Becky Barley

Becky Barley


07960 016584

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07960 016584

About me

Hello. My name is Becky and I am a professionally qualified Counsellor.

I offer a supportive and empathic environment for individuals to explore their worries and concerns, in a confidential and safe setting. I work on a one to one basis, via face to face sessions and encourage an honest relationship with warmth, empathy and integrity.

How counselling can help
My aim is to build a trusting relationship whereby we respect one another, so that we can work together to help you overcome your current difficulty. There are times in our life where we look for therapy if we feel we need help in making sense of our emotions, or if we feel stuck or out of control, and are unable to speak to family or friends. The opportunity of talking with someone who is not directly involved in your life can encourage you to be open and honest, allowing you to feel heard and understood, without fear of judgement. This is where I can help by offering a non-directive approach to counselling, providing you with the freedom to explore what you wish, at a pace that is comfortable for you.

What I can offer
I am trained in the Person-Centred approach which is a form of talking therapy, however I do practice in an integrative way, for example using CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approaches, which allows me to custom make therapy in order to meet the needs and personality of each individual. At times, simply talking can seem too challenging and so using interactive and creative methods can encourage an individual to express themselves in another way. It is important to me that we explore your thoughts, emotions and behaviours in a way that is most effective for you.

I have a combined experience of working with both adults and children, aged 11-16, working with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, bereavement, self-harm, trauma, childhood issues, eating disorders, and sexual and domestic abuse. I currently work as a School Counsellor as well as a Private Practitioner.

What to expect in your first session
I think it is really important for us to have an initial, brief meeting which is not a counselling session but a chance to meet and discuss what you would like from counselling and for you to discover what I can offer. This is free of charge and lasts about 20-30minutes. Before committing to counselling I want you to be sure that the service and I, the Counsellor, are right for you and that you feel comfortable.

If you are happy to go ahead with counselling, I offer short and long-term sessions, whichever best suits you.

I am based in Ossett, Wakefield, which offers free parking on site.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am committed to my ongoing professional development. I attend regular supervision and participate in training events to support my work.

You can contact me by email or telephone to arrange an appointment. Please leave a message if I am unable to take your call and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • NCFE Level 3 award in Counselling Theory and Skills
  • Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Introduction Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Ongoing Continuing Professional Development (in accordance with BACP requirements)
  • Individual Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • CRB checked (enhanced disclosure)
  • Full Indemnity Insurance

Member organisations



£40 per 50 minute counselling session

Maps & Directions

Wakefield, WF5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday mornings through to evening sessions available (please do also enquire about other possible evening sessions available throughout the week)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults