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During temporary suspension of face to face counselling I am embracing technology and offering online counselling via Zoom which ensures confidentiality and peace of mind with secure encryption. Online counselling offers much flexibity to clients. Enjoy counselling from the comfort of your living room!
About me and my therapy practice
Hello my name is Hazel and I am a skilled and very experienced counsellor who has been practising in West Dorset for fourteen years. I provide safe, effective, professional support on a 1:1 basis for a whole range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships - both personal and work related, self esteem, family issues, stress, anger management, abuse and trauma( and many others too). I AM NOW OFFERING ONLINE WORK VIA ZOOM . My clients find me friendly, easy to talk to, non judgmental and empathic. I work both with adults of all ages and with young people. I am a humanistic integrative counsellor which means I work with you to provide a 'bespoke' service which will best promote your wellbeing and support you to make changes. I provide a strong therapeutic relationship to empower you to make lasting changes. I offer long and short term work depending on your particular needs and appointments are available during the day or in the evening. As well as my private practice I have worked for 9 years as a volunteer counsellor for a local charity and have extensive experience working as a schools counsellor. I also deliver training courses to adults on counselling and mental health and have a particular interest in supporting trainees. I originally trained as a counsellor to further support my previous career as a specialist dyslexia teacher of young people and I have a good working knowledge of a range of learning difficulties. I am happy to offer a free 30 minute introductory session via Zoom to new clients to discuss how counselling works , how I may be able to help and to answer any questions and queries. Please contact me via BACP e mail and I will get back to you very quickly!
Additional Information: I am a qualified Practitioner of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes and look forward to running workshops and courses in 2021/2022. Please contact me to register interest. Therapeutic writing can be very effectively integrated into my counselling sessions if this would be of interest to you.
My current clients range in age from 14 - 84 and we are all successfully zooming! (I understand that you may be uncertain about working online and an initial 30 minute session will help you to decide whether or not online work is for you and may alleviate some of your concerns about virtual counselling.)
My first session
During our first session we will work collaboratively establishing what you hope to achieve from counselling and starting to build that all important relationship. Although counselling can be challenging my clients very often feedback about how positive they find this first session and that 'a weight has been lifted form their shoulders'.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited