Penny Howarth - Registered Member MBACP

Penny Howarth  - Registered Member MBACP

Selby Counselling
Good Health Clinic
27a Finkle Street

07570 618297

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Selby Counselling
Good Health Clinic
27a Finkle Street

07570 618297

About me

I offer Counselling/Psychotherapy in Selby town centre, where I have worked for many years and have become established within the local community.

I have many years experience working with a wide range of issues and I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Pyschotherapy (BACP).

In addition to working with adults in many settings, I have also worked extensively in school settings with children and young people. Prior to becoming a Counsellor I worked in Social Care for many years.

I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist, which means I will draw on a number of approaches and techniques in my work with you. I work in a client centered way, and as we are all individuals I think it is important to individualise my work with each client.

Whichever method I use, the most important thing is that I will work hard to create a good therapeutic relationship between us. I provide a safe and confidential place where you have the opportunity to work with what's troubling you in a non-judgemental and empathic space.

At our first meeting we will discuss what you hope to achieve from counselling and we will agree a way forward together. You may find that just a few sessions are all you need or you may have issues that you wish to look at in more depth.

If you would like further information before booking an initial appointment please contact me to have a chat about your needs/hopes/fears.

Training, qualifications & experience

Grad Dip Couns
Dip Social Care
TA 101
Member of the BACP
Member of BACP CYP

Working with Metaphor
Trained in the R.E.S.T programme

I have a Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of York St John (accredited by BACP)  and also have a Diploma in Social Care, I regularly attend CPD to ensure that my skills are continually enhanced.

As well as working in private counselling practice, I also provide counselling for adults at NHS York and Scarborough Trust, and for several local businesses and EAPs.

In addition I Manage a Counselling Charity in York.

I have also worked as a School Counsellor in West Yorkshire and with children and young people aged 3-21.

(I am fully CRB checked)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotional response to illness - being told you have a life altering/life threatening illness can be difficult to cope with. Talking to someone who understands can help to bring perspective and also help you with coping strategies.

I have also worked for several years as a School Counsellor and also as a Counsellor with Children and young people for ESCAYP. I also work in my private practice with children who have emotional issues.


My standard fee for a 1 hour session is:

£40 for Individuals
£32 for Counselling students

Children's sessions are 50 mins in duration.

Fees are payable in cash at each session and I have a 48 hour notice period for cancellation.

Further information

Out of hours appointments available.

If you contact me by email, please include a contact telephone number

Maps & Directions

Selby, YO8 4DT

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Some out of hours appointments are available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme