Clare Wells

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BA hons counselling and Dip.H.G
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Hebden Bridge HX7 & Halifax HX7
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About me

I am a mature and experienced counsellor using the Human Givens Solution Focused approach and specialising in anxiety and trauma. I can help you to recognize your strengths and resources, change unhelpful patterns of behaviour, communicate clearly and calm anxiety. I work creatively with metaphor and stories, and the best scientific knowledge available. It is a practical, positive forward-focused approach, which concentrates on mastery of skills such as anger management and relaxation that people can use in the future to move on in their lives, rather than concentrating on, and being stuck in, what went wrong in the past.

I work with adults, young people and couples and I also offer Counselling Supervision.

I use comfortable private rooms at Hebden Bridge Therapy Center with disabled access, and I do zoom appointments on line.

 I do face to face counselling at the Hebden Therapy Centre and  offer the Human Givens Rewind Technique in a calm safe environment. I offer reduced fees for NHS employees, and counselling is FREE for ex service personal and their families via a charity PTSD Resolution lives for 6 sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications; BA Hons Degree Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings. Human Givens Diploma and Practitioner. EFT Level 2 Practitioner. Certificate in Creative Counselling Supervision.

15 years in private practice in Hebden Bridge.

In the past I have worked at Halifax Womens Center and for Calderdale Help in Bereavement (CHIBS). I presently work for PTSD Resolution Lives working with ex-veterans and families. I  have also worked for various organisations offering workplace counselling.

Providing Counselling Supervision since 2014.

Member organisations

Human Givens Institute (HGI)

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Accredited register membership

Human Givens Institute
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Human Givens Institute

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Sessions will normally be one hour and cost £50.00. Couple counselling is up to one hour 30 mins and costs £60. The number of sessions is entirely up to you the client, but commitment to a few sessions will be the most productive. I am mainly working on Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesday at the Therapy center between 9am and 8pm. Payments can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer at the end of each session.

Zoom  and telephone sessions are £50

Supervision fees are £50 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me any time via e-mail. If you would like a 15 min chat you can phone me between 5pm and 6pm, or at weekends.  
I try to be as flexible as possible.

Further information

My Degree training is in a person centered approach but my style today I would call integrative, using the best of CBT and especially the Human Givens solution focused approach.

You are welcome to phone weekdays anytime between 5 and 6 pm for a 15 min chat to see how I could help you.

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7

9 Wragley House, Hebden Bridge, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX7 7BN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There are two disabled parking spaces out side on the street parking and a disabled toilet on the premises. A lift takes you to the second floor for accessing the therapy rooms.

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I am a mature experienced counsellor with 20 yrs experience and offer supervision sessions in Person Centred, Solution focused work and CBT.

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