Guy Dumbrell

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Burley-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire, LS29
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

There are many reasons you might be seeking talking therapy. It could be that you are ‘stuck’, not able to process or move on from difficult experiences. Maybe you want to change patterns of familiar thoughts, feelings or behaviours. It might be that you are just not sure what it is you want but it is different to what you are experiencing right now. And maybe you just want to be able to talk about it.

In my work I aim towards creating a safe, facilitating environment with you that makes a space to talk through the difficulties and challenges you are experiencing.

I aim to listen and work with you, non-judgementally, to gently explore and seek understanding and meaning, to process old and new feelings and thoughts, and to identify and frame patterns and experiences. Whether an open-ended arrangement or for a shorter, fixed-time period, I will work with you in shifting and developing your capacity and ability to hold and integrate your experiences as you move forward.

I am a qualified, experienced, practising counsellor and psychotherapist and I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

In my work, I am informed by and draw on Person-Centred and Psychodynamic psychotherapy approaches, as well as having an earlier background in Transactional Analysis and work-place coaching. This enables me to work with you in different ways depending on how you might want to lead and set the pace, or what best fits for you.

I would usually meet with you once per week, at the same time and for 50 minutes each session. It might be that we meet in the same physical room or that we meet online via video-calling. 

If we meet, in our first session I can talk more into this introduction and try to answer any questions you may have. In that first session, we would also consider how we might work together.

Whether we work together or not, I would like to thank-you for reading this introduction and I wish you well.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member of BACP
  • PG Diploma in Counselling
  • Master of Counselling

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition to these highlighted, I have worked extensively with a wide-range of experiences and areas and I would be happy to discuss your individual circumstances and experiences.


£35.00 - £75.00

Additional information

Fees are based on a sliding scale ranging from £35 to £75 per session, dependent on income and affordability. We would discuss this prior to our first meeting.

Further information

I offer in-person sessions in a private meeting room situated between Ilkley and Otley, on the outskirts of Burley-in-Wharfedale (with private off-road parking, ~15 minutes’ walk to the train station and near local bus routes).

Burley-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire, LS29

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Guy Dumbrell
Guy Dumbrell