Hazel Williams PGDip Counselling, MBACP
Working in York city centre as a qualified counsellor with a Postgraduate Diploma and registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I offer support to adults with a wide range of issues.
Perhaps anxiety and low self-esteem are impacting on your daily life. Maybe you are struggling with changes that seem out of your control, feelings of loss, or isolation. 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.
Drawing on counselling approaches most suited to your needs, I will find a way of working that is tailored to you. I will not give advice or opinions, but together we will build a therapeutic relationship, where you can feel assured you are believed and that your thoughts and emotions will be 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 clarity, confidence and new perspectives enabling you to make choices that feel right for you going forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Specialist Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse Counselling Service (Aegis): Working with victims of rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, domestic abuse including coercive control and historical childhood sexual abuse. Issues included; PTSD, Complex PTSD, Dissociation and Flashbacks.
- Talking Spaces: Working with a broad spectrum of issues including bereavement and Supporting Victims of Serious Crime
- Changing Lives: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service
- Private Practice: Working with a broad spectrum of issues, including those mentioned above, generalised anxiety disorder and depression.
- Former Trustee for York Women's Counselling Service.
- Member of York Women's Providers Network.
- Member of The Family Court Domestic Abuse Working Group.
- York St. John University: Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling.
Regularly taking part in Continuing Professional Development I ensure my practice remains up to date and undergo monthly supervision to ensure ethical practice is maintained according to the BACP ethical framework.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Our First Session
Our first session will allow us to discuss your reasons for accessing counselling, how you hope it may help you and you can ask me any questions you may have.
This session is free of charge with no obligation.
Counselling sessions: £40.00 for 50 minutes
Concessions: NHS staff, carers and students £35.00
Concessions offered for
I offer face-to face, online and telephone sessions.
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.
ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)