Heather Meek MBACP (Registered)
Farewell 2016. Are you relieved, thankful or saddened at its' ending? As the New Year unfolds it is natural for many of us to reflect on how the previous year was for us; be it work life, home life, relationships or life balance. How well did we manage any highs or lows, upsets and disappointments?
With reflection comes resolution to want to try and do things differently/better, so as to achieve healthier, happier or more balanced lives. But how can you put these ideas for change in motion? Counselling is just such a way.
As a fully qualified Counsellor and Registered Member of the BACP. I have a wealth of experience helping people with just such issues, for example relationship problems, mental health issues (inc. depression, dissociation, anxiety, trauma), eating disorders (both men and women) and those wanting to change what is no longer working for them.
Embarking on personal counselling will provide you the space to talk through your concerns/worries/issues, confident in the knowledge that you will be truly listened to and heard by me. My aim is to understand what is happening for you in a warm, empathic way without judgement.
Being a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor means I work with you collaboratively, in a non-directive way, and in equal partnership; helping you to understand, over-come and/or cope with your current situation(s). Going forward helping you consider, think about/ deal with things differently, so you can feel happier knowing life can be better for you.
Building a good working relationship between us both is paramount to being able to create trust and openness in a safe, therapeutic space for you to explore your difficulties further.
During our initial conversation we will briefly explore what brings you to counselling and what you would like to achieve from engaging in counselling. Also how we might work together for your particular concern(s).
If you feel I could help you make the changes you want in your life then contact me by telephone or Email to make an initial appointment. I look forward to speaking with you.
I offer full 60-minute sessions at a cost of £35 - £45 per session. Concessions available for students.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully Qualified Integrative Counsellor, with experience working with a broad spectrum of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss & bereavement, child sexual abuse, domestic abuse, eating disorders for both men and women and other unhealthy relationships with food, to name but a few.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists ), currently working towards accreditation.
I also work on a voluntary basis at Talking Spaces in Harrogate one afternoon a week.
- Introduction to Counselling Skills
- Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (York St John University)
- Post Graduate Diploma/MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy (York St John University)
- TA101 (The Horsforth Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
- Understanding Eating Disorders (both male and female)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
I offer an initial 30 minute session free of charge, where you can explore whether counselling and working with me is something you may wish to proceed with.
I offer full 60 minute sessions of counselling.
I charge between £35 and £45 per therapeutic hour.
Concessions available for students.
As a registered member of the BACP I am committed to offering a caring, effective and personal service, dedicated to meeting the highest professional and ethical standards, by working in line with the BACP Ethical Code of Practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|