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) Certified Transactional Analyst and an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor

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 registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and is a member of UKATA and EATA. 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

Before training as a therapist Dave had a wide and varied career including working in the music business, as a mentor in the creative arts, and as a business coach. 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, ITAA and BACP. 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 Counselling & Psychotherapy

Sheila is warm, down to earth and calm, an empathic presence who supports you to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings. Her background in book publishing informs her practice: together you will make sense of your story, identify themes and patterns, and find creative solutions. She believes that the therapeutic relationship – based on mutual commitment, acceptance and trust – can enhance your connection to self and others, promoting understanding, growth and new ways of being in the world.

Offering short- and long-term work with adult individuals, Sheila is especially interested in mental health and wellbeing; relationships with self and others; and working with the impact of abuse and loss.

A registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), Sheila attends regular supervision 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

Get in touch

8 High Corn Mill, Chapel Hill, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1NL
Tel: 07708 173666
email: info@lightwellpractice.co.uk