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About me

Hi I’m Kristian a Counsellor based in Wakefield and Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. I offer face to face counselling but I can also offer this via telephone and online.

I aim to provide a relationship where people can explore their thoughts and feelings, helping them make sense of them. I offer this without the judgements that we often encounter in our day to day lives. I accept people for who they are, as I find them and aim to let them decide which direction their counselling takes them.

I work with people experiencing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, identity issues, abuse and loss. This is not an exhaustive list, sometimes people come for counselling with a feeling that something just doesn’t feel right. This could be also be a relationship issue or a behaviour they feel they want to change.

I’m not there to tell people what to do but I believe through counselling a person can reconnect with who they are and decide what they need. I will be there alongside them as they explore their reason(s) for entering counselling and decide which direction they take their therapy.

If you feel this is something you’d like to discuss, then contact me. We can have a chat about what you’d like to get from counselling.

I look forward to hearing from you. Kristian

Training, qualifications & experience

I aim to provide reassurance of a confidential and professional service to clients who are accessing counselling. I have undertaken relevant training, holding a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I am a qualified counsellor, holding a Diploma in Therapeutic counselling. I am fully insured, I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics.

I trained at Kirklees college and completed my placement at Mosaic 2 in Bradford, a specialist counselling service for survivors of sexual abuse.

Prior to training as a counsellor Ive spent about 15 years working for a range of different charities.

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

I have an interest in working with Men around masculinity and issues relating to this.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy


My fees are £45 per session


Monday 6pm, 7pm, 8pm Tuesday 6pm, 7pm, 8pm Thursday 6pm, 7pm, 8pm Saturday Mornings 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm Please contact to discuss any other dates/times.

Further information

I am a registered member of the BACP and Im fully insured.

Heritage Exchange
Wellington Mills
64 Plover Road
West Yorkshire

The Therapy Rooms
23 Cheapside
West Yorkshire

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults


Kristian Shallcross

Kristian Shallcross