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Dip Coun. Mbacp.

About me

There are times in our lives when we feel we are overwhelmed with the responsibilities we have, or we are unable to deal with the experiences we have endured. Counselling can help you to work through these issues by helping you to understand your feelings and emotions and giving you the tools to help you to cope going forward, helping you to live a fulfilling life. I want to be able to help you learn these tools and give you the change you need.

Hello, my name is Louise, and I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP,  which is the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. 

I am qualified in Person Centred counselling which is a form of counselling that will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. This form of counselling helps you to see how you have the ability to heal yourself and will give you the tools you need to go forward in your life. 

I also have an integrative approach to counselling which means I work with many different approaches and techniques as I believe not one style fits all, as we are all different and need to find our own way through our difficulties.

I offer a safe and confidential space to allow you to explore your difficulties and emotions, I have an empathetic approach, being non-judgemental and congruent, which will help us to develop an open and honest therapeutic relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma Counselling
  • Level 3 Counselling 
  • Introduction to Counselling 
  • Ongoing Continuing Professional Development (in accordance with BACP requirements)
  • Life coaching diploma
  • Mindfulness diploma
  • CRB checked (enhanced disclosure)
  • Full Indemnity Insurance

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

Fees are £40 for a 1 hour face to face sesssion, £35 for telephone or online sessions.

Counselling students £30 per hour.

Consessions for Public service staff and ex forces.

Counselling sessions are usually held weekly, but this is flexible depending on your needs and availability.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Freemans House, Liquorice Way, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1DR

Type of session

In person