Counselling is a talking therapy which can help you understand and manage yourself and any problems you may be experiencing. IAPT counsellors are trained to build trusting, respectful relationships, offering a safe place to allow you to talk freely and openly and explore ways to move forward. Our counsellors are trained in Counselling for Depression, Couples Counselling, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). They can offer appointments across the Kirklees area.

Building Confidence Course

The Building Confidence course is intended to help people who would like to improve their ability to cope with difficulties and problems in their lives regarding their confidence. It focuses on interpersonal interactions, how to address relationship problems and confidence issues. The counsellors facilitating this course will teach you about different models of Counselling and there will be exercises for you to get involved with in each session. Members of the group can share with others issues that they are facing and can talk about these, if they feel comfortable to do so.

The course runs for five sessions and will cover:

  • Understanding confidence
  • Understanding communication styles
  • Patterns in relationships/unhelpful thinking styles
  • Negative Self Talk/Boundaries
  • Learning relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Mindfulness
  • Goal setting

The next courses running at Pathways in Mirfield will be on:

Thursday 10th January 9.30-11.30

The next course running at Folly Hall in Huddersfield will be on:

Monday 4th February 16.00-18.00

Mindfulness Course

You might benefit from our Mindfulness Course if you are prone to worrying or find it difficult to let go of situations or events once they have passed. It is a simple skill using your attention in a kind and non-judgemental way. Mindfulness can help with reducing anxiety and improving relationships, as well as improving your overall mental and emotional well-being.

During the six weeks of the course you will:

  • Be introduced to mindfulness
  • Learn how to keep your mind more in the present
  • Understand more about how you might be affected by the actions of your mind
  • Learn and practise mindfulness based techniques to use in daily living

The mindfulness courses run at Folly Hall on Wednesdays 16.30-18.30. Please contact our team on 01484 343700 for further details.

Living with Loss Course

Our counsellors run a Living with Loss course to help people who have experienced the death of someone and are struggling with their grief as a result. People who are grieving can feel very alone, suffering from a kind of loss they feel others may not understand.  Even with a supportive family and friends people can find it helpful to talk with others who may have experienced a similar loss.  It is hoped that the group will support each other in a non-judgemental and supportive environment. There will be an element of psycho education around grief and loss as well as a therapeutic element. This course runs for six weeks.

The courses run across the Kirklees locality, please ring our team on 01484 343700 for more information.

Information for professionals

If you are a health professional wanting to refer a client there are a number of ways you can do this.

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Work for us

Current vacancies within South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Do you need urgent help?

If you require more immediate support regarding your mental health please contact Kirklees 24 hour Single Point of Access Team on: 01924 316830
"Feeling ‘normal’ amongst other women. Very helpful. Made me feel like I was doing fine, thank you so much for that" Recent attendee of the Mindful Pregnancy Course in Dewsbury
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