Catharine Liddicott

Catharine Liddicott

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Ilkley

Ilkley LS29
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I currently have availability and work either face to face or remotely on a Tuesday (2-8), Thursday (11-8)  and Friday (9-6). I also offer remote only sessions on a Wednesday (4-8).

About me and my therapy practice

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” C S Lewis..

I absolutely understand how uncomfortable it feels to have to look outside your usual circle of support for answers. Therapy is a different kind of help and a relationship unlike any other. Finding the right therapist is key, and ensuring it feels 'right' is, I believe, fundamental to the healing process.  Only you can decide this for you, and it is unique to every one of us.

Sometimes we  can't quite work out what is 'wrong', we just don't feel ok, or sometimes we are aware that certain events or relationships have had an impact on us, but can't see how to move beyond this without a trusted, non-judgemental and compassionate other to work through it collaboratively. This is where therapy differs from our other relationships, and why it can be so effective in helping us to make sense of 'stuff'.

I work relationally and creatively with my clients; drawing on my training, experience, and self, to ensure that I meet each client individually and in a way that feels right for them. 

I may not have been through exactly the same experience as you have, but I will try very hard to understand how it must feel for you to have done so, without judgement, and with honesty and curiosity. 

I believe that we all hold the key to our own recovery, but sometimes require a compassionate observer to work alongside us, building self-awareness and understanding as to where the roots of these problems may stem from.  This is often deep-rooted unhelpful thought patterns, feelings, and behaviours, which can be worked on.

To help you in this process of finding the right person for you, I offer a free 30 minute initial conversation to give you the chance to see how it might feel to come to therapy with me, and whether we think we are a good fit for each other.

Why not contact me and start your process today.

Practice description

I offer a space, within which we can explore what is going on for you, how the past may be impacting your present, being curious about possible deep-rooted beliefs that may be getting in your way, and look at ways to go about working through some of this to clear a way forward.  If, once, we have had our initial conversation, you feel you would like to work with me, then we can set up a regular weekly, or fortnightly time to meet around your availability and requirements to start our process.

My first session

At the first session, I will tell you more about how I work, what to expect from the process, find out more about what it is that you are finding difficult and what you are hoping to get from our sessions together. To help with figuring out what it is that you want, I will often ask what you might like to be changed by our work, and how you'd like to feel/be different by the end. It is a chance for you to start to tell your story and for us to become curious about how this might have impacted your current feelings and behaviours, giving us a place to start from.  

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken