Barbara Hoy BA (hons) Registered MBACP
Most of us at some point in our lives feel overwhelmed by life’s circumstances. Although counselling may feel like a daunting prospect talking to a trained professional is the first step to taking control of your life and gaining a greater understanding of life's difficulties. Counselling enables a client to explore their thoughts and feelings and behavioural triggers and issues. It can help a person to identify ways of thinking and interacting with others and recognising deep rooted thoughts which are responsible for present actions and emotions.
I am a qualified counsellor and I have experience working with a diverse client group but for several years I have worked as a volunteer with the families and loved ones of those experiencing drug and alcohol misuse and have extensive training working with the person who is having difficulties with drugs or alcohol. My case load has been diverse with presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, suicidal thoughts, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, addictions and PTSD. I also work as a volunteer helping victims of domestic violence both male and female.
As a Humanistic Integrative counsellor, I do not have a predetermined way of working. Each client is an individual and I tailor my approach to meet with my client's needs. Whichever approach I use I offer my client's a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space to enable them to work through their difficult time.
I have a wide range of experience and knowledge working with people from a broad range of backgrounds with various presenting issues. I have experience working with older client's who need to be heard and are experiencing difficulties such as the loss of a loved one or friend, loneliness, depression, anxiety, medical issues and dementia.
I work from two very comfortable town centre premises in Wakefield and Doncaster both are ideally situated close to bus and railway stations.
I try to work around my client's needs so evening and weekend appointments are available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (hons) degree Counselling Solutions
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Award in Understanding Substance Misuse
- Awareness in Bereavement Care
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
I offer a free thirty minute no-obligation initial assessment either via the telephone, face to face or email.
My fees are:
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available for Saturday appointments.
Types of client