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19th February 2018 
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Joy Archer, Dip HE Counselling, B.A. (Hons), MBACP (Registered) : Person Centred Counsellor in Leeds and Bradford

Individual, couple or family seeking counselling? Not sure where to start?

Are you looking for an accessible person centred counsellor or therapist based near Leeds or Bradford?

Hi and a very warm welcome to the site. If you have been searching for a counsellor and have arrived here it may well be that you are experiencing issues in your life where you are unhappy, frustrated, fearful or struggling. Perhaps you feel "stuck" - not knowing where to start to make changes - or maybe you are afraid, anxious, angry or confused. You may feel that your relationships, work or quality of life are suffering, and you want to do something about your situation. Maybe you simply know that you are unhappy, and want to talk about that with someone, or explore ways to help you to feel better. Have you been unhappy, unfulfilled or distressed for too long? Do you want to take action now? Do you want to communicate more effectively with others? Do you think that counselling might help you? Call me or email today to take the first steps to move forward with your life.

I can help you feel more positive and get your life back on track by giving you space to explore your difficulties while you move forward towards the best outcome for you.

I provide face to face and telephone counselling/therapy to individuals, couples, families and employment providers on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. This might involve assessing relationships, managing anxiety or anger or addressing motivation. Among my varied areas of expertise I have long standing experience with addiction issues and their impact on well being. I also have advanced qualifications in careers counselling so please get in touch if you would like to use my services if you have been made redundant or are considering retraining or a career change. I am experienced in helping clients to assess their transferable skills, develop action plans and target CVs and applications. As a career changer myself I understand the challenges this poses and am happy to support you to explore your options, and move forward with confidence.

Please note also that I have considerable experience in counselling teachers through a range of issues.

I can offer evening and weekend appointments to enable you to access counselling whilst maintaining your work commitments. These weekend and evening appointments not only enable clients to access counselling without taking time off work, but ensure that you can maintain absolute discretion. Unfortunately at this time I am not able to accommodate Monday - Friday appointments during the day.

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I Can Help You - Individuals, Couples and Families

I am experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with :

  • Relationships
  • Assertiveness and Communication Issues
  • Conflict
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Distress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Grief and Loss
  • Redundancy
  • Financial Worries
  • Workplace Difficulties
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stress
  • Addiction

  • Location

    Currently I work in premises in Calverley, within easy reach of the Ring Road. My comfortable and welcoming counselling rooms offer a calm, peaceful environment and a pleasant waiting area. There is plenty of safe on street parking outside. Calverley has excellent public transport links and is easily accessible by car from Leeds, Bradford and other towns in West Yorkshire.

    If you are unable to travel to the Calverley rooms for counselling I may be able to offer a home visit on request (subject to distance and availability). Please contact me directly if you wish to discuss the possibility of accessing this service in Leeds, Bradford and surrounding areas.


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