Niall Roche

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Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, HX6 2HF
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (Reg.MBACP) and I work with adult clients. I work in an integrated way, using approaches which suit the needs and preferences of the individual clients. I offer face to face, telephone and online counselling.

I have a Post Graduate Certificate in the Supervision of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I offer professional supervision to therapists, in addition to my work with clients.

I can work with you over a long term period, eg for long standing difficulties or problems, or using brief therapy in a time limited way, according to your individual needs and choices. The length of the therapy will be discussed in an initial assessment session and reviewed periodically by us.

I also work with couples.

I have over twenty five years experience in a variety of roles in professions working with people people from a wide variety of backgrounds, origins and of different ages. I am able to build positive working relationships quickly.

I offer supervision to qualified and student counsellors. Please contact me if you wish to discuss my approach to supervision and current availability.

I work in the Focus Therapy rooms in Sowerby Bridge, near Halifax, which is easily accessible from Halifax, other parts of Calderdale, Huddersfield and Kirklees, Bradford, East Lancashire, including Rochdale, Burnley and Oldham. There is off street parking available. I offer appointment times during the day and evenings, so people who work 9-5 etc, or those who have caring commitments, can be accommodated. If required, I can work in other locations by agreement. I also offer online appointments and telephone appointments.

Choosing a Counsellor, or Psychotherapist can seem daunting and it is important that you are able to express yourself and discuss your difficulties with someone who you trust and with whom you are able to talk freely. If you would like to discuss your requirements please telephone, or email me, or fill in the enquiry form on my website. The initial meeting/assessment can also provide an opportunity for you to decide whether I am the right person to work with you.

My website includes further information about me and and some general information about counselling and psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I receive professional independent supervision in line with good practice and the BACP's requirements. I keep professionally updated.

Examples of other training:-

EMDR 1, 2 & 3. Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing
working with trauma
working with complex trauma
dreams, nightmares & trauma                                                   


Rewind technique for trauma.                                     

Counselling & psychotherapy supervision                       

Certificate in Relational Couple Therapy                 

Bereavement and loss
handling conflict
workplace coaching
managing violence and aggression
adult safeguarding
child protection
disability awareness
working with the victims of sexual abuse
behavioural management approaches
drug and alcohol awareness                                                                                                                 

creativity in therapy

understanding eating disorders

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Therapeutic writing.


£45.00 per session

Additional information

£45 for an hour long session.

£45 pro rata for longer appointments, for example for EMDR.

£65 per hour for therapy with couples.

£45 per hour for supervision and £45 per hour pro rata for longer sessions.

When I work

I offer daytime and evening appointments. 

Further information

I am a member of the EMDR UK & Ireland Association.

I also do some consultancy work.

Counselling In Calderdale, Focus Therapy Rooms, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, HX6 2HF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

Although the premises I use is not wheelchair accessible, people with a physical disability can and have accessed it. There is one step.

Online platforms

Niall Roche
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