Arnica Counselling Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision
in North Bradford near Leeds

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I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become - Carl Jung

Welcome, my name is Samantha I'm passionate about Counselling/Psychotherapy because it works, and can be positively life changing.

I'm one of the most experienced and highly qualified Counsellors/Psychotherapists in Leeds and Bradford, not only having the recognised professional qualifications to help you (I have obtained a Masters Degree in Counselling), I also have over 22 years experience providing Psychotherapy/Counselling in North Bradford, to older teenagers, adults and couples from different cultures, backgrounds and sexualities with varying different life experiences and symptoms

As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor near Leeds, Shipley & Bradford I will treat you as unique with individual needs (we've all had unique experiences that affect us uniquely), because I understand the importance of receiving really good therapeutic help - It's an investment in your physical and mental health for your future (both our physical and emotional selves are interlinked).

I believe our experiences with the world including our relationships, especially as a child, affect how we feel and behave including how we relate to others throughout our lives. These experiences inform our adult lives and can create symptoms such as anxiety, depression and addictions, which can also affect our physical selves. Anxiety (fear), for example, can go unnoticed until something occurs in adulthood (relationship issue, accident etc) causing increased physical symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath, pains in arms, stomach upset to name a few. I can work with you to identify the cause of your difficulty, as well as the symptoms so that both can be understood, managed and resolved CLICK HERE to see how much this will cost

As mentioned, I'm really passionate about Counselling & Psychotherapy because I know it can work. Having received my own personal therapy over the years and worked through really difficult emotional difficulties caused in childhood that affected my adult life, it's helped me understand what it feels like to be a client and the positive change that can occur, as well as experiencing how tough that can be at times too.


"Hope is being able to see there is light despite all of the darkness "
Archbishop Desmond Tutu


As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor near Leeds, in Shipley & Bradford as well as a Psychotherapist near Leeds, there are many emotional difficulties I can help you with (this list is not exhaustive), so if you're unsure if I can help you, please get in touch.

You possibly don't know what symptoms you're experiencing, this is perfectly normal and understandable and can be discussed and explored in your first appointment or over time if you wish. Some examples of symptoms I can help you with are;

  • Unhappiness/Dissatisfaction
  • Stress
  • Loss/Grief/Bereavement
  • Anxiety (fear)
  • Depression (very low mood)
  • Anger
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Abuse (emotional, physical and sexual)
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BDP)
  • Addictions (drugs,alcohol,sex,food, sugar, exercise, etc)
  • Eating issues (overeating, bulimia,anorexia)
  • Relationships
  • Identity and Sexuality
  • Work
  • Physical Disabilities and any emotional impact (my office is wheelchair friendly)
  • Self-Harm/Self-Injury


I'm a Counsellor in Shipley, Psychotherapist near Leeds as well as providing Counselling in North Bradford, which is close to; Ilkley, Leeds, Rawdon, Calverley, Yeadon, Horsforth, Apperley Bridge, Pudsey - my address is under Locations in the menu - CLICK HERE
I provide Counselling near Leeds, Shipley & Bradford


How I Work - How I Can Help You

I could work with you in two ways;

1/ We could focus solely on relieving your physical and/or emotional symptoms (anxiety, depression/low mood, headaches, for example) which would help you manage day to day. Managing symptoms wouldn't remove them for good, but would help you in the short term.

2/ We could focus on relieving your symptoms (as above) as well as exploring the cause of the symptoms, this way of working is more longer term but would be helping resolve the symptoms for good, not just in the short term


As a Counsellor near Shipley, and Psychotherapist near Leeds, I also provide Counselling in North Bradford near Leeds


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