Steve Axell (MBACP, PGDip Psychosynthesis Counselling)
Whatever brings you to consider counselling, whether it is a personal crisis, trauma, depression, isolation, a relational or internal conflict, anxiety, loss or just plain curiosity, this is an important first step in finding the right person for you. I can offer you a safe and creative space and someone you can trust to explore your life challenges with you. Being with you means that we will work together to access the fullness of your inner resources and wisdom and help you to live a healthy, rich life.
How I Work
I work as a Psychosynthesis counsellor, which means that I work creatively, with mind, body and soul, the conscious and the unconscious, the personal (how the various part of our personality function together in our life) and the transpersonal (our connection with our deepest self, purpose and potential), which means that we might use talking, movement, music, drawing, imagery and many other methods to communicate with each other. I also have over 20 years experience of coaching individuals and teams to achieve their potential in life. I work with individuals and couples, and also offer an online service.
What to do Next
I can offer you short or long-term counselling, whichever is most appropriate to your circumstances. I suggest that you contact me by phone or e-mail to arrange an initial session, and then decide if you would like to take this further.
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (London)
M.A. in Management Learning (Lancaster University)
N.L.P. Business Practitioner
20+ years experience as a performance and life coach
Foundations in Psychosynthesis (London)
Essentials in Psychosynthesis (London)
Historical Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD - lapsed membership)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Identity and existential issues
Loneliness and isolation
£40-£45 per session for individuals or £50 per couple. A reduction may be available for those on a low income.
An initial meeting is recommended to give us an opportunity to find out if we wish to work together.
Skype, FaceTime and Telephone meetings can also be arranged.
Some of the Benefits of Counselling
Counselling is for anyone who wants to improve or maintain their state of wellbeing. It helps to raise our awareness of who we are and how we experience our life, how we relate to others and the changing circumstances of our lives. It helps us to make sense of our past and come to terms with those things that have caused pain and suffering, live in the present time with awareness and mindfulness, and find our future potential and live a rich and purposeful life. We are all whole beings and yet sometimes get stuck in a place of confusion, fear, doubt, anxiety, grief, where we feel 'less than' we'd like. Counselling can help you to find new perspectives, and become everything you can be.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer flexible times during the day and some evenings. Public parking is available in Hebden Bridge town centre.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|