Linsey Rowbury

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MBACP (Reg), Dip. Couns
Available for new clients
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Knaresborough HG5 & Harrogate HG1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life can be difficult and for many reasons lead us to feel in need of support.      I am here to offer you that support, so you can feel understood and valued as a person.

I am passionate about my counselling role and you will find me dependable, open and caring.  The counselling I offer gives you the opportunity to truly be yourself, to understand what is going on for you.

I fully understand that you may be feeling anxious about the thought of counselling.  To reassure you, there is no pressure in the counselling I offer.        I work with you as an individual, working at a pace that feels right for you.  We would only work together with whatever you feel comfortable bringing to the session.

I have helped clients through many difficulties, including anxiety, low self-esteem, panic attacks, trauma, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, family and work concerns, as well as many other challenges.  

In addition to my private clients, I have worked with a leading mental health charity, Mind, an NHS medical centre and a charity supporting people with visual impairment. 

My Counselling Space

I offer face to face, online or phone counselling to suit you.  Whichever you choose, it is a private space where you can feel safe and secure. 

If you would like face to face counselling, my room is comfortable and welcoming. It is easily assessible from Leeds, Harrogate and York and the surrounding area.  If you are travelling by car, there is free parking.

I also offer walk and talk therapy, providing an opportunity for you to enjoy nature and the outdoors, in the picturesque market town of Knaresborough. 

I offer a free 20-minute call (online or phone) for you to get to know me and decide whether you would like to work with me.  Please do get in touch and we can arrange an informal chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

York St John's University Certificate in Counselling (Merit)

Level 2 in Counselling Skills

Clinical Supervision - I am currently undertaking an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision Training (NCIP Accredited Level 7)

As well as counselling in a variety of settings, I have also been involved with a Disabled Riding Charity working supporting both adults and children.

Additionally, I have undertaken training in:

Bereavement Counselling

Imago Foundations - Getting Started in Couples Therapy

Responding to Suicidal Thinking

Transactional Analysis 101

Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Walk and Talk Outdoor Ecotherapy

Creative and Expressive Tools in Therapy

Exploring Anger using Creative Techniques

Introduction to Sand Tray Therapy

Deeper Into Sand Tray Therapy

Safeguarding Adults Level 2

Safeguarding Training for Counsellors and Therapists

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.

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£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Individual Counselling - £50 per hour

Couples Counselling - £70 per hour

Introduction Call - FREE 20 minutes 

The Introduction Call gives you the opportunity to decide if counselling is right for you.  If you decide you would like to continue there is no obligation on the number of counselling sessions, as the counselling I offer is focused on your needs and choices.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Counselling options:

7.30am - 6pm Face to Face, Walk & Talk, Online and Phone Counselling

Monday 6pm - 8pm Introduction Calls (Online or Phone)

Further information

I use the Person-Centred Approach, but I am also an integrative counsellor, which means that if you would like, I can bring other ideas into the counselling to suit your needs.  These include offering a solution focused approach to help you solve you issues and working creatively to help with the communication of difficult and confusing feelings.   

Fully insured with Holistic Insurance Services

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)                                    

Conyngham Hall, Bond End, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9AY

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

There is wheelchair access into the building and dedicated disabled toilet facilities.

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