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

Huddersfield, United Kingdom, HD3
07759 071917 07759 071917 Registered / Accredited
Huddersfield, United Kingdom, HD3

About me

Are you struggling to cope with a relationship problem? Or are you feeling anxious and depressed?  The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on many areas of life. Counselling can help to restore your well-being and ability to function better.

Hello, I'm 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 relational and emotionally focused.  As well as exploring your present problem, we will look at how past experiences may have influenced your thoughts, actions and feelings in the here and now.

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, and will tailor this to your needs and wants, in terms of the approach and the frequency of sessions.

I have a heart for working with couples and bringing them together. I offer a compassionate and sensitive 8-10 week programme, which deals with the following:- how a couple interacts and communicates, difficult problems which have undermined the relationship and the negative emotions underlying these issues.

I am an accredited member of both the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors) and work within their ethical frameworks.

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.

At the moment I am offering telephone and online appointments and will return to face-to-face sessions when it is safe to do so. However, the choice of type of session will remain. I work from home in a peaceful location on the outskirts of Huddersfield.  Please do 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)
  • Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Accredited Member of ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors)
  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

Experience

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

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.

Association for Christian Counsellors

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

My special area of interest is in relationship issues and couples' therapy.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

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.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Huddersfield
United Kingdom
HD3

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

Monday - 9am - 5pm.

Tuesday - 9am - 9pm

Wednesday - 9am - 9pm.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Hazel Thompson BA (Hons), PGCE, DipCounselling, MBACP (Accred)

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