Counselling in Pontefract

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Halina Julia Hewson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontefract WF8
Not accepting new clients
I am qualified counsellor registered with the BACP and I can provide counselling in both Polish and English language. Counselling is my passion and one of strength is the ability to build a good strong rapport with my clients. . I have lot of experiences working with Domestic Violence both the perpetrators and the victims. However I have experiences working with different issues that were brought by clients to the sessions. (Please check my Specialties) . I have a regular supervision in my practice as counsellor to ensure my practice is to a high standard. I am planning to start working towards my accreditation.
I am qualified counsellor registered with the BACP and I can provide counselling in both Polish and English language. Counselling is my passion and one of strength is the ability to build a good strong rapport with my clients. . I have lot of experiences working with Domestic Violence both the perpetrators and the victims. However I have experiences working with different issues that were brought by clients to the sessions. (Please check my Specialties) . I have a regular supervision in my practice as counsellor to ensure my practice is to a high standard. I am planning to start working towards my accreditation.
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Lucy Reay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontefract WF9
Hello, I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have been blessed to gain over 7 years of counselling experience, specialising in the provision of face to face counselling for both male and female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Each and every client experience I have had since qualifying has had a tremendously humbling impact on me and continues to inspire my practice.
Hello, I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have been blessed to gain over 7 years of counselling experience, specialising in the provision of face to face counselling for both male and female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Each and every client experience I have had since qualifying has had a tremendously humbling impact on me and continues to inspire my practice.
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Leanne Short Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontefract WF7  (Online Only)
My name is Leanne, I am a qualified BACP registered Person-Centred Counsellor. I have over the years worked with adults and children from the age of 5 and up and currently work as a school therapist.I understand that we can all need a space to talk now and again, and I can offer that via open ended or a fixed amount of sessions. I believe every person should have control over their own lives and choose the path they follow. Sometimes we go through situations that can lead us to need a safe space to talk, and through opening a dialogue and being given this opportunity to be listened to I believe therapeutic change could happen.
My name is Leanne, I am a qualified BACP registered Person-Centred Counsellor. I have over the years worked with adults and children from the age of 5 and up and currently work as a school therapist.I understand that we can all need a space to talk now and again, and I can offer that via open ended or a fixed amount of sessions. I believe every person should have control over their own lives and choose the path they follow. Sometimes we go through situations that can lead us to need a safe space to talk, and through opening a dialogue and being given this opportunity to be listened to I believe therapeutic change could happen.
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Alison Swindin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pontefract WF8
Are you dealing with challenges in your life and don't know who to turn to? Do you feel unheard? Are you caring for someone and feel alone and forgotten? Maybe suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, grief or lack of direction? My compassion and support will help you to navigate these challenges and help facilitate personal growth. Offering a safe space where you can explore your feelings, gain self-awareness and develop coping strategies. Working together to understand your goals and our aim will be to improve your wellbeing., helping you to gain clarity, build resilience and improve self-esteem.
Are you dealing with challenges in your life and don't know who to turn to? Do you feel unheard? Are you caring for someone and feel alone and forgotten? Maybe suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, grief or lack of direction? My compassion and support will help you to navigate these challenges and help facilitate personal growth. Offering a safe space where you can explore your feelings, gain self-awareness and develop coping strategies. Working together to understand your goals and our aim will be to improve your wellbeing., helping you to gain clarity, build resilience and improve self-esteem.
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Martin Paul Regan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontefract WF9
Do the 'what if's' and 'shoulds' run through your head constantly, leaving you feel stuck, anxious and adrift? Does your inner critic talk down to you, leaving you never feeling good enough? Perhaps you feel like you're tired and burnt out, always looking after others and living up to their expectations rather than putting yourself first. Do you find yourself looking for approval and validation from others, that you should 'be perfect' Maybe you just feel a bit lost and uncertain in this changing post pandemic world?
Do the 'what if's' and 'shoulds' run through your head constantly, leaving you feel stuck, anxious and adrift? Does your inner critic talk down to you, leaving you never feeling good enough? Perhaps you feel like you're tired and burnt out, always looking after others and living up to their expectations rather than putting yourself first. Do you find yourself looking for approval and validation from others, that you should 'be perfect' Maybe you just feel a bit lost and uncertain in this changing post pandemic world?
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Roxan E Gardner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontefract WF9
It starts with a hello...but I know that starting the conversation can be difficult at times. Life brings its share of challenges but no one needs to suffer in isolation. I am here to walk this journey with you, so you can become a better version of yourself. I am a firm believer that not everyone experiences even the same issue the same way. Therefore, being flexible in dealing with the differing needs of clients, is a necessary skill I have honed over the years.
It starts with a hello...but I know that starting the conversation can be difficult at times. Life brings its share of challenges but no one needs to suffer in isolation. I am here to walk this journey with you, so you can become a better version of yourself. I am a firm believer that not everyone experiences even the same issue the same way. Therefore, being flexible in dealing with the differing needs of clients, is a necessary skill I have honed over the years.
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Lynda Mayall Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontefract WF9
I qualified in 1992 and since that time I have had the great privilege to work alongside many clients seeking help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger issues, low self esteem, confidence issues, OCD, ADHD. I have also worked with survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse as well as those who have been in a narcissistic relationship. I work with adults singularly and with couples. I am a specialist ADHD therapist with 10 years experience working with adults from newly diagnosed to those diagnosed in childhood. I work face to face and via Zoom Skype Face Time WhatsApp.
I qualified in 1992 and since that time I have had the great privilege to work alongside many clients seeking help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger issues, low self esteem, confidence issues, OCD, ADHD. I have also worked with survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse as well as those who have been in a narcissistic relationship. I work with adults singularly and with couples. I am a specialist ADHD therapist with 10 years experience working with adults from newly diagnosed to those diagnosed in childhood. I work face to face and via Zoom Skype Face Time WhatsApp.
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Paul Robinson
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Pontefract WF8
Hi, my name is Paul Robinson, a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Preston, Lancashire. I have always enjoyed working with people, helping them to overcome their difficulties and distress and to develop and grow. People have always described me as "easy to talk to" and I use this as the foundation to the friendly, empathic and non-judgemental approach I offer to my clients. It is my sincere hope that the relationship we create together becomes the space in which we can explore the challenges and distress that brings you to consider seeing a therapist, and to then be able to move on in life in a much better way.
Hi, my name is Paul Robinson, a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Preston, Lancashire. I have always enjoyed working with people, helping them to overcome their difficulties and distress and to develop and grow. People have always described me as "easy to talk to" and I use this as the foundation to the friendly, empathic and non-judgemental approach I offer to my clients. It is my sincere hope that the relationship we create together becomes the space in which we can explore the challenges and distress that brings you to consider seeing a therapist, and to then be able to move on in life in a much better way.
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Dr Kerri Garbutt
Psychologist
Verified
Pontefract WF7  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
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Emily Del-Grande Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontefract WF8
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. We all need support in life and at times, we reach out to therapy to provide us with that support. Therapy can help us to understand complex emotions, behaviours, or to learn more about ourselves. Sometimes it is just nice to talk to someone who is hearing and feeling what is going on for you. I can offer you a non-judgemental space to explore whatever it is you need support with. Together, we can work through your fears, your difficult memories or whatever is hindering you in life.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. We all need support in life and at times, we reach out to therapy to provide us with that support. Therapy can help us to understand complex emotions, behaviours, or to learn more about ourselves. Sometimes it is just nice to talk to someone who is hearing and feeling what is going on for you. I can offer you a non-judgemental space to explore whatever it is you need support with. Together, we can work through your fears, your difficult memories or whatever is hindering you in life.
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Becky Cooling - Holding Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pontefract WF7
Hi - my name is Becky, and I’m passionate about people and supporting them on their own personal journeys, helping them gain clarity around what’s going on in their life, and improving their mental health and wellbeing. I use what’s referred to as a person-centred approach, which is where you are central to the process of therapy. I create a safe, calm, and impartial environment to help you identify and explore the challenges you face, develop a better understanding of your situation, and facilitate change to deal with this in the future.
Hi - my name is Becky, and I’m passionate about people and supporting them on their own personal journeys, helping them gain clarity around what’s going on in their life, and improving their mental health and wellbeing. I use what’s referred to as a person-centred approach, which is where you are central to the process of therapy. I create a safe, calm, and impartial environment to help you identify and explore the challenges you face, develop a better understanding of your situation, and facilitate change to deal with this in the future.
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Sanctuary Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontefract WF7
I believe that all of us need help sometimes with difficult issues in our lives. It may be something from your past or present or you may be trying to cope with life’s daily stresses. What would be your personal goal for therapy? Is there something you want to resolve in your life for a better future and a better you? Call me to discuss your needs. I am CRUSE Bereavement & Couples trained & have worked in education for 21 years supporting young people.
I believe that all of us need help sometimes with difficult issues in our lives. It may be something from your past or present or you may be trying to cope with life’s daily stresses. What would be your personal goal for therapy? Is there something you want to resolve in your life for a better future and a better you? Call me to discuss your needs. I am CRUSE Bereavement & Couples trained & have worked in education for 21 years supporting young people.
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Jennifer Gledhill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontefract WF7
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
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Photo of Abbie Rhodes, Counsellor in Pontefract, England
Abbie Rhodes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontefract WF9
Not accepting new clients
Hi, it can be hard to share your feelings, so I offer a relaxed approach to therapy in a welcoming private safe space in Rotherham or Barnsley. Here we can start getting you the best possible outcomes for lifes struggles. With the right support and guidance we can start to make your world more manageable, learn new coping skills and build a clearer future. Your first time or not, we will go along at your pace and your duration. Together we can explore your life dynamics, hopes, and goals - past, present or future by using different therpay approaches to make long term changes, realisations and all around maintainable improvements.
Hi, it can be hard to share your feelings, so I offer a relaxed approach to therapy in a welcoming private safe space in Rotherham or Barnsley. Here we can start getting you the best possible outcomes for lifes struggles. With the right support and guidance we can start to make your world more manageable, learn new coping skills and build a clearer future. Your first time or not, we will go along at your pace and your duration. Together we can explore your life dynamics, hopes, and goals - past, present or future by using different therpay approaches to make long term changes, realisations and all around maintainable improvements.
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Lisa Mulheir Accredited Play Therapist
MA
Pontefract WF7
I am an accredited and registered play therapist (PTUK). I take referrals from schools, parents and other agencies. Play therapy is a form of child psychotherapy which can help children to process intense emotions. It can provide a safe and protected space where children can play out traumatic memories or intense feelings. Play therapy can enable children to heal from early trauma and provide them with an opportunity to build the resilience needed to function in school, their family and their community. It involves the use of the play therapy toolkit which includes; puppets, sand play, art materials, role play, stories and music.
I am an accredited and registered play therapist (PTUK). I take referrals from schools, parents and other agencies. Play therapy is a form of child psychotherapy which can help children to process intense emotions. It can provide a safe and protected space where children can play out traumatic memories or intense feelings. Play therapy can enable children to heal from early trauma and provide them with an opportunity to build the resilience needed to function in school, their family and their community. It involves the use of the play therapy toolkit which includes; puppets, sand play, art materials, role play, stories and music.
