Sheila Knight

Sheila Knight

The Lightwell Practice
8 Chapel Hill
BD23 1NL

07387 226813

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About me

Hi there. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist offering a confidential service at the welcoming Lightwell Practice in Skipton. I am here to help whether you need support with current issues, feel anxious, unhappy or blocked, or wish to explore your past and its impact on self and relationships. I work integratively, drawing on different theoretical approaches - but always grounding our working relationship in mutual acceptance and trust. This relationship enhances your functional connection to others and to yourself, which in turn promotes understanding, growth and new ways of being in the world - even when times are tough.

Before counselling I was an editor in book publishing, and this informs my practice: together we can make sense of your story, identify themes and patterns, and find creative ways forward.

Initially my practice was with bereaved clients and groups, and loss remains a focus: in a sense we are all influenced by lost or missing experience.

Now I see adults presenting with a range of issues (see list below). Until recently I was also a mental health and autism worker, supporting clients through the practical and emotional challenges of e.g. anxiety, depression, addictions, hearing voices and personality disorders.

I receive regular clinical supervision and am committed to continuing professional development. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within their ethical framework. I hold a current enhanced disclosure (DBS).

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (level 7), Leeds Beckett University
  • B.A. (Hons) in English Studies. This included two years' study of Psychology.
  • M.Phil. in Publishing Studies


I have counselling experience across three settings: Bradford Bereavement Support (individuals and groups), Aire, Wharfe and Craven Counselling (a community charity) and The Lightwell Practice (as a private practitioner).

Selected training

I have completed a number of short courses (1-4 days) on topics including:

  • Peer group facilitation
  • Loss of a child
  • Working with personality disorders
  • Trauma: its causes and consequences
  • Understanding mental health
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Transactional Analysis psychotherapy
  • Defence mechanisms
  • Grief and loss

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I charge £35 for a 50-minute session. Concessions can be discussed for those on low income.

Maps & Directions

Skipton, BD23 1NL

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


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


My main availability at Lightwell is on Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesday appointments are also sometimes possible.

Types of client

Older adults