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About me

I am a pluralistic counsellor working with a diverse range of issues including, but not limited to, depression / anxiety / workplace stress / emotional distress / abuse / health related issues / PTSD / sexual identity / complex trauma.

Pluralistic means that I value diversity and recognise that you as a client are individual, what works for one person may not work for the next, therefore I tailor therapy to you and your individual needs.It is a collaborative process and together we will decide upon your goals for counselling and the best way to work toward them. We can use talking therapy with my presence to provide guidance and support, creative work, written work, CBT influenced interventions... if I am able to support an approach I am happy to give it a go!

I work from the Good Health Clinic which provides a range of holistic treatment's such as reiki and massage, in the heart of Selby. With ample free parking close to the building and easy access from York and Leeds, I am perfectly situated to make counselling a less arduous process.

In addition to standard Monday to Saturday sessions, I also offer limited evening and weekend appointments.

I offer a free 30 minute phone assessment which provides an opportunity for you to ask lots of questions about me and my practice, to discuss your issues and how we may approach them as well as, most importantly, getting to know me to decide if you would like to work with me.

See below for session prices.

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated from york St John university with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and am currently studying for my Masters degree in Counselling Research.

I undertake regular CPD including the following

Living in a heteronormative society - Chloe Foster

Goals in therapy - Mick Cooper

Pluralistic principals - Mick Cooper

Treating Trauma

Trauma reactions and Trauma Treatments

Working With Trauma

Sex, Sexuality and Gender

Understanding Autism level 2

I am a member of the BACP, the professional body for the counselling profession, which ensures that I am working ethically and responsibly and fully trained to a high standard.

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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pre trial therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

30 minute telephone consultation - free of charge

50 minute face to face session - £40

50 minute telephone session - £35

50 minute Zoom session - £35


Face to face counselling returning December 2nd. My therapy space is risk assessed/Covid compliant. I am available Monday to Saturday for f2f or remote sessions.

Further information

For more information on prices for trainee counsellors, please contact me via email or telephone.

Good Health Clinic
27A Finkle Street
North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Hilary Cartmel-Batty

Hilary Cartmel-Batty