About the Oakdale Centre

High quality, accessible and flexible psychological therapy and counselling services

The Oakdale Centre was established in 1998 by a group of committed and passionate practitioners with broad experience within mental healthcare.

We have developed a multi-disciplinary service with over fifty practitioners who have been carefully chosen for their qualifications and areas of expertise to provide a high level of clinical care.

Care that extends to everyone. . .

We provide services to adults, children and young people in a number of different settings, and over the years we have found that our clients have come to trust us. They use our services at different times of their lives, turning to us when they need support. They recommend us to friends and family and we provide liaison with other health and social care professionals when required.

“I came to see you nearly 20 years ago and you helped me with my marital difficulties. My two children are grown up now and my daughter is having some difficulties with her little boy who is being bullied at school. Can one of your colleagues help us?”

We’re here to help. . .

If you’d like to find out more about the Oakdale Centre or the services we provide you can call us on 01423 503080.

One of our team will be happy to talk to you in confidence and after an initial telephone consultation we can advise on the most appropriate help and support for you and/or your family.

We are committed to providing a quality service that reflects the experience, knowledge and competence of our practitioners. We provide evidence based  therapies and take responsibility for what we do through rigorous adherence to appropriate clinical standards.  We ensure that each referral is carefully considered and managed appropriately.

We are responsive, flexible and adaptable to the needs of our clients and will always do our utmost to achieve the outcomes that our clients are looking for.

We are an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), meeting their robust professional and ethical standards.

In addition, all practitioners working at the Oakdale Centre are required to be members of their relevant professional body and adhere to their standards and guidelines.

The Oakdale Centre is an accredited provider of adoption support services by all fifteen local authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber.

The Oakdale Centre has robust policies and procedures in place in order to ensure that it provides the appropriate standard of clinical and corporate governance in relation to work with clients and how it functions as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company.

All practitioners carry professional indemnity insurance and have enhanced DBS checks.

The Oakdale Centre and its practitioners are committed to providing therapies that have a proven evidence base. For our clients this means that they can feel confident in the knowledge that the therapies we provide are well researched and validated, and in line with guidance provided by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Our practitioners are experts in their field and through their own continuous professional development they strive to keep themselves abreast of new developments in Psychology, Psychiatry, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

In all of our different services, we ask clients to complete clinical and outcomes questionnaires so that we can measure the extent to which we have helped them improve. Clients are also asked to give us feedback on their experience of our services, which helps us ensure that we continue to provide a high standard of clinical care.

The Oakdale Centre is located in a Victorian building close to the centre of Harrogate, overlooking Valley Gardens. The centre is equipped with a comfortable waiting room, a fully staffed reception and on street free parking.

We have ten purposely designed consulting rooms, some of which are equipped for working with children and families and to provide creative therapies.

In addition to our work at the Oakdale Centre, we work from other venues in the region and can also arrange home visits if necessary. Where clients prefer or live further afield, we provide telephone and online counselling and psychotherapy.

Privacy Policy

We want everyone who contacts us or comes to us for support to feel comfortable with how any personal information shared with us will be looked after. This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, use and store personal information (this means any information that identifies or could identify you) and how this complies with the requirements of GDPR, and all relevant data protection legislation. We conform with professional guidelines laid out by the Information Commissioner’s Office. Any personally identifiable information will be used in accordance with our privacy policy. 

How we collect information about you

We collect information in the following ways:

When you interact with us directly: This could be if you register with us to attend training or an event organised by Oakdale, if you visit us for therapy, or otherwise provide us with your personal information.

When you visit our website: We gather general information (not personally identifiable information) which might include which pages are visited most often and which services, events or information are of most interest to our web site visitors.

Information we collect and how we use it

Personal Information

The personal information Oakdale collects includes details such as the name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number and sometimes also the credit or debit card details of our clients and customers (if you are booking a place on a training course or paying privately for therapy provided by Oakdale). Personal information may also include details shared with us during the course of any therapy provided by Oakdale.

We use this information:

Sharing your Information

 The personal information we hold about you will only be used by our staff and any affiliated practitioner(s) involved with the provision of any therapy you receive. This is done in order to best support you and the clinical management of your case.

Any information you provide to Oakdale will be treated in confidence and we do not pass any details to anyone else without express permission other than in exceptional circumstances. For example, if we become aware that someone presents a clear and serious risk of harming themselves or others.

We will never sell or share your personal information with any third party organisations so that they can contact you for any marketing activities.

Keeping your information safe

We take our responsibility to look after your information seriously. We maintain physical, technical and organisational policies and procedures that protect all personal information we hold from improper access, use, alteration, destruction or loss.

We only retain personal information for as long as is reasonable and necessary for the relevant activity. In circumstances where someone has received therapy with Oakdale we comply with all statutory obligations relating to the proper time-frames for storage of clinical information.

Your rights

You have rights in respect of the personal information we hold about you:

If you have any queries about your case or would like further information about our privacy practices, please contact our Data Protection Officer by emailing dpo@oakdalecentre.org

If you wish to make a complaint about how Oakdale has handled your personal data you can do so by contacting dpo@oakdalecentre.org or writing to us at Oakdale, 49 Valley Drive, Harrogate, HG2 0JH.

You can also make a complaint to to the data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office, https://ico.org.uk/

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc.  Google collects data from every website visit / visitor but it does not store any personally identifiable information. Your IP address is used to determine your physical location but the IP address itself is not data that can be accessed through Google Analytics; all data is aggregated and anonymised.

For more information, see Google Privacy Policy

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Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any website linking to ours or websites that we provide links to.

By using the website, you are agreeing to the terms of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use our website.

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