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Carolyn Sims MBACP

Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4
07855 501758 07855 501758 Registered / Accredited

About me

I offer private counselling in a relaxed setting in Masham. I am also a Mindfulness teacher, and offer group and one to one mindfulness (see Artison, Masham for latest course details or please do contact me direct to discuss other options)

Counselling helps with a range of issues - anything from a general sense of dissatisfaction, or lack of direction, to relationship problems, depression, anxiety, bereavement, or abuse.

I can offer long or short term counselling. In addition to my private practise, I currently also work as a counsellor with the NHS.

Sometimes people assume counselling is 'just listening'... Well, there is a lot of listening involved but it's also about being challenged to see things a different way, gain new insights and find a way to move forward.

I work on the basis that the relationship between client and counsellor is all-important. Counselling is a collaborative process and we work together for you to make progress. At our first meeting we will discuss what you hope to achieve from counselling and work out the way forward for you together.

Training, qualifications & experience

At In addition to my private practise, I have many years experience working in GP surgeries, and have experience of a wide range of issues as well as long and short term counselling. (To access counselling via the NHS please ask your GP)

My experience includes anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexual abuse, gender issues, domestic abuse, self esteem and bereavement.

I hold a Diploma in Counselling and a Certificate in Counselling, from York St John University, both with Distinction.  I am an Accredited BACP member, and adhere to their strict code of conduct and ethics.

I also offer Mindfulness teaching (MBCT for depression), in groups and one to one.  I adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers Good Practice Guidelines and have had extensive training and experience in teaching mindfulness as well as a personal mindfulness practice.

Given the current situation with Coronavirus I am offering counselling or Mindfulness training via Zoom, Skype or phone.  Please contact me for details.

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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


Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


£45 per hour

North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

There is a gravel path and a small step to access the counselling room. I would happily help with any adaptations required. Please let me know about any accessibility requirements so we can discuss.


Thursday 8-5

Other times by arrangement

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Carolyn Sims MBACP

Carolyn Sims MBACP