Therapeutic Services

Here at Demeter House, we are able to offer a range of therapeutic services. We currently have a qualified Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, qualified counsellors and a number of Life Coaches.

Phillip Beisty: UKCP Registered Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

I have over ten years of experience, working within mental health provision. I have a Leeds Metropolitan BSc degree in Counselling and Therapeutic Studies as well as Post-Graduate Diplomas in Psychotherapy (UKCP) and Therapeutic Counselling (BACP), along with a Level 7 Masters qualification in Child Psychotherapy (UKCP). I consider myself to be an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, drawing on a range of theories to support me in my client work and, with the use of creative media, able to adapt to my clients’ needs and utilise a range of methods to help encourage them to communicate their needs effectively.

I also work in private practice at Best Start Therapy. (


BACP Registered Counsellors

Samantha Brightmore and Codie Casey are both qualified counsellors, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). They work with students across all year groups for regular 50 minute individual sessions and can help support students to better understand and cope with mental health and wellbeing issues such as low self esteem, anxiety and other difficulties.


Life Coaches

Life Coaching is different to counselling or psychotherapy in that it helps students to understand how they think and how they can take actions to achieve their goals. This can help to overcome short term difficulties such as managing changes or achieving personal outcomes. Our Life Coaches often work with students who need extra support to understand their behaviour and support them to make stepped changes. Simon Chudley, Jon Houghton and Gaz Blackbourn are all qualified and experienced Life Coaches with experience of working with a wide range of students across all age groups.