"…a safe place where I could explore my feelings, thoughts and experiences...and being accepted for who I am and whatever I bring."

Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (WCTS) offers a free or low cost accessible counselling and psychotherapy service for Leeds women on low incomes. Venues are in the city centre and in communities around Leeds. Learn about our services here.

Please note our general waiting list is closed at the moment.

We are accepting referrals from women who wish to self-refer and from professionals for:

  • women who are pregnant or have a baby under one year old

If you are interested in finding out more about any of the above, please contact the office on 0113 2455725.

New Flying Lessons for Women Group  – starting June 2017

A group for women wanting to work towards becoming more confident. Would you like to build your confidence; feel less isolated; improve your wellbeing and develop your strengths, talents, coping skills and happiness. If you are interested please click here or contact the office on 0113 2455725 and ask for Andrea.

New Group Managing Difficult or Overwhelming Feelings

A group aimed at helping women cope with overwhelming feelings including stress, anxiety and low mood. The group will begin in September. If you are interested please click here or contact the office on 0113 2455725.

New Dramatherapy Group

The group will begin with 3 individual sessions to help you to establish whether Dramatherapy is right for you. The group will begin in September. If you are interested please click here or contact the office on 0113 2455725.

Information and support with self harm

Access WomenSpace is a NHS funded quick access service for women who self harm, and their friends and family. We offer up to three 45 minute pre booked sessions (face to face or by phone) where women can talk, get information and learn about other services in Leeds. Appointments are usually offered quickly – within two weeks of contacting us – and are staffed by workers experienced in working with self-harm who can listen, offer ways to manage and provide information about other support services.

As members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) we work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

To find out more about BACP and about counselling go to BACP website

Latest news

New Flying Lessons for Women Group

Latest vacancies

See our latest Impact Report 2014-2015

Click here for information on other services in the Leeds area that may be of use to you.

Anxiety Leeds is a peer support group for people suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. Go to www.anxietyleeds.org.uk for more information.

There is also an NHS online mental health service which may be helpful. Please click here to be redirected.

Contact us

If you are experiencing:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Enduring problems arising from past physical, emotional or sexual abuse
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