Paddy Gallagher

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(MBACP) BA Hons Humanistic Counselling Dip in Mindfulness
Available for new clients
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Saltaire BD18 & Shipley BD18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We all at some stage in our lives experience emotional challenges, which may leave you feel sad, anxious, stressed or depressed.

As a counsellor and psychotherapist I offer a safe space to support you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours connected to your life experiences.

I work in a non-judgemental way, listening with empathy to better understand what is troubling you. 

Together we will create a nurturing environment for you to grow and make the changes you feel you need. I am a kind and compassionate person and this is central to each session. I believe that we all have the resources within us to reach our potential given the right condition.

Sessions are held in a peaceful and therapeutic counselling room based in Saltaire which has car parking close by and is on a main bus route from Bradford City Centre.

Free 15 minutes telephone consultation.

I understand entering into counselling can be a big step and it takes courage to reach out. To help with this I offer everyone a free 15 minute telephone consultation. When you contact me we can discuss and assess your reasons for accessing therapy and how we could work together. Once you have decided if I am the right therapist for you, we can meet for our first session where we will complete and sign our agreement. All enquiries are treated with care and are confidentiality.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Higher Education Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Practice.
  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling Practice.
  • BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Practice.
  • Diploma in Mindfulness.
  • Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.

I qualified from The University of Nottingham in 2011 with a first class honors degree in Humanistic Counslling Practice. In the same year I started working for a charity supporting people experiencing addiction and their families, I have specialised within this area for the past 15 years.

I have worked therapeutically in both the voluntary sector and private sector with addiction and trauma around the Bradford and West Yorkshire area. Although I specialise in these areas I also have many years experience with other mental and emotional difficulties. These will be listed in the 'areas of counselling' section below.

I attend regular supervision and I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I adhere to the BACP ethical framework and code of conduct for best practice.

I am a qualified and experienced supervisor. I have availability to take on supervisees.  

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer ‘inner child’ and learning to becoming your ‘own loving parent’ therapeutic sessions. To support with unprocessed emotions and memories from childhood helping you to experience life through a secure attachment. 


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

1-1 private therapy:

£60.00 (50 minute session).

£90.00 (90 minute session) 

* All sessions must be paid for on the day of therapy or in advance by either cash or Bank Transfer.

Counselling/Psychotherapy sessions will last for 50 minutes. It is important that therapy sessions begin at the agreed time and finish on time.

Therapeutic Workshops £125 (2 hours) Inner Critic,  Developing Self Compassion, Trauma Workshops. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available in person and online (Zoom app and Skype) Monday to Friday daytimes and evenings.

All sessions take place in a peaceful calm therapy room in Saltaire. 

Further information

I offer 121 counselling/psychotherapy sessions which are open ended or short term. This will depend on the complexity and depth in which you would like to explore in therapy.

Every 6 sessions we will have a reflection session as part of our therapeutic work together. This will help identify how you feel the therapy is going (progress and/or any barriers).

Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18

1 Ardee House, Belmont Crescent, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3NB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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In person

I am a qualified supervervisor (level 6 in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision) offering Supervision to trainees and experienced counsellors.

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Paddy Gallagher
Paddy Gallagher