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Whitby counselling & psychotherapy is run by a group of professionally trained and highly experienced therapists, who all undergo regular supervision of their therapeutic practice. All our therapists are members of an appropriate professional body (UKCP/BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice to ensure their work is safe, ethical, and in the best interests of their clients. We work with children (12+), adolescents, and adults with a diverse range of emotional and psychological needs. 

We are a trauma-informed, non-pathologising service. All our therapists have extensive knowledge of psychological trauma; the impact on mind and body and the emotional responses to that. We believe that therapy is there for everybody, no matter your life experience. We all deserve a space to be heard; a space to tell our story. 

Therapy can give you the opportunity to process thoughts, feelings, and experiences of any nature in a safe and confidential space. With the right therapist, this explorative process can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships to others and the world around you. Having greater awareness can give you increased power and agency over your life, and lead to a more secure sense of meaning and purpose. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Hi, I'm Amy; I’m a fully qualified psychotherapist. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Professional Practice from York St John University and I’m a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I’ve also gained a level 4 certificate in Counselling Children through Place2Be. 

I have extensive experience of working with children, adolescents, and adults. Over the last 10 years I’ve worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist in various settings such as, primary schools, further education settings, local authorities, women’s aid charities, recovery services and hospices and along the way gained value experience and knowledge. 

I'm a passionate feminist, and advocate for a non-pathologising approach to working with emotional distress. I truly believe that the relationship the therapist and client co-create together is the most important factor in growth, healing, and increased self-awareness; coming together with commitment, respect, openness, genuineness, a willingness to reflect, and a desire to understand can be enlightening and transformative.

Contact me directly at amy@whitbypsychotherapy.org

Hi, I’m Rose. I have a Bsc in Psychology, an MSc in Psychology, a PgDip in Psychotherapy and Counselling and am currently coming to the end of an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling at the University of Leeds. I’m a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am accountable to their ethical framework. 

I work with children, adolescents and adults across a number of settings and have been fortunate to work with a diverse range of clients. As a relational therapist I draw on my knowledge of human and evolutionary psychology, psychotherapy and counselling experience but meet you as an individual; one human being to another. You are the expert in your own life.

Contact me directly at rose@whitbypsychotherapy.org 

Member organisations *

BACP

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

LGBT

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

An initial meeting is charged at a rate of £25. At this point you’re able to discuss your therapy needs, ask any questions you may have, and decide whether you’re therapist is the right fit for you. You’re under no obligation to continue working with your therapist following this meeting.

Currently, our standard session fee with a fully qualified psychotherapist is £45 per session.

All initial meetings and therapy sessions last for 50 minutes. 

Our psychotherapist in advanced training charges a fee of £35 for a 50 minute session and is also taking on new clients.

We have limited availability for reduced cost sessions, however we are currently seeking funding to offer more. If you wish to discuss a reduced rate with us please feel free to do so during your initial meeting.

Payment for initial meetings and therapy sessions is due on booking via bank transfer. This ensures you have always paid in advance of your session. 

Please aim to give us a minimum of 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel or reschedule your session. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice, or sessions missed with no contact will be charged at the full rate. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Further information

Whitby counselling and psychotherapy are passionate about providing a professional service that is accessible to all, no matter what their back ground or circumstances. We are currently working on funding bids to offer low cost therapy to the people of Whitby and the surrounding areas.

St. Hildas
Airy Hill
Whitby
YO21 1PZ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

Online platforms

Zoom
Whitby Counselling & Psychotherapy

Whitby Counselling & Psychotherapy