Heather Wilkinson

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MA, BA(Hons)
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Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

At times in our lives we can all find things challenging. Sometimes we need a time and space to reflect, talk and be heard. We often need to find new ways of thinking and feeling, to gain new perspectives and move forward... 

Counselling is a way for us to do this. It provides a chance for us to address these difficulties, to work on ourselves, to explore our lives and to make them better. It is an important time in our busy lives when we can help ourselves, to better understand our challenges, and to learn about what we think and feel. From this we can enhance our experiences and make positive changes.

I’m Heather, an Integrative counsellor working in private practice in Selby, North Yorkshire. I see people from the local and wider areas, and provide counselling to individual clients and offer couples counselling. I am able to offer short term counselling sessions and also work in an open-ended way.

My approach as a counsellor means I draw from Relational, Systemic and Person-Centred methods to provide a therapeutic style that can be tailored to the needs of the client. My style is warm and empathic and puts the client first. I provide a professional and respectful, safe, non-judgmental space in which to talk, explore and reflect upon thoughts and feelings, to best find ways forward through your difficulties.

My experience includes helping people with a variety of emotional and personal issues, including:

  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Bereavement & Grief
  • Trauma
  • Self Image
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Direction
  • Emotional Support

I hold a Masters in Contemporary Relationship Studies. My past counselling experience includes providing therapy services as part of the counselling team at Ongo UK, where I helped people in the local area of South Yorkshire to find support, improve their mental health and work to alleviate social difficulties.

More recently, I enjoyed providing counselling as part of an extended NHS department at Rotherham General Hospital to help with individuals and couples after bereavement, loss, injury, trauma and challenging life events. In 2022 I became an Associate Counsellor at Invivo Therapies, an established private therapy practice based in Selby.

As a Registered Member of the BACP I work within their ethical framework for safe and professional practice. I abide by GDPR Data Protection regulations and hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and professional indemnity insurance. 

You may have had counselling before, or it may be new to you so I offer an initial consultation, with no obligation, to answer any questions you may have, explore your expectations and talk through what I can offer.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Contemporary Relationship Studies
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BA (Hons) in Education and Training
  • Certificate in Education 

2022 - present Associate Counsellor at Invivo Therapies, a private practice providing counselling to young people, couples and individuals in the town of Selby, North Yorkshire.

2020 to 2021 - Rotherham General Hospital 

2019 Ongo UK

Mental Health First Aid (2017)

Level 2 Mental Health (Children) 

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

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£45.00 per session

Additional information

Initial consultation  is £25

Face to face sessions are £45 per session.

Face to face sessions with couples are £60 per session.

Individual video sessions which are £45 per session.

Further information

I offer an initial phone or face-to-face consultation so that we can explore your expectations of therapy and answer any questions you may have.  

Both individual and couple sessions are 60 minutes long and are usually held weekly.  This can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Heather Wilkinson
Heather Wilkinson