Who we are
We are a counselling and psychotherapy service offering face to face sessions, online sessions over platform Zoom. We are passionate about providing a low cost and accessible service to people who are reaching out for extra support around various issues of anxiety, depression or anger or perhaps simpler dissatisfaction with life.
What we can offer
We are particularly pleased to offer long term therapy within our services as this is often not available without paying high prices. As well as offering a great service to our clients we also act as a placement provider for local Counselling and Psychotherapy training providers. We offer a supportive and friendly environment in which trainees can hone their skills as they build their required hours for qualification. We offer in-house supervision as well as low-cost training workshops.
The UK Counselling Network CIC is a Social Enterprise.
We opened at the Drighlington Health Hub in September 2018 as a centre to support the holistic health and wellbeing of our local community. Our services included Yoga, Tai Chi and Mindfulness alongside Counselling and Psychotherapy. We started the low-cost counselling service in January 2019 originally expecting to provide support to local people in our village and the surrounding area. Since launching the service we have become well known for our excellent support of clients and this service has grown rapidly.
In response to Covid-19, we launched an online service that we are now expanding to reach people across the country. Social distancing rules also mean it is not possible to run yoga and Tai Chi classes in person. This prompted our change of focus to prioritise and expand our low-cost counselling services including our change of name to the UK Counselling Network CIC.
The UK Counselling Network CIC is run by Nathan Gould PTSTA and Sally Benson who have worked together since 2012. Both are qualified therapists so clinical excellence has always been at the heart of their vision. Starting Drighlington Health Hub was their way of giving back to the local community. The rest, as they say, is history
As the UK Counselling Network, we want to expand our online service so that quality, affordable therapy is available across the country. We also plan to take our in-person counselling to new locations. We believe that mental health services are going to become more important than ever and we remain passionate about making the therapy accessible. It is this passion that drives our vision and our growth
Nathan Gould Psychotherapist, Supervisor & Trainer
Nathan Gould PTSTA(P) is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. He is passionate about helping people leave fulfilling and satisfying lives. Nathan oversees the clinical aspects of the UK Counselling Network ensuring our counsellors are well supported in giving our clients the highest standards of care.
Sally Benson Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist, Supervisor, Counsellor & Trainer
Sally is a Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist, a BACP Person centred Counsellor and entering her Diploma year with the Institute of Group Analysis. She is highly committed to ensure that the service provided is of an excellent standard. Sally oversees the Operational aspects of the UK Counselling Network ensuring its future expansion and on-going development to meet the needs of its growing client base throughout the UK.