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Eleni Michael

Nicola Heptinstall

Our History

Eleni Michael and Nicola Heptinstall are the joint founders and Directors of Evolve. They met in 2013, both working as psychotherapists in private practice. As their individual businesses expanded their shared vision of creating a therapeutic space for themselves and other therapists to work from and building a community of like-minded therapists under one roof was realised. 

Evolve opened in 2015, at 25a Park Square in central Leeds. The square’s peaceful environment, with views across the park is the perfect location, a space away from an ever-demanding world. Three years later, as the reputation of Evolve continued to grow a second space also overlooking the park was opened at 31 Park Square.


Our Ethos

The ethos of Evolve, is based on a genuine respect for people. Both Eleni and Nicola value individuality, community, and connection, sharing a common belief that when people come together, they can learn and grow through their connection with each other. This is reflected in their creation of Evolve - a space where a community of individual therapists come together to provide support to the people of Yorkshire and beyond. 


Our work

Evolve houses 11 comfortably furnished, private therapy rooms, including space for couple work and a dedicated playroom for offering play therapy and art therapy and a family therapy room. It is home to an ever-growing team of 24 private practitioners from a variety of different backgrounds all working in different ways but sharing a common goal - to offer professional, ethical and affordable private mental health support.

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Meet our Booking Manager Louise

Louise has a wealth of experience working with people having worked as Executive Assistant to the General Manager of the Marriott Metro Centre and Embassy Row hotels in Washington D.C.


She then returned to the UK and worked in London for a further five years as Office Manager and PA to the Directors of a Soho office interior design firm, and then a large architectural firm in Chelsea before returning to Leeds, where she has worked in Education for 15 years; and now supporting clients in her role as the referrals manager at Evolve Counselling and Therapy Centre.