Women's Counselling and Therapy Service

Women's Counselling and Therapy Service

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Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (WCTS) is the specialist women and girls mental health charity in Leeds. Our mission is to work with vulnerable women and girls who experience significant mental health difficulties; providing accessible therapeutic services that offer brief medium and long term relationship and result in valued and sustainable change.


We operate mainly in the Leeds area, and particularly in areas suffering from economic deprivation working with women 16+ experiencing multiple disadvantage. Our aims are to support marginalised and vulnerable women recover from the impacts of negative life experiences and improve their life chances by: reducing their levels of psychological distress/mental health problems; improving their levels of self-esteem and confidence; increasing their resilience; empowering them with skills for dealing with problems or tackling difficult situations, relationships and, for some, mothering.

We offer access to trauma specialised long-term i.e. up to two years, psychotherapeutic services that take account of both gender and wider power structures in society, and the potential impact of severe and/or long-term adversity on development, capacity to form and sustain healthy relationships and resilience.

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