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Dip.Therapeutic Counselling MBACP

About me

Hi, my name is Bev. I am a professionally qualified Person-Centred Therapeutic Counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I work in an integrative and creative way to tailor my approach to suit the individual needs of my clients.

There are times in our lives when we may encounter difficulties and challenges, they can be extremely overwhelming. We may feel stuck or find ourselves struggling with our experiences, whether that be the past or present.

You don’t need to cope alone. I offer a calm and confidential space where you can feel safe to talk and feel heard without judgement. Through counselling I can help support you to explore and work through whatever you are experiencing and to find a way forward.

I am naturally a warm, compassionate and empathetic person, with a caring and considerate nature. I am passionate about supporting people through their life experiences or challenges, and to see them empowered to grow in their well-being, self-awareness and personal development. 

I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life transitions, goals, well-being & confidence issues. I specialise in bereavement, including pet bereavement, domestic abuse, relationship issues and mental health struggles.

I currently work within a domestic abuse organisation and have experience of voluntary work with Cruse bereavement. In my private practise I also offer "walk and talk" sessions within the great outdoors, and feel the therapeutic benefits of this can be extremely beneficial for my clients. 

I can provide long or short term counselling and offer sessions either in person (walk& talk), online or by telephone.

For many years I worked within the NHS, gaining valuable experience in supporting children and their families, particularly those with significant learning, behavioural and emotional needs. This has given me an understanding of the challenges and stress that families may face, as well as the individual needs of family members.

My goal is to empower you to grow in the ways most important to you. I appreciate how difficult it might feel to find the right counsellor, so If you feel I might be the right person to work with you, then you are very welcome to contact me for a twenty-minute free phone consultation to discuss what is happening for you and how we might work together

I also offer low cost counselling sessions for people on benefits, low income families (when available) please do enquire.

I have an up to date Advanced DBS check.

I have professional indemnity and public liability insurance, and I am also a Member of British association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Advanced CBT
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 3
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 2
  • Victim Support Support Counsellor 2019 - 2021
  • Cruse Bereavement Support Counsellor 2019 - 2022
  • My Mind Counselling Service Counsellor 2022 - current 
  • Health Assured Immediate Counsellor 2022 - current 
  • Equine Animal Therapy Therapist EAGALA

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pet bereavement 


From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

  • Free 20 minute introduction session 
  • Range from £35 - £45 per session thereafter 

I also offer low cost counselling sessions for people on benefits, low income families (when available) please do enquire.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Subject to change but will update accordingly.

Further information

Telephone and online counselling is available alongside walk and talk sessions. Evening and weekend appointments.

I am an accredited member of the BACP (Registered MBACP).

Up to date enhanced DBS certificate.

Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme