Miriam Hawkins Reg. MBACP

Miriam Hawkins Reg. MBACP

Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF2

07421 318 390

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Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF2

07421 318 390

About me

Hello, my name is Miriam and I am a Person-Centred Counsellor. This means I aim to be myself in relationship with you, rather than an ‘expert’ giving advice as to what you should do. I offer empathy and genuineness in working with you, as well as my knowledge and experience of what will help you to explore your concerns in a productive way. I believe that we all have the capacity to understand ourselves better and that counselling is a powerful way both to understand who we are and to use that knowledge effectively in order to live well.

I am BACP-registered and fully insured, which gives you the assurance that I am a qualified professional who will work with you in a safe and ethical way.

My background is in training and education. I have more than 20 years’ experience as a facilitator in communication skills development for student doctors. I am also a Specialist Mentor at a local University, working one-to-one supporting students with long-term mental health difficulties or a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum conditions.

I have particular interest in our relationship with the natural world and how our connection with it can help us heal. As well as working with you in a therapy room, I am able to offer the option of working outdoors (often called eco-therapy). This means finding a quiet space in nearby parkland where we can talk, sit or reflect, weather and daylight allowing.

About counselling

Though many people first seek counselling at a time of difficulty or crisis in their lives, counselling can also help us to understand any negative or repeating patterns in life and relationships with others; in finding a sense of identity and meaning in life, or as a space to talk through thoughts and feelings that are hard to share with friends or family. You may feel it would be helpful to work with me for a short time in order to look at a specific issue, or for a longer period in order to explore the roots of your concerns.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centred) CPCAB

BaHons English with Drama, University of Leeds

MA Creative Writing, University of Leeds

I have worked for a local women’s charity since 2016 providing counselling services to women, and before that I worked at another local counselling agency. My experience covers many issues that affect people, including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Abuse (sexual, physical, emotional)
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Anger
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Loss of purpose and identity
  • Self esteem
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Bullying.

I have interest and experience in working with adults who have an Autistic Spectrum diagnosis.

I I am based near the centre of Wakefield and work from a pleasant and comfortable indoor therapy space as well as having access to nearby parkland for any outdoor work we might consider.

I work with adults 18 plus.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

Photos & videos

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Fees

I aim to offer an affordable service. So that you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you, I offer an initial session for £10. Thereafter, my hourly rate is between £25 and £40 by negotiation.

Further information

You can contact me by email or phone.

Maps & Directions

Wakefield, WF2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Single storey building, no stairs, but one step up to access the building.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults