Counsellors in Hebden Bridge

Counsellors and psychotherapists in Hebden Bridge

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A comprehensive directory

Including: Counsellors, psychotherapists, life coaches, lifestyle coaches, psychologists…

Compiled by Jim Byrne and Renata Taylor-Byrne

Updated: 19th October 2019

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Introduction

natajim-coaching-counsellingBecause 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 and around 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.

cropped-abc-coaching-counselling-charles-2019.jpgInclusion 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!]).

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Practitioners who want to update, amend or delete their listing on this page should contact jim.byrne@abc-counseling.com

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Counselling is essentially about talking through your problems; exploring the practicalities, the possibilities, the interpretations and the scope for change: “At the heart of any form of counselling is making a space to talk it through.  This phrase is offered as a kind of touchstone … and operates as a reminder of what the role of counselling actually is in relation to the troubles that people experience…”

Quotation from: John McLeod, 2007, Counselling Skill, page 3. (86).

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PROMOTED SITES

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; and a Registered member of Counselling (CCC.Reg)…

drjim-counsellor1My name is Jim Byrne, and I am a Doctor of Counselling, in my twenty-first year in private practice (as at November 2018); 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 1,000 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01422 843 629

Email: drjwbyrne@gmail.com

Website: https://abc-counselling.org/counselling-hebden-bridge/

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Renata Taylor–Byrne, Lifestyle Coach / Counsellor

Qualifications: BSc Psychol (Hons), Dip Stress Man, REBT/CBT certs, Dip Health and Nutrition, Cert Life Coaching…

renata-taylor-byrne-lifestyle-coachAccreditation: 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, and Coaching models; plus a broad range of insights into the body-brain-mind connections; and a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.  I have written books or book chapters on diet, exercise, conflict management, assertive communication, anger, anxiety, depression; and I am currently finishing off my new book on Sleep Science and Sleep Solutions.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01422 843 629

Email: renata@abc-counselling.org

Website: https://abc-counselling.org/coach-hebden-bridge/

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Attachment-based approaches to counselling maintain that the early childhood experiences of the client have a huge impact on the shape of their adult lives.  “My approach to understanding emotional life is a systemic one.  I argue that human beings are open systems permeated by other people as well as by plants and air and water.  We are shaped by other people as well as by what we breathe and eat.  Both our physiological systems and our mental systems are developed in relationship with other people – and this happens most intensely and leaves the biggest mark in infancy”.  For this reason, E-CENT counselling is very interested in what happened to you in your childhood.

Quotation from: Sue Gerhardt (2004) Why Love Matters: How affection shapes a baby’s brain.  London: Routledge.  Page 10.  (87)

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ALPHABETICAL DIRECTORY OF COUNSELLORS, COACHES AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS – FROM A TO Z

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Tracy Adams, Psychotherapist

Accreditation: MBACP

Qualification: Dip. TA Psychotherapy

tracy-adamsI 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 07545 969411

Online: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/tracy-adams

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Maitena Anda – Counsellor, MBACP

Maitena Anda.jpgAre you experiencing emotional difficulties in your life? You may be finding yourself unhappily repeating unhelpful patterns or behaviours. You might feel disconnected from yourself, others or both.

I have the knowledge and experience of several models of counselling and psychotherapy. I can integrate the most appropriate approaches to suit your individual needs. …

My name is Maitena Anda and I believe I can help you. Counselling Psychotherapy can provide a confidential time and place for you to explore events and issues in your life. Together we can examine your relationships, your thoughts, your feelings and anything that might be confusing, painful or worrying.

For more information, please see my Psychology Today profile, here.***

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Telling your life story in a more empowering way is one of the major functions of narrative therapy: “Some psychoanalytic theorists have suggested that one of the purposes of (counselling and) therapy is to enable the client to retell their life story in a more satisfactory and coherent manner…”

John McLeod, An Introduction to Counselling, 2003. Page 241. (88)

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Hannah Anstee – Life coaching for women

Hannah AnsteeMaybe you’re thinking: ‘Why do I need a coach to help me get on with my own life – isn’t this a sign of weakness?’ Employing a Life Coach is the most powerful thing we can do to help us move forward, it’s a sign of strength, of taking control of our own lives and investing in ourselves and our future. There is nothing weak about asking for help.

As women we are the ‘carers’ of society, we look after everyone else’s needs, our children, our spouses, and eventually our parents, and when all that’s done there’s not much time left for us. So it’s no wonder that when we get to our thirties or forties, or even later, we’re unfulfilled, exhausted and unhappy. We might take a look around and think, hang on a minute what is going on here? What about what we want? What do I want? We might not know. Or we might know, but we don’t know how to get there.

For more, see my website: https://thefutureof40.com/coaching

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Fiona Atkinson, Counsellor and Life Coach

Accreditation: Reg MBACP,

Qualifications: PG (Adv) Dip Counselling, BSc Hons, PGCE

fiona-atkinsonI 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 07746 182444

Online: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/fiona-atkinson

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“Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT) is an exciting and vibrant new theory of counselling and therapy, which was crafted, and is still being crafted, ongoingly, out of my personal and professional struggle to make sense of the various theories of human thinking/feeling/acting that have been generated since the time of Freud (and indeed, even before that time in the philosophies of thinkers like Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Locke, Hume, and others).

“When clients come to see me, I want to be able to quickly and efficiently reach into the highly complex story that they bring with them, and to find a few ‘lever points’ at which it is going to be possible to make the biggest difference to their lives in the shortest possible time.

“Some of those lever points may be about ancient or recent experiences; but some may have to do with lifestyle factors, including: diet, exercise, sleep, living arrangements, life stressors, current relationships, family of origin relationships, and so on.”

Dr Jim Byrne – Doctor of Counselling

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Steve Axell, Psychosynthesis Counsellor

Qualification and accreditation: MBACP, PGDip Psychosynthesis Counselling

steve-axellWhatever 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 07770 643503

Online: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/steve-axell

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Jill Bamber, Counsellor /Therapist

Qualifications: PGCE, BA Hons, Grad Dip Couns, Grad Cert Supervision,

Accreditation: Reg MBACP.

Jill BamberAre 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 07531 194319

Website: https://www.safespacetherapy.co.uk/#

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If you work on your emotions in counselling, you can become more emotionally literate: “To be emotionally literate is to be able to handle emotions in a way that improves your personal power and improves the quality of life around you.  Emotional Literacy improves relationships, creates loving possibilities between people, makes cooperative work possible, and facilitates the feeling of community”.

Claude Steiner, Achieving Emotional Literacy, page 11. (92)

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Like Barbour, Person centred therapist

Luke Barbour.jpgMy name is Luke Barbour, and I am a Person-Centred therapist. I work with clients in a beautiful rural area in Cragg Vale, near Hebden Bridge. I offer affordable therapy to as wide a range of people as possible.

This website aims to give you information about the way in which I work. All counsellors are different, and this means that the relationship between client and counsellor will always be unique. I want this website to enable you to make an informed decision as to whether I am the right counsellor for you.

You might be wanting counselling for many reasons, such as:

  • Depression or feelings of unhappiness. These feelings may appear to have no basis – “I feel down but I don’t know why”, or there may be a specific reason – “My marriage is falling apart”
  • Excessive drug or alcohol use, and the underlying issues associated with this
  • Anxiety, stress or panic-attacks
  • The death of someone close
  • Difficulties in relationships, with people such as partners, parents, children, friends or work colleagues
  • Identity. This may raise questions such as “Who am I?” or “Where am I going with my life?”

I can work with you and give you the opportunity to explore your own difficulties, and gain an understanding of yourself. Through this process, you will find your own answers to your problems.

