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About me

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

Welcome to Diamond Counselling.

I am a qualified person-centred counsellor/psychotherapist MBACP.

Using a flexible approach for the individuals' needs in a safe and comfortable environment. 

Whatever your age or  gender, sadly we occasionally may suffer from feeling sad, low self-esteem, panic attacks, anxiety & depression, phobias and family issues 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 an initial complimentary telephone 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 your 1st face to face session where we will discuss the counselling agreement and answer any questions that you may have. We will also make arrangements in the diary to see you either 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.

Along side my Private Practice I also work alongside a well known and reputable Counselling Agency in the area.

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)

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.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Free & confidential initial assessment on the telephone.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

3 St. Johns Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2JD

Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

A ground floor therapy room is available on request. N.B. The front door step maybe problematic for some clients. Please enquire.