Welcome to Nicola Dilenardo Therapy


Hi, I'm Nicola and I’d love to help you.

The fact you've landed here on this page means you're likely struggling with something and are looking for some help. That's where I come in. I offer a safe confidential space, free from judgement and prejudice, to talk through whatever challenge you may be facing. I work in a collaborative manner with my clients to help navigate issues and work on processing emotions and building resilience.

I know it can be daunting to reach out for help in the first place, but I assure you it will be worthwhile. Even just talking things through with someone who's completely removed from the situation can be incredibly helpful, and then we can look to work on techniques to help you move forward.

It is really important that you click with your counsellor which is why I offer a free initial phone consultation, so we can chat about what you are looking for help with ,and make sure we are a good fit for each other.

As a qualified, registered counsellor I focus my practice on the person centred approach. I will also draw on my knowledge of humanistic modalities, which enables me to work with a wide range of issues and experiences.

I offer in person appointments at The Grove Therapy Rooms in Ilkley, which is a short walk from the train station or main car park.

I can also see clients from anywhere online.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

I am currently studying CPCAB Level 6 in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.

I attend monthly clinical supervision to ensure I continue to practice safely, within ethical guidelines.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work towards their ethical framework.

Along with my private work, I am also the Lead Counsellor for an NHS GP Practice, managing counselling placements. Within this role I also facilitate a Well Being Hub, providing a safe, confidential space for the community to come together to support one another in times of stress.


Individual Counselling

I offer individual one on one counselling sessions where my primary goal is to offer a secure and confidential environment in which clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences without fear of judgment. In this safe space, clients are encouraged to share their concerns, struggles, and aspirations openly, knowing that their privacy and confidentiality are respected.

Individual counselling involves one-on-one sessions between the client and myself, the therapist. These sessions are tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual, allowing for personalised support and guidance throughout the therapeutic process. Whether clients are grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or any other challenges, they can expect compassionate and professional assistance in navigating their difficulties.

The counselling process typically begins with an initial assessment, during which clients have the opportunity to discuss their reasons for seeking therapy and outline their objectives. Together, we collaboratively develop a treatment plan that outlines the focus areas and strategies for achieving the desired outcomes. Throughout the counselling journey, clients are encouraged to provide feedback and adjust their goals as needed, ensuring that the therapy remains relevant and effective.

In each counselling session, clients can expect to receive empathetic listening, validation of their experiences, and support in exploring their thoughts and feelings. Through active listening and reflective techniques, I strive to create a therapeutic relationship built on trust, respect, and authenticity. Clients are empowered to express themselves freely and work through their challenges at their own pace, with guidance and encouragement provided along the way.

By offering individual insured counselling services, I aim to make mental health support accessible and affordable for individuals seeking assistance. My commitment to confidentiality, professionalism, and client centered care ensures that each individual receives the attention and support they need to thrive.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Affairs and betrayals
Carer support
Childhood bereavement
Childhood bullying
Childless not by choice
Chronic illness
Domestic abuse
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Feeling sad
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Narcissistic abuse
Panic attacks
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Relationship problems
Separation and divorce
Sexual abuse
Sexual assault
Work-related stress


Frequently Asked Questions

What are my fees?

Fees are 

£55.00 per session

Free initial telephone session

I work with individuals aged 16 +

The sessions will last 50- 60 minutes.

I offer a free 30 minutes initial telephone consultation , to assess your needs from counselling and answer any questions you may have regarding the counselling process

What is person-centered counselling?

Person-centered counselling is a therapeutic approach that focuses on creating a supportive environment where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and experiences without judgment. The therapist provides empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness to help clients gain insight and make positive changes in their lives.

How does person-centered counselling differ from other types of therapy?

Unlike some other therapy approaches that may involve direct advice-giving or interpretation by the therapist, person-centered counselling is non-directive. The therapist acts as a facilitator, allowing clients to lead the conversation and discover their own solutions.

What can I expect in a person-centered counselling session?

In a person-centered counselling session, you can expect a warm and empathetic atmosphere where you have the freedom to express yourself openly. The therapist will listen actively, reflect your feelings, and help you explore your thoughts and experiences at your own pace.

Is person-centered counselling effective?

Research has shown that person-centered counselling can be highly effective in promoting personal growth, self-awareness, and psychological well-being. Clients often report feeling more empowered and better able to cope with life's challenges after engaging in this type of therapy.

“I am grateful for the support and guidance I received from Nicola. Her warm and empathetic approach helped me to navigate through difficult times and gain a deeper understanding of myself. I highly recommend her services to anyone seeking a compassionate therapist.”


Contact us

Feel free to reach out to us for a confidential consultation. We are here to support you on your journey towards healing and growth.


Nicola Dilenardo Therapy
Ilkley, England, United Kingdom


Email: nicoladilenardotherapy@gmail.com

About us

Nicola Dilenardo Therapy is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective counselling and therapy services to individuals and couples in Ilkley and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to empower clients to overcome personal challenges, improve relationships, and cultivate emotional well-being. With a focus on evidence-based approaches and holistic healing, we are committed to supporting our clients on their journey towards positive change.

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