Barbara Hoy Registered MBACP

Barbara Hoy Registered MBACP

West Yorkshire

07586 905343

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West Yorkshire

07586 905343

About me

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 abuse 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 and various presenting issues.

The premises I work from are ideally situated close to Wakefield bus and railway station with ample parking close to the premises.

I try to work around my client's needs so evening and weekend appointments are available.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Award in Understanding Substance Misuse
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I offer a free thirty minute no-obligation initial assessment either via the telephone, face to face or email.

My fees are £35.00 - fifty minute session- weekdays and evenings


£30-concessions and students

Maps & Directions

Wakefield, WF1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available for Saturday and Sunday appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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