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.
During this Corona Virus Outbreak I will also be offering sessions on Zoom at reduced fees. I have resumed face to face counselling at the Hebden Therapy centre and am now able to offer the Human Givens Rewind Technique in a clean safe environment. I offer reduced fees for NHS employees.
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.
Human Givens Institute
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
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 Tuesdays 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 sessions are £40
Supervision fees are £50 per session.
Please contact me any time via e-mail. If you would like a 15 min chat you can phone me between 5pm and 6pm. Appointments can be made for any time during the week and evenings also.
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.