Dorothy Heaps MBACP (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor
Feeling isolated, worried or confused? Things holding you back, life getting you down? Do you need someone to talk to? Counselling is a therapy in which a trained person listens to your problems and anxieties; this can help you to find your own answers without being judged. It can offer the opportunity, the space and time to work on issues which get you down and consider new ways of relating to life.
I am a very experienced counsellor. I have worked in voluntary settings, Relate as a young persons counsellor, and run a busy private practice for over 10 years.
As well as my private practice, I also work as a counsellor and supervisor in an IAPT team (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) which offers short term therapy.
My starting point is respect for my clients and their ability to resolve their problems. I draw on a broad range of counselling models and skills, which enable me to meet the diverse needs and personalities of my clients.
I provide a safe and confidential environment for you to work through your difficulties, in a non-directive way, supporting you to find your own answers. I work in an open-ended way, meaning once we have started working together, I am committed to working with you for as long as you need. This could be two or three sessions, or two or three months or longer, depending on your circumstances.
I am experienced in working with difficulties in relationships including the impact of domestic abuse, self-esteem, bereavement, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, the effect of physical illness on our emotional well being, the impact of both childhood and adult sexual trauma, physical abuse and neglect.
I have experience of somatic and movement work, which looks at how our bodies hold memories and how this affects our general well being.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling undertaken at Leeds University. I have a BA (Hons) and Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW). My professional experience is in Social Services, NHS and the Voluntary Sector and private practice.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) My membership number 565576.
- Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
- Working with PTSD
- Suicide and self harm
- Complex Grief
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Domestic Violence
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Relate Training in Working with Young People
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Each fifty-minute counselling session costs £40
Each one and a half-hour supervision session costs £65
I offer a sliding scale of fees that can be discussed at the first session
I offer reduced fees for student counsellors
The first session is a very important time for counsellor and client to make sure that working together will be useful and helpful. It is really important that you meet someone before starting counselling to see if you feel comfortable working with them.
In this first session we will agree how long we plan to work together. This could be 2-3 sessions or 2-3 months depending on your circumstances. If I feel it is not professional for us to work together, I would try to help by advising you about other counsellors or agencies to contact wherever possible. Some people see a few counsellors before deciding who they want to work with.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - 8am to 8pm
Tuesday - 8am to 8pm
Wednesday - 8am to 8pm
Thursday - 8am to 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|