Counselling in Halifax

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Jo Middleton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Halifax HX1
I offer a confidential space for people who are looking for help to understand and manage long standing difficulties, past traumas, recent distressing experiences or who simply want to better manage life's inevitable challenges. Whether you have a diagnosis of a mental health condition or not, I am passionate about supporting people with emotional pain and teaching evidence based ways to help people live the life they want.
I offer a confidential space for people who are looking for help to understand and manage long standing difficulties, past traumas, recent distressing experiences or who simply want to better manage life's inevitable challenges. Whether you have a diagnosis of a mental health condition or not, I am passionate about supporting people with emotional pain and teaching evidence based ways to help people live the life they want.
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Elena Holden
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Halifax HX1
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I am trained in and use a variety of techniques to best suit individual clients. I can help with a wide range of issues. I offer mainly CBT and Person-centred therapy. I can help you recognise, challenge and change unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours. I can also help you explore your feelings, thoughts and emotions and ultimately come to a better understanding and acceptance of yourself and your experiences. I provide a safe, confidential space to freely express yourself without judgement. I work collaboratively and strive to achieve a respectful, equal relationship with clients.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I am trained in and use a variety of techniques to best suit individual clients. I can help with a wide range of issues. I offer mainly CBT and Person-centred therapy. I can help you recognise, challenge and change unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours. I can also help you explore your feelings, thoughts and emotions and ultimately come to a better understanding and acceptance of yourself and your experiences. I provide a safe, confidential space to freely express yourself without judgement. I work collaboratively and strive to achieve a respectful, equal relationship with clients.
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Abigail Maskill
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Halifax HX1
Waitlist for new clients
I will work with you as a whole person, whatever issues you choose to bring to therapy. However, my current role counselling patients and families in a palliative care hospice has given me particular experience in supporting clients experiencing bereavement, pre-bereavement, and terminal illness. I am also skilled in working with anxiety and depression, relationship problems, and in working with young people on building self-esteem and gaining the confidence to achieve their goals.
I will work with you as a whole person, whatever issues you choose to bring to therapy. However, my current role counselling patients and families in a palliative care hospice has given me particular experience in supporting clients experiencing bereavement, pre-bereavement, and terminal illness. I am also skilled in working with anxiety and depression, relationship problems, and in working with young people on building self-esteem and gaining the confidence to achieve their goals.
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Nancy Noble-Milner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax HX1
A warm welcome. It is my hope to be a compassionate companion offering you a safe and confidential space where you can be truly heard; where, together, we can gently explore the issues that have brought you here. Maybe you are coping with a bereavement or are having relationship difficulties. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety or depression. Maybe you would like to try and make some sense of an upsetting or traumatic experience. Maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but something just doesn’t feel right; you feel a little lost or stuck. Whatever has led you here, therapy can help you make positive changes and live well.
A warm welcome. It is my hope to be a compassionate companion offering you a safe and confidential space where you can be truly heard; where, together, we can gently explore the issues that have brought you here. Maybe you are coping with a bereavement or are having relationship difficulties. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety or depression. Maybe you would like to try and make some sense of an upsetting or traumatic experience. Maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but something just doesn’t feel right; you feel a little lost or stuck. Whatever has led you here, therapy can help you make positive changes and live well.
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Anna Townend
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Halifax HX2
If you want to feel more connected to your body, move past trauma and be in the world with confidence and ease, this is the space for you. If you wish you could express yourself and feel alive, but your feelings are overwhelming you, or you have lost contact with them altogether, then we can work with this. The good news is that you have all you need inside you to build a better life - I know this from my own experience and from guiding many others. There's an alternative to the traditional talking therapies: movement as a language of healing; a space to explore your relationship with yourself and your body.
If you want to feel more connected to your body, move past trauma and be in the world with confidence and ease, this is the space for you. If you wish you could express yourself and feel alive, but your feelings are overwhelming you, or you have lost contact with them altogether, then we can work with this. The good news is that you have all you need inside you to build a better life - I know this from my own experience and from guiding many others. There's an alternative to the traditional talking therapies: movement as a language of healing; a space to explore your relationship with yourself and your body.
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Ross Charnock
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Halifax HX2
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a strong track record helping patients within the NHS. I offer a safe, consistent setting in private practice to help patients make changes that are not always as easily achieved in time-limited therapy. I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, which sees conscious difficulties in our lives as solutions to unconscious problems. It helps with common mental health problems, like anxiety and depression, including trauma, but allows for a deeper appreciation of our internal world that alleviates our everyday disquiet in profound and subtle ways, almost like a volume control being turned down.
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a strong track record helping patients within the NHS. I offer a safe, consistent setting in private practice to help patients make changes that are not always as easily achieved in time-limited therapy. I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, which sees conscious difficulties in our lives as solutions to unconscious problems. It helps with common mental health problems, like anxiety and depression, including trauma, but allows for a deeper appreciation of our internal world that alleviates our everyday disquiet in profound and subtle ways, almost like a volume control being turned down.
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Emma Robson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Halifax HX3
If you are looking for a safe, non-judgemental, welcoming space to explore what life has thrown at you then you have come to the right place. We all need time and a listening ear to help us deal with 'life' at some point. If you want to discover your true self then you have come to the right place. I came to private practice after many years working in post-16 education. In both careers I am privileged to help and be alongside people who are negotiating their next steps.
If you are looking for a safe, non-judgemental, welcoming space to explore what life has thrown at you then you have come to the right place. We all need time and a listening ear to help us deal with 'life' at some point. If you want to discover your true self then you have come to the right place. I came to private practice after many years working in post-16 education. In both careers I am privileged to help and be alongside people who are negotiating their next steps.
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Kathryn Hurl
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Halifax HX3
I work in an integrative way with my clients, believing that each client should be treated as an individual. ​Working with issues including: Anxiety, Low Mood & Depression. ADHD, Dyslexia, ASD, Bereavement, Relationships, Bullying, Self Esteem and Confidence issues to name but a few.
I work in an integrative way with my clients, believing that each client should be treated as an individual. ​Working with issues including: Anxiety, Low Mood & Depression. ADHD, Dyslexia, ASD, Bereavement, Relationships, Bullying, Self Esteem and Confidence issues to name but a few.
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Photo of Tina Young Counselling Services, Counsellor in Halifax, England
Tina Young Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Halifax HX4
Hi, I'm Tina and I work using the Person-Centred Approach offering one to one counselling, in a non-judgemental and non-directive way. I advocate this theory as I enjoy helping people realise their potential and become who they want to be! This particularly helps those who are drawn to exploring their own thoughts and feelings. Counselling is not about ‘fixing’ problems as such, it is about changing your understanding and view of the problems, enabling you to work towards living in a way that you find more satisfying.
Hi, I'm Tina and I work using the Person-Centred Approach offering one to one counselling, in a non-judgemental and non-directive way. I advocate this theory as I enjoy helping people realise their potential and become who they want to be! This particularly helps those who are drawn to exploring their own thoughts and feelings. Counselling is not about ‘fixing’ problems as such, it is about changing your understanding and view of the problems, enabling you to work towards living in a way that you find more satisfying.
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Kerry Slater
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Halifax HX2
I have a MA in Psychotherapy and a PG Dipolma and PG Cert in Counselling, I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am an Integrative Therapist which can be confusing lingo in psychological therapies but basically means I adapt my practice to meet the needs of my clients. Counselling isn’t really one size fits all because people are different - and so are their life stories - so working together we can look at interventions that might help.
I have a MA in Psychotherapy and a PG Dipolma and PG Cert in Counselling, I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am an Integrative Therapist which can be confusing lingo in psychological therapies but basically means I adapt my practice to meet the needs of my clients. Counselling isn’t really one size fits all because people are different - and so are their life stories - so working together we can look at interventions that might help.
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CMcTherapies
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Halifax HX4
CMcTherapies offer: Disability Services including but not limited to Benefits application and/or evidence of disability, Learning Disability, (ASD) Autism, Processing issues and Sensory Issues. Mental Health Services including but not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD, Anger management, Work related stress and Addiction.
CMcTherapies offer: Disability Services including but not limited to Benefits application and/or evidence of disability, Learning Disability, (ASD) Autism, Processing issues and Sensory Issues. Mental Health Services including but not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD, Anger management, Work related stress and Addiction.
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Photo of Rosie Dempsey, Counsellor in Halifax, England
Rosie Dempsey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax HX3
Hello. I am Rosie and I am an accredited counsellor and hold a post graduate diploma in counselling supervision. I have a wide variety of experience. If you are looking for a safe, confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a non judgmental environment, then maybe I can help you. I aim to build a genuine, caring relationship as the basis for you to explore your problems and begin to work on whatever is troubling you, identifying your strengths and developing your coping strategies, thus allowing your renewed confidence to emerge.
Hello. I am Rosie and I am an accredited counsellor and hold a post graduate diploma in counselling supervision. I have a wide variety of experience. If you are looking for a safe, confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a non judgmental environment, then maybe I can help you. I aim to build a genuine, caring relationship as the basis for you to explore your problems and begin to work on whatever is troubling you, identifying your strengths and developing your coping strategies, thus allowing your renewed confidence to emerge.
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Photo of Kate Young, Psychotherapist in Halifax, England
Kate Young
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Halifax HX1  (Online Only)
Individuals and couples who want to change and improve their communication skills.This includes relationships within family ,work and friendship groups.
Individuals and couples who want to change and improve their communication skills.This includes relationships within family ,work and friendship groups.
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Photo of Annette Quirk, Counsellor in Halifax, England
Annette Quirk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Halifax HX1
It could be that you’ve become stuck worrying about the future, or you’ve got some big stuff in your head that’s getting in the way of moving forwards and it’s time to do something with it so that you can move on. Maybe there is fear and anxiety of making change, or you feel stressed and sad? Or maybe there is some unavoidable unhappiness in that is in the background of your life?
It could be that you’ve become stuck worrying about the future, or you’ve got some big stuff in your head that’s getting in the way of moving forwards and it’s time to do something with it so that you can move on. Maybe there is fear and anxiety of making change, or you feel stressed and sad? Or maybe there is some unavoidable unhappiness in that is in the background of your life?
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Photo of Jo Keenan, Psychotherapist in Halifax, England
Jo Keenan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Halifax HX3
I really enjoy working with anyone who wants to make changes in their life, however small. I am here to help and walk with you while you make these changes
I really enjoy working with anyone who wants to make changes in their life, however small. I am here to help and walk with you while you make these changes
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Photo of Sahdia Hussain, Counsellor in Halifax, England
Sahdia Hussain
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Halifax HX1
Hello, I am a Muslim Counsellor and Registered BACP Member experienced in working across diverse cultural backgrounds. I understand that life can sometimes be challenging, with its setbacks, traumas, losses, and failings, our life experiences can impact us in several ways. As a Relational counsellor, I provide a safe, and confidential space, where your experiences, thoughts and feelings can be voiced, heard and explored enabling you to make sense of your experiences. A warm, welcoming and non-judgemental approach will enable you to reflect on the difficulties you are experiencing and empower you to explore these at depth.
Hello, I am a Muslim Counsellor and Registered BACP Member experienced in working across diverse cultural backgrounds. I understand that life can sometimes be challenging, with its setbacks, traumas, losses, and failings, our life experiences can impact us in several ways. As a Relational counsellor, I provide a safe, and confidential space, where your experiences, thoughts and feelings can be voiced, heard and explored enabling you to make sense of your experiences. A warm, welcoming and non-judgemental approach will enable you to reflect on the difficulties you are experiencing and empower you to explore these at depth.
