Heather Dale Senior Accredited Counsellor MA. PGCE, Fellow BACP

Heather Dale Senior Accredited Counsellor MA. PGCE, Fellow BACP

East Morton
West Yorkshire

07932540386 or 01274 566555 / 07932540386

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About me

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.

Regarding supervision

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.

Main Qualifications

in Counselling

PGCE (adults)


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)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples counselling (any sexuality or gender)

workplace counselling

Relationship counselling

work-based issues

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.

Further information

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions you may have, of follow the link to my web-site.


Maps & Directions

Keighley, BD20

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No, sorry,


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

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

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

My approach to Supervision is that it is about the whole professional development of the supervisee.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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