FAQs about Leeds Complementary

At Leeds Complementary Therapy Centre we get lots of questions about what to expect, what our therapies are, and how we’re regulated.

Here you’ll find our most asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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There is a receptionist available Monday to Friday 8AM to 7PM and also on Saturday mornings to take your calls.

Nicola can be booked through our online booking service.

Our many practitioners can all be booked by calling the clinic on 01132745126 and speaking to our friendly receptionist, available Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm, and Saturday mornings.

At Leeds Complementary, we have a wide range of services including: 

  • Osteopathy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Counselling
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Reiki

No. None of our services require a referal.

Osteopaths believe that the body is a dynamic system and that optimal health depends on the harmonious functioning of all its components.

Osteopaths use various techniques, including stretching, massage, joint mobilization, and manipulation, to address restrictions or imbalances in the body’s structure and function. They may also provide advice on lifestyle modifications, exercise, and nutrition to support the body’s natural healing processes.

Osteopathy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, and digestive problems, among others. It is generally considered safe and is suitable for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

Yes there is a recognised official body for osteopaths.

We are regulated by and have to be registered with The General Osteopathic Council– which ensures that we are safe to practice and you are in safe hands. You can find them at www.osteopathy.org.uk.

Additionally, the word osteopath is a legally protected name which means it is illegal to call oneself an osteopath without being on the register.

Reiki is a type of alternative therapy that aims to promote healing and relaxation by balancing the body’s energy. The idea is that our bodies have an energy field that can become unbalanced, leading to physical or emotional problems.

During a Reiki session, a practitioner places their hands on or near the body in various positions to help channel energy to the areas that need it. This is believed to help remove blockages and restore balance to the energy field, which can in turn promote healing and relaxation.

Reiki is non-invasive and generally considered safe.

Homeopathy is a type of alternative medicine that believes in the concept of “like cures like”. This means that a substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person can be used in small amounts to treat similar symptoms in a sick person.

Homeopathic remedies are made from natural substances, such as plants, minerals, and animal products, that are diluted in water or alcohol to make them safe to use. The idea is that the more dilute the substance is, the more potent its healing effects will be.

Homeopathic practitioners take a holistic approach to healing, considering not only a person’s physical symptoms, but also their mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. They believe that by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms, homeopathy can help the body heal itself from within.

Psychotherapy is a type of treatment that helps people improve their mental health and well-being by talking with a trained professional. The goal of psychotherapy is to help people better understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and to learn how to cope with challenges and stressors in their lives.

During a psychotherapy session, a therapist will typically ask questions and listen to the person’s responses to gain insight into their concerns and experiences. The therapist may also offer guidance and support, and may teach the person specific skills or strategies to help them manage their symptoms or make positive changes in their life.

Psychotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction, among others. It can also be used to address relationship problems, improve communication skills, and enhance overall well-being.

There are many different types of psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy, among others.

During a hypnotherapy session, a trained therapist guides a person into a hypnotic state using various techniques, such as guided imagery, relaxation, and suggestion.

Once in a hypnotic state, the person is more open to suggestions and may be better able to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The therapist may use this time to help the person work through emotional issues, overcome limiting beliefs, or develop new coping skills or behaviors.

Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can also be used to help people quit smoking, lose weight, manage chronic pain, and improve sleep, among other things.

Osteopathy, physiotherapy, and chiropractic treatment are all forms of manual therapy that focus on treating musculoskeletal conditions and improving physical function, but they differ in their approaches and techniques.

Osteopathy focuses on treating the whole body, including the musculoskeletal system, organs, and tissues, with a hands-on approach that emphasises gentle manipulation and mobilisation of the body’s structures. Osteopaths also often provide lifestyle and nutritional advice to promote overall health and well-being.

Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, focuses on restoring function and mobility to the body through exercises, stretches, and other physical techniques. Physiotherapists use a range of techniques, such as massage, ultrasound, and electrotherapy, to address a variety of conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, neurological conditions, and respiratory problems.

Chiropractic treatment focuses on treating conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, with a particular emphasis on the spine and nervous system. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation and other manual techniques to correct misalignments in the spine and improve nerve function. They may also provide lifestyle and nutritional advice to promote overall health.

Overall, while there is some overlap between these therapies, each has its own unique approach and techniques.

Counselling and psychotherapy are both forms of talk therapy that involve meeting with a trained professional to explore personal concerns and challenges. However, they differ in their focus, goals, and techniques.

Counselling typically focuses on specific issues or challenges that the person is currently facing, such as relationship problems, work-related stress, or life transitions. The focus is on finding practical solutions and coping strategies to help the person manage their current situation. Counselling tends to be shorter-term and goal-oriented.

Psychotherapy, on the other hand, tends to focus on deeper, more complex issues and may involve exploring past experiences and their impact on current thoughts and behaviours. The goal of psychotherapy is to help the person gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and to develop new ways of coping with life’s challenges. Psychotherapy tends to be longer-term and may involve more intensive treatment.

The techniques used in counselling and psychotherapy also differ. Counselling tends to be more directive, with the therapist providing guidance and support to help the person achieve their goals. Psychotherapy is more exploratory, with the therapist helping the person to uncover unconscious patterns and beliefs that may be contributing to their difficulties.


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