Lynda Scott-Noble

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Shipley BD17 & Colne BB8
Available for new clients
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About me

Life can be hard. We can feel anxious, depressed, confused or alone. We may struggle to find happiness in ourselves, and our relationships with others. We may be trying to come to terms with loss or abuse. There may be things from the past that still trouble us, and it might not be easy to discuss our problems with friends or family.

It can be a relief to talk in confidence with someone who will truly listen and see things from our own point of view. Someone who can help us make sense of our feelings and work with us at our own pace towards finding solutions.

I will provide you with a safe and supportive space in which you are free to be yourself, without the worry of being judged or criticised. A space in which you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you, and explore ways in which you can begin to lead a happier, more fulfilling life.

As a counsellor, I believe that building a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship with my client provides the catalyst for positive change. Being integrative means that I am able to blend together different therapeutic approaches, enabling me to work creatively with you as an individual with your own unique needs.

I often use ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) in my practice which is a type of CBT. We'll start by exploring the issues that have brought you to therapy and then decide the most appropriate ways to help you make progress. With ACT we can look at ways in which you can "unhook" from difficult thoughts and feelings that are holding you back, and start making positive changes to your life.

I offer a free, no obligation 30 minute online or telephone consultation. This will provide you with the opportunity to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you, as well as allowing me to understand your reasons for seeking counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and practice in accordance with their Code of Ethics ( The BACP's register of counsellors and psychotherapists is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

People come to me with a wide range of emotional, relationship and mental health issues. From 2015-2020 I was employed as a counsellor at Harrogate College & Leeds City College where I supported staff and students of all ages and social/cultural backgrounds. I have also undertaken extensive bereavement & loss counselling training with Bradford Bereavement Support.

In the past, I have facilitated creative workshops with children, young people, asylum seekers and various other community groups, around sexual and mental health awareness, bullying, identity and self-esteem. I have also worked with Leeds City Council as a harm reduction worker, providing information, advice and support to young people and adults regarding recreational substance use.

I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate, and full Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.

Qualifications and Training:

BSc Degree in Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Beckett University
HE Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Beckett University
Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling (ACTO L1)
Levels 2 & 3 Person-Centred Counselling Skills & Studies - CPCAB
Bereavement and Loss Training - Bradford Bereavement Support
Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals - York MBSR
ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) for Depression & Anxiety
ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) for Brief Interventions
Rape Crisis Awareness Training
NYCC Safeguarding Children & Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session.
Free initial 30 minute video or phone consultation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Face-to-face sessions at my counselling rooms in Shipley and Colne.

Online video or telephone sessions available from the comfort of your own home. 

5 Wharf Street, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD17 7DW

4 Francis Street, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 8JH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Counselling room is up one flight of stairs. There is free parking on the road outside for one hour.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams


Lynda Scott-Noble
Lynda Scott-Noble