An ethically-motivated, community-minded therapeutic space in the heart of Meanwood.

When I first met Sue there was an immediate connection and I decided on the spot that we were going to work together some day. Here we are, several years down the line, opening The Old Surgery together. Similar stories apply to all of the therapists sharing space at The Old Surgery; there’s a common purpose - a sense of us all pulling together in the same direction.
Our location is a story of the power of intention too. I used to walk past what is now The Old Surgery and say to myself ‘one day I’m going to open a therapy centre there’, and look! That’s exactly what’s happened!

Georgia CooperFounder of The Old Surgery
Georgia Cooper (founder)
Talking and Touch Therapies

I have a degree in art and my background is in offering creative arts workshops for young people. I qualified as a psychotherapist in 2002 and now offer long term and short term therapy to adults, young people and children. There are many reasons people choose to come and see me; from those who have a clear picture of why they want to talk to those who just feel something isn’t quite right in their lives.

My areas of interest and extra training include eating disorders, self harm, trauma and adoption, so many clients come to me because of those specialisms, but I am also experienced in the many issues and difficulties that make our lives challenging.

I offer private consultations and also work in partnership with other professionals and NHS services when needed.  Having become interested in the link between mind and body through my work with dancers over the years, I now have an Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy and work with dancers and athletes and anyone wishing to take care of their body through hands on treatments. I believe that mind & body are so connected that it’s impossible for us to experience emotional pain without it having an impact on our body.

A little known fact about me: I used to be a DJ and still have a huge vinyl collection!

Sue Haynes (co-founder)
Touch Therapies

I’ve been a full-time complementary therapist since 2004, and in that time have worked with hundreds of people looking to effect positive change in their lives. I worked in the corporate world for 16 years and mostly loved what I did, but looking back I guess I burnt myself out. I began my well-being journey by having regular therapies including Reflexology, Reiki and Indian Head Massage. Over time my health was restored and I learnt about the importance of a healthy work/life balance.  My experience inspired me to train as a therapist myself.

I specialise in preconception and maternity reflexology and stress-management, but work with clients with a wide range of issues.  I’m committed to keeping up-to-date with the latest thinking in my industry and since graduating have completed additional training in Preconception and Maternity Reflexology, Advanced Reflexology Techniques, Vertical Reflexology, Precision Reflexology and Reflexology Lymph Drainage.  I also provide a mentoring service to trainee and newly qualified therapists, because I’m passionate about raising standards in my industry and helping other therapists realise their ambitions.

A little known fact about me: I briefly (and badly) played keyboards in a band!

Tel: 07884 432214

Jennifer Lynn Crawford
Touch Therapies

I’m a Certified Rolfer™ and freelance dance artist. As a Rolfer, I bring an in-depth understanding of physical change and movement education from 15 years working as a professional contemporary dancer, yoga practitioner/teacher and lecturer in the UK’s conservatoire system of HE vocational training.

I first encountered Rolfing Structural Integration as a dance artist, looking to unpick some patterns of strain that were becoming increasingly part of my life both in the studio and out. Although important and useful positive changes happened in my dancing experience through the Rolfing series, the more important changes manifested in day-to-day experience: breathing, walking, standing and everyday relationships all became more spacious; easier in a way that seemed spontaneous and un-forced.

A transatlantic transplant, I initially trained in Canada at Quinte Ballet School and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre before gaining my Pg-Dip and M.A. at London Contemporary Dance School. I completed my Rolfing training at the European Rolfing Association in Munich.

Also a keen cyclist, I’m always interested in helping cyclists understand how they can minimise postural strain on two wheels.

A little known fact about me: I’m half Bajan and no, I can’t do the accent!

Tel: 07947 507564

Alison Capstick
Talking Therapies

I’m a BACP Accredited Counsellor and work specifically with adults one to one (not couples or families).  My clients may be experiencing any of the following: relationship difficulties, anxiety or depression, a loss or bereavement, work-based stress or anything else which may be materially affecting their lives.

I started my career in media, ending up as a Producer for the BBC.  I then moved into lecturing in Media Studies at Salford University, and as a Course Leader found that students were coming to me with a variety of personal problems so I began doing some counselling training in order to be able to support them better.  Soon I began to enjoy this aspect of my job so much that I re-trained as a Counsellor – a job that I have been doing for almost twenty years now.

A little known fact about me: I’m a keen swimmer and last year did an open water swim in Roundhay Lake – which was fairly scary I have to say – but I’m glad I did it!

Tel: 0791 2861515

Gemma Brown
Talking Therapies

I am a Registered BACP Counsellor working with Adults and young people aged 16 and over. I offer counselling for issues which can affect both men & women at any stage of life, and would describe the most common ones I come across as sadness, feelings of depression and worry, along with general ‘stuck in a rut’ life issues.

I have worked on specialist placements with the Leeds & York NHS Foundation Trust and the Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service in Leeds. I have over ten years experience of working therapeutically with adults, young people and children. My work has included counselling for diverse populations & cultures (often referred to as “BAME”), counselling supported by language interpreters and supporting people with substance & alcohol misuse problems.

I now have a special interest in offering counselling for women experiencing symptoms of (but not necessarily diagnosed with) postnatal depression, pregnancy and birth related trauma.

A little known fact about me: I took part in a charity Dancing On Ice event in 2012, which involved five months of training at Bradford Ice rink. I managed to keep upright throughout the show although I did skate head on into a fellow performer during the group dance!

Tel: 07852 598199

 
Workshops

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Contact and location

The Old Surgery
4a Green Road
Meanwood
Leeds
LS6 4JP

Enquiries and triage: 0113 212 3420

We are a collection of self-employed therapists running our own individual clinics, so if you’d like to check appointment availability, find out more about a therapy or book an appointment, please contact the therapist concerned using their contact details from their individual Therapist page.
If you would like to talk to someone about what therapy/therapist might suit your needs, or have any other general enquiry, please call or email The Old Surgery (please note the phone is unmanned and is a message service only).
Emails and phone messages will be responded to during our weekday opening hours.
Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 10am–9pm
Saturday & Sunday: open for workshops only

Please note that each of our therapists has their own set of clinic hours so please check with them when they’re available.

Location: The Old Surgery is opposite the pedestrian entrance to Waitrose supermarket. If you’re standing outside Waitrose (with your back to it) and look across the road, you’ll face a pair of old semi detached houses. The right hand side of the property is Maria’s Cafe and we are in the old GP surgery next door to the left. We have a blue sign, tall black railings and there is also a large Sycamore tree outside, with a bus stop to the left of it. You enter The Old Surgery by going through the open gate on the left and up the side of the building on the path to the porch. There is a buzzer entry system and our buzzers are clearly marked.

Parking: There are several car parks nearby in Meanwood.  The closest is to the rear of the shopping centre that’s on the same side of the road as The Old Surgery (access is off Church Avenue).  Drive round as far as you can go and you’ll find a footpath through to Green Road which comes out to the side of The Old Surgery. Alternatively (and recommended if you’ve a late evening appointment) you can park in one of the parking bays outside the front of the centre.  There are no parking restrictions in either location. You can also park in Waitrose car park for up to 2 hours.

Public transport: The no. 51 bus will drop you off on Green Road.  No. 52 will drop you off a little further up Stonegate Road.

Dog Friendly Centre:  Because we work with dogs and have therapy dogs on-site, The Old Surgery is a dog friendly space which welcomes clean and well behaved dogs.