Counselling may help if you’re…

Finding it hard to cope

I can work with you to help you to make sense of the various challenges and problems that you may be facing in life at the moment

Struggling with relationships

Whether at home or at work I can support you to address the challenges arising out of your relationships both past and present

Having problems at work

I understand the pressures people face in the current employment market and your need for a safe and confidential space to work through them

Feeling anxious and depressed

I recognise depression as a physical illness and use a range of methods to help you understand your feelings and work towards a renewed sense of wellbeing

How I work with you…

Counselling is about helping you to understand yourself better and supporting you to make the changes you want to make to your life. At Leeds Mindful Counselling you won’t be told what to do or given advice but you will have a safe, confidential space in which you can explore the issues that are bothering you right now.  By gaining an understanding of these issues in the context of your life as a whole our work will promote personal awareness and insight in ways that support long lasting change and growth.

You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Research shows that one of the major factors that supports change is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. We will talk about why you’re seeking counselling at the moment and what you want to get out of it. We’ll work together to identify an appropriate focus – whether you are looking for a few sessions to deal with something specific or you feel you need longer term support.

People are often beset by issues from the past and concerns for the future and that this is a major source of stress, anxiety and depression.  I utilise mindfulness within my work both to be fully present to you, the client but also to promote your own resilience and strength to cope with the challenges that life inevitably brings.

Meet your counsellor…

nicola-engel-khan-3Nicola Engel-Khan MBACP
Psychodynamic counsellor

I have been working as a counsellor since 2010. I have experience of working in the charitable and voluntary sectors, the NHS and higher education settings.  I have worked with adult clients presenting a range of issues including anxiety and depression, cultural difference, relationship issues, bereavement, work related stress, eating disorders, addictions, sexual abuse. . . . Read more about Nicola…


Not sure if counselling is for you? Call on 07470 417016 for an initial conversation