Counsellors and psychotherapists in Hebden Bridge
A comprehensive directory
Including: Counsellors, psychotherapists, life coaches, lifestyle coaches, psychologists…
Compiled by Jim Byrne and Renata Taylor-Byrne
Because of the fragmented nature of the available information on counsellors and psychotherapists, and therapeutic coaches (like life coaches. lifestyle coaches, and others), who practice in Hebden Bridge town, we have decided to post a comprehensive list of all the local Hebden Bridge counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches, and counselling and clinical psychologists. (Practitioners who are based nearby, and do not have a practice in the town itself, are not included – but see footnote No.3 at the end of the page).
Inclusion in this list does not constitute a recommendation, and readers should take their own steps to determine who would be best for them to consult. (The best way to choose a counsellor is to get a personal recommendation from somebody who has used the services of that counsellor; or ask you GP if s/he has heard any good accounts of particular local counsellors. [You are personally responsible for protecting yourself in your counselling relationships. No system of accreditation or registration can prevent some rogues getting into any profession!]).
Practitioners who want to update, amend or delete their listing on this page should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALPHABETICAL DIRECTORY OF COUNSELLORS, COACHES AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS – FROM A TO Z
Tracy Adams, Psychotherapist
Qualification: Dip. TA Psychotherapy
I am trained and experienced in counselling and psychotherapy with individuals and couples and specialise in the dynamics of relationships.
I can help you to make sense of what you are experiencing, reach a greater understanding of why you are the way you are and to learn new healthier ways of being.
As well as talking therapy, I also use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Mindfulness techniques to support you in creating a new and better relationship with yourself.
Telephone: 07545 969411
Fiona Atkinson, Counsellor and Life Coach
Accreditation: Reg MBACP,
Qualifications: PG (Adv) Dip Counselling, BSc Hons, PGCE
I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor, I have my own private practice based in Hebden Bridge …
My professional qualifications and training, together with many years of client work and teaching, means I have knowledge and experience of many models of counselling and can offer the most appropriate counselling for a particular client’s case.
I feel I have a ‘real life’ approach towards clients and their issues. The aim of my work is to help people who have become unhappy or feel ‘stuck’ to explore ways they can help themselves to make beneficial changes and become more resourceful to deal with life events.
I can help with: Abuse, Addiction(s), Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, General counselling, Life Coaching, Loss, Personal Development, Relationships, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women’s Issues, Work related issues.
Telephone: 07746 182444
Steve Axell, Psychosynthesis Counsellor
Qualification and accreditation: MBACP, PGDip Psychosynthesis Counselling
Whatever brings you to consider counselling, whether it is a personal crisis, trauma, depression, isolation, a relational or internal conflict, anxiety, loss or just plain curiosity, this is an important first step in finding the right person for you. I can offer you a safe and creative space and someone you can trust to explore your life challenges with you. Being with you means that we will work together to access the fullness of your inner resources and wisdom and help you to live a healthy, rich life.
I work as a Psychosynthesis counsellor, which means that I work creatively, with mind, body and soul, the conscious and the unconscious, the personal (how the various part of our personality function together in our life) and the transpersonal (our connection with our deepest self, purpose and potential), which means that we might use talking, movement, music, drawing, imagery and many other methods to communicate with each other. I also have over 20 years’ experience of coaching individuals and teams to achieve their potential in life.
Telephone: 07770 643503
Jill Bamber, Counsellor /Therapist
Qualifications: PGCE, BA Hons, Grad Dip Couns, Grad Cert Supervision,
Accreditation: Reg MBACP.
Are you facing problems or challenges in your life?
Would it help to talk things through in a safe and confidential setting face-to-face or online?
I work in a person-centred way, drawing on other disciplines such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), transactional analysis (TA), mindfulness and therapeutic play, depending on my client’s wishes and objectives. Simply put, this means that I will work with you at your own pace and in a style that suits your personal way of being.
In addition to generic counselling, I have experience of counselling school children, further and higher education students, victims of domestic abuse, NHS patients, CAMHS clients and online clients of all ages.
Telephone: 07531 194319
Polly Blackley, Psychotherapist
Accreditation: UKCP Registered
I am a qualified psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience… I offer individual psychotherapy and counselling for adults, short and long-term, as well as play-based therapy for children and young people in a light and spacious room in central Hebden Bridge. My training is integrative, which means I am able to draw on many theoretical models and approaches. The heart of the therapeutic work is always the development of a strong working relationship between client and therapist, through which we find together the most helpful way of working. We will often explore childhood experience as a way to understand current distress and identify unhelpful old patterns that are being repeated, in order to find more sustainable ways of living in the present.
Telephone: 01422 648982 / 07816856467
Dr Sarah Bruno, Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), ClinPsyD,
Accreditation: CPsychol (with BPS)
Dr Sarah Bruno is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (PYL04931) and is a member of both the British Psychological Society and the Division of Clinical Psychology (membership number: 257854).
Sarah obtained a BSc Honours degree in Psychology in 2002 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2007, both at the University of Hull. She is a trained practitioner in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and also in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).
Practices at the Hebden Bridge Therapy Centre
For appointment, contact: Maxine Allinson, Team Administrator:
Telephone: 0800 622 6266
Dr Jim Byrne, Counsellor, Lifestyle Coach, Psychotherapist
Qualifications: Doctorate in Counselling; MA in Education; Diploma in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy; Certificates in rational and cognitive therapy…
Accreditations: Fellow of the International Society of Professional Counsellors; Registered member of Counselling (CCC.Reg)…
My name is Jim Byrne, and I am a Doctor of Counselling, entering my nineteenth year in private practice (as at December 2016); in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, and all over the world via the telephone system, Skype and webcam, and via email exchanges.
In that time I have helped more than 850 individuals (many of them in couple counselling) to overcome a range of problems, from anger, anxiety and depression – or poor self-confidence and stress and strain – to insecure attachment style and couple conflict.
I am in favour of the development of a more holistic approach to counselling and psychotherapy – which deals with the whole body-brain-mind of the client, and not just with their thoughts, beliefs and choices.
Telephone: 01422 843 629
Mair Felix, Psychotherapist
I have a diploma in integrative psychotherapy, and I believe that the therapeutic relationship can raise people’s awareness of difficult issues and enable them to make positive changes for themselves.
I am experienced at working with people as a counsellor, psychotherapist and in the past as a social worker. I have regular clinical supervision to enable me to work both effectively and ethically, as I adhere to UKCP ethical guidelines.
Some areas that I have experience of working with are:
Bereavement. Anxiety. Depression. Physical or sexual abuse. Domestic abuse and violence. Suicidal feelings. Exploring Sexuality.
Telephone: 07752 915959
Dr Ellen Finch-Sieg – Chartered Clinical Psychologist & EMDR therapist
Ellen is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist – (CPsychol, PhD) – and has worked for the NHS in secondary care community psychology for the last 6 years. Ellen came from Germany to live and study in the UK aged 19 and has now worked for the NHS for over 11 years. She studied for a BSc in psychology at Bangor University, before conducting a PhD at the University of East Anglia, finally settling in West-Yorkshire, where she did her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training at Leeds University.
Over the last 3 years Ellen has specialised in working with clients who experience post-traumatic stress (PTSD) symptoms following childhood and/or adult trauma. To this end, she has added to her Clinical Psychology expertise and trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) which is an effective and powerful therapeutic approach for the treatment of a variety of mental health challenges.
Telephone: 07951 570 858.
Wayland Gilley, Person-centred counsellor
I am a very experienced Person-Centred Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor. I hope you would find me approachable and respectful if you wanted to discuss having counselling with me.
I counsel individuals, couples and families, either short or long term depending on clients’ needs and decisions. My counselling can be of benefit for most psychological and emotional concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, bereavement, relationships, identity, trauma and abuse. However, my counselling is designed to work with the whole person, the unique life, culture and circumstances brought by each client.
My aim is to build therapeutic relationships with clients which create the safety needed to explore painful experiences, concerns and feelings.
Telephone: 0774 500 8956
Francesca Glenn, Counsellor /Psychotherapist
Qualifications: BSc Psychol (1st class Hons), Dip Humanistic Counselling…
You might be seeking therapy because you feel disconnected from yourself, from others or both, you might be insecure, lonely or confused. Other reasons you might be looking on my website is to help you through past or recent trauma. You may have had a significant loss and are struggling to move forward. You may feel stuck, anxious, depressed or angry and not know why, or have an intractable problem or life changing decision to make. It may be distress or disillusionment with relationships, these sort of problems may be result in debilitating you at some level and inhibit your capacity to feel successful and happy.
Whatever you are seeking you will need a safe place where you know immediately that you are in experienced, skilled, confident and compassionate hands. You will be respected and valued and never judged. You will feel this through our initial meeting and the trusting rapport will begin to build a collaborative relational psychotherapy enabling you to heal and fulfil your goals and aspirations.
Email via website:
Ali Grace – Intimacy & relationship coaching
Qualifications and accreditation: Certified Sexological Body worker
I am an intimacy and relationship coach, tantric practitioner and sex educator with a practice in Hebden Bridge, offering support to couples and individuals who wish to explore their sexuality and find deeper and more varied pleasures in their sex lives. This could include ways of increasing connection and depth in your relationships, understanding and enjoying yours and others’ bodies more, learning more about sensual touch, adding more variety and fun to your sex life and experiencing the profound and exquisite practice of tantric massage. I believe everybody can have better relationships, intimacy, touch and sex.
