2011 BACP Award for Excellence in Research. Long term outcomes 'What Happened Next'

About WCTS

We provide high quality, low-cost and free therapy to women in Leeds on a low income.

The Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (WCTS) was formed in 1982 in response to the impact of social inequalities on women’s mental health. The social climate that WCTS was birthed into was one of limited access to mental health services for women. The Founding Members advocated the advancement of services designed to meet the specific needs of women.

WCTS is known in Leeds and beyond for its ongoing excellent standards of delivery in therapy and counselling to women on a low income, the expertise of its dedicated staff team and the professionalism of service.

The organisation had until January 2012 run as a charity exempt from registration (IPS). In January 2012 we were registered as a charity by the Charity Commission. We are a service run by women for women through a Board of Trustees.

Key dates:

  • June 2015 – 30th birthday celebration event
  • January 2012 – Registration as a charity
  • November 2011 – Winner of the Outstanding Research Project Award
  • July 1984 – Registration as Industrial & Provident Society
  • 1982 – Established, first therapy sessions offered

Our full history can be found here.

Opening times

Monday: 9am – 7pm

Tuesday: 9am – 6pm

Wednesday: 9am – 6pm

Thursday: 9am – 7pm

Fridays: 10am – 4pm

Answerphone outside office hours.

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WCTS    Portland House    5 Portland Street    Leeds    LS1 3DR


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Registered charity number: 1145377  Website design Wingfinger Graphics, Leeds