Since the current Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis, for the health and safety of my clients, I have not been carrying out face to face counselling sessions. Instead, I am offering video calls using Zoom, or by telephone call. Email or text me to arrange a session or to find out more details.


Many reasons to chose counselling

Many people bring past expectations and experiences into their present relationships and this may lead to feelings of being misunderstood, unheard, and of loneliness. You might need to find a new balance after a time of crisis, or perhaps rekindle the spark in a good relationship that no longer feels quite right. You might be aware of repeating arguments and a sense of “here we go again” with no resolution, or beginning to see repeating patterns emerge but not be sure how to change. These are just a few of the many reasons people decide to seek counselling.

About Me

I’m Rachel, and I’d be your counsellor

Rachel Spence

Relationship Counsellor

BACP Member

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work within their code of ethics.

I am a Relate trained counsellor experienced at working with both couples and individuals.

I offer a down-to-earth, forward-thinking, non-directive approach. I endeavour to create a warm, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship where we can focus on you and your situation. I will work with you to find an understanding of your concerns, your deeper needs and how they are affecting your relationships.

I have worked with a wide range of problems including communication difficulties, anxiety, depression, divorce, affairs, self esteem, grief, issues of trust, difficulties with the wider family, cultural differences, and changes in the relationship such as a new baby, illness, retirement and many more. I have worked with clients from the LGBT community and from diverse backgrounds.

I have a level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling, 5 years experience with the Samaritans, a BA (Hons) languages degree, and continue to work with Relate in Leeds in addition to private practice. I maintain significant Continuing Professional Development (CPD) including recent courses in Eating Disorders, Suicide / Self-Harm, Aspergers, Solution-focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis, and Narrative Therapy.

I have a comfortable office in the heart of Leeds, a short walk from Leeds city train station, and with plenty of parking close by. The office has disabled access and a lift to my floor of the building.


Flexible availability including mornings from 7am, lunchtimes and evenings

Individual & Couple Counselling


per 50 minute counselling session

50 minute counselling session
Leeds city centre location
Comfortable & private office
Remote video or phone sessions available
Broad range of issues & topics addressed
Initial consultations & ad-hoc sessions available
Regular weekly scheduled sessions possible
Confidentiality assured
Full cancellation fee within 24 hours

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