Heather Meek MBACP (Registered)
Hello, I'm Heather, an experienced, Integrative Humanistic Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Life is a constant challenge, often pushing us to our limits; and non more so than right now in these uncertain times of enforced change and restriction.
What we do know is that our mental health, at some point, WILL be affected. This could be in the form of anxiety or anticipatory grief..............
- How are we going to manage?,
- Can we manage?
- Health for self and loved ones.
- Security or lack of security of employment?
- Loss of income, jobs, routines we once relied on and needed.
Anticipatory grief -
It is a time of HUGE adjustment and re-adjustment. Control of a large part of our lives has been taken away from us, and without our consent; naturally that leaves us feeling angry from the injustices and unfairness.
Trying to 'Man/ Woman up' or 'pulling ourselves together' is not a helpful ethos to live by and it is OK to reach out for help.
That help is right here with me, at the end of a telephone or on video screen; a private, confidential space, where you will have my undivided attention to listen to you, as you share and talk through your fears and concerns.
Whilst I don't have a 'magic wand for an instant fix', the counselling process of us working together will start to make sense and bring meaning to what is and has been happening for you. New awarenesses brings choice and empowerement to make change for the better.
I have a decades worth of working experiences in the counselling profession with various issues, amongst many being, difficulties with mental health (such as anxieties and depression), Trauma, which also includes offering the Rewind Technique (Registered Practitioner IARRT) and Eating Disorders. All these have 'touched' me personally.
Likewise, I am passionate and an advocate for providing the right environment and conditions for all neuro-diverse clients (ASD, ADHD).
Whilst 'suffering' is part of being human, that doesn't mean it has to reamain endless.
If you would like to know more of how I can be of help to you or would like to book an initial session (half price) please telephone, email or text to take the next step.
It is important for you, to find the right person to talk to /work with; someone with whom you feel comfortable, (although you might feel a bit nervous when we first meet), as an important part of counselling being successful is the therapeutic relationship formed between us.
As an integrative counsellor I draw on my 10+ years of counselling experiences and understanding of a number of modalities, which enables me to work in a way that is unique and right for you and your needs. Not a 'one size fits all' approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully Qualified Integrative Humanistic Counsellor, and a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists ).
Overview of Training
- Rewind Technique - Registered Practitioner IARRT (Trauma, PTSD, CPTSD)
- Female Autism and Eating Disorders
- Working Creatively in Counselling
- Trauma and Dissociation as a consequence of Childhood Sexual Abuse (PODS)
- Understanding & Working with Eating Disorders (both male and female)
- TA101 (The Horsforth Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
- Post Graduate Diploma/MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy (York St John University)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (York St John University)
- Introduction to Counselling Skills
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
I offer an initial face-to-face session, (half price,) as an opportunity for us both to meet, where you can explore further whether counselling and working with me is something you may wish to proceed with.
Thereafter, I charge from £50.00 per therapeutic hour (full 60 minutes).
Concessions available for self-funding students, individuals in receipt of government financial assistance and non-working individuals of pensionable age.
As a Registered Member of the BACP I am committed to offering a caring, effective and personal service, dedicated to meeting the highest professional and ethical standards, by working in line with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10am - 6.30pm
Types of client