Anita Dunford

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MBACP (Accred) BSc Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9PA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I am a qualified counsellor (Accredited) and Clinical Supervisor, and I work within the ethical guidelines of the BACP. 

My training and work style are based on the Relational Model, which is grounded in the premise that many of our problems take root in troubled interpersonal relationships both in the past and present.  I am very much informed by attachment theory and work from a trauma-informed practice. 

My experience includes work with common mental health problems, grief and loss, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, and trauma.

I am particularly interested in early life trauma and the impact of this on individuals.  I enjoy working with clients and approaching their issues as something that's “happened to them” rather than something that's "wrong with them", and I take pride in helping clients learn about the psycho-educational model and regain their power.

Way of working​

My supervision training is based on the Seven-Eyed Supervision model, developed by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet in 1985, who integrated supervision's relational and systemic aspects into a single theoretical model. The model is a relational model as its focus is on the relationship between the Client, Therapist, and Supervisor and the relational interplay between the relationships and their context in the wider system.

My aim is to provide you with a safe, supported environment that is formative, normative, and restorative.  Formative supervision focuses on the educational aspects of supervision, helping with the development of skills and knowledge, to learn and grow as a counsellor, and the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes.  Normative supervision focuses on the managerial aspects of working with clients, addressing professional standards, legal and ethical practice, and safeguarding. Finally, restorative supervision supports you by exploring and reflecting on areas you find challenging.  In this safe, supported environment, the focus will be on your well-being which is an essential component of working ethically.

I am available for both in-person and online sessions.  If this is of interest to you, please get in touch.  I offer a free consultation to all potential supervisees. This allows us to meet, discuss ways of working, training and qualifications, etc and see if we would work well together.  We can discuss affordability in this meeting if you are a newly qualified counsellor or a counsellor who is just starting in private practice.

Please note:  I am not trained in working with children and young people and, therefore, cannot provide supervision for supervises who require supervision for this client group. 

Cost and Availability


Qualified counsellors—I offer one-hour sessions at £60 (once or twice a month, as you prefer, to make sure your overall supervision is in line with your membership body requirements) or 1.5 hours, charged at £90.

Newly qualified counsellors and counsellors just staring in private practice — I offer one-hour sessions at £50 (once or twice a month, as you prefer, to make sure your overall supervision is in line with your membership body requirements) or 1.5 hours, charged at £75.

In-person appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Online appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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62 The Grove, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9PA

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Type of session

In person

Relational Counsellor (accredited) and Supervisor, providing both in-person sessions from my practice in Ilkley and online supervision.


Anita Dunford
Anita Dunford