Psychotherapy in Ilkley

As well as offering psychotherapy in Ilkley and Harrogate – Tuesdays-  my service is accessible to people close by in Addingham, Burley in Wharfedale, Skipton, Bingley, Bradford, Otley and Leeds.
As a NLPtCA Accredited Psychotherapist (Dip. NLPt) and a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I work in a private setting from my home here in Ilkley. You can be sure that you will receive my best attention at all times. As your therapist I will respect totally your confidentiality and your right to privacy. I have over 25 years experience of working with people in different ways helping them achieve their dreams and make positive changes in their lives.

What is Psychotherapy? Psychotherapy is the treatment of emotional and psychological disorders, unwanted habits and undesirable feelings, using psychological techniques alone. The aim of therapy is to assist you in finding meaningful alternatives to your present unsatisfactory ways of thinking, feeling or behaving. Therapy also tends to help you become more accepting both of yourself and others and can be most useful in promoting personal development and unlocking inner potential. It is generally considered helpful if you are personally motivated to change (rather than relying solely on the therapist`s efforts) although a belief in the possibility of beneficial change may be a sufficient starting point.

Psychotherapists do not prescribe drugs. Whilst a prospective client may wish to consult their doctor before seeing a psychotherapist (and it is strongly advised to do so if the presence of physical illness is suspected) they are not obliged to.

How can psychotherapy help? Here in Ilkley, and Harrogate, I can offer psychotherapy to help you identify that which will make the most difference for you in your life today so that the real you can shine.

How would it feel for you to be back to your normal self? Or, greater still, perhaps an even better version of yourself. I recognise we are all different in the way we perceive what happens inside and around us….and that sometimes we feel stuck in unhelpful patterns of thoughts, feelings and feel we are unable to move on.

Working together I can help in

  • resolving issues in the now that result from experiences in the past
  • resolving conflicts in your primary relationship with your job or career or even in the way you relate with your family
  • rejuvenating your life by supporting you to break through barriers, conflicts or issues when things just don`t seem to be working in quite the way you would like

Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy is based on the constantly updated study of the way experience is coded and interpreted through language and behaviour. Through working with the conscious and unconscious patterns of behaviour, not currently being experienced positively, understanding can be gained and changed initiated in a way to make your life goals achievable.

As a NLPtCA Accredited Psychotherapist (Dip. NLPt) based in Ilkley and Harrogate, to afford the necessary confidence to proceed with a full consultation I am a member of the Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association  and a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics and conduct.

Also good therapeutic practice recommends the regular supervision of all caseload. I receive supervision on a regular basis to ensure the client`s and my safety, to maintain standards of professionalism and to work within my scope of practice.

If you have any queries or would like more information about my psychotherapy in llkley and Harrogate service, please go to the Contact page