David Sheppard

David Sheppard

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS5
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Currently accepting new clients.
Concessionary rates given to Trainee counsellors and NHS workers at £30 a session.

Free 20-30 minute consultation to discuss what you'd hope to achieve through therapy and see if you'd like to continue working together!

Work hours:
Mon-Fri 09:00-20:00

About me and my therapy practice

I'm an integrative counsellor, meaning that I use different  therapeutic approaches depending on what issues you'd like to explore through counselling. There is no 'one size fits all' and our life experiences are unique to us, making the need to tailor my approach to you a fundamental part of the process.
The approaches I draw from are Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution focused therapy.

Practice description

Hello there!

I believe that everyone deserves a space that they can call their own. It is so important that we can feel safe enough to explore our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, dreams, fears and goals, with compassion and without judgement. It is possible to break unhealthy thought patterns that hold us back and cause us pain - and to reframe and challenge long-standing narratives about ourselves, or values that we've inherited that are more of a hinderance than a help.

Understanding how our experiences have shaped our lives is a major step to healing. Sometimes we carry burdens that we simply do not need, but to identify them can be a real challenge to do alone. We don't know what we don't know. I do believe that it really is possible to change our lives' direction in all the best ways, in spite of what our start to life was.

I will help you navigate the issues that you come to counselling with, by helping you become more self aware through exploring your feelings, behaviour, beliefs, worldview and obstacles in your life. My sessions are primarily led by you because you are the expert in your own life experience. 

Please get in touch if this feels like something you may benefit from. 

All the best!

I offer in-person sessions at Leeds Complementary Therapy Centre in Headingley, Leeds. I also offer Therapy via Video Call.

Free 20-30 minute consultation to discuss what you'd hope to achieve through therapy and see if you'd like to continue working together!

My first session

First session: What can I expect?
In our first appointment we will go through the contract, to ensure that we are on the same page on terms of working together.
I have a few health and lifestyle questions, helping me to build a better picture of your world currently. The majority of the time will be handed to you, to go into greater detail what is going on in your world, what are you'd like to get from our time together, and which areas you're most keen to explore. 

Sessions last 50 minutes and are £55. Concessions are given to Trainee Counsellors and NHS workers at £30 per session.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older 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, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

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