Judith Bell, (Dip), Registered Member BACP.
17 Dale Street
Prospect House Clinic
177 Bradford Road
0750 601 7410
Hello, my name is Judith and I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor. I used to work in social care and mental health and have many years experience of working in medical settings and with multi-disciplinary teams, both in hospital and in the community. Gradually the job I was doing changed and I felt that I was spending more and more of my time sitting in front of a computer.
4 years ago I decided to retrain as a counsellor.. I completed a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and found that not only had I gained the skills and confidence to help others with whatever issue they were bringing to counselling, but that the training had changed my whole way of looking at life. It had helped me to value the person that I am and had given me the confidence to be myself without worrying as much about other people’s reactions. One result was a deepening of my relationships with friends and family.
Understanding Person Centred Theory freed me of feeling that I should “fix people” and sort out their problems. I realised that I can never really know what it was like to be another person but I really believe that given certain conditions each person has the capacity to find a way through their problems and the feelings that are troubling them. I can't provide a diagnosis or give you advice or answers, but I will work hard to understand how things are for you. I will try to provide you with a space where you feel safe to explore whatever is worrying or distressing you. I know that it can be really hard to take the first step and that you may not be sure whether counselling is right for you. I will be led by you and will work at your pace.
Sometimes people just feel dissatisfied with their lives but don't know why. It can be easier to talk to someone not connected with our lives, who does not judge or have expectations of us, but at the same time values the person that we are.
I offer short term and long term face to face counselling and can be flexible with times and days. My base in Bingley is accessible to public transport (both bus and train) and also offers a private car park.
I can also see clients in Bradford in offices that are again very convenient for public transport and where there is parking nearby.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and am an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I work in accordance with their code of ethics.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, holding their Certificate of Proficiency.
I am also a member of the British Association for the Person Centred Approach. I am committed to ongoing career development and to working with integrity and to the highest standards.
I am have recently completed training in Person Centred Expressive Arts Therapy.
For the last 13 years I have also carried out voluntary work with people with dementia and their carers and have helped to arrange yearly holidays for people affected by early onset dementia. This continues to be an important part of my life.
I am part of the team at Bradford Counselling Services and have also worked as a volunteer counsellor with Bradford Cancer Support. I have valued being part of both organisations
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation, or an introductory face to face session for £25.00, to help you decide whether to go ahead with counselling and whether I am the right person for you., My usual fee is £35.00 an hour but I can offer some reduction in fees to students and people on low income. I ask that you give me at least 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel or rearrange a session otherwise I will need to charge you for the cost of the room hire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer flexibility with times and days with the possibility of evenings and weekends. My main base is Bingley but I can also see clients in Bradford if this is more convenient.
Types of client