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About me

I specialise In helping couples and individuals explore and resolve long standing problems in their life. I have specialist training in relationship counselling and individual psychotherapy.

My clients come to see me because they are distressed about recurring problems in their life and relationships. They want help with their distress, to be heard, understood and supported to make changes toward a more satisfying life and stronger relationships.

First Session

The first session is to identify in more detail what you would like to get from therapy, and how we might work together in the best way to support this, including thinking about how many sessions might be needed.

Types of problems I help clients with:

  • Relationship difficulties with a partner, friend or family member; help to understand and repair what is going wrong in a relationship, finding ways of building stronger partnerships, friendships and family connections.
  • Difficulty forming or maintaining satisfying relationships; Identifying unhelpful patterns and ways of coping that can disrupt relationships
  • Adjusting to life changes and transitions such as university, marriage, birth of children and retirement, chronic or terminal illness. Help to make successful transitions at key life stages.
  • Treating depression and anxiety that is restricting the ability to live a full life
  • Support for sustained recovery from problem gambling

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked for leading charities as a relationship counsellor, addictions counsellor and have worked in private practice following extensive specialist training in psychotherapy.

Registered member BACP (British Association Counselling Psychotherapy)

Relate certified relationships counsellor

Grad. Dip. Applied Counselling - University Western Sydney

Grad. Dip. Couple and Family Therapy - Australian Institute Relationship Studies

Member - New South Wales Institute Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

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

Childhood trauma, attachment issues.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are £60 individauls and £65 couples

Further information

I specialise in relationship (family) therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I am currently providing web cam sessions and telephone sessions. Face to face sessions at my Harrogate practice when it is safe to do so.

Wellspring House
78 High Street
North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


Joanne Coulthard

Joanne Coulthard