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Therese Hunter MBACP (Accred) Castle Counselling & Consultancy Yorkshire

Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8
07908 572 731 07908 572 731 Registered / Accredited
Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8

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

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Generalised anxiety disorder

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Fees: Individual therapy £50 per session

Couples Counselling£60 per session

Reviewable annually.

Further information

The therapeutic room has ground floor accessibility, with a waiting area. The location is close to local amenities and transport.

Parking availability.

Should you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

32 Gillygate
West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

Easy access to Ground floor therapy room.


I have weekday and evening appointments available so as to provide out of work,school or college consultations.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Therese Hunter  MBACP (Accred) Castle Counselling & Consultancy Yorkshire

Therese Hunter MBACP (Accred) Castle Counselling & Consultancy Yorkshire