Caroline Mattinson

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Dip. Counselling MBACP BA Hons PostGrad Dip
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Harrogate HG3 & Northallerton DL7
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About me

Hello and welcome.

I am an integrative counsellor, providing short and long-term therapy to adults, children, and young people, in Northallerton and Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

I appreciate how daunting it is to take the first step, but I aim to ensure that you feel comfortable enough to begin your journey. If you are thinking about starting therapy, please contact me and together, we can look at what has brought you to counselling. 

Are you perhaps looking for someone to confide in? Perhaps somewhere where it feels safe to talk, express, and to explore? You may have reached a point in your life where you feel that you need help to deal with something, understand it, or come to terms with it. You may even feel unable to accurately pinpoint the reason behind your sense of unhappiness, or that feeling of being unable to cope. Sometimes, there isn't a name or heading for the way that you feel; yet you do have the inkling that now might be the right time to do something about it.

Counselling can offer you that opportunity, time and space, to reflect upon what has led you here. I’ve witnessed the transformation that happens in counselling, and seen it change lives. That means I’m passionate about offering that opportunity to support people. 

I can help with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, low self/esteem, coping with life’s challenges, or how our early relationships affect us. 

I have a very strong belief in the positive nature of all human beings, and the uniqueness and worth of everyone. I believe that you are the expert in your own internal world, and you are the only person who can decide what the meaning of your life is, and how you choose to live it. I don’t offer advice, but instead, hope to provide a warm and welcoming environment, free from judgement, where we can work together to overcome or become reconciled with whatever it is you’re facing; finding, or building upon your existing resources, and seeking out new ways for you to move forward. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I work in an integrative way, adapting to what might best suit your needs. I enjoy working with the healing power of nature, and offer outdoor therapy as part of my practice.  My interest in the transpersonal, and spiritual philosophies also inform my work, together with my mindfulness training. I’m a BACP Spirituality member. 

I currently work for the charity MIND, and I also work in health and social care and the charity sector, where I support people with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, disability discrimination, grief, bereavement, and loss, relationship issues, the demands of being a full-time carer, and the experience of living with life-limiting, chronic, or critical illness. My counselling experience includes working with children, young people, and adults in schools, and in an agency offering low cost counselling to families, parents, guardians, children and young people.


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
  • Counselling Studies Level 3
  • Counselling Skills Level 2
  • Certificate in Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2
  • Advanced Personal Trainer Diploma Level 4
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, (University of Nottingham)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Guildford College of Law)  (LPC) (The Law Society non-practicing solicitor) 
  • BA (Hons) Law & Sociology (University of Hull)


  • BACP Competencies Training Working  with Children, Young People and Families
  • Grassroots Suicide Awareness Training
  • Introduction to Online and Telephone Working
  • Working With Soul in Personal Development
  • Understanding Depression and Anxiety
  • Mental Health Recovery and Compassion
  • Importance of Play and Assessing a Child’s Place in the World
  • Hoarding Awareness for Emergency Front-Line Services
  • Introduction to Trauma
  • Working with Eating Disorders 
  • LGBTQ+ Awareness
  • Self-harm Awareness
  • CSE Awareness 
  • Trigger Orientated Therapy


' Caroline possess naturally, innate, rare and special talents of empathically and kindly understanding people. She listens to me carefully and takes time to understand my life experiences; those that have shaped me and then more recent or immediate challenges. She is able to clearly percive what is going on - often when I don't quite know what is happening myself. She has a gift for articulating her perceptions with understandable and insightful vocablary. She brings so much light to things I never quite understood. Yet she never judges - she just helps me to identify a different way forward - with hope and possibility. She is amazingly helpful. ' - S. (Client)

' Counselling with Caroline has been invaluable. She took the time to really learn my story, and find out what I had been through. It can be hard to speak to someone when you're at your absolute lowest, but she is a good listener. She does that without judging me, and she helps me to make my own decisions. Sometimes in life, it really feels like other people don't do either of those things' - D. (Client)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer a free online 20 minute introductory session, without obligation. Any questions or concerns can also be made by email

I offer a rate of £45 per 50 minute session. I offer concessions to low income clients, and students. Outdoor therapy is charged at £50 for a 60 minute session.

I require 48 hours notice of cancellation, otherwise you will still need to pay for sessions missed. I accept payment by bank transfer.

When I work

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Further information

I offer a variety of options for sessions:

Remote counselling

This can be either on the telephone or online, and is a useful option since it can save travel time to sessions, and is accessible from anywhere in the UK. I offer telephone counselling using a landline, mobile, or via Whatsapp. Video counselling is available using Whatsapp, Zoom, Teams, or GoogleMeets. You will need a quiet, confidential space for both types of remote counselling, and access to the internet if you choose the online video option.

Face-to-face appointments 

These happen in outdoor therapy sessions, or face to face in my therapy rooms either in Northallerton or Harrogate. Both locations have ample free parking. 

Oakwood Business Park, Fountains Road, Bishop Thornton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3BF

Wellness Centre, 279 High Street, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8DW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Ample free parking at both locations, with wheelchair access at Harrogate

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams


Caroline Mattinson
Caroline Mattinson