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About me

Hello, my name is Sally and I have been working as a counsellor in a variety of settings for over 12 years. I currently have availability for counselling sessions at the Lightwell Practice in Skipton.

I understand the decision to start therapy can feel nerve-racking at first and sometimes the most difficult step is picking up the phone or typing out that first message. I aim to make all my clients feel welcome and able to talk in confidence, at their own pace and offer an initial brief phone call or Zoom chat without charge, so we can say hello, you can ask questions and gauge if I might be the right therapist for you.

My core training is in the person-centred/humanistic approach to counselling therapy. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, supporting them to process difficult emotions and look for solutions. I believe counselling is a very personal, individual experience. We are all different and what works for one of us, may be entirely different for another.

Since I qualified in 2008, I have continued my professional development and am therefore able to offer other interventions as appropriate, for example Emotion Focused Therapy, CBT and elements of Transactional Analysis.

I have worked as a counsellor in the NHS, in an IAPT service, in private practice in Leeds, and for a local company specialising in trauma care. I currently work part time for a women's charity.

I have years of experience working with mild, moderate and more severe mental health symptoms of depression and anxiety. I have supported clients with relationship issues, suicidal thoughts, childhood trauma, maternal mental health and grief. If you would like to know anything further about counselling or how I might be able to support you, please do get in touch.

I am an accredited member of my professional body, the BACP. I continue to access training courses as part of my commitment to professional development and have monthly supervision in line with BACP requirements for ethical practice.

I will endeavour to respond to enquiries within 24 hours, wherever possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

Introduction to Counselling - 2003
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling - 2008
Introduction to CBT - 2010
TA101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis - 2011
Certificate in Couples Counselling - 2011
IAPT Counselling for Depression - 2013
BACP Accreditation - 2013
Complex Trauma Workshops (2 Modules - Body Oriented Approach) - 2015/16
PTLLS - Level 3 Award in Education and Training - 2017
British Transport Police Trauma Awareness Training Day - 2018
Inner Child Workshop - 2019
Working with Suicidal Clients - 2019

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition to working with clients in therapy, I have designed and delivered training courses in counselling and listening skills

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£45 for face to face sessions (50 minutes)
£35 for Zoom or telephone sessions (50 minutes)

Reduced rate negotiated for counselling students

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Chapel Hill
Skipton
BD23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Saturday afternoons at the Lightwell Practice in Skipton

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Sally Boswell, Dip Counselling, MBACP (Accredited)

Sally Boswell, Dip Counselling, MBACP (Accredited)