Hi, my name is Lisa Riding and I am the school counsellor here at Cookridge Primary.

I am a counsellor with many years’ experience of working with children and young people. I work for The Beck Counselling service; an independent organisation which provides support for children and young people when things in life are obstructing learning, playing and getting on with others. As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I work within their professional boundaries and guidelines.

I am:

  • Someone for your child to talk to
  • Someone who will listen to your child
  • Someone who will not judge
  • Someone who will provide a safe environment for your child to express difficulties through talking, play and creative means.

I see pupils weekly during lesson time in school in a specifically set-up private room equipped with play and creative materials. I usually see pupils for between 8 and 12 weeks.

Counselling is confidential but I work closely with parents and school to help support your child.

Referrals can be requested by parents, teachers or come to us from your GP. For more information, or to discuss requesting a referral please contact Mrs Hunter or Mrs Brosnan. You can also contact:

Theresa Passey: Counselling co-ordinator

Mobile: 07391 400 301


Lisa Riding: Counsellor

Mobile: 07391 400 303

Contact Us

Tinshill Drive
West Yorkshire
LS16 7DH

0113 386 2500