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MBACP - Counselling and Psychotherapy for Adults and Couples

About me

I'm Gareth, an experienced and professional therapeutic counsellor, with a BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy and fully registered membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I work with clients who may be having difficulties from the past, painful experiences in the present, or worries about the future that have left them distressed and feeling as though they can't cope with day-to-day life. I offer professional therapy for a range of issues including:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • addiction
  • self esteem
  • trauma
  • abuse
  • bereavement/loss
  • anger
  • relationship issues
  • identity.

The counselling service that I offer can provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to talk through your difficulties and issues to find closure, working towards goals of self actualisation, personal acceptance, and resolution in the comfortable, confidential safe space of the Hebden Bridge Therapy Centre or via my internet counselling service.

Sessions are based upon the approach of Person-Centred, meaning they are focused on and directed by you, the client, but as an integrative counsellor I do also utilise other approaches during the counselling process. During each session, I work alongside you with an empathic, congruent and understanding mind, facilitating your journey of self exploration and building self understanding, self awareness, self worth and self confidence.

  • 60 minute, one to one session - £35-£45
  • 75 minute sessions, Couples - £55-£65 (sliding scale based on income)

Your introductory session is free. This will allow us to determine the focus and goal of your sessions, discuss the contract between ourselves and determine the exact cost of your sessions. Please call me on 07770 635046 or email me. I aim to respond within 48 hours, if you enquiry by email, then don’t forget to check your spam folder.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Bsc Counselling & Psychotherapy (1st Class Hons) 2016
  • Diploma in Counselling 2012
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2009
  • Level 3 Certificate in counselling Theories 2007
  • Level 2 certificate in Counselling Skills 2006
  • Level 2 certificate in Counselling Theories 2006
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis 2011

In addition I also have gained my Certificates of Registration & Proficiency from the BACP and have full Professional Liability Insurance and hold a full DBS check certificate.

Working with the people that have gone through the counselling process with me has given me a extremely diverse working experience and enabled me to believe I could work with any person who chose to walk through my doors.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

£30-£40 for one to one work, (60 minutes), £50-£60 couples counselling,  (75 minutes), both based on income, this will be discussed at our initial session.

When I work

I work generally between 9am & 7pm but can work outside these hours in some circumstances

Further information

I can in certain circumstances also see clients in the extended areas of Halifax, Huddersfield, Burnley and Rochdale in a home visit capacity, and I also offer internet counselling.

Hebden Therapy Centre, Wragley House, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7BN

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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