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 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

Covid-19 working: I’m currently open for existing clients who have specific physical or mental health needs only. I aim to reopen fully once the current lockdown ends.

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

Marion Astin
Talking Therapies

Covid-19 working: I am currently offering video sessions via Zoom and telephone therapy only.

I am BACP Accredited (adults) and also UKCP registered as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with the College of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapies. I have worked in many settings including NHS IAPT, Third Sector agencies and Primary and Secondary schools as a parent and child therapist. I am BUPA registered.

I am a Relational Practitioner and look at how past relationships may be impacting on the present to help people gain greater clarity about their current situations. I also use more cognitive models, Play Therapy techniques and the Rewind Technique for trauma. I am interested in sand tray work, which can be a useful intervention to help those who overthink to access their emotions.

You may be at a crossroads in your life, have experienced a life event such as bereavement, redundancy or retirement, or be in need of a space to share what you are going through. Maybe you have felt unhappy all of your life and don’t know why? These things can be explored safely in therapy to help you understand yourself and your situation better and to get what you want from life.

A little known fact about me: I used to run an affluent plant in a brewery.

Tel: 07823 883039

Gemma Brown
Talking Therapies

Covid-19 working: I am currently offering sessions by phone and face-to-face.

I am a Relational Counsellor & Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. Being a Relational practitioner means that I help my clients look at how past relationships may be impacting on the present, which in turn leads to greater awareness of self and current situations. I have been working therapeutically with adults and young people since 2006. My work has included counselling on projects aimed at supporting people from BAME backgrounds and people battling substance & alcohol misuse.  I have run a private counselling practice for adults since 2015 alongside counselling for children and young people in schools across Leeds.

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

A little known fact about me: We travelled for 6 months around western Europe enjoying the sights, foods and beaches of some of our closest neighbours.

Tel: 07852 598199

Sue Campbell
Talking Therapies

Covid-19 working: I am offering face-to-face, phone or online Zoom sessions.

I am a BACP qualified and accredited Counsellor and supervisor. I have worked in the field of personal development in various roles for 30 years and have been a counsellor in schools for 10 years. I have also worked in a number of local agencies and charities as a service manager, supervisor and counsellor.  I have experience of working with a wide variety of issues and people of all ages and cultures.

People come to see me for all kinds of reasons; usually they are wanting to change something in their lives. If it is important to you and/or making you unhappy, then that is a good reason to come. 

I work as an integrative counsellor, which means I have developed my approach from a variety of theories. These include person- centred, psychodynamic and gestalt which I can explain more in our first session. I believe that the key to the success of our work is the relationship we build together and your willingness and motivation to be in counselling. I like to work creatively with my clients, which means you will have the opportunity to use images and objects in our work if you would like to. 

A little known fact about me: I spent a lot of my childhood abroad and can speak French and German.

Tel: 07931 561010

Jennifer Lynn Crawford
Touch Therapies

Covid-19 working: I’m currently working reduced hours with a reduced client list.

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

Anna Crowle
Touch Therapies

I am a women’s health physiotherapist, specialising in using myofascial release to treat pelvic and gynaecological problems. Problems are treated holistically, using a woman-centred, whole-body approach, using modern bodywork techniques.

I will look at how your whole body moves, to see what may be affecting your pain. For most women with these conditions, a vaginal assessment is important to get a full picture of the problem. This is always done with the utmost gentleness, care and respect. You will be in absolute and full control at all times.

Conditions treated include: pelvic and back pain, scar pain, sexual pain, prolapse, vulvodynia and vaginisimus type conditions, urinary and faecal incontinence, pudendal neuropathy  or any other type of pelvic condition or birth injury.

These problems could have come from pregnancy, birth, falls onto the coccyx, infections, injury, or they could have come on gradually.

A little known fact about me: I have 4 chickens called Debbie, Pumpkin, Luna and Loco.

Tel: 07884 334718

Vic Leeson
Talking Therapies

Covid-19 working: I am currently offering online sessions via Zoom and Skype,  telephone sessions and face-to-face sessions with a small number of clients.

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and UKCP Registered Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor qualifying  in 2009 after a long career in TV and Film Production. I offer short term and long term therapy to adults, children and young people in a relational, integrative and creative way.

My specialist area of interest includes working with both children and adults who have experienced various forms of trauma and in particular, present with symptoms of  depression and anxiety. I work with other issues as well and all of my therapy work is mindful of both the mind and body, and I work therapeutically to support clients achieve connection between the two.

My therapy space at The Old Surgery is used for clients to talk through what they are experiencing and/or used more creatively using art materials, sand tray or other natural objects. I also work proactively with parents, local schools and other organisations, if appropriate, to ensure that the support offered is not just experienced in the therapy room.

A little known fact about me: I have just converted a Citroen Berlingo to a micro camper and called him Bob. Bob and I like to go on adventures together, particularly if there is a wild swimming opportunity involved.

Tel: 07892 873 512

Associate Therapists

We work closely with therapists who share our ethos. The excellent practitioners listed here sometimes use rooms at The Old Surgery and you can contact them using the details provided in their profiles

Alison Capstick

Counselling

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.

alisonjcapstick@gmail.com

Tel: 0791 2861515

Jamie Tregurtha

Hypnotherapist and Reiki Practitioner

I’ve lived with anxiety for most of my life, with occasional bouts of depression thrown in. Besides prescription medication, hands-on therapies and a daily mindfulness practice, one of the things that’s helped me to manage my anxiety the most has been hypnotherapy. Now I’d like to help others explore how to make the changes they need to lead a more fulfilling life.

My preferred method of working at the moment is via online sessions or via bespoke hypnotherapy recordings.

jamie@leedshealing.co.uk

07874 309787

Resources

While we’re still unable to run and host workshops at The Old Surgery, we thought we’d use this space (where we would normally be promoting workshops) to share some resources that our therapists have found or put together that might be helpful during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please feel free to use and share.

We have some somatic philosophising (Being Without Doing) by our Rolfer, Jennifer-Lynn (click on the button to read).

Vic thinks this video on explaining social distancing to children is great and thought you might too.

Jamie has recorded a woodland meditation to help you relax and unwind.

Contact and location

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

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 email The Old Surgery.
Emails will be responded to during our weekday opening hours.
Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 10am–9pm
Saturday & Sunday: open for workshops and certain therapies 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.