For more information, please see my website, here.***

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Polly Blackley, Psychotherapist

Accreditation: UKCP Registered

polly-blackleyI 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01422 648982 / 07816856467

Website: http://www.pollyblackley.co.uk/

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Counselling offers a private, secure ‘space’ in which to reflect upon the life and circumstances of the client: “What is meant by ‘a space’ in the context of counselling?  What kind of space is this?  It is a space that exists both in the life of the person who wishes to talk about a problem, and in the relationship between that person and their counsellor.  One of the (main ideas) is that it is important to understand people as living their lives within a personal niche that they have made for themselves (with social shaping – JB) within their own society and culture.  This niche, or personal world, can at times be hard to live in – things go wrong.  Counselling is a space outside of the person’s everyday life, in which they can stand back from their routine and reflect on what they might wish to do to change things to make them better”.

John McLeod, Counseling Skill, Page 4. (93).

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Dr Sarah Bruno, Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), ClinPsyD,

Accreditation: CPsychol (with BPS)

dr-sarah-brunoDr 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).

Contact details:

Practices at the Hebden Bridge Therapy Centre

Online: https://www.ncps-uk.com/our-team/clinical-psychologists/dr-sarah-bruno/

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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)…

drjim-counsellor1My 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01422 843 629

Email: drjwbyrne@gmail.com

Website: https://abc-counselling.org/counselling-hebden-bridge/

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E-CENT counselling is a particular form of Attachment Counselling, which looks at how securely attached clients are to their loved ones: “Finding out how your parents cared for you when you were small, whether through your own memory or by asking those who witnessed it or by analysing the way you relate to others today, could lead to a more fulfilled life. … (Early) parental care is crucial in forming who we are…”.  E-CENT counselling promotes this aim of digging up the past by advocating that you write the ‘Story of your origins’, and the ‘Story of your early relationships’, especially your relationship with your mother.

Quotation from page 3 of Dr Oliver James’ book: They F*** You Up: How to survive family life.  London: Bloomsbury. (95).

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Sally Dawson – Person-centred counsellor

Sally DawsonI have been a qualified Person Centred counsellor since 1998.

Training: I did an ‘Introduction to counselling skills’ course and then the ‘Certificate in counselling’.   It really helped and I enjoyed learning the skills. I learnt how to support others in a non-judgemental way.  How to really listen and also how to check in with and learn about myself.

The training was Person Centred.  I didn’t really know what that meant when I started – it just made sense to me.   I went on to do a ‘Diploma in Person Centred Counselling’ at Salford College and an ‘Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Group Work’.

For more information, please visit my website, here.***

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Dr Ellen Finch-Sieg – Chartered Clinical Psychologist & EMDR therapist

dr-ellen-finch-siegEllen 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 07951 570 858.

Emailsiegellen@yahoo.co.uk

Website: http://ellenfinch-sieg.co.uk/

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Dr Albert Ellis was a highly persuasive but damaged individual, who took his own opinions at face value, and launched them into the world as ‘facts’: one such ‘fact’ being that 80% of all human disturbance was genetic, determined by inherited genes!  However, this claim is patently false, now that the research on the Human Genome has been completed.  As Dr Oliver James writes: “For twelve years now, the Human Genome Project has been taking large groups of people who all share a specific problem, like depression or hyperactivity, and comparing their genes with an equivalent group without the problem.  Very little genetic difference has been found.  At most, so far, it explains only 5 to 10 percent of almost all illnesses that have been studied.  This even goes for rare and extreme problems, like schizophrenia (with symptoms like delusions and hallucinations).  Scientists have been able to look at over a million genetic locations in each individual.  Yet 90 to 95 per cent of the differences between different groups – schizophrenic versus non-schizophrenic, for instance – is not genetic.  Since all the most plausible genetic loci have been scanned, it now seems very likely that this will be the final conclusion of the Human Genome Project.  The implications are huge.  The role of genes in emotional health is probably negligible, even non-existent in many cases – just 5 to 10 per cent.  It looks as if genes have been largely removed from the great Free Will versus Determinism debate.  …, a world of possibilities opens up”.

