Louise Ballard

Louise Ballard

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07817 984920

Contact Louise

Therapist - York

York YO24
07817 984920
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I aim to offer you a safe and accepting space where we can explore your issue, so that you will gain understanding, insight and perspective that will help you to move forward. As a humanistically trained counsellor, I believe in the centrality of the therapeutic relationship in the therapeutic process. I work alongside you, to help you to find your own path; I won’t tell you what to do or give you advice; rather we will work together to find what is right for you.

I work in an integrative way, which means that I draw on my core humanistic training together with the knowledge and experience gained from further professional development, to offer what is most relevant to you. I work short term and long term depending on your specific needs.

I have over 10 years’ experience of working in the NHS based within GP surgeries and working with clients referred by their GPs. I routinely encountered and worked with a huge range of client issues from anxiety and depression to sexual abuse and identity issues. I have also worked with young people at a Sixth Form College and at Leeds Trinity University. I have mainly worked in time-limited or short-term settings, with some long-term experience of working with vulnerable women at a York based counselling charity, where I am a Trustee.

I am currently a Visiting Lecturer at York St John University teaching on the Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling.

I also offer sessions in Sherburn in Elmet on a Tuesday 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Personal development, Cancer, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexuality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work