I also support people who have body or sexual issues they’d like to understand and overcome, such as premature ejaculation or poor body confidence.
Telephone: 07984 443069
Online contact form: http://www.creativesexuality.co.uk/contact/
Dr Sophie Hopper, Registered Clinical Psychologist
Qualifications: PhD in Clinical Psychology
Registration: CPsychol (BPS), HCPC Reg.
I’m a recently qualified, registered and chartered clinical psychologist, with a practice in Hebden Bridge.
I help individuals with their emotional wellbeing. My main interests involve Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as the particular issues encountered in life by women.
I also deal with problems of anger, anxiety, depression, panic, self-harm, relationship problems, stress management, and so on.
Online contact form: http://www.rscpp.co.uk/therapist/dr-sophie-hopper-hx7.html
Ruth Netherwood, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Accreditation: MBACP Reg.
I work professionally and creatively with whatever it is YOU need to focus on, in confidence, with compassion. Whatever your dilemma, fear or pain, stress, anxiety or tension, it may be in relation to yourself, another person, thing or event. I practice in complete collaboration with you, to enable you, to become aware of, reflect upon and see and experience yourself as you truly are and how you make sense of YOUR world.
My approach is integrative, using various models to suit YOU, because who you are is unique. My Relational training allows for a rebuilding of trust through the therapeutic relationship, when relationships in life may have had a negative impact.
Telephone: 07542 892619
Roz Ottery, Couples counsellor and psychosexual therapist
Qualifications: Post Graduate Certificate in Couple Therapy; and a
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
Accreditation: Accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapies
I have been an active couple therapist, continually, since 1996. I operated a successful psychosexual private practise since 1999; and I have extensive experience specialising in ‘Inner Child’ techniques for those who have experienced abuse/trauma. In addition to my current private practise, I am employed full time in a regional psychosexual role for the National Health Service. I have worked in this capacity for over 8 years, delivering psychosexual and couple therapy to couples and individuals referred to the service by GPs and other health professionals.
Telephone: 01422 881611 / 07771-968-248
Gareth Owen Parry, Person-centred counsellor
Qualification: BSc 1st class Hons Couns & Psychotherapy
Difficulties from the past, painful experiences in the present, or worries about the future may leave you distressed and feeling as though you can’t cope with day-to-day life. My counselling service provides an opportunity for you to talk through your difficulties and issues to find closure and resolution in the comfortable safe space of the Hebden Bridge Therapy Centre.
My counselling practice aims to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment in which clients can work towards goals of self-actualisation and personal acceptance.
Telephone: 07770 635 046
Jon Pearson, Psychotherapist
Accreditation: UKCP Reg.
Qualifications: Qualified TA psychotherapist…
Jon Pearson is a highly experienced UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor offering therapy and supervision in Hebden Bridge.
He works with adults over 16 years of age on a broad spectrum of issues including anxiety, loss of confidence, bereavement, occupational stress, relationship issues, abuse, anger management and eating disorders. He counsels both individuals and couples.
He can help with: Anxiety and depression; Low self-esteem; Bereavement; Relationship issues; Work related issues; Eating disorders; Anger management; Terminal illness; Occupational stress…
Telephone: 07990 541 229
Clare Raido, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
I have been practising as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 1999. I originally trained in the person-centred approach to counselling and psychotherapy. My own path has led me to explore ecopsychology and shamanism as I ask questions about how I am living my own life. I have practised a deep listening in relation with people for many years and I am extending this listening to the wild and other than human, recognising and experiencing my embeddedness in the earth, in the wild. I recognise and experience my connectedness with all that is and bring this awareness into relationship in my work as a therapist. My intention as a therapist is to meet you where and how you are, as I am, respecting your person, needs, way of relating and being in the world. At this meeting place something is exchanged, something flows, something changes of its own accord.
By Email – email@example.com
Telephone – 07929 364011 (mobile) / 01422 847957 (landline)
Kathy Saville, Counsellor
When you come to see me, the counselling session is about you, the focus is on you, … My particular skill is in helping you to know what it is you feel and how to be able to articulate it; sometimes for the first time to yourself, and then maybe if you need to, to someone else.
I am an experienced and qualified Counsellor with over 3000 hours of individual 1:1 counselling experience. I work with both men and women and I currently work in a woman’s centre, in private practice and on a national counselling helpline.
I was previously a health professional (a physiotherapist) both within the NHS and in private practice for 25 years plus.
