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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About me

I am an experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor, 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 individuals whom seek to re-claim a focus and inspiration in life, seeking to find their own purpose and potential.

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

I have credible experience to bring to my chosen profession with over 35 years NHS experience working in Associated Healthcare Professions as a qualified General and Registered Mental Health nurse (RMN) within the NHS, private and voluntary sectors, practising at a senior level in the following areas: Medical /Mental Health Services, Hospice, GP's Practices and Community Mental Health Teams and Educational settings.

For many years I worked as a Senior Counsellor within a NHS Psychological Health Care Department and Staff Support Service. Addressing complex individual and organisational issues including:well-being issues related to anxiety,depression,trauma,relational issues, bullying & harassment,conflict,work life balance and  disciplinary issues.

As a progression my work extended to establishing Counselling and development services for young people within schools and colleges, using age appropriate interventions to support our young adults and children.

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 offer an initial assessment so as to understand your needs. Then incorporating the value of the therapeutic relationship,which means working together in a non judgemental way, to assist you in the exploration of life challenges and problem areas,these may be new, or may have been hidden for years. Together we will identify the impact of these challanges and difficulties upon your thoughts,feelings, actions, and behaviours. To do this I will use the following evidence based counselling approaches - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Solution Focussed Therapy,Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis. Hypnotherapy and NLP. All Based upon Humanistic/Psychodynamic and a Relational Model principals.

Castle 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,make choices and decisions that influence your life.

I am Confident that together we can look towards moving forward. Please see my contact details above. Therese

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
* Diploma in Hypnotherapy/NLP
* Working with Groups. Adults and Young People
* Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
* Solution Focused Intervention
* Qualified General and  RMN Nurse.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with


        Fees- £50 - £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
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        Weekdays /Evenings/ Out of school,college appointments.

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme