About me

Established in 1998 I have worked with people to deal with anxiety, relationship issues, stress, depression and to deal with many other unwanted psychological symptoms. Please contact me to discuss how I might help you.

As a Senior Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I have established practices based in both York and Leeds - both are accessible with good transport links to both Fulford in York and Horsforth in Leeds. I hold a positive regard for people and whatever challenges they seek support for.

With a good degree of understanding, support and challenge, many people are able to make choices in their lives that will give them more of what they want, and less of what they don't want. I hold the quality of the relationship between myself and my clients as central to the work we do. Being Integrative means that I adapt my style to suit the unique needs of every client and the challenges that they seek support for.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a highly experienced U.K.C.P. Registered Psychotherapist.

I trained at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and hold both a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy (College of Medicine, University of Wales)

I have also had formal training in:

  • Clinical supervision
  • Couples work
  • Group work and Group Analysis (Groupwork Practitioner registered with the Institute for Group Analysis)

I am committed to regular ongoing professional development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

all issues where the individual concerned is able to maintain a reasonable degree of daily functioning - if in doubt, please contact me for clarification


Additional information

Reviewed annually - for 2019 they are:

Individual Work : £60 per 50 minute meeting


Thursday all day, Friday all day

Further information

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the work last?

The work can either be time-limited with an agreed number of sessions, or open-ended. This will be discussed and agreed during the assessment phase of the work. In either case, the overall goal(s) of therapy are clarified, so that both I and you will know when it is time to start thinking about and agreeing to make an ending.

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

Both trainings share considerable common ground, but psychotherapy requires a longer, more in-depth training and personal therapy. Course assessments and clinical supervision are common to both. In essence, counselling offers support where the issue has been triggered by a one-off life event, whereas psychotherapy offers support for both this, and also where the issue has been present and endured over a longer period of time.

Both are similar in that they are therapies centred upon the creation of a safe, confidential relationship, and the opportunity to explore, understand and develop the choices you make in how you view yourself and relate to those around you.

What is Transactional Analysis (T.A.)?

T.A. is a model of human development, communication and relating. T.A. was developed by Eric Berne, who wanted to share often complex observations and theories to clients, in order to develop their understanding, and therefore facilitate their own autonomy and choices more readily.

What does Integrative Psychotherapy mean?

An Integrative approach to psychotherapy means that whilst the therapist may have one core model that they have trained in, they are aware of, use and integrate into their work approaches from other schools of psychotherapy such as psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioural, person-centred etc. Each intervention is considered in terms of what is most helpful at the time.

What does Humanistic mean?

Humanistic in this context means the acceptance of people as they innately are. In effect, we may from time to time say or do things that are not okay with others, but that at all times we are fundamentally okay i.e. separating out our actions from who we are.

North Yorkshire

The Orchard
Town Street
West Yorkshire
LS18 5BL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Russell Bailey

Russell Bailey