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BA (Hons), Reg.MBACP Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Coach

About me

I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and coach. At Mindfresh Counselling, I aim to provide a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions. It is my aim to help people to talk about mental fitness just as we do physical fitness.

I offer a counselling and coaching service in welcoming, comfortable rooms in Ilkley.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a qualified NLP practitioner.

Life is often hard and can challenge us in many ways. You may be feeling anxious, lack confidence, be suffering loss or experiencing other significant change in your life.

Exploring your thoughts, feeling and emotions in a supportive environment can provide clarity and help to begin the healing process.

It is important that our sessions are client-led as each person is unique. I work with my clients to facilitate healing by ensuring they access their own inner resources.

I am an integrative counsellor and that means that as a result of my varied experience, I am able to draw upon a range of different counselling and coaching practices to support my clients.

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Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to my counselling qualifications and experience, I am an experienced life coach and NLP practitioner. I also have corporate experience, having worked as a board director for 9 years in the transport sector. I offer leadership coaching on a one-to-one or group basis.


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Leeds Beckett University
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling, Leeds Beckett University
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, Leeds Beckett University
  • BA Hons Social Policy & Administration, Univerity of York
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (Distinction)
  • NLP Practitioner

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • NLP coaching
  • Leadership coaching
  • Life coaching

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I meet with clients in welcoming, comfortable and confidential rooms in Ilkley. I also offer telephone counselling and online counselling.

Taking that first step to talk with a qualified counsellor can sometimes feel daunting and so I offer an initial half-hour discussion free of charge so that you can meet with me and ask any questions that you might have. If you decide that you would like to continue with our sessions then you can either book a block of 3 or 6 sessions.

Fees are £70 per 50 minute session.

When I work

Monday - Friday. Saturday afternoons in Ilkley. Please contact me to discuss a convenient time to meet.

Further information

In addition to individual counselling and coaching, Mindfresh offers the following services;

Business and organisation support:

Mindfresh counselling workshops covering a range of topics to help employers to improve the wellbeing of the employees.

Please contact me for an initial discussion.

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme