Why choose a Halcyon Counsellor?
We like to think we’re a bit different at Halcyon Counselling. Although we work in different parts of West Yorkshire; and in some cases in different ways, like offering online and telephone counselling, we’re all united in the view that counselling should be accessible to everyone. We’ve written a blog explaining Why we started Halcyon Counselling which we think is worth a read and will give you an idea of where we’re coming from.
We’re all qualified counsellors and we all have experience of working with adults and young people; and men and women who’ve each come to counselling for a variety of reasons. We’ve counselled in small and large charities, children’s centres, women’s centres, colleges and specialist sexual abuse counselling centres as well as in private practice.
We appreciate choosing a counsellor can be really difficult; the amount of counsellors can be overwhelming, the way they explain what they do can be confusing to non-counsellors. The Blogs section of our website is where the four of us Ian, Kathy, Kristian and Mags blog about subjects close to our hearts. It’s probably a good way (in addition to looking at our profiles in the Our People section) of getting a sense of us as individuals. Overall though our aim at Halcyon is to try and ‘demystify’ counselling, to help you feel comfortable contacting us but also to reassure you that we are competent to work with whatever you’re dealing with. We know that some people might need reassurance that we’ve worked with their particular issue or concern before so we’ve listed some of the reasons our clients have come to see us in the past.
Bereavement & Loss
Bullying - school & work
Domestic Abuse or Violence
Life changes - divorce, separation, bereavement, miscarriage
Mental Health diagnosis
Self Esteem/Self Identity
Self Harm & Suicidal Thoughts
Trauma & PTSD
Work related issues - stress, redundancy, anxiety
This isn’t an exhaustive list and the reason you're seeking counselling might not be on here. Sometimes you might not actually be able to put your finger on, or give a reason as to why you feel as you do and that's okay with us. Sometimes you might know what the problem is but not know how yet to deal with it and that's also okay. Please do call us and find out if we can help.