Penelope Williamson

Penelope Williamson

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS16
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative therapist, with a background in person-centred humanistic counselling and I am registered with the BACP. I have experience in helping clients with a broad spectrum of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationships, and career changes. I have experience within an NHS setting where I worked with a diverse variety of clients from all backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, and genders.

I am very warm, open, and relaxed and feel that creativity and humour can be beneficial throughout therapy. I also have coaching experience so for people wanting therapy to explore the present or immediate future I can also help with goal setting and growth mindset.

I believe therapy should be tailored to each individual client, whether that is problem solving with logic, approaching issues with creativity, or exploring deeper emotions and traumas. I offer client led, zero judgement sessions where you are free to explore any issues and speak freely ensuring you feel heard and comfortable. 

Practice description

I very much believe that clients are the only expert within the session, they are the ones who will ultimately guide sessions. I will explore what has brought the client to therapy, why now, have they had therapy before and what are their hopes, expectations, and long-term goals for the sessions. I am very open minded and enjoy learning about each individual client and then allowing the sessions to develop into what they need from me. I work on a weekly basis with clients offering open ended therapy, working with clients at their pace.

I currently only work with adults. I offer limited discounted rates for students and low-income earners who are in receipt of certain benefits. This is on a sliding scale depending on circumstances. Please do contact me to discuss if this is applicable. 

My first session

Before the first session I would encourage a quick zoom meeting, to discuss what brings you to therapy and what you are wanting from the process. I will then discuss expectations and how I work with clients. You are very much encouraged to ask questions or raise any concerns about therapy. This will give you chance to see who I am and whether I am the suitable therapist for you. If you decide I am not the right fit at any point I will never be offended or ask any questions as to why. I believe the most effective therapy is when the client feels comfortable and can develop trust with their therapist, as it is a unique working relationship, so it is essential you choose the right therapist for you. If you choose to proceed, we will discuss the practicalities. I will then e-mail over any paperwork, confidentiality, client record sheets and we can book in the first session. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

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