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 counsellors:

Counselling Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Penny Swales
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 ten 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.

  • Level 3 Person Centred Counselling
    2007: CPCAB
  • Level 3 Integrative Therapies
    2008: Open University CPCAB
  • Advanced Diploma in the theory and practice of therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy
    2011: ABC
  • Level 3 Integrative Therapies
    April, 2008: Open University, CPCAB
  • Internal family systems training
    March 2019: Academy Space
  • Attachment and Relationships
    January, 2019: BACP online
  • Relationship training
    2001: Teminos Sheffield
  • Dream and Nightmare analysis post graduate training
    2015: Yorkshire Counselling Network
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy post graduate training
    2013: Yorkshire Counselling Network
  • Sexual Abuse SARC
    July, 2011: Rotherham
  • Internal Family Systems
    March 2019
  • Sexual Abuse training course
    2011: SARC
  • Act post graduate training course
    2015: Leeds University Hospital Counselling Network
  • Level 3 Person Centred Counselling
    December, 2007: CPCAB
  • Domestic abuse and its effects in children
    September, 2013: BMBC
  • Bereavement and Mental Health
    May, 2018: BMBC
Counselling Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Mike Underwood
Hi, I’m Mike. I’m a qualified counsellor. I work as a counsellor in a family support centre and in private practice. I also offer telephone and online counselling.
As a counsellor I do not offer analysis or advice as my view is that you are the expert on you. I do however offer a listening ear so that you can tell your story as you see it as a starting point for deeper exploration. I will try to provide the understanding environment, which the world sometimes seems to lack, so that you feel safe to explore whatever seems to trouble you.
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (level 3):
    2014: CPCAB
  • Drugs Awareness Training
    2015: Wakefield Inspiring Recovery
  • Diploma in Online Counselling (credit):
    2017: OCST
  • Introduction to Gestalt:
    2018: Gestalt Groups
  • Diploma in therapeutic Counselling (level 4):
    2016: CPCAB
  • Working with Trauma short-Term:
    2016: Yorkshire Counselling Network
  • Introduction to Solution Focussed Approaches:
    2016: Solution Focus Sheffield
  • Introduction to Working with Dreams and Imagery:
    2014: Yorkshire Counselling Network
  • Relational Depth & Emotional Connection online therapy:
    2016: BACP
  • Identity: Can You Tell Me Who I Am?:
    2017: BACP

Individual Counselling: £70 per session

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