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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.

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.

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

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

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

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Currently (Feb 2018) £45 per 50 minute session.  I have some reduced fees on a first-come first-served basis.

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Further information

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


East Morton
West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages No, sorry,


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

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


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

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Heather Dale Senior Accredited Counsellor MA. PGCE, Fellow BACP

Heather Dale Senior Accredited Counsellor MA. PGCE, Fellow BACP