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About me

Sometimes life is hard and everyone has times where they struggle. I can offer a safe space to explore your feelings and problems and help you through difficult times.

I am an empathic, non-judgemental counsellor using integrative techniques to help you through your issues in order to lead a happier, more fulfilling life. I am predominately person-centred in the way that I let you lead the session whilst using techniques as needed to help you move forward in your life. I believe that every person and issue should be treated on an individual basis and so will I use the therapy techniques that suit you.

I have experience of working with a wide range of age groups including young people aged 14+. I understand how confusing and troubling teenage years can be and the issues surrounding this.

I have previously worked for Rochdale and district Mind and currently work with Noah’s Ark centre in Halifax where I have supported a very diverse range of clients and issues. I have particular specialisms in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, PTSD, anger and abuse and I have worked together with clients to help them achieve their goals and lead a more fulfilling life. Often past experiences can cause problems and behaviours in the present and therefore we may need to explore this in order for you to move forward in your future life goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered BACP member
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Leeds Beckett University)
  • Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling skills (Leeds Beckett University)
  • Minded children and young people counselling
  • Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA England)
  • Designated Person Safeguarding training (level 2)
  • NVQ3 Advice and Guidance

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 also specialise in working with young people aged 14+

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£40 for a 50 minute session. Concessions are available for people in receipt of benefits, low wages or students.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I am currently offering face-to-face, telephone and online counselling via Zoom.

The Hebden Therapy Centre C I C
9 Wragley House
Valley Road
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire

Todmorden Therapy Centre
White Rose Mill
Rise Lane
OL14 7AA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Available weekdays including evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Laura Dolan MBACP

Laura Dolan MBACP