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Patrick Harper - ISST Advanced Certified Schema Therapist

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7
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About me

I provide Schema Therapy, a specialist form of psychotherapy for people who are experiencing stuck patterns of feelings, behaviours and ideas. I offer treatment for people with a wide range of difficulties including many chronic problems that may not have responded to brief approaches. Schema Therapy is a powerful, experiential form of therapy that aims to help people with long term interpersonal problems,  recurrent difficulties with anxiety or depression, emotional instability, substance misuse and /or other problem patterns of behaviour. Where helpful, I can help people who have undertaken more 'standard' Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to experience change at a deeper psychological level.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer by the International Society of Schema Therapists (ISST). I am Principal Investigator for the Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder research trial in Bradford, part of the largest international study of psychotherapy for Personality Disorder ever conducted.

I have worked in a variety of NHS roles for over 20 years. Beginning my career in 1997 as a Mental Health Social Worker, I trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at Manchester and Durham Universities, qualifying in 2002. Subsequently I trained with leading international figures in Schema Therapy: Dr Jeff Young in 2004; Prof. Arnoud Arntz 2007, 2008, 2013; Dr Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw 2012 – 2016; and Dr Susan Simpson 2017 - present. I work in the NHS as a Consultant Psychological Therapist, leading a service for individuals with complex and severe mental health problems.

I gained ISST certification as an Advanced Schema Therapist in 2014 and as an Advanced Group Schema Therapist in 2016. My practise has met the rigorous clinical standards that ISST certification entails, ensuring it is consistent with the Schema Therapy model.

I am also BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist since 2006. This means that my practise conforms to the high standards of expertise, ongoing professional development and supervision expected of psychotherapists in the U.K.

Member organisations

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Therapies offered

  • Schema Therapy


I provide individual Schema Therapy sessions for a fee of £95 per 60 minute session. At the time of writing all sessions are provided online only, but I hope to return to face to face sessions in the spring, COVID-permitting.

Where communications are required with an external agency regarding the therapy (e.g. private health insurer, court officials) the fee for therapy is £120 per 60 minute session.

Sessions run on Monday evenings,  Weds afternoon and evenings and Thursdays all day. Slot availability is limited due to my other professional commitments.

Report writing is not included in the fees for therapy. Payment is by direct bank transfer only.


Monday evening

Wednesday pm / evening

Thursday am / pm / evening

Further information

Please see my website for further information about Schema Therapy:


Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Older adults
Patrick Harper - ISST Advanced Certified Schema Therapist

Patrick Harper - ISST Advanced Certified Schema Therapist