Heather Stephenson BA Experienced Counsellor. Registered MBACP
Hi, I’m Heather.
I work in both private practice and self employed within the NHS Lets Talk Anxiety and Depression Service.
I am currently offering private face to face therapy on the Avenues. I have had over 8 years working in therapeutic practice.
Though throughout the past 30 years of my working life, I have engaged in various roles that specifically focus on supporting individuals with life, and its challenges. I have acquired a wealth of knowledge from both work and life experiences, which have been extremely valuable in developing my expertise, in a wide range of mental health presentations.
I would like to offer a commitment to the work you are bringing. I offer a safe and secure therapeutic space, where we can work together to explore what is happening for you. I believe it is your core right to be heard, understood. and valued in a way that fosters growth, clarity, hope and a developing resilience.
My hope is that you feel more able to live your life in a way that feels more comfortable and fulfilling for you.
The way I work
I’m an integrative therapist, meaning I draw on various approaches to best meet your individual needs.
My way of working is to understand not just the problem, but the person as a whole. I believe that being curious about what works for each individual, is much more valuable, than believing a specified modality is the only way to treat certain mental health problem.
In the way I work, you are important, you come first.
If you feel you would like to access the therapy I offer, you are most welcome to contact me either by email or text.
Text - 07895 356883
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Counselling Studies.
Foundation Degree in Arts in Theory and Practice of Counselling
University Foundation Award ( in Counselling Skills)
Counselling Skills 1,2,3.
Over the past 8 years I have gained a varied experience working within the following provisions
Survivors Hull (male and female survivors of abuse)
Place2Be - School counselling provision in Leeds
NHS Let’s Talk Provision - both face to face and telephone sessions.
EAP contracts and Private practice
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss therapy needs and for you to decide whether you feel you wish to book a session with me.
Face to face and telephone - £45.00 and sessions are 60 minutes in length.
Covid risk assessments and procedures for face to face work meet current government guidelines.
Fees are to be paid at each session/ bank transfer. If you need to cancel a session, I ask that you give me 24 hours notice. Any late cancellations are requested to be paid in full.
Monday and Fridays - 9 am-8pm
Wednesdays 4 pm- 8 pm
I am committed to continuously developing my practice, and seek training/CPD to reflect current practice needs.
My current CPD interests are working with Trauma and Dissociation, Attachment, Emotional regulation, Understanding and working alongside the alcohol and drug recovery process, and Self Care.
In an ever changing world, I believe that sometimes we need to slow the pace, to reconnect with the core self.