“This is a wonderful, charitable service... I am very grateful to the organisation for the welcoming, safe place. ”

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.

We were established 35 years ago by those passionate about access to women’s services. In 2018 the need for such services is even better understood. Now as always, we need to make sure we are doing our absolute best. An Open Consultation will enable you to share your views on where we go next and help us finalise our strategy taking us towards 40 years of service!
Please have a read and then complete the short (3-4 minute) survey to give us your views.

Please let us know what you think by 21 September. Thank you.

We are experiencing some issues with our telephone lines. If the line is ringing but not being answered please either try again later or phone us on 07590 863205.

Our general waiting list for individual therapy is now closed.

  • Psychoeducational Group

We are currently recruiting for a six week group developing skills in coping with trauma and mental distress. It will be a small group, running on Thursdays between 1-2.30pm from Thursday 20th September. Click the image for further information.

  • Long-Term Therapy Groups

We are currently recruiting for our ongoing long-term psychotherapy groups.  These run at 12.30pm Wednesdays and 5.15pm Thursdays.

In addition, we have a creative therapy group for women starting on Fridays at 1pm: ‘Making Space’.  Click the image below for more information.
If you are interested in any of these groups please check our referral criteria and contact our office for a referral form.

We also run a group on Mondays at 1.30pm for women with a learning difficulty. If you are interested please click the image below for more information.

  • Individual therapy for women who are pregnant or have a baby under one

The Perinatal Service is accepting both self-referrals and professional referrals from women who are pregnant and /or have a child under one year old.  Please contact our office for a referral form.

  • Co produced Training group for women who wish to set up their own peer support group

We are also running a co produced training group with women who wish to set up their own peer support activities in their communities. For more information please click here. Interpreters will be available at the training and bus fares can be reimbursed. If you would like to reserve a place or have any questions please contact Andrea directly on 07715 674547 or the office on 0113 2455725.

For information on where to get help and support please click here

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

Open Consultation on our future strategy – let us know what you think.

We have updated our privacy notice, read it here

See our latest Impact report 2017

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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