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.
I also offer on-line counselling, though where possible, I prefer to meet face-to-face at least once, first.
I work in an upstairs room in my home where there is on-road parking so unfortunately I cannot offer wheelchair access.
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.
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)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions you may have, of follow the link to my web-site.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||No, sorry,|
I am sorry, but I work from an upstairs from my house so I cannot offer wheel -chair access ( though I do offer on-line counselling)
Mondays and Tuesdays, first appointment 9am last appointment 6.30pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
My approach to Supervision is that it is about the whole professional development of the supervisee.