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About Me

Hello, welcome to my profile.  I’m Siobhan and I run my own private practice in Ilkley and Harrogate. I work with clients on an individual basis and in couples counselling. 

Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused? Or losing hope and want things to be different. Do you want a happier and more fulfilled relationship but are feeling unhappy, frustrated or stressed at work. Or are you full of 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

·        Complex bereavement and sudden death

·        Affairs, past relationships and family conflict and toxic relationships

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+) and work online, by phone and face to face., in a variety of areas such as separation and divorce, family issues, depression, anxiety, bereavement, work issues, self-doubt and stress.

Forming a good relationship with your counsellor is important, which is why I offer the first introductory half hour therapy session at a substantially reduced price 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 drink 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

BA (Hons)

Relational Couples Therapy Certificate

TA101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Shame Awareness: impact on self-critical thinking and communication

Eating Disorders

I am Cruse trained in Bereavement and work with Cruse to support people who have been recently bereaved on a voluntary basis.

I have further training in sexual abuse, trauma and self-care

I am presently undertaking a Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis.

I am fully insured and have an enhanced DBS check.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family conflict

Relationship issues



£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Substantially reduced price 30 minute introductory session where we can meet face to face or online

Fees are variable of £45 per clinical hour.

£30 for the first introductory session.

Fees for couples counselling £55

20% concession for block booking of 6 sessions.

Concessions are available for students and seniors.


I offer daytime and evening appointments.

Home visits on a Saturday only

I offer online work by zoom and telephone appointments

Further information

Harrogate practice is wheelchair accessible and car parking available and ramps.

Ilkley office free parking on the roadside. Not wheelchair accessible.

78 High Street
North Yorkshire

74 Main Street
Burley In Wharfedale
North Yorkshire
LS29 7BT

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is wheelchair access at both locations.

Siobhan Worsnop

Siobhan Worsnop