Our counsellors and therapists have been chosen for their warmth, kindness and compassion as well as their skills and training. At The Lightwell Practice you will find a warm welcome and a confidential, safe and relaxed atmosphere.


Caroline Smith BSc (hons) Dip Transactional Analysis, Dip Integrative Psychotherapy

Caroline will immediately put you at your ease by providing a safe and empathic space in which you can explore your issues. She brings a calm and grounding presence to the therapy room and is a skilful and compassionate listener, but is also able to use her therapeutic skills and knowledge of psychology to help you to understand your problems from a different perspective. If you are looking for straight forward counselling, Caroline will listen and explore with patience; if you want something deeper and more challenging, Caroline can use her training in Transactional Analysis to help you to understand your psychology and behavioural patterns and find new solutions to familiar problems.

Caroline’s interest in individual psychology grew through her own personal experience, her work in the complementary medical field, and her development as a senior yoga teacher. She has a deep interest in the connection between physical and emotional health and wellbeing and this directly informs her practice of psychotherapy.Caroline is in clinical training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and holds a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling. She has a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics and 30 years experience in the healthcare field.

Caroline works with individuals and couples and is particularly skilled in working with issues around low self-esteem, low confidence and anxiety. She is a member of UKATA and ITAA and BACP. She attends regular supervision and training and keeps up to date with current practice through CPD.

You can find more information on Caroline’s website at www.carolinesmithpsychotherapy.co.uk

You can contact Caroline directly at caroline@lightwellpractice.co.uk

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Dave Smith Dip Transactional Analysis

From a background in the music industry and business coaching, Dave is now in clinical training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. He is a very safe pair of hands and will immediately put you at your ease and help you to really open up and talk. Dave is a very good problem solver and likes to work in a way that gets straight to the heart of the matter, but he does so with warmth, compassion and sometimes with humour. Dave is likeable and easy-going but he is also passionate about understanding psychological motivations and working at psychological depth to help people to change repeated and familiar patterns of behaviour.

Dave works with individuals and couple; with a particular enjoyment of couples work Dave has helped many couples get their relationship back on track. He is a member of UKATA and ITAA. He attends regular supervision and training and keeps up to date with current practice through CPD.

You can contact Dave directly at dave@lightwellpractice.co.uk


Sheila Knight Dip Integrative Psychotherapy

Sheila is warm, down to earth and calm. Whatever issues you bring, her empathic presence supports you to relax and open up. Her background in publishing and writing informs her practice: together you will make sense of your story, identify themes and patterns, and find creative solutions, whether you want to work on current issues or explore your past and its impact on self and relationships. She believes that the therapeutic relationship established with you – based on mutual acceptance, commitment and trust – enhances your functional connection to others and to yourself. This in turn promotes understanding, growth, and new ways of being in the world. Initially Sheila’s practice was with bereaved clients and she continues to facilitate groups for Bradford Bereavement Support. She also works in mental health support, helping clients build confidence and self-esteem while facing the daily challenges of anxiety, depression and addictions.

A registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), Sheila attends regular supervision and training and is committed to Continuing Professional Development.

You can find out more at Sheila’s website at www.sheilaknight.co.uk

You can contact Sheila directly at sheila@lightwellpractice.co.uk


Mona-Karina Theodosius BA (Oxon), PGCE, Msc (Exon.),UKCP/AFT accred

Mo is committed to providing a secure, caring and calm environment in the therapy room, where she is experienced at working with adult individuals, couples, and families, including one to one with children and young people. She has a particular interest in and heart for helping facilitate better relationships, understanding these often complex, fragile and unique connections to be integral to our well being, and when disrupted, as painfully experienced. She believes that the therapeutic process can provide space to engage with and explore our relationship with ourselves as well as with others, and that this can be health giving.

Mo has a professional background that spans over twenty- five years of working in teaching, social welfare and therapeutic roles. A Systemic and Family Psychotherapist, she has clinical experience gained in NHS, third sector [including Relate], and private settings. She is also a qualified clinical counselling supervisor offering individual and group supervision to therapeutic and allied professionals.

Mo is registered and accredited through The Association of Family Therapy (AFT) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), keeping up her registration with regular supervision and continuing professional development trainings.

You can find more information on Mo’s website at www.motheodosius.co.uk

You can contact Mo directly at mona-karina@lightwellpractice.co.uk

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Helen Rowland BA (hons) PTSTA UKCP regd

Thirty years since taking her first job in the caring professions, Helen remains passionate about understanding what makes people tick and how creatively human beings manage the complexities of their lives. Alongside her clinical knowledge and experience, Helen brings both warmth and compassion to her work. She is motivated by witnessing people find change and growth through a process of compassion, self acceptance and deep self-knowledge.

Although her primary training is in transactional analysis, she has an ongoing interest in relational psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and an object relations model of the self. This blend of training – cognitive, ‘practical’ psychology alongside the intersubjective and relational – means that she is able to draw on quite different skills and knowledge sets in order to work with differing presentations, issues and processes.

Helen is a Certified Transactional Analyst, a provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and the Clinical Director of The Lightwell Practice.

She is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and has been working in private practice since 1997 with individuals, couples and groups.

She attends regular supervision and keeps up to date with current practice through Continued Professional Development with international trainers and study groups. Helen is a member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis), ITAA (International Association of Transactional Analysis) and IARPP (International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy).

You can find more information on Helen’s website at www.helenrowland.co.uk

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8 High Corn Mill, Chapel Hill, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1NL
Tel: 07780 168332
email: info@lightwellpractice.co.uk