Judy Field MBACP
OPEN FOR FACE TO FACE & TELEPHONE COUNSELLING
Welcome to my profile. My name is Judy Field.
- Have you recently been bereaved and left feeling lost and alone?
- Are you struggling with emotional distress?
- Have you lost your sense of direction and purpose in life?
- Does life feel overwhelming and confusing?
- Do you want to feel better about yourself?
- Do you want to learn more about yourself?
I work with a wide range of issues, and have substantial experience in working with people who are facing bereavement and loss in life. Some examples include:
- The death of a loved one - a family member, partner or friend
- Relationship breakdown
- Loss of independence through health
How counselling can help
Talking to someone who is non-judgmental, warm, compassionate and empathic can help you find new ways forward and create deeper understanding of self, your feelings and emotions and the problems you may be facing.
How I work
My counselling approach is firmly grounded in the humanistic tradition believing that you are the expert of your own lived experience. I believe we all have the potential to bring about change for ourselves and talking to a counsellor can help to re-ignite that potential.
It is my philosophy, in having experienced both sides of the therapeutic relationship, that the effectiveness of counselling is in the quality of the relationship between the client and counsellor. My role as a counsellor is to accompany you on your journey, to support, to enquire, respectfully challenge and understand your perspective. This in turn, can enable you to realise your own inner resources to acquire a deeper understanding of yourself and your problems and live a more authentic and happy existence in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered counsellor and have full professional indemnity insurance. I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics, which you can learn more about on their website: www.bacp.co.uk
I hold an enhanced certificate with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Professional qualifications, training and experience
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (York St John University)
- University Certificate in Counselling Skills (York College)
- BA (Hons) Interdisciplinary Human Studies (University of Bradford)
Further specialist training is a vital part of my commitment to continuous professional development, as is having regular supervision.
Before changing career paths to become a counsellor, I worked for 20+ years in the charity sector, which included working in the areas of volunteer management, mentoring, and supporting bereaved carers.
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
FREE 30-minute Introduction Session, by phone.
£45 per 60-minute face to face or telephone counselling session.
I offer a friendly face, a confidential, warm, caring, safe space where you can just be you knowing you will not be judged.
Who I see
I work with adults and older adults, offering both short-term and long-term counselling.
I work from professional therapy rooms in central Harrogate, with easy access from the bus and train stations and off-street parking nearby.
I offer day and evening appointment times during the week, subject to availability, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8am-9pm and Friday from 8am-8pm.
I also offer some weekend appointments on Saturday from 8am-2pm
Please contact me if you would like to find out more about counselling and / or arrange your first counselling session. You can contact me via email or by telephone. Due to the nature of my work, I am not always available to answer the phone, please leave a voicemail message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.