About me

I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with individuals and couples on a wide range of relationship issues such as anxiety, stress, low self-esteem. In addition I can help with bereavement and loss including abortion, miscarriage and still births. I can also help couples who are struggling with communication, trust issues, difficulties pre and post- divorce and second relationships in later life.

I am fully trained in a number of theoretical models and this enables me to adapt my approach and find the most suitable one to help you with your particular issues. My aim is to establish a good rapport with all clients and I provide a safe, empathetic, non-judgemental environment where I can help you to explore ways to resolve your issues and take back control of your life.

I am a registered BACP member and work to their ethical guidelines. I hold a current DBS certificate and have full Indemnity Insurance. I undertake regular supervision and attend Continuing Professional Development courses to ensure that I am aware of all new developments in the world of therapy.

I realise that it is hard to take the first step and ask for help so you can contact me by email or mobile for a short informal chat if that makes it easier for you.

Normally I work in the centre of Harrogate where there is plenty of parking and within easy access of rail and bus stations.
At present I am working online via, Facetime, Zoom or Skype.

Training, qualifications & experience

Hull University         MA in Relationship Therapy

Hull University         Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling

Registered Relate Practitioner

Cruse Bereavement Care Certificate

Association for Psychological Therapies - CBT Level 1 Acc

PFOA approved counsellor.

Member organisations


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.


From £60.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fees are £60 for Individuals and £70 for Couples and Families; sessions last 50 minutes.

I am available Monday to Thursday between 10am and 7pm


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I am available to talk to clients online or by phone from Monday to Thursday between 10am and 7pm

Further information

As a result of the current crisis I am offering counselling sessions by FaceTime, Zoom and Skype.

I have a wealth of experience helping people deal with anxiety, relationship issues, loneliness, bereavement and loss. Contact me and we can work together to find a way to manage your .

Station Parade
North Yorkshire

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Sheila Ince

Sheila Ince