Counselling in Huddersfield
Sometimes it’s hard to find the words; thoughts, feelings and events leave us confused and feeling stuck. I am a qualified counsellor, based in Huddersfield, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, and I offer a safe, confidential space in which, together, we can begin to make sense of your experience and find a way forward.
I also have an office base in Honley, near Huddersfield. Both are easily reached from Holmfirth, Dewsbury, Elland, Oldham, Wakefield and Halifax.
It is important to find the right counsellor for you; it may be tempting to choose the nearest, however research shows that the single biggest success factor for therapy is the client – counsellor relationship, so it’s worth reading many counsellor’s profiles before deciding.
Similarly there are many types of counselling, yet studies have shown that no one approach is more successful. Again it’s the quality of relating between therapist and client that creates the space for healing.
Because this is so important, I offer a free 30 minute phone conversation, so that people seeking a counsellor can get a feel for me and ask questions about how I work.
I have experience of offering therapy to people with a range of difficulties, including stress, depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship issues, loneliness and anger.
You will be accepted for who you are; as an inclusive counsellor, I welcome the opportunity to work with people of all sexual orientations, genders, ethnicities and races. If you identify as queer, genderqueer, male, female, gender-neutral, gay, straight, asexual, kinky, pansexual, atheist, spiritual or pagan, I look forward to working with you.
I recognise that identifying as LGBTQ, doesn’t mean that’s the reason you want to see a counsellor. Whoever we are, life still throws stuff at us.
I am a middle aged white, straight, cis, male, however I offer inclusive counselling free of judgment and assumptions and I have had the privilege of working productively with many people from the BME and LGBTQ communities, on issues to do with race and sexuality but mostly not.
This is very important to me personally; when I was studying for my diploma, I chose to do my research unit on Feminist Counselling. This challenged me powerfully and opened up for me whole new worlds of human experience and alternate positive ways in which people can be themselves, which I am still learning about.
As individuals, what makes us unique is often a vital clue to unlocking our problems. I believe finding our own path to contentment lies in celebrating our difference; being honest with ourselves and others and liberating ourselves from the expectations of other people and society.
A wheelchair accessible room can be arranged if needed in Huddersfield. Huddersfield is in West Yorkshire, near Halifax.
If you're interested in working with me, please contact me to arrange a phone call or an appointment, however you prefer to begin. Our first meeting will be an informal assessment and a chance for us to think about how therapy may work, and for you to ask questions about me and the therapy I offer. We will have the chance to talk about what brings you to therapy, what you are hoping for, or what worries you.