About me

If you are reading this  it is probable that you, or someone close to you, would like help  with a difficulty in your life.  This could be a recent issue or it could be something that goes back a long way.  I offer a talking therapy that allows you to discuss this in a neutral and none judgemental environment.

What happens after you contact me? After you have contacted me I will suggest that we meet once, to decide whether we are a good match. 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 my chance  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.

Currently ( April 2021)  I  only  offer  therapy by phone or on-line.  My normal working days are Monday- Wednesday.

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


Experience

I am an experienced (over 40 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.

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 offer supervision to counsellors or trainee counsellors at any level of experience or training.

Main Qualifications

MA
in Counselling

PGCE (adults)

Awards

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.

BACP

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

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

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


Availability

Mondays and Tuesdays, first appointment 9am last appointment 6.30pm

Further information

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

http://www.heatherdalecounselling.co.uk/

East Morton
Keighley
West Yorkshire
BD20

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I am currently only working via computer or phone so mobility is not an issue.

Additional languages

No, sorry,

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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Heather Dale

Heather Dale