Hazel Williams PGDip Counselling, MBACP
I am qualified counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, offering support to adults, (18+) with a wide range of issues, including those who have experienced sexual violence and domestic abuse.
Perhaps you feel that you find yourself in the same situations, possibly in relationships or at work, or maybe you are struggling to make sense of choices and decisions. You may need space to heal after distressing life experiences. My aim is to provide a safe and confidential space where we can work together to help you to make sense of your experiences, thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you.
As a humanistic integrative counsellor, I firmly believe that everyone is unique and that everyone’s life experiences are individual. With this in mind I will find a way of working that is tailored to you by drawing on counselling approaches most suited to your needs. I will not give advice or opinions, but together we will build a therapeutic relationship, where you can feel assured your thoughts and emotions will be truly heard and understood with respect and without judgement.
As a counsellor I am passionate about helping clients believe change and healing is possible. I will work with you to help you gain confidence, clarity, and new perspectives enabling you to make choices that feel right for you going forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
During my time working in a specialist sexual violence and domestic abuse organisation (Aegis), funded by North Yorkshire Police Supporting Victims Unit, I supported clients who experienced PTSD, Complex PTSD, OCD, dissociation, flashbacks, panic attacks and hypervigilance. Many people also struggled with relationships, self-worth, self-doubt, trust and shame. Clients included those who had suffered childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assaults.
Difficulties experienced by clients are by no means exclusive to abuse and I have also worked within a general counselling organisation (Talking Spaces), where clients presented with a broad spectrum of issues including bereavement, work-related stress, anxiety and depression.
Having studied at York St. John University I gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling.
I regularly take part in Continuing Professional Development to ensure my practice remains up to date and I undergo monthly supervision to ensure ethical practice is maintained according to the BACP ethical framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Our first session
The first session will be free of charge with no obligation, as it gives us an opportunity to meet each other and see if we think we can work together.
Counselling sessions are £40.00 for 50 minutes
Concessions: Student Counsellors/Psychotherapists £35.00
I offer both short and long term therapy.
Enhanced Certificate with the Disclosures and Barring Service.
During my time working with Aegis: North Yorkshire Police Vetting Service- level 2.
Trustee for York Women’s Counselling Service.
Member of Family Court Domestic Abuse Working Group.
Member of York Women’s Providers Network; Empowering Women.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. Some evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|