Jonathan Kilcourse MBACP (Accred) BA Hons
Experienced counsellor offering a professional and discerning counselling service. Counselling appointments held within a private and confidential space where both you and your experiences will be supported, held and listened to with interest, acceptance and a commitment to support you.
I predominately practice as a Person Centred Integrative Counsellor offering a warm, accepting and non-judgemental attitude whilst working creatively and sensitively with the whole of your experience.
The counselling process does not presume, or place unrealistic expectations on you to 'change' or to live your life feeling 'positive', approaches which quite often feed into the naive, and compliant expectations of which individuals may already be struggling to fit into or meet. Counselling could be seen as carefully walking through the colourful space of emotions, thoughts and experiences that exist in-between what might be labelled good or bad, positive or negative experiences, and in turn enable a person to respond to the complexities of their life with awareness and clarity.
Why choose counselling?
I believe that we all deserve to live meaningful and satisfying lives, and that we all have the capacity to do so. However, the pressures of life, a lingering low mood, a past or recent traumatic experience, death, old age or illness can generate difficult feelings, a sense of meaninglessness, disconnection or a general sense of dissatisfaction with life.
It's at these times that I can support you to make sense of your experiences, examine what you believe about yourself, your feelings, thoughts, attitudes and responses to others and the environment in which you live, delve beneath the masks of day to day existence.
The counselling process can support you to develop a deeper and clearer understanding of your experiences and provide you with the space to face the challenges that life presents with confidence and insight.
My fee for an initial 50 minute consultation is £30. Subsequent sessions are £45.
I am happy to discuss concessions based on your personal circumstances, my aim is to agree on a fee which is sustainable for both parties.
I provide daytime and evening appointments.
Please telephone, or send an email enquiry for further details or to have an informal chat to discuss your situation in more detail.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Experience.
I have over 15 years experience of providing counselling support to individuals and groups.
In addition to practicing privately I have spent over ten years counselling for mental health services within the NHS, developed community counselling services for adults, children and families, developed a hospice counselling service and worked for a specialist later life psychology service.
CFD Counsellor training, competence certificate Keele University 2012
Certificate in Ten Directions Ecotherapy approach, Tariki Trust France/UK 2011/12
BA Hons Degree in Applied Counselling Applications, Leeds Metropolitan University 2010
PGC (Msc level) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Bradford University 2008
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, Manchester College of Arts & Technology 2002
Certificate in Human Relations, Manchester College of Arts & Technology 2001
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
My usual fee is £45 per 50 minute appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My practice hours are flexible, being close to major roads, bus and rail links to Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Mytholmroyd.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|