"A very valuable service, absolute lifeline for me. Standard therapy would be absolutely impossible to afford."

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.

Our general waiting list (individual therapy) is now closed.

The following services are accepting self referrals and referrals from professionals:

  • Individual therapy for young women aged 16 & 17

Please contact our office for more info.

  • Coping with Trauma and Mental Distress 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 12-1.15pm. Click the image for further information. Referral criteria



  • Monday afternoons – Psychotherapy group for women with a learning difficulty

This group runs on a Monday afternoon.  Please contact our office for a referral form. Click the image for further information.


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

We are recruiting! More info

We have moved! After 35 years at Oxford Chambers we said goodbye and moved to a new building.  More information

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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WCTS    Portland House    5 Portland Street    Leeds    LS1 3DR


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