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Highly experienced BACP (accred) counsellor/psychotherapist

About me

Hello, my name is Alys, a really warm welcome to you.

No matter what you’re feeling, we can find a way through this together, enabling you to gain the lasting changes you are longing for. You will be met with warmth, care and accompaniment. I will really listen and understand you, helping you make sense of your feelings and thoughts, leading to greater self awareness and a more fulfilled life.

                                     Let's work together to support you right now.

Would you like to:

Change unhelpful thought patterns
Transform stress and anxiety
Learn skilful communication that creates lasting connections
Find peace and clarity in areas of challenge

                       Mindful counselling and psychotherapy that changes lives.

One 2 One

We’ll talk through what is concerning you, and identify a pathway through in a safe and supportive way.

Develop new ways of thinking

Together we will understand what you are feeling and why, create tools for change, gaining more choices and freedom in your life.

Working together

Research has shown that the most important quality to therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. Working together, I will provide a safe and supportive space for you to express all you wish to share. By gently exploring your present experience, we can gain a greater awareness of who you are and what you need. This process leads to a greater freedom and range of possibilities in your life and in your relationships.

Growth and change

All sessions will be rich with opportunities to grow and learn. You will build new muscles of understanding, thinking, seeing and being in all areas of your life. All that is required is an openness to learn, and a commitment to the process.

Face to face, Zoom and phone sessions

Weekly sessions allow you to be supported. They build momentum in the motivation to change, grow and heal, so that you may gain the changes you are longing for.

Safe and Confidential

Sessions are held in a relaxed and safe, private space in Harrogate. Understanding and trust are the foundations of our work together. All aspects of our journey will be held in the highest confidence.

Together we will help you achieve your goals and bring greater balance to your life

I am a professional Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Wellbeing Coach and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Facilitator. I have over 25 years of experience of working in the field of Emotional Health and Wellbeing. Through the expertise I have gathered, I am confident that I will provide you with the information, help and support you need.

I provide practical help and support to enable you to manage your life skilfully, create healthier, more loving relationships, building the inner resilience and resources you need to navigate a life better.

I offer short-term (6 -8 sessions) and longer ongoing support from my practice in Harrogate and online sessions via Skype or Zoom worldwide.

My specialism is in personal growth and spiritual development, interpersonal neurobiology, (this looks at how our mind, our brain, and our relationships interact to shape who we are) Mindfulness, working with depression, anxiety and stress and I have developed tools and strategies to create emotional resilience, not only to manage, but to transform these debilitating challenges.

If you need a safe space, where you will be met with warmth, understanding, expertise and support, then please feel free to contact me in anyway that feels most comfortable. If you would like to speak to me, ask questions, or make an appointment then please contact me and if I am not available at that time, I will get back to you as soon as I can.

With warmth to you,


Tel - 07903667251 // // or contact me through here, and I very much look forward to hearing from you.

                  Investing in yourself is the biggest investment you can make

I am a qualified Mindfulness based stress reduction Teacher, and hold mindfulness groups in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. This is a safely held space, where we can come together and breath, transforming our business & exhaustion into connection and inclusion.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Mindfulness Counselling
Mindfulness-based stress reduction Teacher
Counselling supervisor
Yin yoga mindfulness teacher
Meditation Teacher
Shakti dance facilitator
Bereavement Counselling
Grief and Loss Counselling
Spiritual Counselling
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Diploma In Life Coaching
NLP practitioner
Psych-K facilitator
EFT (Emotional freedom technique) practitioner
Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
Reiki Master
Access Bars Practitioner
Access bars facilitator
Diploma in Stress relief
Colour Mirrors Practitioner
Montessori Teacher
Nursery Nurse

In addition to the above qualifications I have studied modules at University on:

Inner child healing
Gestalt therapy
Transactional Analysis
Psycho dynamics
Working with Rage and Anger
Emotional release work
Trans-personal psychology
Drama therapy
Group work

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Please leave me a message, and I will call you back ASAP

Skype and telephone counselling sessions available in all of the UK  (Nationwide) and worldwide.

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Additional information

Investment prices

Face to face Counselling and Psychotherapy £60 for 1hr session

Zoom and phone sessions £60 for 1 hour session

I pride myself in getting to the core of the issue quickly

Whatever you are currently experiencing, together we will find ways of working with it successfully.

If you would like to speak with me or make an appointment, please feel free to message me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

For more information please visit my website:

Zoom and phone sessions available nationwide!

When I work

Please email me through the counselling directory or directly at or call me on my mobile as my website email currently isn't working. Thank you!

Further information

My area of expertise are stress, anxiety and depression, all areas of personal development, Mindfulness, relationships, patterning, inner child work, healing shame, grief and loss, emotional release work, co-dependency (working with the false self and healing this, thus allowing the true self to emerge).

Some of the issues I can help with:

* patterning (behaviour)
* Anxiety and depression
* Relationship issues
* Emotional trauma
* Ancestral patterning
* Abuse
* Times of conflict and change
* Family breakdown
* Lack of confidence and low self-esteem
* Personal development
* Clarity in life changing decisions
* Grief and loss, bereavement, separation, Pet loss. - All all types of loss.

Anger and Rage
Social Anxiety
Fears & Phobias
Mental & Physical Abuse
Eating Disorders
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Childhood abuse
Emotional Trauma
Grief & Loss
Family issues
Personal Development

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme