What are your reasons for seeking Therapy or Counselling?
I suspect that it is because you feel, or maybe know that there
is something wrong in your life. It is not right, it is holding you back,
ruining your life and preventing you from being the person you know you
You may know what this something is: somebody may have put a
label on it such as anxiety, depression, OCD, PTS , bi-polar or
many of the hundreds of classifications that exist to attempt to explain or
"diagnose" these problems.
You may know what it is in terms of how it affects you: "I
get embarrassed", "I blush when I talk to people", "I cant leave the house",
"I am afraid of ....spiders, lifts, aero planes". "I feel scared and anxious
", or "I feel tired and weary all the time, I just can't be bothered with
anything", "I get angry and at times violent and it is ruining my career, my
relationship and my life".
Or it may be more vague than this such as "I feel lost without
My name is Andrew Pickles and I am a qualified
Psychotherapist registered with the UKCP (The United Kingdom Council for
Psychotherapy). I work from a private consulting room in the beautiful village of Thorner
in North Leeds.
My appraoch to Psychotherapy is “Solution Focused Therapy”.
that we focus on the change that you want and the outcome you desire; the
life that you want to achieve. Because of this focus on the solution rather
than the problem, it is possible to deal with a range of issues very
quickly. Clients are often amazed that a problem that has been with them for
many years can suddenly evaporate; often in a few sessions.
Areas that I work with are as follows:
Lack of confidence
Anxiety and stress
Dealing with anger grief and fear
Compulsive disorders and repetitive patterns - from habits
Phobias - all kinds
Finding and achieving goals, giving meaning to your life
Post traumatic stress disorders
Shyness and social phobia
Resolving issues and problems from childhood
Relationship and family issues
You can contact me by clicking
use the contact form
or phone 07703 306819 or 01132 892 658. Or you can continue to
browse through these web pages and then click on the contact button where
you will be able to send an enquiry.
For more information about the type of
therapy I offer go to my Therapies page
or for details about costs and answers to many other questions, see my
FAQ page. Appointments
are often available at short notice and you can check availability by
I have worked with hundreds of clients who have faced the same
difficulties. I have and guided them to overcome their problems and and in
doing so they transformed their lives. People who have suffered for years,
and sometimes for most of their lives find new purpose and a new way of
living life to the full..