Heather Dale Counselling and Therapy in Keighley, West Yorkshire
|15th October 2019|
Heather Dale, Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision in Keighley and West YorkshireWelcome to my website.
If you are looking at this website, it is likely that you are looking for help, probably because you have hit a troubled time in your life. I offer you space and time, where you can talk in a neutral and non-judging environment, with the aim of helping you gain new perspectives and make decisions or changes where needed. Sometimes talking to family or friends , however supportive, is just not enough, and a trained professional is needed. This might be because issues go so deep that we need to explore childhood experiences: sometimes it might be that you just need explore a current issue. What you bring is up to you, the client.
where I work
I work in an upstairs room in my home, in the village of East Morton, which is between Bingley and Keighley, accessible by train or bus from Leeds, Bradford, Skipton, and places in between. There is no waiting room, but if you arrive early, there is a shop within a five minute walk that serves hot drinks.
I also offer on-line counselling, though where possible, I prefer to meet face-to-face at least once,
i have been practising as a counsellor/psychotherapist for over 30 years. ( I use the words counsellor and psychotherapist interchangeably as I have training in both disciplines). Prior to moving to Yorkshire, in a village between Keighley and Bingley, I worked in women's refuges and children's homes so my background has always been in care, I have also had a long history of teaching, ranging from teaching assertiveness to five year olds, to teaching at post-graduate level.
I now work mainly in Private Practice, running my practice from home. I am in easy reach of places such as Keighley, Bingley, Bradford Leeds and Skipton, both by public transport and by car.
Over my counselling/psychotherapy career I have worked with a large number of issues, including relationship difficulties, work-based issues, anxiety, bulimia, compulsive eating, gender issues, and couples/ relationship counselling amongst others.
I am accredited and registered by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) who are my professional body. Accreditation means that I have been recognised as having reached a certain level of training, qualification and experience as a counsellor and as a psychotherapist.
To read more about BACP's ethical framework, please click on the link to external resources and follow that link. To read my own contract, which gives information about issues such as confidentiality, please follow that link.
How I work
Sometimes talking in a neutral space is enough to help move on from stuck places in your life, but sometimes it is helpful to go deeper into early issues or just work out ways of dealing more effectively with patterns of behaviour. You will always be in charge of what we talk about in your session and I offer you the chance to talk in a confidential and non-judging environment.
My style of working has evolved over the years, but always with an emphasis on you leading the work we do together.
I also offer on-line work, though I prefer to meet face-to-face at least once, first.
As well as therapy, I also offer supervision, either face-to-face or on line. Face-to face work takes place in my home, which is between Bingley and Keighley. with public transport links to Leeds and Skipton. Therapy takes place in a quiet room used specifically for the purpose. Unfortunately, as the room is up a short flight of stairs, I cannot offer disabled access.
The links on the left give essential information about what I offer but do get in touch if you would like more information, or an informal chat.
My practice is within easy reach of areas such as Keighley, Silsden, Skipton, Saltaire, Shipley, Ilkley, Bradford and Leeds .
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