Simon Cookson MBACP (Accred) & MNCS Accred.
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.
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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I charge £45 per session which is 50mins in length.
I charge £90 for 2 x 50mins sessions.
Generally 2 - 3 sessions are needed.
Reduced rate of £20 per session.
At times I may not be able to answer my phone but I will reply to all messages (email/phone) as soon as possible.
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.