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Hello and a warm welcome to Twelve Peaks Counselling.

Our lives can be busy; whether it’s work, relationships or something that’s happened to us, we often don’t give ourselves the space and time to look after our wellbeing.  Sometimes it’s enough to chat things over with a friend or family member but, when our worries are too much or everything is overwhelming, working with a counsellor can help us move forward.

It can feel difficult to ask for support, but you’re here so you’ve taken the first step.  At Twelve Peaks counselling I can offer a confidential, non-judgemental space to explore the issues that are affecting you.  You can contact me for a free 30 minute session to see if counselling is right for you.


It can sometimes feel as though what you are experiencing is a mountain to climb or that the path you’re on is rocky and unstable, but we can walk it together so you can develop greater understanding of the things you’re going through and work through it at your pace.  You don’t have to do things alone.

Counselling and Wellbeing for Uniformed Services, veterans, Blue light, disaster response and humanitarian support workers

Mental health.  It’s something that many people find difficult to talk about, but 1 in 4 people will have a diagnosed mental health issue each year and most people will find things tough at some point in their lives.   


We generally look after

our physical health but we

can often push our mental health

aside when we are struggling with our emotions, especially when

we feel we should be

able to cope with it all.

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The person who knows you best, is you.  As a person-centred counsellor my role is to give you the safe space for you to talk and we’ll work together to find what’s right for you; I won’t tell you what you should or shouldn’t do or give you solutions.  Through counselling you can make sense of your emotions, understand why you feel the way you do and how these feelings affect you. Counselling can help you take back control of the issues impacting your life.

I work under the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) ethical guidelines which ensures that your counselling meets professional standards and that sessions provide a supportive, safe and confidential environment.

Counselling for adults and Young people. Supporting Mental health and wellbeing
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Before we start working together, we’ll have an initial chat.  This will take about 30 minutes and is free; this will help us to decide if I’m the right fit for you. 

Once you start counselling, each session lasts 50 minutes and can take place online or face to face. Each session is £50. There’s no limit to the number of sessions you can have; whatever it takes for you to feel that you’re back on top.

Counselling Walk and talk sessions


My name is Gerard Byrne. I’m a qualified BACP registered counsellor covering West Yorkshire, East Lancashire and Greater Manchester and Online counselling anywhere in the UK. My primary approach is person-centred but I have a range of tools and techniques that we can use to support you.


I served for fifteen years in the Armed Forces and since then my work has included working with adults in custody, and supporting victims of crime as a restorative practitioner.  I’ve worked with other uniformed services and have provided training and support for social workers and residential staff in residential homes.


For over a decade I have worked with vulnerable young people.  In a college setting I supported young people who were struggling with a range of issues, before working with young people in, or on the edge of, the criminal justice system. I have delivered life story work for children and young people in care as part of the statutory Therapeutic Services Team, and supported children and young people referred to the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).  I have done extensive work with young people with autism and ADHD.

As a counsellor I have helped clients to deal with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties or break ups, work related issues, self-confidence and loneliness. In supporting adults and young people, I know that when someone has a voice and they are able to tell their story, they feel heard, accepted and understood and find their own way forward.

Ged Byrne. I’m a qualified BACP registered counsellor covering West Yorkshire, East Lancashire and Greater Manchester.


  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Diploma

  • Child Counselling Diploma

  • Life Story Work (BAAF)

  • Certificate of Education

  • Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work

  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA)


  • Individual one-to-one counselling with adults

  •  Children and young people’s counselling.

  •  Counselling for children looked after.

  •  Online Counselling anywhere in the UK

  •  School-based counselling.

  •  Walk and talk sessions.

  •  Uniformed services, and disaster response /                       humanitarian support workers.

Counselling for staff and young people in Residential homes

Residential Homes

Counselling support for staff and young people

Counselling for Work-related issues, self confidence and self esteem, Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Stress,
  • Finding things difficult

  • Work-related issues

  • Self-confidence and Self-esteem

  • Bereavement

  • Depression

  • Relationship issues

  • Family issues

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Others





Before we start working together, we’ll have an initial chat.  This will take about 30 minutes and is free; this will help us to decide if I’m the right fit for you.
I may be with clients if you call, so please leave a message and I will come back to you. You can also contact me using the form opposite, or via the email below. 


07826 101105


Thanks for your message.

Please be aware that Twelve Peaks Counselling is not a 24/7 or crisis service.  If you are in urgent need of support please contact the emergency services, statutory mental health services for your area or you may want to consider contacting Samaritans on 116 123 or Suicide Prevention UK on 0800 689 5652 which are 24/7 services.

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