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Photo of Sarah Thompson, Psychologist in Halifax, England
Sarah Thompson
Psychologist, FMBPsS
Verified
Halifax HX3
Hi my name is Sarah. I work with children in schools and at our counselling suites . My focus when working with children is to find a way to work with them to help with all of their areas of difficulty, from emotional to school and the variety of difficulties they can experience. I find that children and young people feel most comfortable when they have routine, so the children will always have the same time and day each week, this helps build rapport. I specialise in inclusive therapies which means I can use a variety of techniques which will best support each child individually. From behaviour, emotion, to social difficulties,
Hi my name is Sarah. I work with children in schools and at our counselling suites . My focus when working with children is to find a way to work with them to help with all of their areas of difficulty, from emotional to school and the variety of difficulties they can experience. I find that children and young people feel most comfortable when they have routine, so the children will always have the same time and day each week, this helps build rapport. I specialise in inclusive therapies which means I can use a variety of techniques which will best support each child individually. From behaviour, emotion, to social difficulties,
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Photo of Vivienne Rawnsley, Counsellor in Halifax, England
Vivienne Rawnsley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax HX3
Experiencing unwanted, anxious feelings that are getting in the way of how you live each day? Unhappy in your closest relationships and looking for more? Questioning your ability to go to work and fulfil the job you're expected to do? Anxious about how you're going to cope with all that's coming your way? Thoughts from things in the past resurface reminding you of things you'd rather forget? Questioning yourself and going over and over what to do, how things could have been different, will life ever be ok again? Life going OK then something happens? Wondering who you can talk to? Who'll have the time to listen? Who can help?
Experiencing unwanted, anxious feelings that are getting in the way of how you live each day? Unhappy in your closest relationships and looking for more? Questioning your ability to go to work and fulfil the job you're expected to do? Anxious about how you're going to cope with all that's coming your way? Thoughts from things in the past resurface reminding you of things you'd rather forget? Questioning yourself and going over and over what to do, how things could have been different, will life ever be ok again? Life going OK then something happens? Wondering who you can talk to? Who'll have the time to listen? Who can help?
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Andrea Smith
Verified
Halifax HX2
I am a Play therapist who works primarily with children aged 4 to 12. Children often show their need for help through their behaviour. They may be struggling to form friends, getting into trouble at school, falling behind in their learning etc. There are many reasons a child may benefit from therapy. These may include abuse, domestic violence, loss of a loved one (including a pet), bullying, divorce, illness. You may not even know why the child is struggling, just that they are. By the end of therapy I hope that the child will feel happier in themselves and will have developed more resiliance to be able to manage future events.
I am a Play therapist who works primarily with children aged 4 to 12. Children often show their need for help through their behaviour. They may be struggling to form friends, getting into trouble at school, falling behind in their learning etc. There are many reasons a child may benefit from therapy. These may include abuse, domestic violence, loss of a loved one (including a pet), bullying, divorce, illness. You may not even know why the child is struggling, just that they are. By the end of therapy I hope that the child will feel happier in themselves and will have developed more resiliance to be able to manage future events.
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Christopher Anderson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Halifax HX1
I recently moved to the area from Cumbria, where since 2006, I worked successfully with individuals, groups and couples to enhance their lives. I now offer face to face appointments in Halifax and Hebden Bridge; I also see clients online, and while walking in the great outdoors. At this point I guess you are wondering whether to proceed further and if so, why you should choose me. If this is the case please read on.
I recently moved to the area from Cumbria, where since 2006, I worked successfully with individuals, groups and couples to enhance their lives. I now offer face to face appointments in Halifax and Hebden Bridge; I also see clients online, and while walking in the great outdoors. At this point I guess you are wondering whether to proceed further and if so, why you should choose me. If this is the case please read on.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Halifax

50+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Halifax who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
73% Bereavement
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
33% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Halifax see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Halifax?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.