Bev O'Connor BA, DipHE, MNCS (Acc)

Bev O'Connor BA, DipHE, MNCS (Acc)

The Orchard Therapy Centre
Town Street
LS18 5BL

0773 535 8988 / 0773 535 8988

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The Orchard Therapy Centre
Town Street
LS18 5BL

0773 535 8988 / 0773 535 8988

About me

In my experience people often respond well to the simple human things such as being carefully listened to and having their feelings and experiences accepted and understood by another person.   I am a down to earth, intuitive therapist and offer you the opportunity to talk about whatever difficulties you are experiencing with gentleness and real understanding.

I hold a deep respect for and trust in every individuals capacity for healing and growth within a therapeutic relationship. I have travelled alongside many people in their search for peace of mind, self fulfilment and a more enriching life with very positive results.

My Person Centred Counselling can help you with whatever concerns or difficulties are around for you. It can help to address and resolve specific problems, help you to cope with crisis and improve relationships. It can support you through addiction, physical health issues, decision making and the resolution of internal conflict.

We will explore your concerns at your own pace with the aim of developing an understanding of your self, your life and your experiences. As we work together and as self awareness and clarity develop you come to feel empowered and more in control of your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked within the mental health field for over twenty years; alongside people with learning disabilities, as an Independent Mental Health Advocate and as a Counsellor for both young people and adults.
I have worked in schools, residential settings and for different counselling organisations offering specialist support for depression and anxiety.
I currently work as a Counsellor for children and young people in a community setting and in private practice with both adults and young people.

My qualifications:

  • BA in Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings
  • DIP HE in Person Centred Counselling and Human Relations
  • RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Working

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership



£29 (low waged)

I offer concessions to students.

Payment is made at the end of each session either by cash or cheque.

How Long Will counselling last?

In my experience counselling can last for anything between a few weeks to a year or more. We will always work at your pace and how long we continue depends on whether you have reached your goal(s) and are still finding it helpful and we will check this out regularly together.

Further information

I am an Accredited  Member of the National Counselling Society which means that I operate within their code of ethics.

I am also a member of the British Association for the Person Centred Approach (BAPCA).

Please go to my website for further information or contact me either by phone or email and I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Maps & Directions

Horsforth, LS18 5BL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Daytime and evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults