Hello, welcome to my profile. I’m Siobhan and I run my own private practice in Otley and Harrogate. I work with clients on an individual basis and in couples counselling.
· Are you struggling with anxiety, depression and panic attacks?
· Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused?
· Are you losing hope and you want things to be different?
· Do you want a happier more fulfilled relationship?
· Are you feeling unhappy, frustrated, and stressed at work?
· Do you want to overcome self-doubt?
I work with a wide range of issues and have experiences of working with people with bereavement and specialise in relationship issues. Examples of this include
· Separation and divorce
· Life transitions such as a new baby
· Loss of independence through health changes
· Bereavement and Loss of a family member or friend
· Toxic relationships
· Affairs, past relationships and family conflict
How can I help?
Counselling should be accessible to everyone and for this reason I offer home visits for your convenience and to help overcome barrier to accessibility. I offer short and long term therapy with adults (16+) in a variety of areas such as separation and divorce, family issues, depression, anxiety, bereavement, work issues, and stress.
Forming a good relationship with your counsellor is important, which is why I offer the first introductory half hour therapy session free so we can have a chat and you can get a feel for how we could work together and if you feel I am the right counsellor for you. The first step is the hardest. Please feel free to give me a call and we can have a confidential chat.
Whilst I have a constant philosophy running through my practice, the counselling experience you will receive will be as unique as you are. I am trained in a wide variety of therapeutic models, which I can draw upon to integrate and tailor to meet your individual needs. When working with couples I use a more directive approach and practice solution focused brief therapy.
This may sound daunting but I am down to earth and friendly, and I always have a coffee and chocolate to ease the way.
Please feel free to contact me for an initial confidential chat and I will call you back.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, registered BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) counsellor.
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Relational Couples Therapy Certificate
TA101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Shame Awareness: impact on self-critical thinking and communication
I have further training in bereavement, loss, sexual abuse, self-care, and trauma.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Free 30 minute introductory session where we can meet face to face.
Fees are variable of £40 – £50 per clinical hour.
Fees for couples counselling £55
10% concession for block booking off 6 sessions.
Concessions are available for students and seniors.
My practice at Otley has a car park within one minutes walk and costs 40p an hour. It is wheelchair accessible to my practice.
The practice at Harrogate has free parking and is wheelchair accessible.