Hilary Cartmel-Batty

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MA, Grad Dip Counselling, Reg BACP
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Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8
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About me

I am a pluralistic counsellor based in Selby, North Yorkshire. I run my practice from a beautiful little room based in the Selby Wellness Clinic which offers a range of treatments such as osteopathy and pilates. I also offer web or telephone sessions.

I work 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 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated from York St John university with a Masters degree in Counselling in 2019.

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)

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pre trial therapy

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

30 minute telephone consultation - free of charge

50 minute telephone session - £45

50 minute Zoom session - £45

6 pre-booked sessions - £240 (£40 per session)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

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

Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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