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Welcome to Emerald Counselling Psychology Ltd - an independent private practice based in Halifax offering therapeutic psychological counselling for personal difficulties and mental health concerns across West Yorkshire, York and Manchester.

  • Sensitive psychological counselling that is collaborative and responsive to the individual, their personal circumstances and difficulties
  • Individual supervision
  • Short-term and long-term contracts
  • Day time and evening appointments
  • Face to Face, telephone and web-based counselling: Skype, Zoom
  • Committed to ethical and confidential counselling psychology
  • Informed in practice by the science of psychology and the philosophy of counselling psychology

Adheres to the following Codes of Practice:
BPS (British Psychological Society)
HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Compliant with the following regulations and legislation:
• GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations 2018) and is registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office)
• Equality Act (2010) and is disability aware, endeavouring to make reasonable and appropriate adjustments to facilitate the needs of individuals

The therapy I offer is relational and evidence informed. This means that my focus is on establishing and sustaining good counselling relationships, whilst drawing on the theories of counselling and the science of psychology to guide the work. I find that a pluralistic stance, with openness to different ways of thinking about life and its problems, offers the best way of helping my clients as they explore their concerns and shape their responses.

I aim to offer the highest level of confidentiality and to respond to clients’ needs appropriately and effectively. I am aware of the diversity within our communities and aim to provide counselling psychology that is sensitive to cultural and religious diversity and to personal individualism and difference.

I respect the ethical and professional guidelines of the BPS, HCPC and BACP. It is important to me that the standards, competencies and guidance of these codes are embedded in my working practices.

I offer a quiet, private space in which concerns and problems in living may be openly explored without judgement and undue influence.

I offer supervision to peers and trainees.

Emerald Counselling Psychology Philosophy of Practice:

  • Trusts in our human capacities for hope, regeneration and love,
  • Encourages self-reflection to enable each client to be the author and inspiration of our own lives.
  • Connects with the inner search, hopes and purposes of each client as they undertake their personal journey through counselling.
  • Offers companionship, specialist knowledge and experience in order to guide, console, protect and inspire along the way.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Registered Member of the British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a Counselling Psychologist
  • Qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP, BPS, Doctorate level training), MA in Counselling, BSc (Hons) Psychology, PGCE and BA (Hons)
  • Register of Applied Psychology Supervisor
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Clearance (DBS)
  • Professional Liability Insurance Registered Data Controller with the Information Commissioners Office (IOC)
  • Counselling since 2005

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.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

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.

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Additional information

Fees to the public are at present £60 per one hour session
Fees for trainees are £40 per one hour session
Fees for supervision are £60 per hour, and for trainee therapists £40 per hour
Fees for Organisations are agreed on referral


Day time and evening appointments are available (Monday to Friday) Home visits, Skype, Zoom and telephone sessions are available on request.

Further information


I have a special interest in bereavement and have written about the role of self-talk or inner speech as a means of helping life transitions and healing wounds following the death of someone significant to us.
I offer a form of specialist counselling for parents whose children have died.

Emerald Counselling Psychology Ltd
10, Mayfair Avenue
West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am on the Register of Applied Psychology Supervisors (BPS) and offer supervision to peers and trainees.

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Anne Janina Murphy

Anne Janina Murphy