Hazel Thompson BA (Hons), PGCE, DipCounselling, MBACP

Hazel Thompson BA (Hons), PGCE, DipCounselling, MBACP

United Kingdom

07759 071917

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About me

Are you struggling to cope with a problem or situation that is causing you distress? Counselling can help restore your well-being and ability to function better.

My name is Hazel and as a counsellor, I seek to help you by providing a safe, non-judgemental space in which to process your thoughts and feelings.

My counselling style is integrative and relational, with the use of psychodynamic insights.  This means that I will use different approaches, such as CBT, to suit your needs and look at how past experiences may have influenced your thoughts and actions in the present.

I believe the quality of the relationship between counsellor and client is the key to success. I offer a gentle, compassionate approach and listen carefully to gain full understanding of your situation.  We will then work together to make changes to empower you to move on positively with your life.

I offer both short and long-term work in general counselling, but have a particular interest in relationship issues. I work with both individuals and couples.

In the course of my work as a primary teacher over many years, I gained an understanding of the many stresses and strains parents with young children face in daily life. I have also experienced workplace stress myself. As a pastoral care worker in my church, I also saw at firsthand how various challenging life situations caused distress and affected people’s emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being.  This led me to train as a counsellor.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their ethical framework.

I understand the need for a person seeking counselling to feel comfortable with their counsellor and to know that everything shared is confidential.  With that in mind, I offer an initial session at the reduced fee of £25, after which you can decide whether to proceed with counselling.

I work from home in a peaceful location on the outskirts of Huddersfield.  Please contact me to arrange a first meeting.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Training

  • BA (Hons) in Social Studies
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Diploma in Counselling (DipHE)
  • Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)


  • As well as my private practice, I work as a volunteer counsellor at UCHM Counselling Centre in Huddersfield.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)


My fees for individuals:-

Initial session £25 (50-60 minutes)

£40 for a 60-minute session.

£35 for a 50-minute session.

Concessions available for students and those on low income.

My fees for couples:-

£50 for a 60-minute session.

Maps & Directions

Huddersfield, HD3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Monday - 9am - 5pm. Tuesday - 6pm - 9pm. Wednesday - 9am - 8pm.

Types of client

Older adults