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About me and my therapy practice
Hi, my name is Tom and I’m an integrative psychotherapist. I am currently offering in-person and online sessions, and I work out of a therapeutic space in Leeds city centre. I work with adults of all ages (18+).
Please be aware my working week is Tuesday-Saturday, if you get in touch on a Sunday or Monday I will get back to you on the following Tuesday.
I know how difficult it can feel when trying to pick the right therapist, scrolling down a list of faces wondering who can actually help. It can feel confusing to know what you really need, but for me it felt important to find someone with a warm presence who I could trust and feel accepted by.
I offer a confidential and judgement-free environment where you can bring any problem to be worked on collaboratively. Everything can go at your pace, and in a way that helps you feel safe and taken seriously. The process of therapy is different for everyone, but my overall aim is to allow you to explore what is happening and navigate a way forward with greater understanding and empowerment.
As an integrative therapist I am trained to use a variety of therapeutic approaches to help meet your individual needs. I often work in a humanistic and relational manner. This puts you in control, as I believe you are the expert of yourself and my role is to aid your awareness and autonomy. It is also my belief that a strong client-therapist relationship is the most important aspect of therapy, and through our relationship you can be supported to have greater understanding about dynamics that play out within yourself and also with friends and family.
I have experience working therapeutically with individuals of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I had two years’ experience at the suicide prevention charity Samaritans, befriending the terminally ill through Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, and helping rehabilitate convicted individuals through Circles UK (Circles of Support and Accountability). I think it is important for therapy to be accessible and open to all, regardless of gender, sexuality and race, as no one is spared from facing difficulty in their lives. To help therapy be more accessible I make 20% of my slots available with concession rates to students and individuals receiving Universal Credit.
My first session
As an initial contact I offer a fifteen minute consultation to begin to get to know each other. This is free of charge and can be done either online or over the phone. It is an opportunity for you to express what it is you want from therapy and I will also be able to get a sense of whether I am able to help you. Alternatively, if you prefer, our first contact can be face-to-face during a full session of 50 minutes.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work