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About me

Hello, my name is Heather.  Thank you for looking at my page.

Welcome to Diamond Counselling for adults and young people 11-17 yrs.

I am a qualified person-centred counsellor/psychotherapist using a flexible approach for the individuals' needs in a safe environment. (BACP reg.)

Adults and young people whatever  your  gender sadly suffer from feeling sad, panic attacks, anxiety & depression as well as other serious problems such as bereavement, PTSD, trauma, self -harm and a long list of other issues & life challenges.

If you feel that you are struggling with the everyday to day events in your life and feel stuck, then therapy may be the way forward to feeling emotionally safe and help to give you the strength to move forward in your life.

It takes courage to ask for help, but don't worry I offer a complimentary session so that we can decide if therapy is right for you. To 'get started' on your therapeutic journey, just call or e-mail me to set up your initial assessment. This is when we will talk about what you want/expect from counselling.

If you're happy we can then set up a second session and arrange to see you weekly/fortnightly, etc, and that's it, you will be on your way to making your first steps to your desired goals.

I have worked in mental healthcare since 2014 on a ward within the NHS. As a qualified counsellor I have also counselled students in a secondary school and a counselling agency.

Your mental health and wellbeing is important to you and to me. We are often more resilient than we think, and with the right approach therapy can often feel like a life- line.

I am looking forward to meeting you and let us begin your new therapeutic journey together.

Heather. R. Townson ("Dip.Couns")

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I trained at Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds.
  • CPCAB L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
  • I have trained in several settings-: counselling agency/high school/families of prisoners.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


Free & confidential initial assessment

£40.00 per session. (Adults & Young Persons)

Students 18-24 yrs.

£35.00 per session or £180.00 for a block booking of 6 sessions.

Concessions for student counsellors & low income please enquire.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Weekdays to be arranged

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Heather. R. Townson

Heather. R. Townson