We look forward to welcoming you

Overview of services

We offer free and low cost individual and group counselling and psychotherapy to Leeds women and girls on a low-income.

We have an open service and further specialised services for example working with mothers, those who have experienced sexual violence or abuse (recent and not recent), young women etc.

After you or someone on your behalf completes an enquiry or referral form you will be offered an initial meeting / assessment. This a key discussion with an experienced therapist to work out together whether the service will be an appropriate and helpful step. If counselling or therapy is appropriate the different types will be discussed.

If you decide to go ahead you will join a waiting list. Usual waiting time is around three – six months.

Counselling at WCTS is free. We do welcome donations if this is something you would like to do.


What women say about the services:

  • “This has been incredibly helpful experience for me. I got further than I thought I would, it helps me daily in dealing with ongoing challenges.”
  • “I have accessed counselling before, but my experience here has been the best and most effective.”
  • “I feel counselling and my therapist has been a life line literally.”
  • “I feel these sessions have gained my confidence to become a better mother and daughter (to my parents) my relationships are better and I am happy to be independent and have my own choices.”
  • “[Therapist] has been amazing and I know that I would not be here today without her and the ongoing support she has given me. This is a brilliant service.”
  • “The support of WCTS and specifically [Therapist] has helped me get through the last year. I am now beginning to look forward instead of back. Thank you!”
  • “…a safe place where I could explore my feelings, thoughts and experiences…and being accepted for who I am and whatever I bring.”
  • “A fantastic service, has given me lots of positive things to take away.”
  • “An excellent service all round! Good location too.”
  • “I think it is an extremely useful service for women going through challenging times. It provides support and help for women to move on in their own time.”
  • “This is a wonderful, charitable service… I am very grateful to the organisation for the welcoming, safe place.”
  • “I am really grateful that WCTS exists. The counselling helped me significantly and I wouldn’t have been able to afford a private counsellor.”
  • “It has helped me to put things in perspective and move on from destructive behaviour patterns.”
  • “A very valuable service, absolute lifeline for me. Standard therapy would be absolutely impossible to afford.”
  • “I would recommend this service to anyone.”
  • “Helped me to bring trust into my life. Counselling was something really, really helpful for me.”
  • “Best service ever!”
  • “This has helped me so much. I’m leaving a much happier person.”

Donate now

To donate please visit our secure online donation page on CAF Donate by clicking the button below.

Get in touch

Contact us by calling:

0113 245 5725

Or text:

07590 863 205

To give us a compliment or make a complaint please read our WCTS Compliments and Complaints Policy Nov 2020

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WCTS    Portland House    5 Portland Street    Leeds    LS1 3DR


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