Philippa Westmacott
Counselling (MBACP)

Limited Appointments available

Children, young people and adults

Life can sometimes throw challenges at us, as children, teenagers and adults. At times these challenges are expected and at other times they come as a complete surprise. Often, we are able to manage them and sometimes we may feel less able to cope and could benefit from some therapeutic support.

My name is Philippa and I offer psychotherapeutic counselling support in the lovely surroundings of The Counselling & Wellbeing Space in the centre of Wetherby. I trained at The Northern Guild, qualifying to work with children, adolescents and adults and am a registered member of BACP. I have experience of working with children and teenagers from 4-17 years and with adults 18-85 years in charities, GP surgeries and schools.

My counselling approach is integrative, meaning my work is informed by a range of theories and models, ensuring individual needs are met.

Sessions with children and young people often include creative activities to support the therapeutic process, such as art, clay, sand tray, other clients prefer a confidential space to just talk and be heard.

By providing a person-centred service, unconditional support, confidentiality and a safe space, I provide an environment where I can work together with clients towards agreed goals.

I offer a free 15-minute introductory call without obligation and then we can go from there.

Please call me on 07798 775062 or email for more information or to book an appointment.

Children and Young People

Childhood and teenage years can be fun and enjoyable, however many young people face challenges along the way. This may result in low mood, withdrawal, anger, anxiety, sadness, or maybe a sense of feeling lost. Providing a safe, confidential space for children and young people to explore their feelings and the issues troubling them, can help them to make sense of their emotions and their place in the world. Some young people benefit from a confidential space to talk, for others I offer a range of creative tools including, sand tray, clay, art activities and imagery to support the counselling process. "Having a chance to talk through my concerns and worries with Philippa each week really helped me start to discover the real me" Client aged 17


As adults we sometimes feel overwhelmed with the challenges life brings. These may be related to our relationships with others or ourselves or be related to bereavement and loss, to a past trauma or event. Or you may be feeling stuck in your life, unable to move forwards and unsure why. Anxiety, depression, stress, low confidence, anger or shame are some of the emotions and feelings we may experience. I believe that through the relationship we build together, in a safe and confidential space I can support you to explore and gain awareness of your responses to these challenges and help you to strengthen your sense of self. "I wasn't sure what counselling would be like, but Philippa made me feel at ease and really helped me to understand the reasons for my feelings and helped me work through them" Adult client.

School Therapy Services

Primary and secondary schools are perfectly placed to reach pupils in need of therapeutic counselling, especially those pupils who would otherwise not have access to much needed support. If your school is looking for a qualified child and young person counsellor to work with pupils in your school or are interested in discussing options, please contact me to discuss your needs. "Philippa has made a real difference to many of our pupils in need of therapeutic counselling, providing a safe, confidential space to support them to thrive and develop" Parkland Primary School, Leeds.

I provide a safe confidential space without judgement to support you to work towards your therapy goals. There are many areas where counselling can help, these may include;
Low mood
Bereavement, grief and loss
Divorce, separation
School & exams
Relationships with family, friends, work

In all my work I adhere to the professional ethics and standards of BACP.
If you would like to find out more or to book an appointment, contact me on 07798 775062 or
  • Daytime and evening appointments available in Wetherby and Online

Appointments are 50 minutes in length. In Wetherby appointments are £60.00 each, (some concessionary sessions are available), please contact me for more details.