About me

I offer a quiet, professional space for you to step back from the rush of life and to be you at your own pace.  Counselling allows a natural and normal process to take place within us whereby we can come to be more ourselves.  People have come to see me for various reasons - to understand why they feel depressed or anxious, to explore troubling relationships, to overcome the impact of the past in their lives or to understand themselves more. I have an interest in working with people who are wanting to explore a diagnosis of Asperger's or Autism Spectrum Condition.   

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed a four year training in Transactional Analysis which is a talking therapy based on how early necessary adaptations to our environment can reduce freedom to live as ourselves.  In addition to my training, I draw from the experience of my own ongoing therapeutic journey, parenthood as well as the ups and downs of life.  I have full indemnity insurance and regular clinical supervision ensures I meet the professional and ethical standards of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis. 

As well as working as a therapist I work as a legal adviser within a large charity.  I also have a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts Ceramics, a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and attend regular CPD courses and workshops to deepen my awareness of the field.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee is £50 for a sixty minute session.  I may have concession slots available - please enquire.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

The Hebden Therapy Centre C I C
9 Wragley House
Valley Road
Hebden Bridge
HX7 7BN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Giles Prichard

Giles Prichard