Counselling

Therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.

Counselling Yorkshire Psychotherapy

A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have. Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.

It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won’t usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems.

Our counsellor:

Counselling Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Penny Swales

Counselling

Price per session: £75 adult, £85 couples counselling

My training and experience, grounded in the Person Centred approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy, enables me to offer clients an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance and warmth.

I have twelve years experience working in an NHS setting and Private Practice and with a variety of issues. I consider myself to be an integrative therapist as I have completed training and professional development within the theories of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Dreams and Nightmare Analysis. I also offer couples counselling and online counselling when required.

Counselling Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £75 adult, £85 couples counselling

Penny Swales

Counselling

My training and experience, grounded in the Person Centred approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy, enables me to offer clients an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance and warmth.

I have twelve years experience working in an NHS setting and Private Practice and with a variety of issues. I consider myself to be an integrative therapist as I have completed training and professional development within the theories of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Dreams and Nightmare Analysis. I also offer couples counselling and online counselling when required.

QualificationDate and institute
Relationship training2001: Teminos Sheffield
Level 3 Person Centred Counselling2007: CPCAB
Level 3 Person Centred CounsellingDecember, 2007: CPCAB
Level 3 Integrative Therapies2008: Open University CPCAB
Level 3 Integrative TherapiesApril, 2008: Open University, CPCAB
Advanced Diploma in the theory and practice of therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy2011: ABC
Sexual Abuse training course2011: SARC
Sexual Abuse SARCJuly, 2011: Rotherham
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy post graduate training2013: Yorkshire Counselling Network
Domestic abuse and its effects in childrenSeptember, 2013: BMBC
Dream and Nightmare analysis post graduate training2015: Yorkshire Counselling Network
Act post graduate training course2015: Leeds University Hospital Counselling Network
Bereavement and Mental HealthMay, 2018: BMBC
Attachment and RelationshipsJanuary, 2019: BACP online
Internal family systems trainingMarch 2019: Academy Space
Internal Family SystemsMarch 2019 March 2021: BACP
Grief and TraumaOctober 2020
Existential psychotherapy - an evening with Irvin yalomApril 2021 BACP
Counselling Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Kathy Allatt

Counsellor - Adults

Price per session: £70 remote, £80 face to face

I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor and work with the person-centred model of therapy. I offer online and telephone counselling sessions, face-to-face and walk and talk therapy to adult clients across the UK. I also have extensive experience as a nurse working clinically within the NHS.

I am a caring, compassionate and empathic person and feel that these qualities help me to connect with people and develop therapeutic relationships which enable us to connect on a deeper level. I will create a space where you are safe to share without the fear of judgement.

I have significant experience working as a neonatal intensive care nurse supporting families to care for and bond with their sick or preterm babies. I understand that the neonatal journey is a rollercoaster of emotions and that transitioning from hospital to home can feel overwhelming. Exploring these feelings and fears within the counselling setting can help to understand the enormity of the challenges you have faced and explore how you can cope with the future. I have also supported many families with the loss of a baby. I believe that I can offer a space to guide parents through the grief and trauma of their devastating experience and support you to live alongside your grief.

My clinical experience within the NHS means that I understand how there is often a link between physical illness and our mental well-being. Having worked clinically throughout the pandemic I have a deep understanding of the pressures that healthcare workers are facing and feel that I could support you if you are struggling with work related issues.

Counselling Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £70 remote, £80 face to face

Kathy Allatt

Counsellor - Adults

I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor and work with the person-centred model of therapy. I offer online and telephone counselling sessions, face-to-face and walk and talk therapy to adult clients across the UK. I also have extensive experience as a nurse working clinically within the NHS.

I am a caring, compassionate and empathic person and feel that these qualities help me to connect with people and develop therapeutic relationships which enable us to connect on a deeper level. I will create a space where you are safe to share without the fear of judgement.

I have significant experience working as a neonatal intensive care nurse supporting families to care for and bond with their sick or preterm babies. I understand that the neonatal journey is a rollercoaster of emotions and that transitioning from hospital to home can feel overwhelming. Exploring these feelings and fears within the counselling setting can help to understand the enormity of the challenges you have faced and explore how you can cope with the future. I have also supported many families with the loss of a baby. I believe that I can offer a space to guide parents through the grief and trauma of their devastating experience and support you to live alongside your grief.

My clinical experience within the NHS means that I understand how there is often a link between physical illness and our mental well-being. Having worked clinically throughout the pandemic I have a deep understanding of the pressures that healthcare workers are facing and feel that I could support you if you are struggling with work related issues.

QualificationDate and institute
BsC Hon Child Branch Nursing; 1st class hon2012: University of Huddersfield
Intensive care of the newborn; Credits at Masters2014: University of Sheffield
Mentorship; Credits at Masters2016: University of Sheffield
Level 3 Counselling Skills2018: Wakefield College
How to do online counselling2020: BACP/Open University
Panacea Project® Practitioner Training2020: Panacea Project®
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling2022: Wakefield College
Walk and Talk Therapy 2022: CPCAB

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