Hazel Thompson BA (Hons), PGCE, DipCounselling, MBACP
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
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - 9am - 5pm. Tuesday - 6pm - 9pm. Wednesday - 9am - 8pm.
Types of client