Nick McNamara MA (Psych) UKCP (Reg) CTA

Nick McNamara MA (Psych) UKCP (Reg) CTA

Kirklees House
4 Victoria Avenue
North Yorkshire

01423 868 903 / 0776 174 1913

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About me

II am an experienced UKCP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Certified Transactional Analyst working with individuals and couples at my private consulting room in Knaresborough, near Harrogate.

I work with individuals who bring issues such as depression, anxiety and stress, questions of identity, relationship issues, problems at work, bereavement, addictions, abuse, anger management and many other difficulties.

Many people have never experienced personal therapy before, and this can seem a daunting prospect. I am more than happy to speak with you by phone or email before you decide whether you want to make an appointment. Our first session or two will be spent exploring what it is you want help with, thinking about how we might do this, and really giving you an experience of what it might feel like for us to work together. Every therapy journey is unique, and it is my job to find the best way of working with you, and to help to put you at ease. Our work together might last just a few weeks or more than a year, depending on you and the kind of changes that you want to make.

In couples counselling it is my role to support each person in the partnership to explore their experiences and needs, to illuminate what is happening in the relationship dynamic, and to help provide the tools to make changes or move on.

I believe that whilst counselling and psychotherapy cannot make any of us into completely different people, the possibility of making profound changes in the way we experience ourselves and world around us is very real. I am passionate about my work, and feel it is a privilege to do it.

Training, qualifications & experience


MA (Distinction) in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)

Currently working towards completion of a Diploma in Supervision


I have been providing counselling and psychotherapy to clients in a variety of settings since 2003, including work for the NHS and as an Associate Psychotherapist at The Tuke Centre, York.

I have been in private practice since 2006.

Ongoing professional development:

I am a member of a monthly facilitated Continuing Professional Development group for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. Along with periodic one-to-one Supervision my membership of these groups reflects my commitment to ensure that my client work is as effective as possible, and that I continue to adhere to the highest ethical standards.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Questions of identity (Who am I, really?)
Unhelpful patterns of relating
General unhappiness and / or lack of meaning in life


Individuals - £55 for a 50 minute session

Couples - £75 for a 75 minute session

Supervision - £30 (discounted rate until completion of Diploma in Supervision)

Further information

My practice in Knaresborough is easily accessible from Leeds,York, Ripon and further afield, and benefits from free on-street parking.

Maps & Directions

Knaresborough, HG5 9EU

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme