counselling & PSYCHOTHERAPY in Shipley & Colne

Counselling and therapy for individuals in a safe, comfortable and private setting

Welcome to Here & Now Therapeutic Counselling

Sometimes life can be hard. We can feel anxious, depressed, confused or alone. We may struggle to find happiness in ourselves, and our relationships with others. We may be trying to come to terms with loss or abuse. There may be things from the past that still trouble us, and it might not be easy to discuss our problems with friends or family.

It can be a relief to talk in confidence with someone who will truly listen and see things from our own point of view. Someone who can help us make sense of our feelings and work with us at our own pace towards finding solutions.

Lynda Scott-Noble MBACP, Counsellor in Shipley

Lynda Scott-Noble MBACP

My name is Lynda, and I am an experienced counsellor providing both short-term and long-term therapy in person, over the telephone and via online video sessions.

I will provide you with a safe and supportive space in which you are free to be yourself, without the worry of being judged or criticised. A space in which you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you, and explore ways in which you can begin to lead a happier, more fulfilling life.

I often use ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) in my practice which is a type of CBT. We'll start by exploring the issues that have brought you to therapy and then decide the most appropriate ways to help you make progress. With ACT we can look at ways in which you can "unhook" from difficult thoughts and feelings that are holding you back, and start making positive changes to your life.

Qualifications and training

  • BSc Degree in Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Beckett University
  • Levels 2 & 3 Person-Centred Counselling Skills & Studies - CPCAB
  • Bereavement and Loss Training - Bradford Bereavement Support
  • Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals - York MBSR
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Depression & Anxiety
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Brief Interventions
  • Rape Crisis Awareness Training
  • NYCC Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
  • ACTO Level 1 Online & Telephone Counselling

About me

Before setting up my private practice, I worked as a counsellor at Harrogate College and Leeds City College where I supported staff and students of all ages and social/cultural backgrounds.

In the past, I have facilitated creative workshops with young people, asylum seekers and various other community groups, around sexual and mental health awareness, bullying, identity and self-esteem. I have also worked with Leeds City Council as a harm reduction worker, providing information, advice and support to young people and adults regarding recreational substance use.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and practice in accordance with their Code of Ethics. The BACP's register of counsellors and psychotherapists is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate, and full Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction

Trauma and post-traumatic stress


Depression or low mood

Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Coping with college or university life

Problems with family life

Counselling in Shipley

Get in Touch

I offer a free, no obligation 30 minute online or phone consultation. This will provide you with the opportunity to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you, as well as helping me to understand your reasons for seeking counselling.

Face-to-face sessions available in Shipley and Colne at various times, including early evenings in Colne.

Video and phone sessions from the comfort of your own home: Monday-Thursday. Latest appointment 6.00pm.

Sessions are 50 minutes long and are £50.00.

Please fill in the contact form if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment. All enquiries will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Alternatively, call me on 07743 643103 or email

Lynda Scott-Noble MBACP, Here & Now Therapeutic Counselling

5 Wharf Street, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD17 7DW

The Citadel, 10 Market Place, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 8JH

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