About Tim

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About Counselling & Psychotherapy
Life can throw up some tough challenges. We have all at one time or another struggled to cope, or make sense of our lives and relationships. At times like these, it can be good to find someone to talk to who is outside of your immediate circle of friends or family. 
Counselling/psychotherapy are known as talking therapies. This involves talking to a professionally qualified counsellor such as myself, who will provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment for you to explore any difficulties you are currently experiencing or events from your past. Therapy can help you become more accepting of yourself and reconnect you with your strengths and resources, so you can look ahead to your future.
About Me
I'm a fully qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and I abide by their code of ethics. My training at Leeds Beckett University is accredited by the BACP. 
I had a varied career before becoming a Counsellor, working in financial services in The City, other office-based jobs, factory and warehouse work as well as experiencing redundancy. I believe this broad range of experience helps me to relate to people from every walk of life and understand the pressures we often find ourselves under in the modern world.
I have been through counselling myself, so I know what it's like to take the first steps into therapy as well as the empowerment, new insights and confidence it can provide. I became a Counsellor because I’m passionate about helping others.
My Practice Location
I work from my office at 27 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2EY in Leeds city centre.
I am located near Leeds train station and many bus routes.
Booking Times/Availability
My city centre location makes it possible to book an appointment before/after your workday, during your lunch break or in the evening. I am also available for weekend appointments. 
If you call me and I am unable to answer please leave your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can send me a text or an email.
Authentic
Warm
Supportive
Non-Judgemental
Genuine

Specialisms

Tim's Rates

In Person

£40.00 (Individual)

Phone

£40.00 (Individual)

Video

£40.00 (Individual)
Tim

Get to Know Tim

Why did you choose to become a therapist?

I had a varied career before becoming a Counsellor, working in financial services in The City, other office-based jobs, factory and warehouse work as well as experiencing redundancy. I believe this broad range of experience helps me to relate to people from every walk of life and understand the pressures we often find ourselves under in the modern world. I have been through counselling myself, so I know what it’s like to take the first steps into therapy as well as the empowerment, new insights and confidence it can provide. I became a Counsellor because I’m passionate about helping others.

Why do you think integrative therapy is the most effective form of therapy?

I believe that the therapeutic relationship can have a healing effect and allow clients to establish deeper and more meaningful relationships with others. I’m open to different theoretical models and believe that the Relational Approach allows for integration because it’s not fixated on the specifics of any one vocabulary from a particular school of thought, allowing me to draw on compatible concepts across models.

How would you describe your therapy session & approach?

How I Work As a Relational Counsellor I believe that the therapeutic relationship between myself and each of my clients is the cornerstone of counselling and the most important factor in therapeutic change. I offer support through difficult times, working with individuals in order to help them explore how they relate to themselves and those around them in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment. Your counselling sessions are your space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I will follow your lead and work in a collaborative, warm, honest and transparent style. If you are not sure where to begin, that’s okay and we can begin that journey together. I work in an integrative manner, incorporating a wide range of counselling theories to best suit each of my clients such as The Person Centred Approach, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Qualifications I have undertaken 7 years of training in order to work in private practice, which includes a: -BA Psychology degree. - Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. -Postgraduate Diploma (Masters Level) in Counselling and Psychotherapy.