and doesn’t rush the session – Couple

We would really like to thank you for all you have done for us over the past 4 months or so. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you – Couple

When I first saw Christine I was unsure on how to deal with my emotions and anxieties, and honestly, scared of the word ‘therapy/counselling’. I found it hard to talk about how I felt and thought everyone would judge me. Christine provided me with the safe space I needed. Not once did I feel judged or uncomfortable (like I thought I would). I cannot believe the difference in myself from my first session to my last. I am no longer the nervous wreck who is always waiting for my next ‘mental breakdown’. I know I will still have harder days, but Christine is there if I need to just check back in for a one off session. I honestly cannot thank her enough. I have a much more positive outlook and would recommend counselling to anyone! – Individual

Thanks for teaching us key practices to implement in our lives going forward

Christine has provided a safe and non-judgemental place where we can talk openly. We have also not felt any pressure to divulge details which has created a relaxed atmosphere
Christine has listened to us both without taking any sides and doesn’t rush the session – Couple

I am very happy to recommend Christine! She is a very good listener with a talent for saying just what you need to hear, when you need to hear it. She has supported me to do the work I needed to do to move forward positively. Individual

Christine was a very kind and calming presence, she helped me work through my problems in a non-judgemental, safe space. I felt like she really took the time to get to know me, she listened to me when I needed to be heard and pushed me when I needed to be challenged. She helped me develop some very valuable tools to carry forward into the future, and I know she’ll be there should I need to return. Thank you! – Individual

Our intention was for us to help deal with the issues of coping with our son but we realised after the second appointment that we had to overcome issues with our relationship. Thanks to Christine we were able to work through our issues and we are in a better solid place as a couple. – Couple

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.

Therapist Julia Tiplady, Charlie J Counselling has Young Persons Counselling appointments available ( age 13 and above), and Adults

Web – www.juliacjc.com
Telephone – 07842 553 127
Email – juliacjc@pm.me

Hi, I’m Julia of Charlie J Counselling. Being here for you is important, whether you’re wanting help for a specific issue or just need a listening ear.
Charlie J Counselling was founded in memory of my late father, and I am proud to be a small personal practice, providing you a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to explore what you need.

I can support you with personal difficulties around mental health and well-being, including depression, anxiety, and trauma.

My specialist skills are in supporting people through bereavement and loss, people who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual abuse and work-related trauma.

All the services I offer you come from my own lived, personal, and professional experience, helping me have an empathic understanding of your situation.

Having a non-directive style allows you to keep control, there is no worry about being assessed or evaluated.

The right support is important and that is why I offer a free no obligation 30-minute telephone or online consultation to see if you feel comfortable with me and what I offer is right for you. I will listen to you with respect and without judgement.

Offering you over 20 years’ experience from my personal and professional life, I have first-hand experience of how trauma and loss can affect our lives and our own self-worth, resulting in anxiety and low confidence. I turned to counselling for help. I experienced how supportive counselling can be, how it can assist people to turn their lives around. This was my inspiration to become a counsellor.

Providing Face-face counselling support at the Tower clinic, Cookridge, I am also close to and provide counselling services and outdoor therapy in and around, Leeds, Otley, Skipton, Bradford, Ilkley, Harrogate, the Craven District and rural surrounding areas.

More about me
As well as establishing my own small private practice, I provide counselling for a community out-reach service for young adults and support local bereavement counselling services.

I am LGBTQ+ queer and diverse friendly. I also support young people aged 13-25.

My qualifications include,

  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young people’s mental health.
  • City and Guilds level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development.

I have successfully undertaken training in some of the following areas,

  • Taking your therapy outdoors
  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Loss, Death and Bereavement
  • Infant Loss
  • LGBTQ+ Awareness
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Self -harm and Suicide Awareness

What is pre-trial therapy?
Pre-trial is therapy or counselling is offered to a victim or witness while the investigation or criminal justice process is on-going, and a trial may be possible. When you report what happened to the police to the time when all the court proceeding are complete, I can offer a limited style of counselling to ensure that you feel emotionally supported, have someone to talk to and be listened to, whilst not influencing the evidence you would give in court.

How does pre-trial therapy work?
You can talk about what you are thinking and feeling at the moment , for example to your self-esteem or within relationships. You can work on coping strategies for dealing with what happened to you and talk about the impact it has had on you, as long as you don’t talk and discuss the specific memories. You can talk about any worries you have about the police or court process. It a non-judgemental safe space for you.

Web – www.juliacjc.com
Telephone – 07842 553 127
Email – juliacjc@pm.me

Beth Hardisty

YBR Counselling – Learn, Heal, Thrive
Hello and a warm welcome to YBR Counselling, my name is Beth and I set up Yellow Brick Road Counselling to help children, young people and adults who are struggling with their mental health.

Being able to communicate what’s on your mind with your loved ones is the first step to looking after your mental health. But sometimes talking about your feelings and needs can feel difficult. That’s when counselling can help. Talking in confidence to someone who is completely impartial, who’s not going to judge can help you see things a lot clearer.

Children and Young People’s Counselling
Like adults, children and young people can find expressing their feelings tough. Counselling can help a child or young person to realise that when we talk about our feelings, our fears, our worries and our frustrations they become less overwhelming, less scary and less upsetting.
I work full time as a school therapist in the Leeds area. I have worked and continue to work in various different primary and secondary schools helping children and young people with their mental health by giving them the tools to enjoy their life more. Self-confidence and self-esteem can begin to grow once a child or young person is able to ‘let go’ of what has been bothering them.

Teenagers in particular go through a lot: school workload, physical changes, the increasing pressure to be socially acceptable. All these can, on occasions, be quite overwhelming for a growing mind and body. They have questions and opinions. They want to say the big things and the little things. They need ears that listen to what matters to them. If it matters to them, it matters to me.

I have worked with a lot of teenagers and have helped them to work through a range of different issues such as anxiety, OCD, low mood, self-harm and suicide ideation to name a few.
I can also see children as young as seven. Young children who struggle to express their emotions often find counselling helps them to identify what emotion they are actually feeling through play and creative tasks as well as talking.

