Rachel Lackey (PG Dip., MBACP) Outdoor Therapy

Rachel Lackey (PG Dip., MBACP) Outdoor Therapy

Cavendish Business Centre
West Yorkshire
BD21 3RB

79-81 Main Street
North Yorkshire
BD20 8LJ

07941 110479

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About me

I work with adults, one-to-one, to improve relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, panic, anger, trauma, unwanted thoughts, loss and issues of identity, from offices in Cononley and Keighley - as well as outdoor.

Please see https://www.rachellackeytherapy.com for more on my outdoor therapy. I offer art and body-focused work too, as well as the usual talk-based counselling. It's led by what creates the greatest security and impact for you.

I specialize in difficulties in current and past relationships (romantic, family, friends or work). I'm experienced in working with past abuse and neglect as well as unhelpful patterns and unsatisfying relationships. I work with self-esteem, self-criticism, expectations, shame, and developing self-love and acceptance.

I prioritise feelings of security, honesty and acceptance in my therapy relationships. I work to create this by being real, understanding and nonjudgemental, holding boundaries for you and working with you to focus on your goals.

My Silsden (outdoor only) and Cononley locations provide easy access from Cross Hills, Steeton, Bradley, Sutton-in-Craven, Skipton and Addingham; whilst Keighley is accessible for Bingley, Saltaire and Shipley areas.

I can support you with issues including anxiety, depression, panic, relationship issues (past and present) anger, unwanted thoughts and loss.

Training, qualifications & experience


Counsellor/Psychotherapist in private practice, 2019-present

Counsellor/Psychotherapist at Aire, Wharf & Craven Counselling (formerly Aire Valley Counselling) since 2014

School Project Manager at Place2Be (school counselling service), 2015-2019

Associate Counsellor, Craven College, 2014-15


Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Leeds Beckett University

Postgraduate Certificate in Interpersonal & Counselling Skills, Leeds Metropolitan University

Accredited Provider of Triple P Positive Parenting Programme, Primary Care.


Focusing, Accord Services

The Rewind Technique, Udemy

Mental Health & the Body, Positive Outcomes for Dissociation Survivors (PODS)


The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

The Creative Counsellors Network

“Complete change in self confidence and overall wellbeing. Feeling happy without trying. A new outlook to taking life day-by-day.” - recent client testimonial.

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Counselling & Psychotherapy

"Calm, settled sessions, enabling my journey to be manageable and positive."

£40 per 50-minute session (daytime appointments).

£45 per 50-minute session (5-7pm and Saturdays).

"These therapy sessions have helped me immensely over the past few weeks; they have improved my mental and physical health. I am now more comfortable holding conversations and leaving my comfort zone. It has bettered my life.”

Further information


"This has helped me more than I ever imagined."

"I feel much stronger and ready for the next phase in my life."

"At the beginning, you think the world has ended, but now a light has appeared.

Triple P Positive Parenting Programme

I am an accredited provider of Triple P Positive Parenting Programme, Primary Care. I offer parenting consultation sessions to families who are managing well but need support in certain areas. I can support families with children aged 4-11 to meet their parenting goals in a way that suits their parenting ethos.

Assessment (30 minutes) £20

Session 1 (50 minutes) £45

Sessions 2-4 (30 minutes at £30 to 1 hour at £45)

The average programme length is 3-4 sessions.

Maps & Directions

Keighley, BD21 3RB
Keighley, BD20 8LJ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Cononley: Side door provides direct access from the street to the room, but there is one small step. The toilet is up a further step. Keighley: Wheelchair accessible. The entrance is at street-level and a lift is available. Accessible toilet available.


Monday-Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Please click here for hours and locations:  https://www.rachellackeytherapy.com/availability

Types of client

Older adults