Hazel Williams

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PGDip Counselling, MBACP (accred)
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York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6ET
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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About me

Working in York city centre as a qualified counsellor with a Postgraduate Diploma and as a registered accredited member of 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.

These have been challenging times and issues that have felt manageable up to now, or felt safely in the past, may have come to the surface.

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 will draw 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 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, anxiety and depression.
  • Former Trustee for York Women's Counselling Service.
  • 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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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.

Session Fees

Counselling sessions: £50.00 for 50 minutes.

Concessionary rate for trainee counsellors: £45.00

When I work

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. (Wednesday phone or online only)

Some evening appointments available.

Further information

I offer face-to face, online and telephone sessions.

I offer both short and long term therapy.

Fully insured.

During my time working with Aegis: North Yorkshire Police Vetting Service- level 2.

ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

The Priory Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6ET

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams