Counselling Individuals; Couples; & Children

Counselling in Harrogate ~ Frequently Asked Questions


Practical matters

I offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy from comfortable and private therapy rooms in Harrogate town centre, a few minutes walk from the Station and The Stray.  I work with individuals,  couples, children and adolescents. Sessions typically last for an  hour and take place weekly or  bimonthly.  Some evening and Saturday mornings are offered.  I offer a free 30 minute phone consultation where we can explore the possibilities for our work together. My fees are £50, payable at the end of each session.  I also offer a limited number of reduced-fee sessions. Everyone works at a different pace and the appropriate number of sessions is entirely up to you.  I am happy to discuss options to meet your individual needs.  I am fully qualified, insured, and hold an advanced DBS certificate.

What kind of therapy is on offer?

As an integrative counsellor I draw on a number of approaches. I tailor therapy to you rather than you having to fit in with a rigid theoretical model. I integrate creative Humanistic therapies such as Gestalt, alongside common-sense approaches such as Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  Rooted in person-centred values, I view the relationship between client and counsellor as key to offering a warm, non-judgemental and therapeutic space. I work in an atmosphere of trust and my hope is that you will feel safe and listened to so that you can speak openly without any fear of being judged. 

What happens in a counselling session?

During our initial conversation we will gain an understanding of how you could best use your sessions.  Whilst not everyone wants to explore the ‘why?’ of the past - for many it can be very important to clarify, and make peace with something in order to move forward.   Counselling in Harrogate can also be a very practical process; mapping future goals and helping turn hopes and dreams into a more achievable reality.  And people do not always have a specific ‘problem’– some seek therapy simply to get insight into their way of being in relation to others and themselves in order to find a way to live more aligned to their core values.

About Counselling

What do clients say? testimonials

"I woke up to the fact i don't have to be so down on myself."

"You’ve really helped me with my anxiety and relationship issues."

"I enjoyed the laughs in our sessions as well as those lightbulb moments."

"Thank you for the difference you made to our son, we were so worried about him. now we can't believe he's the same boy."

Counselling qualifications & a bit about me

  • Graduate Diploma (BACP accredited) Integrative Counselling - (Distinction) York St John University
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling. Cherished Family Project
  • Masters modules in CBT, Coaching, Psychology of Religion, and Drama Therapy, Leeds Beckett University
  • Certificate in Person Centred Counselling , Metanoia, London
  • Certificate in Integrative Counselling, York St John University
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Academy of Advanced Changework, Sheffield
  • OCN Acredited Trainer
  • Certificates in working with Children and Young People, the Relate Institute
  • Certificates in Brief Solution Focused Therapy, BRIEF institute, London
  • Mindfields certificates on working with trauma and abuse.
  • AdoptionUK certificate on working with adopted teens.
  • Transactional Analysis Certificate 101
  • Continuous regular  professional development on areas relevant to mental health.

And a bit about me.   

Born and raised in London, I now live in lovely Yorkshire with my family.  When not counselling, in private practice at the Krysallis centre, , or on behalf of Wellspring ( ),  you might find me recharging my own mental health by walking our cheeky rescue dog, cuddling the cats, or even trying to meditate.  I get satisfaction from cooking up a mean pasta for three hungry teens. And I also really enjoy photographing Nature. Please feel free to check out some of my captures on Instagram by pressing the  link button below.