Erin Stevens MBACP, PG Dip
I offer counselling and psychotherapy from a private and comfortable practice in Ilkley. I am a humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist, and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I work relationally, which means I work from the understanding that the relationship between myself and my client is an important part of the therapeutic work we undertake together. I provide a non-judgemental and confidential space where you can explore the difficulties you are facing and find new ways forward.
My role as a therapist is to be alongside you and to facilitate your exploration of the issues you bring. I endeavour to provide a space where you feel able to connect with your own inner resources and make the changes you want to make.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling and Interpersonal Skills from Leeds Beckett University.
I am committed to ongoing learning and development and regularly attend further training. Some recent examples include:
- Existential Psychotherapy
- Childhood Sexual Exploitation
- Working with Dreams
- Power in the Therapy room
My professional experience is in organisational work, working in both long and short term therapy, with a range of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and bereavement. I worked in a specialist bereavement service for a hospice.
I am also a trained group facilitator and have facilitated anger, anxiety and loneliness groups for York Mind.
My background is in dementia care and emotional wellbeing in older people. As a therapist, I work with adults aged 18+. In my work with older people, I can help to address a variety of issues including life-transitions (such as retirement), chronic illness and bereavement. I work with my professional body, BACP, in a reference group to promote engagement with counselling and psychotherapy for older people.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions are £45 per hour and I offer a limited number of reduced-cost sessions for people on low incomes at £30.
I offer a free, no-obligation 30 minute meeting so that you are able to test out how it feels to be in conversation with me.
In the event that I am unavailable to answer my phone, please leave a message with your name and number and I will call back as soon as possible. I am unable to return phone calls where a message has not been left.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client