Welcome To Skipton Psychotherapy

The First Session and Beyond


The first session gives us a chance to meet each other and for you to get a feel for psychotherapy and whether it feels right for you. It we also give you a change to talk about what is difficult for you at the moment and how you would like your life to be.

I also imagine you will be sussing me out and assessing if I am the right person to help you. While you are doing this I will be exploring your situation, how it is affecting you and thinking about what may need.

If you feel comfortable with the process then we can contract for a further 6 sessions to give us the chance to focus on your issues and give the process of change a chance to take effect. If after 6 sessions you want to continue then we can contract for a more open-ended approach where you continue to attend while you feel counselling is of benefit for you.

All sessions cost 54 and last 50 minutes. Payment is expected at each session and can be either cash of cheque. I offer some concessions for the low waged, students and the unemployed.

I work from 6 Gladstone Street, Skipton. Gladstone Street is off Gargrave Road, near the Grammar School and is a 10 minute walk from the centre of Skipton. There is also plenty of on-street parking.

Thank you for your time. Please do not hesitate to call me if you need further assistance.

Psychotherapy can help us:

  • Take control of our life
  • REDUCE CONFLICT: internal and interpersonal
  • Overcome our struggles
  • Deal with DEPRESSION
  • Find meaning and purpose in life
  • Overcome difficult feelings: anxiety, ANGER, grief, fear
  • Deal with stress
  • Cope with psychiatric illness
  • Increase the quality of our relationships
  • Deal with panic attacks
  • Overcome repetitive life patterns
  • Get out of our stuckness
  • Grow and develop
  • Learn new parenting skills
  • Overcome sexual difficulties: past or present
  • Deal with domestic abuse: past or present
  • Deal with self-limiting beliefs
  • Discover who we are
  • Stop smoking
  • Increase our self awareness
  • Learn how to succeed
  • Increase our self-esteem
  • Deal with obsessive behaviour
  • Change our negative thinking
  • Thank you for visiting my website

    Hello and welcome to the Leeds Psychotherapy website. My name is Michael Hartley. I am a qualified psychotherapist and have been in private practice since 1996. I offer psychotherapy for individuals and couples.

    What you can find on this website

    This website has more information about what psychotherapy is and how it may help you. You can also find information about the types of issues you can address in psychotherapy. Also there is information about psychotherapy for couples which you may find helpful if you are considering couples therapy.

    Further to this I have written a brief autobiography so you have some knowledge about me, what my experience and level of expertise is. I have included this because I believe choosing the right therapist is a crucial ingredient in the success of psychotherapy. I hope this information is of use to you. If you want to discuss anything further or want to arrange initial consultation then call me on 07941 488851.

    I hope you find what you are looking for!

    Current News:
    I have appointments available Monday to Thursday. At present I am offering a 50% reduction for the initial consultation.
    To make an appointment call me on 07941 488851 or EMAIL ME.

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