Meet our counsellors

Lorraine Fothergill

Lorraine is an integrative person-centred counsellor with additional training in Dialectic Behaviour Therapy and other therapeutic approaches. She has extensive experience working in many different settings including Mind, NHS, and educational settings. She also has a private practice in York. She has great resolve to… Read More »

Sarah Farnell

Sarah is a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, families and their wider systems. The systemic approach is based on the idea that no one lives their life completely in isolation; we are all influenced by what happens around us and… Read More »

Sylvie Simonds

Dr Sylvie Simonds is a psychotherapist specialising in perinatal mental health and parent infant therapy extending to  dyadic and triadic work. She is based within the Leeds Women’s Counselling Perinatal team offering psychotherapy and counselling. Sylvie is passionate about infant mental health and in her… Read More »

Alisha Chady

Alisha is a therapist working in the Reaching Communities team. She loves her role because it means she can work flexibly, in different venues, offering counselling to those who otherwise might not be able to access it. Alisha does one-to-one talking therapies, health and well-being… Read More »

Kirsty Grant

Kirsty is a BACP accredited therapist working with clients referred to the core WCTS service. She works in an integrative, relational way, tailoring her approach to suit the needs of each client and has had experience working within the NHS as well as Further and… Read More »

Alison Herbert

Alison’s role within the organisation is as a qualified Art Psychotherapist and Senior Therapist. She is registered with The Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as well as The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). She works with clients with a wide range of needs and has a… Read More »

Mbola Holisoa

Holisoa Andriambolanoro, also known as Mbola, is a qualified person-centred therapist, BACP registered. Her experience includes working with vulnerable adults with complex needs, such as attachment difficulties, domestic violence and histories of sexual abuse, and she also has experience of working with anxiety, depression, low… Read More »

Jacinta Kent

Jacinta is a qualified Groupwork Practitioner and Group Analyst/Individual Psychotherapist in training. She specialises in long-term analytic work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, childhood sexual abuse, rape, and sexual violence. Jacinta is an associate member of the Institute of Group Analysis as well as… Read More »

Raquel Losa-Hicking

Raquel’s role involves supporting Women and Girls with complex and multiple needs. Working holistically, she offers one-to-one practical and emotional support for women who’ve been affected by sexual violence, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. The work is person-centred and aims to empower women and… Read More »

Sinead Monk

Sinead is a qualified Dramatherapist registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC). Dramatherapy is psychotherapy focused, and uses a range of creative interventions to help explore personal difficulties. Sinead currently works within the Perinatal Mental Health Team, and offers service users a space… Read More »

Jaz O’Reilly

Jaz works as a therapist based in the community, mainly within the 50+ Project, taking the service out to those who live community-wide. She offers one-to-one long-term therapy and also runs a yoga class to provide a more holistic approach. Before joining WCTS she worked… Read More »

Abi Rowan

Abi is a Psychotherapist/Counsellor working in the Perinatal team. She works with pregnant women and women with babies up to a year old, supporting them to explore what is meaningful to them, to search new ways of relating to themselves and others, and develop a… Read More »