Hazel Ahern

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Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor.
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Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have been a counsellor for 9 years and I work with various issues including abuse, trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, addiction, relationship problems, work issues, childhood and family issues, loneliness and bereavement.

I work with adults and teenagers in sessions lasting 55 minutes. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to identify goals in therapy. I am based in Whitley Bay where I offer face to face counselling and I also work remotely.

In counselling sessions I provide a safe place to talk without any judgement or bias. Each session is a place to reflect and work through issues that are presented. I work in a creative way which can help clients express emotions and feelings when words cannot be found.

Just a bit about my own background; I worked in administration for many years until I suffered a personal trauma, I was initially reluctant but I did go for counselling which I found to be very helpful. I reflected back on my life and realised I was at a crossroads. So 13 years ago I began my journey to becoming a counsellor.

Counselling I believe is a place to be heard, a place allowing time for you to work through, explore and understand your issues and problems enabling you to move forward and grow.

I am a member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and also The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical code.

Training, qualifications & experience

Degree in Counselling.

Supervision Training

Safeguarding

Counsellor with 9 years experience

Counselling Supervisor with 2 years experience

I have also worked in schools.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Therapies offered

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

A free 15 minute consultation to discuss goals in therapy. 

Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have been a supervisor for 2 years, working face to face and remotely. I work in a creative way encouraging growth and development.

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