Shirley Allen

Since qualifying as a counsellor in 1997 I have worked within community addiction, bereavement and hospice services, working with adults and young people going through difficult times.


  • I work with individuals and couples in private practice and offer short or long term counselling according to your needs.
  • Daytime and some Saturday appointments are available.
  • I believe that you have the resources within you to gain understanding of yourself and your problems and this can be tapped by providing a therapeutic relationship.
  • As a person-centred therapist I will strive to provide a non-judgemental, understanding and honest relationship in which you can feel safe to work.
 I will stay at your pace and accompany you on your journey.
  • By providing counselling I aim to offer the opportunity for you to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way.


I am a counsellor and supervisor of counsellors and an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

My qualifications include a BSc in Therapeutic Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Counselling.

I am also a qualified trainer and have enjoyed teaching counselling skills at Levels 2 and 3 for many years as well as providing small workshops and short courses on such subjects as bereavement, anger management, mental health awareness and substance misuse awareness.

Contact Shirley


Krysallis 104, Station Parade, Harrogate. HG1 1HQ.

Tel: 01423 862977 

Mobile: 07778269794



£45 per hour for individuals | £50 per 75 minutes for couples