Meet our counsellors

Liz Ballinger

As Clinical Lead at WCTS, Liz’s role focuses on ensuring that all of our provision meets the high professional standards we’re committed to as a service. These high standards reflect our position as a BACP accredited service, and also our commitment to providing services that are ethical, responsible and the best possible response to the… Read More »

Andrea Campbell

Andrea has more than 20 years’ counselling and therapy experience and believes that therapy is a great space in which to learn and grow. She follows the idea of post-traumatic growth syndrome: a theory that new learning, understanding, and compassion for oneself and others, can all come out of difficult life experiences. Andrea uses play,… Read More »

Stacey Campbell

Stacey is a Senior Therapist at WCTS and for the past twenty years has worked with children, young people and adults who’ve experienced trauma and loss. In 2005 she completed a foundation course in Cross-Cultural Multi-systemic Family Therapy and, since then, has been inspired to learn from a range of therapeutic modalities to help people… 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 groups, and psycho-education workshops. She feels honoured to do the… Read More »

Kathy Engler

New member of staff details to follow.

Tamsin Fazan

My role as perinatal mental health caseworker is support women who have been pregnant in the last year, or have a baby under 1 years old, to engage in counselling and psychotherapy by helping them to overcome the barriers that can prevent them from doing so. I can help with all sorts of problems, ranging… Read More »

Zoe Gilbert

Zoe is one of the Senior Therapists at WCTS, and the lead practitioner for the 16-17 Project. She also works with 18-25s in different settings in Leeds. Zoe’s role with us includes making sure service users progress smoothly through the service, from referral right through to ending their support from us. She also provides one-to-one… 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 Higher Education settings. She is passionate about supporting clients in… Read More »

Alison Herbert

Alison’s role within the organisation is as an Art Psychotherapist and Senior Therapist, and she works with clients with a wide range needs. Her everyday role includes supporting clients individually as well as delivering short-term psychoeducational groups and a long-term art psychotherapy group. Services offered: Counselling; Wellbeing through learning

Monika Hodgson

Monika is a member of our admin team and performs vital reception duties. She creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, answering phone and email enquiries and helping with all kinds of administration and office maintenance. She also helps to manage our social media channels, posting helpful and interesting resources on Twitter, Facebook and… 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 self-esteem and relationship difficulties. As well as English, Mbola is… 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 a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy. Service offered:… 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 girls to help them make informed positive choices in moving… Read More »

Stella Maden

Stella’s position at WCTS is Senior Psychotherapist in our Perinatal team. She works with mothers and female carers who are pregnant – or who have a child under 1 year old – offering them individual counselling and therapy. She’s worked at WCTS since 2012 on a range of projects, and is a firm believer in… Read More »

Sinead Monk

Sinead is a qualified Drama Therapist registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC). Drama therapy 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 that’s nurturing, consistent, and which allows personal growth.… 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 with bereaved clients at Cruse, Leeds, and also with GIPSIL,… Read More »

Abi Rowan

I am a Psychotherapist/Counsellor working in the Perinatal team. Working 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 greater sense of inner safety, as they go through the life… Read More »

Karen Taylor

Karen is a registered and accredited member of the BACP and has been with WCTS for several years. She currently works as a therapist on the young women’s team. Karen offers counselling to clients aged 16-25 using an integrative model, combining aspects of different approaches depending on the client’s needs. She really enjoys engaging with… Read More »