Therapy and Counselling in Wakefield
Relational therapeutic Counselling for anyone aged over 16.
Relate qualified counsellor in Wakefield and online and telephone.
Office based sessions resume on 17th August - Online remains available.
I am a Wakefield based counsellor offering counselling services by webcam, phone, face-to-face, or a mixture of these to suit your needs. Due to my base in Wakefield, easily accessible from the M1/M62 corridor, I cover a wide raging area including Wakefield, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Pontefract.
Why come to counselling? There are times in life when challenges and problems are easily overcome and times when this is harder and some help is useful. Counselling is a private and confidential discussion, gently leading you to find your own resolutions in a respectful way at your own pace.
Talking therapies work by giving you my full attention for the session, listening, feedback, and assisting you to gain insight and understanding to discover and decide upon the changes you want to make in your life and your relationships.
I have specialist couples training and work with everyone over the age of 16, for couples or individual sessions, in a relational way - I join with you in discovering what underpins your distress and finding a way through to your own solutions for happiness.
I am a trauma-informed counsellor and have undertaken several specialist courses in this field.
You don't need to be in a relationship to have counselling with me, how you feel about yourself is a really valid topic.
I offer counselling for individuals and couples counselling. I work with families with older children.
Online therapy isn't new, I have been working online for five years and have taken training in this different way of connecting. Some clients find it easier to deal with difficult feelings online, more able to 'let go' of stuck emotion when they are in their own familiar surroundings. Some prefer to come to the office and 'leave the feelings' with me. Everyone has different needs.
My office is based near the M1 Junction 39 in Wakefield, half way between the city centre and the motorway. Wherever you travel from, Wakefield, Barnsley, Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Pontefract, Bradford, Selby, Wetherby and York or further afield, you will find me in a large modern business centre with free parking, an 'anonymous' reception area, and a large, airy, comfortable consulting room. Sessions are during the morning and early afternoon, and the evening, Further details on the calendar page click here
> counselling for people who want to attend alone, even if they are part of a couple.
> short term counselling for individuals and couples (1- 20 sessions), no contract on attendance
> longer term deeper work for individuals (open ended timescale -contracted treatment plan)
> contracted special offers 6 sessions for the cost of 5 (T&C's) for those who can commit to a course of sessions.
I aim to provide an initial session of counselling in a week (sometimes a couple of days provided you can be flexible on timings), and ongoing sessions within another week or so for daytime appointments, evening sessions may be a couple of weeks.
Online or phone sessions are 45 minutes and cost £40, payable by PayPal.
Face to face sessions are 60 minutes and cost £60, payable by PayPal.
I know how hard it can be to face up to the events life throws at you, a little bravery is needed to come and hand over your innermost feelings, and so I work with clients in a mindful way. In helping you observe and identify ways of being, thinking, acting which reduce your pleasure in life, work or relationship and improve, change or reverse this with more useful, loving, kindful communication.
The biggest relationship we ever have is the one with ourself. No concern is too small if it is getting in the way of you having your best life, or connecting to your significant other.
Many relationships are struggling more than ever in these times of being cooped up in the home together during isolation. Strange times create anxiety, sometimes panicky feelings, and a sense of fearfulness. People living alone can feel cut-off, couples can feel that lockdown is just too much togetherness. Those still working full time can feel that the rest of the country is on holiday whilst they are exhausted. Any or all of these can impact relationships with significant others, or transmit anxious feelings to the children resulting in 'acting-out' behaviours.
For couples, anytime is a good time to take the time to work through difficulties and restore joy and harmony to the relationship, or find amicable ways to part company - especially important if children are involved. For individuals too, anytime is a good time to find your sense of self and resolve difficulties.
My therapy is tailored to you and your needs, every person has different challenges. Whether you live in Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Brighouse, Manchester, York, Pontefract, Wetherby, Selby or Wakefield, counselling online is a click away. I work on Zoom or VeeSee.
My location near the M1 and M62 is convenient for Wakefield, Leeds, Dewsbury, Barnsley and Hudderfield
My office in Wakefield attracts clients from the whole of Yorkshire and beyond
My work ranges over the geographical areas of Wakefield and the Five Towns, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Pontefract, Leeds and further afield to York, Harrogate, Wetherby and Selby. By webcam I have welcomed people from London, the South East, North West and Leicestershire. Clients are welcome from any part of the UK and further afield.
For clients who are abroad, I need you to have: a British address and be paying from a British Bank. This is to meet regulatory requirements.
My response to COVID 19
I have rearranged my office space to offer a Covid preventive environment. You will need to be able to agree to follow the guidelines in my Covid document.
If you prefer the convenience of therapy from the comfort of your own home or office, then give me a call click here and we can discuss how I can offer you help, I've been working online for five years now and will continue to offer this. Couples counselling is available online as well as counselling for individuals.