Adult Counselling
Counselling can be a daunting process for anyone. Being warm, respectful and friendly are at the heart of YBR Counselling, offering these core conditions in all sessions allows you to feel that your voice is being heard and that you are no longer alone.

I promise to offer you:
Acceptance
Respect
Dignity
Understanding
Confidentiality
While giving you Responsibility.

In the words of Cheryl Richardson “People start to heal the moment they feel heard.”

Issues I have helped adults with include;
Addiction, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Self Confidence, Sexual Abuse and Trauma.
A real passion of mine is helping parents connect more with their children, I can help you to understand your child better. We can work through your own childhood experiences and how that might be impacting the current relationship with your child. We can Learn, Heal and Thrive when we delve deeper into our past, we can break generational trauma patterns!

A bit about me:
I began my counselling journey back in 2014 just after my second child was born. I enrolled on the Introductory to Counselling night course and immediately became hooked on all things counselling. I went on to complete the Level 2 and Level 3 in counselling skills which led me onto the Level 4 Diploma in Counselling. As part of the diploma course I had to complete a 100-hour placement which I did at a fantastic charity in Bradford, working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. While doing my Diploma I started working for Place2Be as a volunteer children’s counsellor and completed my Level 4 in Children’s Counselling. The year after that, having finished my Adult Diploma in Counselling and my Level 4 in Children’s Counselling I completed my Level 5 in Children’s Counselling with Place2Be. I worked in both primary and secondary school settings while completing my Level 5 in Children’s Counselling. After completing this I had a bit of time away from the counselling world (Covid had hit), before getting a full time job as a school therapist in Leeds. A job which I adore.

I am a registered member (MBACP) of the BACP.
I am a member of the BACP Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) division.
I am fully insured and am also registered with the ICO in regards to data protection.
I am fully DBS checked and have completed up to date safeguarding training.
I’m also a dog loving Mum to 2 children who loves travelling and walking. My favourite days are out walking with my family (including my dog Rusty).

Fees
The first session lasts 50 minutes and is £45.00
Any session after that lasts 50 minutes and is £65.00.

Discounted rate of £480 for 8 sessions, if paid in a block booking (Not including the first session).

I would recommend at least 8 sessions of counselling; this gives time for the therapeutic relationship to develop.

Sessions are paid 24 hours prior to the session, via bank transfer.

My fees take into account, room hire, supervision costs, continued professional development, insurance, ICO registration and BACP membership.

The First Session
The first session is an assessment session and will include some information and forms, including the contract and GDPR policy. This is to make sure you are fully aware of how the counselling process works and gives us time to discuss the working contract. The first session is also a time for you to ask any questions you may have.

The first session for a child or young person will include the parent, as it is very important that both parties are on board and are fully aware of how the counselling process works, particularly regarding confidentiality.

Next Steps:
If you would like to know any more information regarding anything (no question is a silly question) please do reach out to me via phone or email. I can talk through any other queries you may have. If you decide to go ahead with counselling, a referral form would be emailed across for you to complete.

Tom Welch

I am a qualified, experienced psychotherapist/counsellor, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Distinction) from Leeds Beckett University. My experience includes work for Leeds Mind, Leeds City College, and Community Links.

I work by creating a therapeutic relationship with you. Within this relationship, we address whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I am skilled at providing a reassuring presence within which you can feel safe, heard and understood.

I believe that many of the difficulties we encounter in life are related to problems in our interpersonal relationships, whether at home, in the family, with a partner, or at work. Sometimes, it’s our relationship with ourselves which becomes difficult. My training in the relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy means that I am well placed to support my clients to explore these issues.

My work is integrative; my early training was in person centred therapy, increasingly I draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I support people with a variety of different emotional and mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, relationship problems, autism / neurodiversity, alcohol and substance abuse, difficulties with work, self-esteem, identity, the search for meaning.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework and receive monthly clinical supervision.

I am experienced at delivering short term issue specific counselling as well as longer open-ended therapy, please feel free to get in touch to discuss your needs.

If you would like to find out more regarding sessions with Tom, please complete the Referral Form on the home page.

Tom McSorley

Counsellor, Accredited Member of BACP

I am a professionally trained and qualified BACP Accredited counsellor providing one to one counselling for adults.

Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I believe it should be an empowering process, where you learn more about yourself and the person you would like to become. You can expect me to listen, put you first, to be understanding, respectful and non-judgemental. Together we can learn new perspectives and strategies enabling you to cope with any difficulties you may be facing.

I am trained in person-centred counselling and believe we all have innate resources to fulfil our potential and live satisfying lives. Yet, there are times in our lives when we are unable to see ways through our difficulties. Over several years I have worked with many people experiencing a broad range of complex issues, which they often perceived as insurmountable, enabling them to adapt, cope and thrive. I also consider other theories to compliment my practice such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

My Experience

I have for many years worked in public sector emergency services. I have worked for a national bereavement service for several years, where I still fulfil a training role. I have also worked for a large prominent national mental health charity.

My fees are £50.00 per session.

I am happy for an initial telephone conversation prior to commencement to discuss whether counselling will meet your needs.

I am currently offering face to face, online and telephone sessions. Please complete the Tower Clinic Referral Form or call 0113 2672067.

Dr Geetha UPADHYAYA M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., MBACP

Dr Geetha is a medical doctor and a qualified Counsellor / Psychotherapist. She has worked in India and Malaysia as a Prof of Metabolic Medicine before joining the NHS, UK as a Consultant. Now, she is a visiting Professor at the Leeds Beckett University.

Due to her keen interest in body-mind healing, she obtained a PG Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Leeds Beckett University. She has worked with Bradford Counselling Services and Northern School of Contemporary dance as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist and continues to work with Sanjeevan Associates, a registered company that provides care and support to people with mental healh needs.

As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist she has been involved in weekly counselling / therapy sessions for clients, group case discussions and case presentations. Her therapy sessions involve psycho-somatic approach using Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Compassion focussed therapy, Creative therapy and Mindfulness

As a Consultant in India, Malaysa and in the NHS, UK Dr Geetha has been involved in clinical work, research projects and teaching undergraduates and post graduates in health sector.

Dr Geetha is a member of various health and creative sector organisations and charities. She works with young people and adults with a range of mental health issues. These sessions are tailor made based on client needs.

If you would like to arrange a session with Dr Geetha, please contact the Tower Clinic by completing the Referral Form on the home page.

Donna Wood MBACP, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, PGCE, BSc(Hons), Couples Counselling Certificate

It can be hard to make that first step to therapy. I can offer you a free short zoom or telephone chat before booking so we can work out if we might work well together before booking an appointment. Please see contact details at the end of this profile.

My specialisms

  • Anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, couples relationships, bereavement and loss, anger management, self-esteem and self-development, work-related issues, life stages and changes.
  • Neurodiversity: autism, ADHD in adults.
  • Working with people from 18 to 80s

How we would be working together to improve your wellbeing
I have experience of working with the wide variety of issues that people bring. While working with you I would be providing a warm, non-judgemental, confidential space where you will be treated with respect and can take the time you need to be able to talk about how life really is at the moment, why you might feel stuck, how things have been in the past and, importantly, we would work out together how you would like them to be in the future and how to maintain the progress you make in therapy so that life is better for you. We would review the therapy together on a regular basis to make sure that you are getting what you need as you move on in therapy.
I work bringing a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored to suit your individual needs. These include relational, person-centred, psychodynamic, existential, transactional analysis perspectives and ideas drawn from CBT.

Neurodiversity: Autism and ADHD
I believe that neurodiversity in therapy needs a therapist with both a good understanding of the neurodiverse perspective and of the individuality of each neurodiverse person. I have completed training courses in autism and ADHD both generally and in therapeutic approaches and am an associate of the Aspire Autism consultancy. I have worked with many adult clients of all ages who have felt the need of support while reflecting on life in the past and its difficulties that may now be explained to some extent with a neurodiverse perspective, and in working out how life can be improved in the future with this new knowledge and self-understanding. We also celebrate the positive aspects that neurodiversity can bring to life.

You may be considering diagnosis, have been diagnosed, feel no need for diagnosis but recognise traits within yourself or perhaps you are a family member or friend of someone with neurodiversity wishing to understand more so that the relationship can improve.
I help couples approaching the same relationship, but from the different perspectives of the neurodiverse and neurotypical, understand one another better and improve their communication for the benefit of the relationship.

About me
Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This ensures a high level of experience, care, competence and professionalism for you.

Psychotherapist and counsellor for adult individuals and couples.

I work flexibly on a short-term or long-term basis to suit you and can offer appointments at different times and days to suit your schedule.

I have experience working with those affected by complex issues including, with bereaved people at a counselling service, for employee assistance programmes involving workplace stress in business and educational settings.

Experienced in working with neurodiverse clients and couples impacted by neurodiversity.

I can provide face to face, on-line, telephone or walk and talk therapy or a mixture of these to suit your individual circumstances and wishes.

Contact me by:
Filling in a Tower clinic referral form
Sending a form from my website: www.donnawoodcounselling.co.uk
Texting or leaving a message on 07938498114 – I will get back to you.
Emailing : donna@donnawoodcounselling.co.uk
BUPA referral
Fees: Please see my website or discuss with me in the initial chat.

BETH MADELEY – COUNSELLOR

I am a counsellor because I know that it works and how it can transform lives.

It’s the power of being listened to, maybe for the first time in your life. Counselling is powerful because you can be accepted exactly as you are right now, rather than going through years of struggling to function, and just existing without ever being heard.

I know how much an individual can change, and the power of the human mind to change, and not to have your life stolen. That’s why I do what I do.

I am a qualified Relational and Integrative Counsellor. This means that the unique relationship between counsellor and client is at the heart of my work.

For you, this means I will take the time to get to know you, to hear you and understand you.

I continually commit to my professional development through training and regular supervision.

As we learn more about your thoughts, behaviours and emotions in counselling, we’ll see how they are all interconnected. We may look at the experiences and beliefs that have shaped your life.

We may look at how your body and mind react to one another, as anyone who suffers from anxiety or depression will have noticed that these have physical effects as well as mental symptoms.

My biggest hope is that when we reach the end of our counselling journey, you have learned how to make a vast improvement to your enjoyment of life.

I can work with many issues but have a particular interest in working with anxiety, stress, grief, trauma and abuse.

My website is bethmadeleycounselling.com. Mobile 07732 501663

I provide face to face sessions at the Tower Clinic, Leeds. You can also complete the Referral Form on the Tower Clinic website.

Heline Freea

Integrative Somatic Trauma Counsellor & Child Therapist
Trauma Training Mind Body Therapies and Supervision
BSc Registered Integrative Relational Counsellor
Therapy experience

Heline Freea is an Integrative Relational Counsellor, Trauma Therapist, Mental Health Recovery Skills Trainer, Clinical Supervisor and Play Therapist specialising in complex PTSD. She is a registered member of the MBACP of the British association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

She has had over 26 years’ experience working with children, families, and adults, working in Education as student Counselling coordinator, mental health Counsellor and wellbeing advisor, primary school counselling manager, play therapist at a family service unit, NHS Crisis counsellor working with addictions, Domestic abuse community project coordinator and a counsellor supporting adults who have been sexually exploited and experienced modern human slavery struggling with acculturation issues.

Qualifications

BSc Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in CBT
Dip Youth Counselling.
Accredited Diploma in Bi-Aura energy healing.
Diploma in seated acupressure chair massage.
Certificate in acupressure for digestive disorders.
Cert in Counselling skills using the Arts.
Post Graduate cert in Play therapy.
Certificate in Somatic embodied regulation strategies.
Advanced cert in stress and anxiety management.
Certificate in mindfulness. acupressure for digestive disorders.
Certificate in TA (Transactional analysis).
Certificate in body psychotherapy.
Certificate in Bio-danza dance and movement.

Teaching, supervision, and training experience

Heline has previous experience of being a Counselling Tutor and lecturing at universities specialising in Culturally Sensitive Trauma informed practice and personal and professional development. She develops mental health recovery skills training courses for community and charity-based services and workforce development skills for social care providers, health, and education practitioners.

She was a preferred training provider for social care teams providing training skills for staff supporting looked after children struggling with mental health.

She is a Clinical Supervisor providing reflective supervision to organisational teams, qualified and trainee Counsellors.

Recently she has provided trauma counselling to asylum seekers in safe housing accommodation and provided counselling to Esol learners experiencing complex trauma in further education working with interpreting services. Within these roles she uses a holistic relational approach tailoring sessions to suit individual need.

Heline feels passionate about the empowerment and nurturing of people enabling them to become all they can be. She can immediately and deeply connect with others building rapport quickly being able to put people at their ease.
She offers a truly holistic integrative approach to deeper mind body understanding extending beyond the talking therapies.

Heline integrates talking therapies (humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural) and draws on different modalities such as expressive arts (Natalie Rogers and Virgina Axline’s person centred) play therapy, energy healing, mindfulness, somatic experiencing, and acupressure techniques to address powerful traumatic reactions helping children and adults to connect with a greater sense of safety and stability.

Talking Therapies
Integrative Relational Counselling- Talking Therapy

The Integrative Relational Practitioner, combines different counselling theories and techniques and elements to therapy providing a flexible style of working with everyone, tailoring specific techniques to suit client’s personal circumstances.

The counsellor works with you helping to increase your awareness around how you relate to yourself and others offering deep insight into past and present traumas, conflicts in relationships and patterns of communication.

Attachment styles and the psychological connectedness and dynamics between individuals within family, work, social and personal life will be explored.

You will have the opportunity to look at how early experiences in childhood have influenced your development and sense of being and impacted upon present patterns of communicating, feeling, and behaving.

CBT
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

CBT –Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. It challenges negative thinking patterns and belief systems that are causing you difficulties.
It treats a wide range of emotional, physical, and psychological health issues in people of all ages.

How does it work?
CBT focuses in on how your thinking patterns influence your behaviour. This helps to develop a shared understanding of the problem.
It looks at how you perceive yourself, the world, and other people around you.

The therapist will help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours using diagrams and worksheets inviting you to explore situations outside of sessions by giving you homework tasks. This helps to monitor experiences of anxiety, depression monitoring mood and triggers to anxiety.

CBT searches for ways to improve your overall mental wellbeing.

Somatic Integrative Therapy
How it works?

The somatic approach is rooted in somatic psychology interventions drawing from Peter Levine’s somatic experiencing model. It is a neurobiological body-oriented approach tracking bodily tensions and symptoms and stress activations in the nervous system.

Somatic experiencing is a body centred therapeutic approach incorporating mind body and spirit in healing trauma assisting in trauma reparation.

Working somatically with the trapped emotions stored in the body helps to address their dysregulated physiology whilst providing techniques to help calm client’s nervous system.
Somatic therapy can help reduce symptoms of trauma such as hypervigilance, panic, anxiety, anger, and dissociation and shame associated with distressing events.

The therapist guides clients to better tolerate and manage uncomfortable bodily sensations helping them build greater resilience and awareness.

Holistic Healing Therapies

Bi-Aura Energy therapy
How does Bi-Aura Energy Therapy work?

Bi aura works with the body’s energy to restore, detox, and balance physical ailments and emotional states, within the energy field. It facilitates the body’s healing processes by removing stubborn blockages regenerating and improving energy flow, building a greater immune system in order for a person to help heal oneself.

This will facilitate a cleansing process of self-healing by flushing out the in-balances.

Sensation can return to your physical body when attention is focussed on mental material learning to talk about a crucial issue will enable a stream of energy flow.

Can be used to treat trauma, stress, and anxiety in conjunction with visualisation, breathwork and meditation promoting emotional healing and relieving physical imbalances.

Acupressure

Can be used to treat trauma, stress, and anxiety in conjunction with visualisation, breathwork and meditation promoting emotional healing and relieving physical imbalances.

Acupressure is a natural healing art applying pressure with fingers on specific energy points on the body (acupressure points) to help alleviate relieve pain and symptoms. The treatment is like that of acupuncture instead of using needles the therapist uses their hands. Emotional imbalances and physical pain are often a result of unresolved stored trauma in the body.

Daily acupressure techniques can help relax and ease tight muscles and tension in the body.

It is useful for treating abandonment, anger anxiety and panic attacks, fears, depression, abuse, worry, grief, guilt, and shame. Physical imbalances that can be treated are digestive issues, fatigue, nightmares.

Diploma – Seated Acupressure chair massage

Seated chair massage is an ancient oriental massage like Shiatsu. It is a meridian based therapy where the massage techniques stimulate the circulatory, immune. Muscular and lymphatic systems, energising the client and balancing the flow of energy throughout the body releasing stored tensions.

The length of treatments are approximately 30 minutes dynamically destressing clients and leaving them feeling totally re-energised.
Useful for both emotional and physical issues such as: backache, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, sinus problems, repetitive strain injury, asthma, menstrual pain, insomnia, digestive problems, boosts the immune system, removes toxins from body, reduces stiffness and improves flexibility.

Mindfulness
Mindfulness what is it?

It is a way of being aware and more present centred intentionally focusing attention on a moment-to-moment experience. ‘encouraging you to stop the doing and experience the being’ without being swept away by pre-conceived ideas, expectations or judgements.

Mindfulness stress reduction

Breathwork and mindfulness meditation helps distract you from constant thinking and worrying about possible future event(s) by focusing in your breathing and being taken on guided journeys enabling you to release tension and anxiety.

You consciously connect with what your body is doing expanding awareness of the sensations you feel. Focusing on the breath creates a more grounding experience in the body putting us in a place of non-reactive observation and stillness distancing us from racing thoughts.

Engaging in a series of simple daily practices can help prevent periods of overwhelm and unhappiness alleviating depression and reducing stress and anxiety.

It can bring about long-term changes in mood, help treat trauma, exhaustion, and chronic pain. Mindfulness is an easy technique for letting go of stress and ultimately finding more peace and balance in your life.

Learning these skills will change your perspective on discomfort and open new avenues for observing your problems improving your overall sense of wellbeing.

Children and young people

Creative arts provide a safe alternative for children to explore difficult emotions who might be feel too anxious to talk about their feelings or connect with their traumatic experiences.

Play Therapy -Creative Counselling Skills

Heline uses a creative Therapy toolkit in her practice with children and young people as it encourages situational awareness, self-expression, and the processing of emotions in a less uncomfortable way than talking. She also provides talking therapy to children and teenagers.

Creative interventions and expressive modalities help individuals communicate their trauma through stories using imagery, symbolic objects, clay, and mask making, sand tray worlds, paints, using sensory toys to help soothe stress and anxiety.

These mediums are useful for individuals with language difficulties or for others who find it too overwhelming to engage in conversation. Using creativity in counselling sessions helps you to process your feelings in a different way connecting you to your inner world of sensations and emotions which might otherwise be inaccessible via the spoken word. As paints flows so does emotion, as music sounds it eases distress promoting feelings of safety and security. Moulding clay can help with problem solving, stabilise moods making feelings visible through the emergence of shapes and creations.

Heline has used Play Therapy with adults and used sand tray work, music, movement, art, and many other creative techniques to help them explore and process their anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship conflicts. Play fosters a deeper mind body spirit integration and helps restore brain chemistry, reducing stress physiology.

Psychodynamic play examines how children’s feelings lead them to display certain troublesome behaviours that are considered symptomatic of deeper, underlying problems. Their play can reflect internal and external conflict dynamics, wishes and fantasies. The therapist observes the child’s interactions and dialogue during play interpreting ways in which they can achieve emotional balance and self-awareness.
Play therapy can be useful in treating anxiety, trauma, attachment, behavioural and relationship problems. It can also help children move through developmental delays and stages of grief.

Testimonials:

I have been to see a few counsellors over the past few years for talking therapy and seeing Jan shifted much more. It has truly been a very healing experience. The combination of holistic interventions and talking therapy help with my mental and physical health.
S 38 yrs 2022

I attended Jan’s session for the first time on Saturday. I was warmly welcomed and felt comfortable and at ease. Lovely group of ladies. The mini bi-aura session was amazing if a little weird, due to my seeing Indian faces! After the session I felt much less fatigued and calmer. Jan radiates warmth, friendliness, and compassion. She is obviously a very skilled and knowledgeable woman! I look forward to next time.
Thank you K 26 yrs 2018

I found the energy techniques and EFT really helped to reduce my panic. I was surprised how just after tapping for a while I felt calm. I stopped going to university after feeling depressed and anxious but now feel more in control of my feelings.
T- 19 yrs 2017

‘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- 2017

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 .2016

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. 2017

I offer individual therapy sessions face to face or online.

I also provide CPD training and workforce development skills training workshops to organisations and tailored courses in mental health, and trauma informed therapy practice.

If you would like to book an appointment, please contact the Tower clinic. info@towerclinic.co.uk or complete the Referral Form on the home page

Heline is in the process of expanding her trauma informed practice and developing a new website and will upload the new information when completed.

For more information around child/play therapy, youth counselling and young people’s skills courses please visit my other website www.createtorelate.co.uk

Helinefreea@outlook.com
contact number 07555460010

Dr Suchita Karthik – Mindfulness Practitioner, Teacher, MBCT (Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy) Coach & Lifestyle Medicine Advocate

My passion for health and wellbeing led me to develop this role so that I can empower you to take control over your life & provide techniques to cope better with life’s stressors and develop awareness of the factors contributing to poor mental and physical health in order to lead a healthy, more fulfilling life. Mindfulness helps tackle anxiety, stress, low mood, self-esteem, & chronic pain. It improves awareness around emotions and physical sensations, relations & sleep.

My journey as Mindfulness practitioner began as a quest to improve overall health and wellbeing whilst working as a NHS consultant. I have steered my career towards mental health for the last five years as I am passionate about integrative approach to Health & Wellbeing, Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness. I have attained mindfulness teacher training qualification from Mindfulness Now at St. Johns College Oxford, affiliated to the licensing body – UK College of Mindfulness Meditation. http://mindfulnessnow.org.uk/
I am a registered/licensed member of UK College of Mindfulness Meditation (UKCMM) and follow good practice ethics. The British Psychological Society approved teacher training course has equipped me with the knowledge and skills to deliver mindfulness and its techniques to a high standard, including mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which I incorporate routinely in my practice. I have also completed two cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) courses and MBCT draws on several CBT techniques, in the form of talking therapy.

I can offer individual tailored sessions face to face or online.

You can find more about my work on my website –
http://www.mindinsightleeds.com
Get in touch by Using Contact Page on my website or Please complete Tower Clinic Referral Form.

SASHA THOMPSON, THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLOR

Therapeutic counselling for adults, children and young people

About me

Hi, I’m Sasha and I’m an integrative counsellor. My gentle and compassionate approach supports adults, young people and children to explore any issues they may be facing and improve their happiness and wellbeing.

My particular areas of interest are trauma and adverse childhood experiences. These might manifest in anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. I will work alongside you as you process and move past these experiences. I am passionate about supporting individuals during difficult moments and helping you discover the tools to move forward.

In sessions

During sessions, we will work together to make sense of the thoughts, feelings and behaviour experienced. I work in a person-centred way, drawing in other modalities or tools as appropriate for you.

I don’t seek to advise or direct, but support you to feel comfortable and empowered in your life.

I able able to offer creative approaches during therapy, such as: timeline work, sand tray/constellation therapy, art work, inner child work.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please fill in a referral form on The Tower Clinic website, or visit my website to complete an enquiry:

www.sashasinghthompsoncounselling.co.uk

I offer a free 15 minute, no obligation phone call to see whether my approach is right for you

Working with children and young people

Young minds sometimes need help too!

As a teacher of 13 years, I’m all too aware of the long waitlists and endless paperwork to access emotional or mental health support for children. I offer therapeutic support for young people age 5-18, without having to wait for CAMHS or MindMate referrals.

I have had many, many years practice making young people feel secure and comfortable. I work therapeutically in creative ways. This is still counselling, but delivered and accessed in a way that meets the young person where they are. In working this way, young people are able to explore their emotions and experiences, and together we can make sense of what might be going on for them.

In sessions

The structure of a child or young person’s session is slightly different to adults’ sessions, as parents are guardians are involved in an ‘orientation’ chat pre-session, and a closing chat post-session.

Get in touch if this feels like something you’d like to explore for you or a loved one. I offer a free 30 minute video call to chat through concerns.

Session fees

£55 – 50 minute counselling session

£80 – 50 minutes children/young person’s session, including parent/guardian work

10% discount offered on block bookings

Additional information

I am a member of the BACP and fully insured. I access regular supervision to ensure my practice is ethical and in line with up to date research.

I am a qualified teacher, a qualified counsellor and a qualified family trauma therapist. I’m in the midst of completing an MSc in Psychology, to help me gain more understanding of how to support clients.

Please complete the Tower Clinic Referral form on the home page.

Jo Lee – Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner

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EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping – like acupuncture but without the needles. Energy points are gently tapped to connect the mind/body bringing about positive changes in emotions, thoughts and behaviour.

Qualifications & Training: I am proud to be an accredited practitioner with the EFT and Mindfulness centre.

About Me: Having used EFT myself for over 15 years, becoming a practitioner seemed the natural next step. I have found tapping to be an indispensable tool that has helped me navigate personal and professional challenges as calmly and positively as possible. I describe EFT as ‘emotional weeding’: rather than ignoring what is bothering us, we acknowledge the emotion and by connecting the mind and body are able to release it.

As an educator, I have run EFT workshops to support examination stress, deal with procrastination and to support wellbeing within the pastoral system.
I am delighted to be able to offer in person sessions at The Tower Clinic, Cookridge: a calm and friendly location to help deal with stress, problematic relationships or negative experiences.

I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

How I can help: Is there something that you want to let go of? Do you have negative emotions, fears or phobias? Is there a situation or relationship that you find challenging? Are you preparing for a high pressure situation e.g. an exam, presentation or interview?

We know that when we are under pressure we feel emotions in our body, think about the ‘butterflies’ we feel in our stomach or when our hands become clammy when we are nervous. Often we hold emotion in our body without realising it and if this goes unchecked it can lead to physical issues. The joy of EFT is that it connects the mind and the body, the logical and the emotional. We may ‘tell ourselves’ that an event is in the past, but then something happens and we are back to square one. Does this sound familiar? EFT can help with:

  • Stress & anxiety
  • Negative emotions
  • Challenging relationships
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Cravings
  • … and lots more!

What to expect: Information about EFT can be found at the EFT & Mindfulness website. At your first session, you may be a little nervous so I will put you at ease and give you a chance to talk a little about yourself, never feel afraid to mention anything that may help me to understand you better. We will then go through your Client Information Form and I will establish from this and what you tell me, how I can best help you. I will always encourage you to ask any questions before deciding whether to go ahead with the session.

Duration of sessions: The duration of each session is approximately 55 mins – 1 hour and the session will come to a natural close which may go over by a few minutes.

How many sessions? Some people, who have not had the problem very long or who have a good insight into their problem, may only need a few sessions. Others may have complex issues that are deep rooted that may require longer. It is important to give EFT a chance to work and if you follow my suggestions outside of our sessions, it will speed up the process.

Payment of fee: £60 per hour – payable by bank transfer in advance of the session.

Free Initial Consultation: Please reach out if you would like to find out more about Emotional Freedom Technique and have an initial 15 min consultation. It will be a chance for you to share what you would like to let go of or change and we can discuss what would be best moving forwards.

Cancellation/Rescheduling policy: if you have to reschedule a session, please give 48 hrs notice. If less than 48 hrs notice is given, I have to charge a loss of earnings fee of 25%.

Book an Appointment
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Dr. Charlotte O’Brien – Psychotherapy for Adults and Young People (16+)

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCounPsych., HCPC reg.), Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol.), BSc Psychology (Hons), PG Cert. & PG Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Psychotherapist (MBACP reg.). Fully insured practitioner.

About Dr. Charlotte O’Brien
Charlotte is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. She is also a Psychotherapist registered with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Charlotte has experience of working therapeutically within a broad range of settings including the NHS community mental health team, prison service, private sector, and with multiple mental health charities.

Charlotte is also a lecturer on the doctorate of counselling psychology and undergraduate psychology programmes at York St John University. She is a clinical and research supervisor, and specialist author in the field of trauma where she has published numerous academic journal articles.

Individual Therapy
People come to therapy with Charlotte for many different reasons that may be causing them distress. These may include, for example, relationship or health difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, grief or loss. Charlotte’s aim is to provide a therapeutic relationship where you can feel heard and understood, and where your difficulties can be collaboratively explored, formulating a way forward together.

Approach
Charlotte is an experienced, scientific and evidence-based practitioner who seeks to offer an safe and inclusive approach to therapy. She is an integrative practitioner who will tailor her practice according to your own needs. The modalities that she draws from are person-centred, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy and compassion focussed therapy, using a relational approach where the therapeutic relationship is central to successful therapeutic outcomes. Charlotte offers weekly one-to-one therapy for mid to long term work, both online and in-person.

Charlotte is also a clinical supervisor and supports students in their training journeys.

You are warmly encouraged to get in touch for a free initial 15-minute telephone consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you.

Elizabeth Robinson

Elizabeth is an Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist , and Clinical Supervisor. An accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
She has 20 years experience working has a counsellor . Her areas of work is working with Young Adults, 18 and above , Adults , Couples and Families members i.e. Mother and Daughter , Brother and Sister.

Elizabeth, believes that no one Model suites everyone, every human being is unique, so she draws from different approaches such has Person Centered , Psychodynamic and CBT to support change, feel whole and fully develop self to gain a full potential from these approaches.

