Why counselling and psychotherapy?

Talking a problem through with a willing and patient listener can make all the difference when we are feeling overwhelmed by life’s problems. We all instinctively know this, which is why we will call our best friend for a chat or confide in a colleague at work.

Sometimes, though, we need to talk to someone who isn’t involved and is trained to help us think through things differently. Someone whose job it is to listen to us, take us seriously and help us to find a way through to the other side of the problem.

Counselling provides a combination of active listening and emotional and psychological support until you come to your own solutions. A typical course of counselling can be anything between 6 weeks and 6 months, depending on the complexity of the problem.

Psychotherapy is usually a longer term endeavour and its aim is to facilitate change in our psychology – in how we relate to ourselves, others and the world – in order to bring about longer term change in relationships with others and our experience of life. A typical course of psychotherapy will usually be at least 6 months, although the length of time will always be determined by you, the client.



Sliding scale up to £55 for individual therapy and £65 for couples.

  • Some of our therapists offer reduced rates to clients who are on a low income and who want to attend weekly sessions
  • We also offer options of coming fortnightly or less frequently to make the therapies more easily affordable

Our premises has one therapy room which is accessible to wheelchairs, but currently there is stepped access to the toilet facilities.

Get in touch

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