Simon Cookson MBACP (Accred) & MNCS Accred.

Simon Cookson MBACP (Accred) & MNCS Accred.

Fern Court Business Centre
22A Moor Lane

Craven Clinic Ltd
1-2 Mount Pleasant
High Street
North Yorkshire
BD23 1JZ


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About me

Hi and welcome to my profile.

I offer short & long term counselling plus I can offer the REWIND Technique which is in relation to phobias and trauma (PTSD).


I am currently counselling in private practice at Clitheroe (Fern Court Business Centre, Moor Lane) and Skipton (Craven Clinic, High Street) Town Centres and have worked voluntarily at a charity in Colne that supports poor and marginalised families and residents of Colne and its surrounding areas.

Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked for many years dealing with and supporting victims of crime and also delivering training to Police Officers both locally and Nationally.

I am a Person Centred counsellor, which means that I believe you are the expert of yourself, you have the ability to become more self aware and make changes should you wish to do so or you may wish to be able to better understand yourself. I will work at providing the right conditions during our sessions to enable you to fulfil this.

During our time together I will not be telling you what you should and shouldn't do - you will no doubt have already experienced being told what you 'should' be doing when you really just wanted to be heard.

I will give you the space to explore what you choose, at your pace and when you are ready. I will be non-judgemental, I will not only listen to you but hear you and accept you for what and who you are.

When was the last time you took some quality 'me time' for yourself?

Now that you have taken that difficult first step of looking at counselling sites why not contact me and arrange that first meeting to see how counselling may help.

REWIND Technique

This is also known as the fast trauma (PTSD) and phobia cure.

It is a non-intrusive, safe and highly effective psychological method for detraumatising people, which can also be used for removing phobias.

It allows a person to unhook negative emotions attached to a real or perceived experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have the following qualifications:-

  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Education - University of Huddersfield

I have also been trained by The Human Givens College in the following:

  • Guided Imagery and Visualisation for Therapeutic Change
  • REWIND Technique - The fast trauma (PTSD) and phobia cure
  • How to break the cycle of depression
  • How to lift depression, the practical skills you need

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  • Craven Clinic Ltd, Skipton
  • Counselling room
  • Clitheroe Counselling room
  • Craven Counselling at Skipton
  • Craven Counselling at Clitheroe



I charge £45 per session which is 50mins in length.

REWIND Technique

I charge £90 for 2 x 50mins sessions.

Generally 2 - 3 sessions are needed.

Further information

The REWIND Technique more often than not takes anywhere between 2 -3 sessions initially.

Counselling can be short or long term.

I work in both Clitheroe and Skipton Town Centres, both of which can easily be accessed by car or any public transport. Skipton has disabled access with counselling rooms being on the ground floor.

Maps & Directions

Clitheroe, BB7 1BE
Skipton, BD23 1JZ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

My Skipton location has wheelchair access but my Clitheroe location doesn't.


At times I may not be able to answer my phone but I will reply to all messages (email/phone) as soon as possible.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme