Heather Dale Senior Accredited Counsellor MA. PGCE, Fellow BACP
If you are reading this the chances are that you are looking for help with a difficulty in your life. Hopefully I can help by offering you the chance to talk in a neutral and non-judging environment, with the aim of motivating you to make changes and move on from stuck places in your life.
Over a career that spans nearly 30 years I have worked with a large number of issues, including relationship difficulties, work-based issues, anxiety, bulimia,compulsive eating, gender issues, couples counselling amongst others.
Currently ( May 2020) I can only offer therapy by phone or on-line.
What happens after you contact me?After you have contacted me I will suggest that we meet once, to decide whether we can work together. We will arrange a mutually convenient time (normally on a Monday or Tuesday). At that meeting, I will ask you a little about what you need and invite you to tell me some of your personal story. I will also tell you a little about myself so that we can see if we will be a good fit.
People often come to therapy not knowing what to expect, so our different expectations need to be explored in the early sessions. This is your chance to tell me what your hopes and fears may be and mine to tell you if this is something I am able to help with.
If we agree to work together we would then meet regularly (usually once a week for the first few weeks, at least) in order to help you achieve your goals. Sessions are then open-ended as long as we are both willing to work together.
Please do contact me with any questions you might have.
My philosophical position is that all approaches work some of the time and none work all of the time. I have much the same philosophy toward supervision. Consequently, I encourage supervisees to discover a way of working, both with their own clients and with the supervisory relationship that, whilst being sufficiently rigorous, best suits their own individual way of working.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced (nearly 30 years) qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, working and living in West Yorkshire, convenient for areas such as Bingley, Bradford, Keighley, Ilkley, Saltaire, Shipley, and Skipton, with Leeds around half-an -hour away.
As well as counselling and therapy, I write about ethical practice in counselling and therapy.
In my time, I have worked with many different kinds of issues, including couples counselling, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, work place bullying, eating disorders, work-related issues and a host of other issues.
I offer supervision to counsellors or trainee counsellors at any level of experience or training.
MA in Counselling
BACP Senior Registered/Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Accreditation is considered the "gold standard" in counselling and therapy)
Fellow of BACP. ( this is an honour awarded to those who have made a distinguished contribution to the organisation and/or the profession).
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (this is an award given to those who have achieved a level of expertise working in Higher Education)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couples counselling (any sexuality or gender)
Supervision for trainees or experienced therapists at any level from Ist year of training to retirement.
Training in counselling (listening) skills and group work
Currently (Feb 2018) £45 per 50 minute session. I have some reduced fees on a first-come first-served basis.
Concessions offered for
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions you may have, of follow the link to my web-site.