About Us


Qualifications / Certifications

  • Certificates in working Creatively - October 2023 - including working therapeutically with Trauma, Grounding, Art & Colour, Stories, using Cards & Images, Sand and Clay - Creative Counsellors. CPCAB endorsed.
  • Certificate in Trauma Informed Practice - September 2023 - Working competently and ethically with clients who have experienced trauma.
  • Master of the Arts – (MA) Psychotherapy - July 2021 - Masters degree studied at Leeds Beckett University. Working with trauma.
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate - August 2020 - 80 hours of study (ACTO and NCS quality checked)
  • Rewind Training - July 2020 - Training in the 'Rewind Technique' to help people living with trauma and PTSD.
  • BACP Accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision - Awarded March 2020 - Leeds Centre for Psychological Development.
  • BACP Accreditation - Awarded July 2018 - Counsellors who have counselled for 450+ hours can evidence their work and competence by writing a variety of assignments which are assessed by the BACP.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education - awarded July 2015 - Qualified Lecturer status in order to teach Counselling to mature students.
  • Diploma in Counselling - July 2013 - Became a qualified Counsellor after 100 hours placement and a wide variety of written assignments and presentations.
  • Certificate in Counselling - June 2011. Initial counselling course.
  • Art and Design Degree (BA) Hons. 2003. Photography and Illustration specialism

Sally-Anne's Experience

  • Lecturer in Counselling Supervision - July 2021 - present. Lecturing services provided to Counselling Tutor. Training counsellors to supervise other Counsellors.
  • Clinical Supervisor - March 2020- Present. Supervising the practice of trainee counsellors to very experienced counsellors and supervisors.
  • Counsellor for West Yorkshire Police Federation - May 2017-Present providing counselling services to members of the police force.
  • Counsellor at Next Chapter - Jan 2014 - present. Providing counselling services for people across the United Kingdom.
  • Counsellor for NHS Employee Health and Wellbeing - May 2016 to May 2018. Providing counselling services for a wide variety of reasons.
  • Lecturer in Counselling - Sept 2014 to June 2019. Training adults on accredited counselling courses at a large local college.
  • Counsellor for Batley Self Help Depression Group Charity - Jan 2012-June 2013. Counselling individuals who suffer or have suffered with abuse, trauma and depression.


Qualifications / Certifications

  • Certificate in Couples & Relationship Therapy CORST Level 5 - 2024. 60 hours of practice, exams and training in a wide array of techniques to support relationships/couples.
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy - March 2023. Training in supporting clients effectively in time limited work.
  • Understanding Your Bereavement - June 2022. Cruse Bereavement Support. Deepening understanding of bereavement.
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling - January 2022. Leeds City College. Qualified counsellor status. 100 hours client placement and a wide variety of assignments and presentations.
  • Online & Telephone Counselling Certificate – August 2020. Counselling Tutor. 80 hours of lectures aimed at supporting clients remotely.
  • Working with Loss & Grief - May 2020. Bradford Bereavement Support
  • BA(Hons) English Literature - July 2017. University of Central Lancashire.
  • DipHE Journalism - July 2005. University of Central Lancashire

NHS Mandatory Training (This training is regularly updated and re-certified)

  • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (UK CSTF)
  • Health, Safety and Welfare (UK CSTF)
  • Dementia Awareness (Health Education England)
  • Preventing Radicalisation (UK CSTF)
  • Safeguarding Children (UK CSTF)
  • Safeguarding Adults (UK CSTF)

Matthew's Experience

  • Counsellor at Next Chapter - Jan 2022 to present. Providing counselling services for people all across the United Kingdom.

  • Volunteer Counsellor at Inspirational Counselling Ltd - 2019 - 2021 Offering therapy to clients on low-income, Employee Assistance Programmes & insurance packages

  • Volunteer Counsellor at Bradford Bereavement Support - 2020. Supporting clients who have experienced bereavement.

  • Non-clinical work at Aire Court Community Unit, Middleton, Leeds - 2012 - 2018 - Working with a variety of service users diagnosed with severe and enduring mental health issues, learning disabilities and autism.

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We look forward to hearing from you 🙂

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