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Photo of Shanne Evans, Counsellor in Pontefract, England
Shanne Evans
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Pontefract WF7
Do you struggle to overcome loss or grieve after a bereavement? Is worry, overthinking, anxiety or depression stopping you? Are you stuck in your life or relationship and need to find a way to move forward or do you seem to have lost sight of each other? Perhaps you struggle to find the motivation, or simply want to talk about anything your would to change or understand. Then why not give counselling, hypnotherapy or coaching with me a chance.
Do you struggle to overcome loss or grieve after a bereavement? Is worry, overthinking, anxiety or depression stopping you? Are you stuck in your life or relationship and need to find a way to move forward or do you seem to have lost sight of each other? Perhaps you struggle to find the motivation, or simply want to talk about anything your would to change or understand. Then why not give counselling, hypnotherapy or coaching with me a chance.
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James A Spears Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Pontefract WF7
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Photo of Nadine Naughton, Counsellor in Pontefract, England
Nadine Naughton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Wakefield WF4
Hello I am Nadine, I have 14 years experience as a counsellor for children, young people and adults in Yorkshire. See my profile. I'm near Nostell Priory, junction 30/31 M62 and 38/39 M1. Wakefield & Huddersfield. I qualified in 2009 and I actively work with children, young people, adults, relationship counselling and family therapy. I have 14 years regular counselling experience and 12 years previous experience working with children's mental and emotional health service for Kirklees within Tier 2 and Tier 3 Ask CAMHS/ ChEWS - Northorpe Hall Services known now as Thriving Kirklees. I now only work in my own private practice.
Hello I am Nadine, I have 14 years experience as a counsellor for children, young people and adults in Yorkshire. See my profile. I'm near Nostell Priory, junction 30/31 M62 and 38/39 M1. Wakefield & Huddersfield. I qualified in 2009 and I actively work with children, young people, adults, relationship counselling and family therapy. I have 14 years regular counselling experience and 12 years previous experience working with children's mental and emotional health service for Kirklees within Tier 2 and Tier 3 Ask CAMHS/ ChEWS - Northorpe Hall Services known now as Thriving Kirklees. I now only work in my own private practice.
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Photo of Abeda Aswat, Psychotherapist in Pontefract, England
Abeda Aswat
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Wakefield WF1
Do you struggle with managing your mental health? Is it making you feel stuck and overwhelmed? I offer a safe, confidential and respectful environment to help you explore your issues. Seeking therapy can be scary and it takes courage to make the first step. With my support, you can take those steps and build on the changes you want. I will provide a confidential, non-judgemental, empathic approach for you to explore these feelings, tailoring that approach in order for you to reach a better place in your life.
Do you struggle with managing your mental health? Is it making you feel stuck and overwhelmed? I offer a safe, confidential and respectful environment to help you explore your issues. Seeking therapy can be scary and it takes courage to make the first step. With my support, you can take those steps and build on the changes you want. I will provide a confidential, non-judgemental, empathic approach for you to explore these feelings, tailoring that approach in order for you to reach a better place in your life.
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Photo of Anna Settle, Psychotherapist in Pontefract, England
Anna Settle
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Wakefield WF1  (Online Only)
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today? Do thoughts swirl around and around your head and you are unsure how to move on from them? Do you feel low, confused, anxious, upset - but you just have no idea why? If yes to these, I'm sure I can help you! Life can throw a lot of curved balls at us, and unfortunately it is not always easy to forget and move on. I am here to help you develop confidence around relationships and reflect on experiences to identify the hurdles holding us back.
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today? Do thoughts swirl around and around your head and you are unsure how to move on from them? Do you feel low, confused, anxious, upset - but you just have no idea why? If yes to these, I'm sure I can help you! Life can throw a lot of curved balls at us, and unfortunately it is not always easy to forget and move on. I am here to help you develop confidence around relationships and reflect on experiences to identify the hurdles holding us back.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Pontefract

10+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in Pontefract who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
88% Coping Skills
88% Stress
76% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

33% Bupa
33% WPA
33% Health Assured

How Counsellors in Pontefract see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Pontefract?

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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.