Clarity Counselling Ilkley and surrounding areas

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Anita Dunford - Counsellor & Psychotherapist, BSc Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy. MBACP (Accred)

**ACCEPTING ONLINE CLIENTS **If you need to talk about difficult issues then online video counselling provides an alternative to conventional face to face counselling especially during the COVID-19 situation. Please contact me if this is of interest.

Do you feel overwhelmed with the stressors of modern day living and would like to explore options for a more fulfilling life? Are you feeling exhausted at meeting the needs of others and find it difficult to find time for your own needs or unable to say “no” to the needs of others without feeling guilty?

Perhaps you need support to develop better ways of coping in times of stress or explore your own ways of behaving and relating with other people. It maybe that you are feeling a sense of emptiness and fulfilment and feel depressed or anxious and are looking for clearer direction and life meaning. Or than you have experienced childhood emotional neglect, and/or sexual / physical abuse which is affecting your life as an adult.

All of us experience difficult times in our lives. It maybe that you are struggling with a specific issue such as relationship or family issues. Maybe you are considering separation or divorce and need to talk through the difficulties. