Deborah Hooker

Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 07747533055 07747533055 07747533055 07747533055
Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23

About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile.  I am a qualified counsellor who prides myself on being calm, warm and empathetic.  I understand that modern living can take its toll and often we feel anxious, low or distressed.  Sometimes this can mean that the support we receive from family and friends is just not enough. This is when counselling can help.

How I work: I offer a safe and confidential space when it may feel as though no one understands how you feel, and how you feel doesn't make sense. I can provide that extra support and understanding step by step along your journey.

Whatever your concerns, you are now looking at the benefit of getting professional help. I  have experience working with a diverse range of people who have come to therapy with a host of different concerns, from exam stress and bullying to depression and sexual abuse. I work with adults and young people from 14+. We are all unique, as are our issues, and whatever your concerns are I can help.

How counselling can help: Counselling will help you to address your issues in a positive way, by exploring issues together we can focus on new ways of moving forward and develop strategies to increase self-awareness. I will work with you to create a trusting relationship where we can begin to explore those thoughts and feelings freely without fear of judgement. I offer caring therapy with careful listening and respect. Finding ways to improve well-being is central to how I work.

What to expect from your first session:  In our first session we will talk about your expectations of counselling and understand how those expectations can be met.  We will look at goals and what matters to you most and how we can proceed at your pace.  I understand that deciding whether you would like to try counselling or choosing a counsellor can be a difficult process, so please do contact me if you would like to talk about making this important decision.

If you would like to arrange an initial introductory session, or you would like to call me for a brief chat about what I offer please telephone me on 07525892700 or you can email me.

I would be happy to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

NCFE Diploma in Counselling Skills (Level 2), Craven College, Skipton.

NCFE Diploma in Counselling Skills (Level 3), Craven College, Skipton.

HE(Dip) Therapeutic Counselling, Leeds Beckett University.

Level 5 Diploma in Business Management.

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Rape and domestic violence.

Emotional Freedom Technique.

Creative Therapy

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Sessions £45 per 50 minute session.

We will review progress at regular intervals.

Further information

I work in the centre of Skipton with ample parking nearby and wheelchair access.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and as such abide by their Ethical Framework and this underpins the way I work.  I receive regular clinical supervision.

I am committed to attending regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure that my knowledge and skills are current.

Newmarket Street
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Please call me for availability. I am very flexible and can see you at your convenience. Just call or email me. Thank you.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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