Therese Hunter MBACP (Accred) Castle Counselling & Consultancy Yorkshire

Therese Hunter  MBACP (Accred) Castle Counselling & Consultancy Yorkshire

Castle Counselling
The Gatehouse
Cockpit Lane
West Yorkshire

07908 572 731

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Castle Counselling
The Gatehouse
Cockpit Lane
West Yorkshire

07908 572 731

About me

I am an experienced BACP accredited practitioner, dedicated to the ethical use of counselling and psychotherapy. This can be offered as a short term or longer term intervention, for the benefit of adults and young people, on a individual or small group basis for people who seek to re-claim and be inspired to find their own purpose and potential.

Castle Counselling offers experienced Counselling and Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy support, in a manner that is personable, professional and confidential.

I have credible experience to bring to my chosen profession with 35 years NHS experience in associated healthcare professions. As a qualified General and Registered Mental Health nurse (RMN) within the NHS, private and voluntary sectors, working at a senior level in the following areas: medical/mental health services, hospices, GP's surgeries and Community Mental Health Teams.

For many years I worked as a Senior Counsellor within a staff support service. Addressing complex individual and organisational issues including: well-being, bullying, harassment, work life balance and trauma.

My practice and training and as a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited counsellor, my work involves working with individuals across a wide age spectrum with diverse needs.
I provide counselling in schools and collages using  age appropriate creative means of working. I use Psychotherapeutic and Humanistic principals and value a relational model, incorporating the value of the therapeutic relationship,a means of working together in a non-judgmental way, to assist you in the exploration of problem areas, whilst identifying the impact of thoughts, feelings,actions  and behaviours that in is some way may have been hidden for years.

I also integrate the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Transactional Analysis techniques, Hypnotherapy and NLP.

Counselling offers a safe and confidential place to explore the difficulties that you may be experiencing. From this you will be enabled to feel less confused, and more able to make changes,choices or decisions that influence your life.

My own professional journey, has allowed me to gain a credible working knowledge of  a breadth of concerns which I am confident I will be able to support you with.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP accredited Counsellor,  United Kingdom Registered Counsellor (UKRC) since 2000.

* BSc Degree in Therapeutic Counselling
* Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
* Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
* Diploma in Hypnotherapy/NLP
* Working with Groups Cert
* Certificate in Emotional freedom technique
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
* Solution Focused Intervention Certificate 
* Qualified General and  RMN Nurse.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Self esteem and confidence issues.
Carers including young carers.
Looked after children.
Young adults leaving care.
Friendship issues.
School phobias & School attendance.
Identity and  social Image.


Fees- £45-£60 per  session. 

Reviewable annually.

Further information

There are some small steps on entry to the property. If access to the property is of concern to you, due to disability, then please contact me to discuss alternative arrangements.

Available free parking on site.

Close to Local Amenities and Transport, which is easily accessible.

Maps & Directions

Pontefract, WF8 1HH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays /Evenings. Late appointments available.