Let me help you move out of Depression, Take control of your Anxiety, Come to term with Loss , Understand Trauma , Process Adult and Childhood experience , Gain clarity around relationship behaviour or help if finding you again.

Elizabeth also She has 20 years Corporate experience so fully understands work related relationships, and stress.

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My fees
Individual Counselling £65
Couple Counselling £80
Supervision £90
Family Counselling £80
Contact me via the Tower Clinic

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Dominique Pitman

BACP Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor

Dominique is a therapist working with adults either online or face to face from The Tower Clinic. She is a BACP Accredited Counsellor who qualified in 2015. Dominique works with clients on any issue that they are struggling with such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, relationship issues, trauma, eating issues, sleep problems, addiction, anger, parenting issues and low self esteem.

About Me

I’m a person centred counsellor which means that I’ll work at your pace as you explore what’s going on in your life and what might be bothering you. I’m aware that sometimes we know the reason why we’re feeling a certain way but sometimes we don’t. Either way, my role is to help you to untangle and make sense of your feelings. I will help you to do this by providing you with a safe, confidential space without any judgement and without labelling. I’ll listen and be truly alongside you throughout the sessions as you talk about anything that you want to bring – be it experiences from the past, things that are happening now, worries about the future, or feelings and struggles in general. I won’t give you advice, but I’ll support you to think about any next steps you might want to take. Sometimes people feel worried about starting counselling but I hope to help you feel as safe and comfortable as possible.

I work with clients on a short or long term basis or anywhere in between. Most clients don’t know how many sessions they will need to begin with, whereas some need to agree to a certain number of sessions before beginning. I’m very happy to explore the different options with you.

I offer a free initial 30 minute phone call to help you decide if I might be the right counsellor for you. If you’d like to arrange this then please complete a Tower Clinic Referral Form.


Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychology

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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 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

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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.

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Dr. Aneesa Shariff, Clinical and Counselling Psychologist B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Do you feel like anxiety gets in the way of you living your best life? Is it affecting your career, your relationships, or your ability to live in the moment? Do your worries feel uncontrollable? Perhaps you would like to learn how to manage your anxiety better and learn proven coping techniques that will help you to function better and feel calmer.

As a dual qualified Clinical and Counselling psychologist, I have the highest level of training and specialise in treatment of anxiety using a range of evidence based therapies, including CBT and other proven models. I have worked in adult mental health, employee well being, and long term health conditions in the NHS in senior level specialist posts, and continue with my NHS work part time. With over 12 years’ post qualified experience, I also provide clinical supervision to other psychologists, counsellors, therapists, and trainees.

I favour time limited, goal oriented therapy where possible, as I understand therapy is a significant investment and people generally like to feel better as soon as possible. In our initial assessment, I will work to understand the changes you are hoping to make, and share the recommended treatment plan and estimated number of sessions with you.

It’s not easy asking for professional help and opening up to a stranger about all the things that make you feel vulnerable. I do my best to create a non judgemental, warm, and collaborative space for you to feel comfortable, and regularly invite feedback at the end of every session. I am also passionate about culturally inclusive therapy and have published research in this area. I have also been interviewed by the BBC several times as an expert in culturally inclusive practice. In my clinical work, this means that I embrace talking about your religious faith, cultural background, spiritual beliefs, or any experiences of racism or discrimination, and will tailor the approach and techniques to fit with this.

To book a session with me, please get in touch with the Tower Clinic.

Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director at Dr. Aneesa Psychology
My working days are Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 am to 3 pm. This email address is not monitored outside of these hours. If you are in crisis, please contact your GP or local crisis service.

Dr. Charlotte O’Brien – Psychotherapy for Adults and Young People (16+)

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCounPsych., HCPC reg.), Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol.), BSc Psychology (Hons), PG Cert. & PG Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Psychotherapist (MBACP reg.). Fully insured practitioner.

About Dr. Charlotte O’Brien
Charlotte is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. She is also a Psychotherapist registered with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Charlotte has experience of working therapeutically within a broad range of settings including the NHS community mental health team, prison service, private sector, and with multiple mental health charities.

Charlotte is also a lecturer on the doctorate of counselling psychology and undergraduate psychology programmes at York St John University. She is a clinical and research supervisor, and specialist author in the field of trauma where she has published numerous academic journal articles.

Individual Therapy
People come to therapy with Charlotte for many different reasons that may be causing them distress. These may include, for example, relationship or health difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, grief or loss. Charlotte’s aim is to provide a therapeutic relationship where you can feel heard and understood, and where your difficulties can be collaboratively explored, formulating a way forward together.

Approach
Charlotte is an experienced, scientific and evidence-based practitioner who seeks to offer an safe and inclusive approach to therapy. She is an integrative practitioner who will tailor her practice according to your own needs. The modalities that she draws from are person-centred, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy and compassion focussed therapy, using a relational approach where the therapeutic relationship is central to successful therapeutic outcomes. Charlotte offers weekly one-to-one therapy for mid to long term work, both online and in-person.

Charlotte is also a clinical supervisor and supports students in their training journeys.

You are warmly encouraged to get in touch for a free initial 15-minute telephone consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you.


Life 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

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

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Carla Forth

Sophrologist and Stress Management & Wellbeing Specialist 

As a Sophrologist and Stress Management & Wellbeing Specialist I work with people who want to prioritise their wellbeing. I specialise in the following areas:

  • Stress management
  • Anxiety management
  • Sleep management
  • Managing depression
  • Managing chronic illness
  • Developing resilience
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Building confidence
  • Letting go of disordered eating
  • Proactive and preventative wellbeing coaching

I specialise in the above areas, some of which I have had personal experience so I know it is possible to overcome them. Although I see lots of clients who have other issues or goals that aren’t on this list, as Sophrology can help with so most things, particularly where stress is a component. So, what is Sophrology?

What is Sophrology?

Sophrology offers simple and powerful mind-body wellbeing techniques for a calmer, happier and healthier you. Sophrology aims to connect our mind and body awareness, helping us to feel more relaxed, present, and focussed and to deal more positively with everyday challenges.

