Rhiannon Rees, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Rhiannon Rees

Leeds LS1
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Rhiannon Rees, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Rhiannon Rees

Leeds LS1
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My Approach

As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I blend Humanistic, Psychodynamic, and CBT theories to delve deep into the root causes of your pain and distress. By exploring beyond current issues, we trace back through your life to understand how your upbringing, parenting, and school experiences continue to impact.

This process unveils insights into these now dysfunctional habits, explaining why they occur and persist. Psychotherapy can fill developmental deficits enabling you to develop your sense of self and relearn ways of coping that are functional and fulfilling. In this empathetic space, you can explore emotions, challenge beliefs, and uncover strengths. This transformative journey helps to foster empowerment so you can live fully, as your real self, free from the defences that hinder your progression.

Experience and Qualifications:
With extensive experience as a Psychotherapist, I offer a wealth of knowledge and a genuine passion for guiding individuals through life’s challenges. I’ve worked with diverse age groups in various settings, providing both short-term focused therapy and long-term Psychotherapy based on individual needs. My skills encompass addressing concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, personal growth, and trauma. As a Mental Health and Psychological Therapies Lecturer, I’ve taught trainee professionals and contributed to national field developments through research.

Professional Membership:
As a Psychotherapist, holding dual membership with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I am personally committed to upholding professional standards and delivering high quality care. Being part of recognized therapy associations ensures adherence to a code of conduct emphasizing confidentiality, respect, and integrity. For you, this means entering a secure and trustworthy therapeutic relationship where your well-being is my top priority. My ethical membership assures continuous professional development, staying current with best practices, and unwavering dedication to your interests. This foundation of trust establishes a confidential space for exploration, healing, and growth.

About Me

Despite your drive and ambition do you experience times of feeling stuck, overwhelmed by anxiety and self-doubt preventing you from having a fulfilling career and relationships? Even in a job and career you love, there may be moments when you feel paralyzed and frozen, unable to express your real self. This can stop you from fulfilling your potential and excelling as you know you can. You may have fought hard to banish your anxiety but wound up frustrated and confused when this didn’t work.

Do you compare yourself to seemingly thriving others, wondering why you can't be like them? Perfectionism and procrastination and an all-or-nothing mindset can create a self-critical spiral that feels demoralising. Small setbacks can leave you overwhelmed, stressed, and worried. Embarrassment about what feels like trivial problems can hinder meaningful connections, compounding feelings of inadequacy and loneliness.

Together, we'll explore your identity, aspirations, and potential in relationships, life, and career, addressing obstacles to unlock your full potential. Understanding the impact of past experiences enriches your identity, fostering freedom to create new habits. Confidence and newfound calmness quiet the inner critic, enabling you to thrive, navigate setbacks, and establish healthy boundaries.

With specialist knowledge and extensive experience, I blend warmth and empathy to foster self-compassion, freeing you from unrealistic expectations. Cultivating assertiveness and recognizing your inherent worthiness can reignite excitement and joy, empowering you to achieve your goals. Let's navigate through dysfunctional thoughts and behaviours together, liberating you from unrealistic expectations. I look forward to hearing your story, understanding your struggles, and working together to uncover the root of your difficulties, allowing you to live authentically and passionately.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Anxiety, a common human emotion, can derail even the most ambitious person’s plans. When it becomes chronic or overwhelming, it seeps into every aspect of life, leaving you feeling stuck, frustrated, and wrestling with self-doubt and self-criticism. How Psychotherapy Helps: Psychotherapy serves as a powerful tool, acting like a detective for the mind to alleviate anxiety. Together we will explore your childhood experiences and upbringing to gain insights into the origins of these now dysfunctional habits. By addressing the burden of past experiences and dismantling self-imposed expectations, Psychotherapy can free you from your anxiety. Additionally, Psychotherapy acknowledges the enduring impact of trauma, offering a safe space to navigate its aftermath. This healing journey untangles trauma’s threads, rebuilding safety, trust, and resilience. Therapy is like decluttering your mental attic—a liberating process of sorting through and deciding what to keep and what to let go. Navigating thoughts and feelings with newfound understanding enables control, progress and fulfilment. The resulting confidence and assertiveness can be a powerful tool to progress your life and career and achieve your aspirations.
Psychotherapy for low self-esteem and identity problems involves collaboratively exploring past relationships, traumas, and personal narratives to understand your self-worth and the origins of negative views. These negative views impact your behaviour, cause self-sabotage and limit your potential. Developing valuable insights and self awareness, understanding and rebuilding your sense of safety, trust, and resilience can be transformative. Psychotherapy allows you to reshape your self-worth and cultivate self-compassion, serving as a powerful catalyst for change. Collaborative goal setting within therapy addresses specific aspects of low self-esteem, using achievable goals as a valuable tool to challenge negative beliefs, improve self-care, or pursue career aspirations.
When difficulties in relationships leave you feeling isolated and alone, Psychotherapy can provide a valuable space to navigate and understand relationship challenges, fostering long-lasting change. Collaboratively, we’ll delve into your relationship patterns, roles, and personal struggles, not just focusing on the present but examining key life events and childhood experiences that inform who are today. Whether addressing concerns in romantic, family, or professional relationships, psychotherapy enables the development of emotional intelligence and relational skills, fostering empathy and understanding for yourself and others. It supports the identification and breakage of negative patterns, fostering positive change, and cultivating meaningful, resilient relationships. Your therapeutic journey becomes transformative, breaking destructive patterns and enhancing communication, leading to more meaningful connections.
Psychotherapy recognises the lasting impact of trauma and works to help you come to terms with distressing past experiences that left you feeling unsafe, powerless, or vulnerable, affecting your current relationships, self esteem and sense of worth. This healing journey untangles the intricate threads of trauma, developing insight and understanding and rebuilding your sense of safety, trust, and resilience. You’ll develop an understanding of your attachment patterns and gain the tools to set and maintain healthy boundaries, fostering a sense of autonomy and mutual respect in relationship.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Leeds Office

55 Great George Street
Leeds LS1 3BB​

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55 Great George Street
United Kingdom (UK)

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Rhiannon Rees

Rhiannon Rees

Leeds LS1

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