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About me

I have worked as a qualified counsellor for over 20 years. I offer both couple and individual counselling. I can help with: relationship problems, anxiety, depression, ill health, loss and low self-worth.

I work in a sensitive and respectful way and I am optimistic about human nature. I believe that we have an innate ability to problem solve, heal and grow, however life's events and circumstances can affect our potential to access this natural part of ourselves. I provide a safe non-judgmental space where you can reflect and begin to see yourself and your circumstances in a new light.

If you would like more information about me and the way I work, please visit my website:


There is no charge for an initial meeting which will provide an opportunity for us to see if my service would be helpful for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accreditation with BACP: 2012
  • Post graduate Diploma in counselling from York St John University: 2006
  • Certificate in couples counselling from Marriage Care (Relationship organisation): 1998
  • Registered General Nurse: 1982

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.

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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Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

The is no charge for the first meeting. This meeting will give us an opportunity to discuss the issues that you would like to work with, it will also help us to decide if I am the right person to help you.

Prices for the next sessions are as follows:

  • Individuals £45 per hour.
  • Couples £55 per hour.

If you are on a low income, a student or a pensioner I offer a discount of 20%.


Monday  9am - 6pm

Tuesday 9am - 7pm

Thursday 9am - 7pm

Friday 9am - 1pm

49 Gale Lane
YO24 3AD

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Denise O'Connell

Denise O'Connell