Simon Cookson MNCS Accred. MBACP (Registered)

Simon Cookson MNCS Accred. MBACP (Registered)

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


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


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 both private practice at The Craven Clinic, Skipton and voluntary at a charity in Colne that supports poor and marginalised families and residents in 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

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  • Craven Clinic Ltd, Skipton
  • Counselling room



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

The first session is 80mins in length with the first 30mins being free so we can have an informal no obligation meeting which will allow us both a chance to decide if we can work together.


REWIND Technique

I charge £75 for 2 x 1hr sessions.

If further sessions are required they would be £45 for 50mins.

Further information

The REWIND Technique more often than not takes anywhere between 1 -3 sessions initially.

Counselling can be short or long term.

I work at The Craven Clinic Ltd, which is nestled in a quiet courtyard in the centre of Skipton which can easily be accessed by car or any public transport. It also has disabled access with counselling rooms being on the ground floor.

Maps & Directions

Skipton, BD23 1JZ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


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