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Judy Field, Counsellor in Harrogate

If you are looking for a counsellor in the Harrogate area then let me introduce myself.

My name is Judy Field and I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with people aged over 18 with no upper age limit.

I live in Harrogate with my two cats, Gracie and Rosie. When I am not out exploring ancient woodlands, forests and spending time with nature and trees, I am supporting others on their journey to realise their own inner resources and lead a peaceful and more happier existence in life.

Why choose me?

I know from my own experience of counselling that approaching counselling for the first time can feel like a scary and daunting prospect. Contacting a therapist can take a lot of courage. I will do my utmost to enable you to feel at ease.

I am committed to providing counselling in a supportive, safe, discreet, confidential and non-judgemental space.

I am experienced in supporting individuals from a wide range of communities, who have experienced varying issues.

I have a special interest in bereavement therapy for grief and loss, and have supported many clients who have experienced the death of a loved one or other life losses.

I will work with you to explore your thoughts, feelings and responses and enable you to realise your own inner resources and acquire a deeper understanding of yourself and your problems.

I will work with you on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

My Background

Before embarking upon a career in the field of counselling I worked for 20+ years in the charity sector, which included working in the areas of volunteer management, mentoring, and providing emotional support to bereaved carers. Training to be a counsellor seemed to be the next natural step.

During my training as a counsellor and since qualified, I have worked as a volunteer counsellor at a variety of counselling services in North Yorkshire, including:

  • The Counselling and Mental Health Clinic - York St John University
  • Talking Spaces Counselling Service, St Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate
  • Bereavement Support Service - St Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough
  • Spurriergate Counselling Service, York

Qualifications and Continuous Professional Development

I trained for four years to become a counsellor and ongoing regular training is a vital part of my commitment to ensure my skills and knowledge are up to date. I regularly attend workshops, conferences and other events in the counselling field, which I believe enhances my continuing professional development and benefits the individuals that I work with.


  • TA101 Transactional Analysis
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
  • University Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Interdisciplinary Human Studies BA (Hons)

Continuous Professional Development

  • PABBS Suicide Bereavement Training
  • Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm
  • Working with Shame
  • Working Creatively in Counselling
  • The Models of Grief and Attachment Styles Relating to the Resilience of Bereaved People
  • Coaching and Mental Health
  • Grief and Attachment Styles
  • Working with Bereavement and Loss

MEET JUDY. https://www.judyfieldcounselling.com/

Professional Memberships and Registrations

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is the governing body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.

As a Member of BACP, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and subject to the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure. I also adhere to its recommendations for regular supervision.

Have full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance with Balens Limited.

Hold an enhanced certificate with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)


You can also find me on the BACP Therapist Directory, Find a Therapy website, and the UK Therapy Hub.

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