Rachel Lackey (PG Dip., MBACP)

Rachel Lackey (PG Dip., MBACP)

16 Briggate
West Yorkshire
BD20 9JT

Cavendish Business Centre
Cavendish Street
West Yorkshire
BD21 3RB

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 Silsden and Keighley. 

I also offer outdoor therapy, which has the added benefits of nature, exercise, exploring mindfulness and tuning into your needs and responses. It can also feel less intense than talking in a room. I offer art and body-focused work too. 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.

The main thing I offer you is the safety to explore yourself from. I work to create this by being real, understanding and nonjudgemental, holding boundaries for you and working with you to focus on your goals. I offer creative approaches, Focusing techniques, outdoor mindfulness - which are all there for you to take or leave, as you tune into what you need.

My Silsden location provides easy access from Cross Hills, Steeton, Bradley, Cononley, Sutton-in-Craven and Addingham; Keighley location is close to Bingley, Saltaire, Shipley and East Moreton.

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

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


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.

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

Member organisations



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

Silsden, BD20 9JT
Keighley, BD21 3RB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Silsden: Wheelchair accessible counselling room. The toilet is down a step, however. Keighley: The entrance is at street-level and a lift is available to travel from the waiting area to the counselling rooms on level 1. Accessible toilet available.


My working hours are: Mondays 10am-1pm (Keighley) and 5pm-7pm (Silsden); Wednesdays 10am-1pm (Silsden); Fridays 10am-1pm (Outdoor); and Saturdays 11am-1pm (Keighley).

Types of client

Older adults