Oliver James (2014) How to Develop Emotional Health.  Pages 6-7. (96)

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Wayland Gilley, Person-centred counsellor

Accreditation: Reg.MBACP

wayland-gilleyI 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 0774 500 8956

Website: https://www.hebdentherapycentre.co.uk/therapists/wayland_gilley.html

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Francesca Glenn, Counsellor /Psychotherapist

Accreditation: Snr.Accred.MBACP

Qualifications: BSc Psychol (1st class Hons), Dip Humanistic Counselling…

franchesca-glennYou 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.

Contact details:

Email via website:

Website: http://www.counsellingandsupervision.net/

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Defining counselling: “Because counselling is an intimate form of learning, it demands a practitioner who is willing to shed stereotyped roles and be a real person in a relationship.  It is precisely within the context of such a person-to-person relationship that the client experiences growth”.

Gerald Corey, Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy, page 15. (98)

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Ali Grace – Intimacy & relationship coaching

Qualifications and accreditation: Certified Sexological Body worker

ali-graceI 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 07984 443069

Online contact form: http://www.creativesexuality.co.uk/contact/

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Dr Sophie Hopper, Registered Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications: PhD in Clinical Psychology

Registration: CPsychol (BPS), HCPC Reg.

dr-sophie-hopperI’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.

Contact details:

Online: https://greatoaks.co/psychologist_calderdale/

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The White and Epston approach to Narrative Counselling and Therapy involves “externalizing the problem”: “They argue that many clients enter counselling with a sense that the problem is a part of them; it is inherent in who they are as a person”.  The counsellor’s role is to help the client to distinguish themselves from the problem, and to put the problem outside of themselves, where it can be tackled without undermining their sense of self-esteem.

Quotation from John McLeod, An Introduction to Counselling, 2003. Page 235. (100)

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Louise Murray – Therapist – MBACP

Louise Murray.jpgI have worked as a Counsellor for 25 years. I offer a warm, genuine and respectful relationship to people who are feeling troubled.

I provide a safe space, where you will be listened to very carefully and accepted without judgement.  I have training in several models and together we can work out which is the best approach for you.

You may be holding unhelpful beliefs about yourself, stopping you from moving forwards. Or you may need to talk about past events, in order to see a different future. Perhaps you have suffered a loss. I can work with long-standing issues and/or a current situation. I am committed to working with Diversity, open to each individual from within their own context, which will differ from mine. I offer some concessions in line with your income/circumstances. I work from a light-filled room in the centre of Hebden Bridge. There is ample parking.

For more information, please see my BACP profile, here.***

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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

roz-otteryI 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01422 881611 / 07771-968-248

Email: roz@journeycounselling.co.uk

Online: https://www.cosrt.org.uk/members-2/roz-ottery/

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E-CENT counselling teaches that there are many helpful perspectives on life, some of which come from moderate Buddhism and some from moderate Stoic philosophy: One of those perspectives was popularized in the 1980s by M. Scott Peck.  This is it: “Life is difficult.  This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.  It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it.  Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult.  Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters”.

M. Scott Peck (1983/1990) The Road Less Travelled: The new psychology of love, traditional values and spiritual growth. Page 13. (101).

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Gareth Parry at Hebden Counselling

Garath ParryHi, my name is Gareth of Hebden Counselling. My practice offers you an empathic, unjudgmental framework on which you, the client can confidently and congruently explore your issues, feelings and emotions in the comfortable space of the Hebden Therapy Centre set in Hebden Bridge in the heart of the Pennines with great access from Manchester and its surrounding towns, Leeds/Bradford and its surrounding towns and all areas in between. The counselling I offer is a deep explorative counselling approach which utilises an apex of counselling approaches with the focus on you, the client, and your needs. Feel free to get in touch: See my profile on Psychology Today.***

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Clare Raido, Counsellor / Psychotherapist

clare-raidoI 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.

