What's in your Next Chapter?

Hello, welcome to Next Chapter, we provide Counselling, Clinical Supervision and Training.

Working with clients and people who support people.

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The Next Chapter Team

Sally-Anne & Matthew Armitage


MA Psych, MBACP (Accred), BA (Hons), PG. Dip Sup, Dip. Couns, P.G.C.E

Sally prides herself in being authentic in all areas of her life and work, in being a down to earth, authentic person who walks wholeheartedly alongside her clients. Adapting therapy to suit client needs is Sally's passion, including using creative approaches where needed to support clients who feel unable to speak in detail about their issues. Sally also carries out 'walk and talk' therapy with clients who prefer to be outdoors.

Sally has provided thousands of hours of psychotherapy, working with clients experiencing anxiety (including social anxiety), depression, stress, loss and bereavement, health issues, family issues, betrayal, panic attacks, trauma and PTSD, abuse, low self-esteem and low mood as well as many other difficulties clients may face.

As well as seeing private clients, Sally works in partnership with the Police Federation, seeing clients who work for the police force. She is therefore experienced in working with people who have been impacted by trauma, including clients who feel unable to move forward as a result of a traumatic experience.

With a wealth of experience teaching, lecturing in and researching counselling, Sally is a highly qualified, committed and passionate therapist.


BA (Hons) DipHE Dip Couns MBACP

Matt is a welcoming and non-judgemental person and this is evident in all areas of his life and work. His naturally calm, accepting and caring approach offers clients a highly supported therapeutic space.

For 15 years Matt has worked with the NHS, much of this for Leeds and York Primary Foundation Trust - an NHS body that helps people with severe and enduring mental health conditions.

Having significant first hand experience of working in several mental health services, Matt developed a keen interest in mental health and a passion to help others.

Qualifying as a counsellor enabled him to begin offering therapy himself informed by this wealth of experience.

What is therapy?

Therapy at Next Chapter is primarily Person Centred, which means we will seek to develop an authentic relationship with clients. We will seek to see your world through your eyes as much as possible.

Giving you space to talk with total honesty about your life, in a space free from judgement and bias, often means things start to feel clearer and less overwhelming.

Sally and Matt are trained to listen intently and are skilled in helping clients to identify their own inner and outer resources to help them find the right way forward.

Other elements can be added into the work as necessary. This may include techniques which can help with trauma, elements of neurolinguistic programming and psycho education where necessary to complement the therapy.

Matthew and Sally are fully insured, experienced and qualified therapists.

Fees & availability

  • Sessions with Sally-Anne incur a £60 fee. Sally-s working hours are Monday to Friday 8am-3pm.
  • Sessions with Matthew incur a £50 fee (Limited reduced fee spaces are available, please discuss this with Matthew). Matthews working hours are Monday-Friday 9.30am-2.30pm and 7pm to 9pm.

To begin therapy, it can be helpful to attend weekly, though we know this may not be possible for all clients.

Meetings will be arranged around our mutual availability, you do not need to agree to the same appointment time each week.

Our location

Sally-Anne and Matthew have offices in Morley, Leeds which have been specifically designed for counselling. The offices are a 10 minute walk from both Morley train station and Morley town centre.

There is a toilet next to the counselling rooms and drinking water is provided.

The counselling rooms are located down a sloped driveway. There is a door threshold to enter the rooms, which may cause a problem for clients using wheelchairs. Please contact us for more details about accessibility.

Working remotely

Sally-Anne and Matthew are both qualified and experienced in working remotely with clients across the United Kingdom. Work is carried out online via Zoom, which enables clients to see their therapist, or there is also the option of telephone sessions.

Choosing to work remotely can be an incredibly convenient option for busy people. It also enables clients who are too far away to attend in person to access Next Chapter services.

We have found remote working highly effective and much of our client work is carried out via this method.

Get in touch and lets get started...

Please fill in this form with a brief outline of your enquiry. Remember to include either a telephone number or email address we can reach you on.

You can also call either Sally 07583 920282 or Matt 07868 212180 if you would prefer to leave a text message or speak to us first.

We are always happy to offer a 10 minute initial conversation to discuss your enquiry.

We look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Sally-Anne Armitage MA Psych, MBACP (Accred), BA (Hons), PG. Dip Sup, Dip. Couns, P.G.C.E

Matthew Armitage BA (Hons), Dip.HE, Dip.Couns MBACP

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