Sophrology consists of simple exercises, including gentle movement, relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, positive mental imagery, concentration and sometimes sound. It is practised in a standing or seated position in a state of dynamic relaxation, which means that the body is calm and relaxed, and the mind is alert. No special clothes or equipment are required and it can also be done at home or work.

Along with helping to manage therapeutic issues included those listed above. It is used to prepare for future events such as interviews, promotions, exams, pregnancy and labour, weddings, divorces, sports competitions etc, anything where you need to prepare mind and body to achieve the positive outcome you wish. It is also used as a self-development method in which to get to know yourself much better as you expand your consciousness and awareness, becoming aware of self-defeating behaviours, blocks, and barriers, to help you meet your potential.

The aims of Sophrology.

One of its main aims it to empower the person and its strength lies in the ease in which it can be incorporated into everyday life.  It is a gentle and transformational practice that can help you meet your highest potential.  Its main aim is to empower the person so that they can become their own wellbeing facilitator and are free to practice the method on their own, to continue to see results.

What is a session like? 

Sessions are one hour and usually start with ten- or fifteen-minute discussions, to talk about the issues that are presenting for you and/or what goals you are looking to achieve. Then we go into the practise of Sophrology, where you will experience exercises, tools and techniques that will help you meet your goals.

You will be gently guided into a relaxed but aware state, where we will do specific exercises to help you gently, yet powerfully transform, from the inside out, helping you towards achieving your desired outcome, reaching your goals, and achieving your potential. This part of the session is usually 30 to 35 minutes long, and we end the session with discussion to process your experience, which can be done verbally and in writing.

Sophrology works well alongside Talking Therapies 

Sophrology can really help you to get the most out of your talking therapy session by helping you to become more embodied during the process, helping you to relax, so you are able to access parts of you that are available to you on the day.

It can also help you to manage therapeutic issues such as anxiety or insomnia, whilst you are having talking therapy, empowering you with tools and techniques for you to use at home, work, and the other aspects of your life.

In person or online sessions

I offer the opportunity to have either online or in person sessions. Online sessions are offered on Zoom and in person sessions offered here at The Tower Clinic. I work Monday through to Saturday, offering sessions from 10am to 8pm to cater for clients who are working.

What do Carla’s clients say?

“Having one-to-one Sophrology sessions with Carla has enabled me to experience relaxation at a very deep level. I have finished each session feeling physically and mentally at one with myself. When challenges arise in my daily life I can now use the different techniques to help restore my sense of balance and equilibrium. As a facilitator I felt that Carla combines her intuition with her knowledge of me to provide a session that is focused and extremely beneficial. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sophrology and Carla.”

Juliet from Leeds

“Sophrology has dramatically improved my sleep. I was barely sleeping at all, but after 2 sessions I found myself falling asleep quite quickly. And after 3 or 4 sessions, I could also stay asleep or fall back asleep after waking up in the middle of the night. This was by applying simple and straight forward breathing techniques and following the sophrology mechanisms that Carla showed me.”

Aline from Nottingham

About Carla 

Carla was one of the first to qualify as a Sophrologist over ten years ago.  As an experienced Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher she was already passionate about the mind-body connection and invested in developing people’s potential and found Sophrology to be an accessible way to successfully help people to achieve that

With nearly 20 years’ experience as a Human Resources Professional and Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Carla understands first-hand the modern-day issue of stress and the impact of that on individuals and organisations.  She continues to work at a corporate level delivering wellbeing, stress management and resilience initiatives, along with her private clinic practice and her specialist areas are stress management, anxiety, and sleep management, preparing for future events and supporting people supporting women to find freedom with their relationship with food.

Carla lives in Otley, Yorkshire and in her free time likes to walk in the beautiful countryside. She often starts her day with yoga and Sophrology to help set her up for a productive and balanced day. She loves to write and a keen reader, you will often find her with her nose in a book.

Qualifications, Training, and Professional Memberships

Memberships:

I am a full member of the International Sophrology Federation, which helps to promote Sophrology in the English-speaking world and I am also a full Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

Qualifications:

2005 – University of West London – Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel & Development
2010 – Sahaj Academy – Certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher
2012 – The Sophrology Academy – Sophrology Practitioner Diploma
2014 – The East Yorkshire School of Hypnotherapy – Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
2018 – Laughter Yoga University – Laughter Yoga Leader
2019 – Laughter Yoga University – Laughter Yoga Teacher Trainer
2019 – The British School of Coaching – Wellbeing Coaching Certificate
2020 – Osho Dynamic Meditations – Certified Facilitator

Recent Continued Professional Development and Training:

2020 – Sophrology for Anxiety

2021- Sophrology for Eating Disorders

2021 – Therapy Skills for working with Eating Disorders

2020 to 2022 – Completion of Advanced Levels 5 to 12 in Sophrology

2023 – Sophrology for Burn Out

I am fully insured.

For more information

For more information about Sophrology please see Carla’s website The Stress Solution Sophrology www.thestresssolutionsophrology.co.uk

Carla offers a free online 20-minute zoom consultation to see if Sophrology is right for you, or you could always join one of her free online zoom monthly taster sessions www.thestresssoloutionsophrology/events

Contact Carla on 07884 101164 or email at carla@thestresssolutionsophrology.co.uk to book a time for your free 20-minute consultation.

Through Carla’s desire to put wellbeing at the forefront of healthier lives, Carla founded ‘The Wellbeing Club’ – a group of like-minded people who want to develop their wellbeing as a way of life. www.thestresssolutionsophrology.co.uk/events

Carla also runs weekly online Kundalini Yoga & Meditation classes for women, on a Friday and Saturday morning, online Zoom. www.thestresssolutionsophrology.co.uk/events

Booking an appointment 

For further information, any questions, or to book an appointment contact Carla on 07884 101164, email at carla@thestresssolutionsophrology.co.uk, or use the Contact Us page on her website www.thestresssolutionsophrology/contactus. Alternatively call The Tower Clinic Tel: 0113 2672067 or email info@towerclinic.co.uk.

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