Judy Field PG Dip. Couns. MBACP (Registered)
07855 059 964
Welcome to my profile. My name is Judy Field. I am a counsellor working in the Harrogate, HG1 area.
- 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?
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.
As well as private practice, I provide counselling to adults on a voluntary basis at a charity in Harrogate. I also work as a volunteer counsellor at a low-cost counselling and mental health clinic, at York St John University. In addition to my general counselling role at the clinic, I have a special interest in working with clients who experience bereavement and loss, and work on the clinic's bereavement research project.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
My standard rate for clients is £45 per 60-minute session (including a first session).
Concessions occasionally available for students and those in receipt of benefits.
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 at two locations in the Harrogate HG1 area, both with easy access from the bus and train stations and off-street parking nearby.
I can offer early morning, daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
Please contact me if you would like to arrange a telephone call. You can contact me via email or by telephone. Should you be unable to reach me you can leave your contact details on my voicemail and I will get back to you.
During the call we can briefly discuss what your hopes and expectations are and if you so wish we can arrange to meet for a first session.
What to expect in your first session
The first session will give us both a chance to see how it feels to work alongside each other and how to proceed. If we have agreed to work together we can decide the number of sessions and the pattern of reviews to make sure our meetings continue to meet your needs. I believe that finding a counsellor that you are comfortable working with is vital to the process and outcome of your counselling therefore you are under no obligation to work with me if you do not feel I am the right person for you. Equally, it might be appropriate, if I feel I am not the right counsellor for you, to signpost you to an alternative counsellor/service.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|