Telephone: 07967 831053
Jan Scott, Life coach
Jan Scott is an experienced, qualified life coach who, since 2003 has been working with women, across the UK and beyond, who are ‘stuck’ as they face mid-life changes and transitions. Based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Jan works face-to-face and over the telephone.
Call for a free 20-minute free preliminary consultation.
Jan has been working in various roles with women who want to change their lives since 1994. She has a Master’s degree and is qualified to teach adults. She trained as a coach with the Coaching Academy in 2003 and qualified with distinction.
Telephone: 01422 842543
Joe Standerline, Life Coach
Accreditation: Member of the Association for Coaching (AMAC)
I am Joe Standerline, a personal coach who specialises in working with creative people and members of the LGBT community. I’m here to help you nail down exactly what you want from your life and to help you make it happen.
This is how I work: You invest time in yourself to make sense of your life and to work out how to be the best you can be. As your coach, I ask the right questions to get you there as quickly as possible.
My style: I am a Relational Dynamic Coach accredited by RD1st with a commitment to clean, non-directive coaching. My approach is respectful and friendly. I will challenge you and I will ask some difficult questions but I won’t ever judge, patronise or tell you ‘what’s best’. I am a member of the Association for Coaching and abide by its ethical code. I provide the space for clients to achieve sustainable progress. I work predominantly, but not exclusively, with creative professionals and confidentiality lies at the heart of the whole process. With a combination of open questions, Clean Language & Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques, we can work together to achieve your goals.
Telephone: 07941 23 43 13
Cloud Taylor – Integrative Counsellor
I have worked in private practice as a counsellor for 30 years. I have recently moved my practice from London to Hebden Bridge.
I work within a feminist framework. Psychosynthesis(the model of counselling that I use) offers a creative approach to crises, wounding, growth and development, focusing on meaning and purpose and a journey towards realisation of your true self.
My specific areas of interest and experience are in working with relationship issues; loneliness and isolation; identity and outsider issues; attachment; intimacy and sexuality; childhood trauma and wounding; ageing; inner child work; illness and disability; loss and bereavement; anxiety and depression; self-confidence, self-esteem and empowerment.
Telephone: 01422 845017 / 07735 375696
Renata Taylor–Byrne, Lifestyle Coach / Counsellor
Qualifications: BSc Psychol (Hons), Dip Stress Man, REBT/CBT certs, Dip Health and Nutrition, Cert Life Coaching…
Accreditation: Registered member of Counselling (CCC.Reg); MAC (Member of the Association for Coaching)
I currently provide help to individuals who may be struggling with any one of a whole range of personal and/or professional problems. I have spent a lifetime learning what works and what does not, in terms of personal decisions, values, goals and lifestyle options. I use models and techniques from the Skilled Helper (Gerard Egan), Reality Therapy, Coaching models; plus a broad range of insights into the body-brain-mind connections; and a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.
Telephone: 01422 843 629
Sarah Vaughan, Integrative Counsellor
Qualifications: Dip. Couns.; Cert.Supervision.
Sarah is an experienced integrative counsellor and supervisor. There are times in life when we feel the need for the support of others to help restore our life balance, live with traumatic experiences and reflect on our personal journey. Would you like to be listened to in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment?
Sarah trained as a nurse and midwife, working in the NHS for several years before training as a counsellor. Her HND in Professional Counselling covered the Person Centred approach as well as the creative Gestalt model.
Clare Wells, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Accreditation: MBACP (Accred)
Qualifications: BA Counselling and Psychology…, Dip Human Givens Counselling…
As a qualified Human Givens Counsellor my approach draws on the power from observation, research, experience, the biological and psychological sciences and a rich heritage of natural wisdom gathered down the ages. My training incorporates the effective use of all our bodies natural resources – the use of the imagination, the ability to learn and remember, or forget, the ability to understand the world unconsciously through pattern matching and the ability to step back into our ‘observing self’ and become more objective. These ‘givens’ are just some of the tools anyone can use to make great changes in their lives for the better.
I approach my work not only from looking at the difficulties being brought to counselling but from a broader perspective of making sure all the client’s needs are being met, which is crucial for emotional health and well-being – a holistic approach.
Telephone: 01422 845 875
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Because we, at ABC Coaching and Counselling Services, and the Institute for Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT), are in favour of dealing with the whole client – body-brain-mind-environment – we have to avoid separating off talk therapy from diet, exercise, meditation, relaxation, and so on. For this reason, we are adding a list below of services in Hebden Bridge which exercise the body, or promote healthy eating and digesting processes; meditation, yoga, and so on.
We aim to make this page the most comprehensive directory of counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, and therapeutic coaches for the Hebden Bridge area – plus complementary therapists and alternative health links. If you want to suggest any changes to this list, to make it more comprehensive, then please contact email@example.com.