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).
As the year draws to a close and the New Year and decade are just around the corner, it is natural for us all to reflect on how that year was for us in such areas as life, living, family, relationships, work and more.
From this reflection you might sense something within that is 'niggling' for your attention, but you don't know what it is. Could it be dissatisfaction, not feeling fulfilled? Unhappy that life is not progressing as you'd like it to? Or something else? What to do about it? Ignore it and carry on, as you have been trying to do in the hope 'it'll goes away' or alternatively, counselling could be the way forward for you.
So why counselling? How can it help? Counselling is a process, that slowly unfolds from the opportunity to talk about what is troubling you in a private, confidential space, that is warm, welcoming and not judgemental. I will be listening to you and your story attentively, which will allow me to understand what is going on from your perspective. In working together along this process you will, in time, be able to make sense of what has been/is happening for you. With this new awareness comes choice(s). Choice leads to decisions and subsequently change(s) for the better. Ultimately life feels more manageable, and as a result of this you feel more content.
My special interest areas of working are with Mental ill Health (i.e. anxiety and depression), Trauma using the Rewind Technique (Registered Practitioner IARRT), Eating Disorders, as well as being sensitive and aware of the needs and diversity for clients on the Autism spectrum.
I believe it is important for you, the client, to find the right person to talk to / work with, someone you feel comfortable, (although you might feel a bit nervous when we first meet), as an important part of counselling is the relationship formed between us.
Being an integrative counsellor means I am able to draw on a plethora of experience and understanding from 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.
After reading this and 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. Let 2020 be a very different year for you.
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
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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 - 7pm
Types of client