Contact details:

By Email clareeraido@gmail.com

Telephone – 07929 364011 (mobile) / 01422 847957 (landline)

Website: https://clareraidocounselling.org/

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Counselling clients may often feel split, and in mental turmoil, with little idea of how to proceed.  They are caught in an inner battle which was originally analysed and explained by Dr Sigmund Freud: “(Sigmund Freud) demonstrates how the battle between instinctual urges and the inhibiting external world, a battle that begins in childhood, changes its character with the progressive building up of the psychic personality.  He divides the latter into an instinctual unconscious id (or ‘it/thing’ – JWB), a rationally oriented ego (or sense of self – JWB), and an ethical-moral, critical agency, the super-ego (or ‘over-I’ – JWB), which develops on the basis of identifications (with mother, father, teachers, etc. – JWB).  The circumstance that each of these inner agencies pursues its own goals leads to the insight into the dynamic aspect of mental life … (or why we experience) … psychic conflict”. 

Anna Freud (2005) The Essentials of Psycho-Analysis. Page 3. (103)

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Kathy Saville, Counsellor, Hebden Bridge

As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc siteHello my name is Kathy and I am an experienced and qualified Counsellor.
My background is working class, being brought up by an Irish miner and then in a children’s home, but my education affords me a middle class ease – I am comfortable working with all sorts of individuals, from all walks of life and I am curious and not easily shocked. If you chose to work with me you will find that I think outside the box, anticipate what may or may not work and that I am someone who is thoughtful, observant and diligent, but also friendly, caring and genuine. 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 work with men, women and with couples and I offer counselling supervision to counsellors or other psychologically interested professions.

Contact details:

Telephone: 07967 831053

Online: See my profile page at Psychology Today.***

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Rob Shaw, Psychotherapist, CBP

As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc siteHello and a warm welcome to my profile. Are you struggling with anxiety, feeling overwhelmed and out of control ? Have you experienced loss and trauma and don’t seem to be able to move on ? Does this impact negatively on your job and family ? On a long NHS waiting list ?
Finding professional help could be the first step to helping you get your life back on track.
I am a BABCP Accredited Psychotherapist specialising in a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also offer Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for people who may be struggling with trauma.
Having offered therapy for 20 years, I believe that therapy needs to feel warm and accepting but also offer practical ways of handling life’s difficulties. Working together I am able to provide you with professional help that assists you in taking back control of your life.

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E-CENT counselling teaches that life is difficult, but that you have to face up to the difficulty – to both experience it and reframe it – in order to make it ‘go away’:  “What makes life difficult is that the process of confronting and solving problems is a painful one.  Problems, depending upon their nature, evoke in us frustration or grief or sadness or loneliness or guilt or regret or anger, or fear or anxiety or anguish or despair.  These are uncomfortable feelings, often very uncomfortable, often as painful as any kind of physical pain, sometimes equalling the very worst kind of physical pain.  Indeed, it is because of the pain that events or conflicts engender in us that we call them problems.  And since life poses an endless series of problems, life is always difficult and is full of pain as well as joy”.

M. Scott Peck (1983/1990) The Road Less Travelled: The new psychology of love, traditional values and spiritual growth. Page 14. (104)

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Surnames TUV

Cloud Taylor – Integrative Counsellor

Accreditation: MBACP(Accred).

cloud-taylorI 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01422 845017 / 07735 375696

Online: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellor_9428.html

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Renata Taylor–Byrne, Lifestyle Coach / Counsellor

Qualifications: BSc Psychol (Hons), Dip Stress Man, REBT/CBT certs, Dip Health and Nutrition, Cert Life Coaching…

renata-taylor-byrne-lifestyle-coachAccreditation: 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01422 843 629

Email: renata4coaching@btinternet.com

Website: https://abc-counselling.org/coach-hebden-bridge/

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A counsel of resilience and persistence: “We may be unfortunate victims of circumstance, illness or terrible grief, but the human spirit is extraordinarily indomitable.  Stephen Hawking, who you might say has been dealt the trump card when it comes to unfairness, expressed it brilliantly: ‘Remember to look at the stars and not down at your feet… be curious, and however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.  It matters that you don’t just give up’.”

