Damien Haigh

Damien Haigh

Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1

01924 332 154 / 07504 744 086

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Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1

01924 332 154 / 07504 744 086

About me

Many of us go through difficult experiences in life, and counselling can often be helpful in addressing these challenges.

My aim is to create a safe, quiet, confidential space for you to discuss a pain or confusion which you might be experiencing, or a problem which you might want to address.  I will listen to you attentively, supportively and patiently, and help you to explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you.

I respect that every human being is unique and individual, and so I tailor my approach to suit each different client’s needs.  To help in this, I counsel using a ‘relational’ approach, based upon ‘person-centred’ ways of being.

This means that I will try to understand your own felt sense of your experience as deeply as possible.  Exploring things in this collaborative way can often help people to make sense of their own experience, and deal with any confusion they may be feeling.  I also wish to be non-judgmental and accepting of you as a person.  I will not tell you what to do, but instead help you to find the right way for you.

My training also helps me to help you to explore any childhood experiences or life events which might be limiting your potential or holding you back from living life to the full.  Sometimes, negative thoughts also stop people from being happy or feeling content, and it can often be useful to work on these as well.

I work from a quiet, private counselling room in Wakefield (WF1), West Yorkshire.  This is close to the town centre and public transport links, with pay-and-display car parking also close by.  I can offer various daytime and weekend appointments.

Please note that I can help people individually with their relationship problems, but I do not offer couples counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered, accredited member (052900) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I have twelve years’ experience of long- and short-term counselling, and I have worked with a diverse range of clients.

I qualified as a counsellor upon completing my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2006.  I then studied for a Master of Arts qualification in Psychological Therapies at the same university, graduating in 2009.

I have also worked as a supervisor of counsellors since 2010, having gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision from the University of Leicester.  I am also a trained teacher, and I teach counselling at introductory and certificate-level at a local college.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • BACP Accredited Counsellor

Fees

I charge £15 for an introductory session of fifty minutes.  This will help us to discuss your needs, and help you to decide if counselling is for you.

I charge £36 for every fifty-minute session after that.

However, concessions are available for student counsellors, and for people on very low wages or benefits.  I also offer a discount if a number of sessions are booked and paid for in advance.  If you would like to discuss your payment options, then please contact me, and I will be happy to help.

Further information

I appreciate that it can be daunting when you are first thinking of having counselling.  I would like to assure you of an understanding and respectful response if you choose to contact me, and I will be very willing to discuss your needs, and to explain how counselling might help you.

Maps & Directions

Wakefield, WF1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday mornings and afternoons; Wednesday mornings and afternoons; Friday mornings and afternoons.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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