Therapy and Counselling in Wakefield
Relate qualified counsellor in Wakefield
Qualified to work online and face to face with individuals and couples.
WEBCAM SESSIONS - NO NEED TO LEAVE HOME ISOLATION
From 23rd March all sessions will be online only, until further notice or the receding of the Coronavirus.
This health emergency is the worst in generations, I am determined to do my part to protect myself and my family and protect the health of those who come to me for help. A counselling session to help save your relationship, or mental health, or sense of self, is an important task , however, in these days of technology then it doesn't need to come with the risk of travel.
I am a counsellor for couples, individuals and families, and work over short or longer term agreements.
This paragraph currently applies to the computer bots who rank my page: My clients are generally from Wakefield, Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Pontefract , Doncaster, and across the Five Towns Region, with some travelling from further afield. Some people prefer to have their sessions in the town they work rather than their home town, I have regularly had clients from Manchester and London.
In this new paradigm of online work, I am expecting clients from even further afield .
Online sessions via Zoom are 45 minutes in length.
I work with clients to help them find their own solutions to the problematic events and feelings they have today, and to move forward to a more user-friendly version of the future with less stress, more understanding and a sense of greater personal freedom and ability to choose.
I work from a position of the client being in control, I won't tell you to attend every week or for a certain number of sessions. We can talk together about what is appropriate for you. Generally, clients attend on a fortnightly basis. Weekly appointments are available for those who have the time and are looking to work hard and fast on their changes. Intensive therapy is available for those able to attend six times within a month in the daytime.
As a counsellor I work from the ethical basis of the British Assoication for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society (NCS). Privacy and confidentiality is paramount to ensuring that we have a good therapeutic connection, a safe space to bring your thoughts and feelings and the events which have occurred for you.
My ethical base extends to taking regular clinical supervision to ensure my practice as a counsellor meets and exceeds the professional standards required.
In my longer term work, deeper issues can be worked with in a more psychotherapeutic model.
I also work with people who do not have a specific 'problem', rather they are asking themselves questions about life, love, the essence of being.
Confidentiality is the cornerstone of a safe space; those who have reached this page from our bigger site, www,counsellingwakefield.co.uk, can rest assurred that information is not transferred internally between practitioners in the practice I am part of, even if clients are referred on, unless the client makes a formal, written request for this to happen.
Appointments are paid for on booking, and clients are welcome to book a block of sessions if they require me to hold specific times/days for themselves only. I use PayPal as it is secure, quick and easy. You will find PayPal 'buy now' buttons on my Fees page - please confirm a session with me before sending money! An appointment is not confirmed until paid for, I will always text you a confirmation once your payment arrives.
I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy which means that appointments can be moved without penalty, or a refund made, if circumstances change for you and you let me know 48 hours before your appointment time.
I am not currently able to take payments directly from bank to bank.
I am Relate trained and qualified, to Masters level
My hours and days of work can be found on the 'availability' page, and have changed to suit the new working methods that Coronavirus has imposed. if your lifestyle doesn't fit these times, please give me a call to discuss possibilities.
Time for Transformation? Have a look at these pages and please call me if you have questions, or to book a session.
Viktor E Frankl, (1905-1997), Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Holocaust Survivor