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Sarah Vaughan, Integrative Counsellor

Accreditation: Reg.MBACP,

Qualifications: Dip. Couns.; Cert.Supervision.

Sarah is an experienced integrative counsellor and supervisor.

sarah-vaughanThere 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.

Contact details:

Email: sarahvaughan1@aol.co.uk

Or: Telephone: 07811085870

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Surnames WXYZ

Clare Wells, Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Accreditation: MBACP (Accred)

Qualifications: BA Counselling and Psychology…, Dip Human Givens Counselling…

clare-wellsAs 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.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01422 845 875

Email: clarewells123@gmail.com

Website: http://www.caldercounselling.co.uk/index.html

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Counselling is about personal change.  Buddhism and Taoism teach us that change is the law of life.  And yet, because we are creatures of habit, we cling to the known and resist the unknown!  “The natural resistance that we seem to have to change sometimes surprises or angers others, particularly those who are trying to change for the better.  We need to understand this resistance because the whole point of counselling is to make changes.  You might want to make dramatic changes – for instance to change your whole lifestyle, end a relationship or move into a new career.  On the other hand, the changes you want could be more subtle – perhaps changing your perception of a situation or becoming more comfortable with your emotional responses.  Whether the changes are big or small, understanding how you might unconsciously hinder them will help you ensure that resistance is no impediment to your success”.

Sheila Dainow (2001) Be Your Own Counsellor: Your step-by-step guide to understanding yourself. Page 24. (107)

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Clare Whitworth – Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP

Clare Whitworth.jpgI’m Clare, and I qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist at the University of Leeds. I mainly work with people who have experienced sexual abuse and birth trauma, and men and women who have experienced all forms of pregnancy or infant loss. These are not the only areas I work in though, and I also have experience working with male victims of domestic abuse, and within the LGBT+ and BDSM communities.

I work in an integrative way, drawing from a range of skills to best help you and support your needs. I also offer creative counselling if you want to explore what it is that brings you to me though for example writing or drawing, journalling, lego, or some other artistic means. I am also a qualified aromatherapist and can bring this into sessions if wanted.

Telephone:

Website: https://valleytherapist.wordpress.com/

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Footnotes

  1. This list does not constitute a recommendation for any particular individual, nor for any particular approach to counselling or therapy.
  2. If you want to make an amendment to your entry on this list, please send your amendment to drjwbyrne@gmail.com.

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Further information

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.

# Dietitians and nutritionists in Hebden Bridge.***

Valley Organics Workers’ Co-op – http://www.valleyorganics.co.uk/ –  Organic fruit and vegetable boxes delivered throughout Calderdale and surrounding areas of West Yorkshire and Lancashire. Retail shop in Hebden Bridge …

# Yoga teachers and classes in Hebden Bridge.***

# Tai Chi and Chi Kung teachers and classes  in Hebden Bridge.***

The Banyan Tree Hebden Bridge | 01422 845880 – https://thebanyantreehebden.com/ – Based in Hebden Bridge The Banyan Tree is the area’s most comprehensive holistic and beauty therapy centre. We offer a full range of massages, energy work, etc.

# Nutritional therapists in Hebden Bridge.***

# Exercise and sports coaches in Hebden Bridge.***

# Alternative health practitioners in Hebden Bridge.***

# Meditation teachers and classes in Hebden Bridge.***

# Massage and body workers in Hebden Bridge.***

# Gymnasium and sports centres in Hebden Bridge.***

# Spiritual retreats and rural walks in Hebden Bridge.***

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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 drjwbyrne@gmail.com.

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