Dave Goldthorpe

Dave Goldthorpe

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS2
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am a fully qualified counsellor with over 16 years experience of counselling primarily in the voluntary sector, working with people aged 10 - 65, around Leeds and Bradford. I work with a range of issues including PTSD, depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, family breakdown, attachment, domestic violence and abuse, isolation and loneliness, childhood trauma, exam stress, crisis of belief, substance use, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and bullying.

I work in an integrative way, which means I can work with a range of theories including Humanistic/ Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Solution Focussed Therapy and CBT, to find the way which best suits you. 

I will work at pace that suits you and offer a space where you can talk about what issues are affecting you, in an non judgemental, honest and confidential environment.

Sessions are delivered in Leeds City Centre on evenings and weekends depending on availability. I usually offer up to 12 sessions, although this is flexible. I can offer an initial consultation to allow you to say a bit about what has brought you to counselling after which you can decide whether counselling is for you.

Practice description

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, for everyone's safety, I am offering counselling by video call such as via Messenger or WhatsApp, or by phone. I am currently looking at how I can provide counselling face to face safely, and, once I am confident I can do this, I will update my directory listing accordingly.

My first session

I realise that coming for counselling and therapy can be daunting and stressful, not to mention a huge step. Once you are happy to arrange your first counselling session, at that session I will invite you to say more about what  has brought you to counselling. I will  talk about how I work and, if we both feel the session is useful, I will encourage you to talk about what you would like to focus on during counselling, and what you would like to get out of the sessions.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work