Sheila Knight

Sheila Knight

The Lightwell Practice
8 Chapel Hill
BD23 1NL


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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 grief and loss remain a focus: in a sense we are all influenced by loss, whether it be of a person, place, relationship, identity, or connection with self.

Now I see adults presenting with a range of issues (see list below). I am 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
  • Experience

See above

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

Therapies offered


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: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


My main availability is on Fridays. Thursdays and Tuesday evenings are also possible.

Types of client

Older adults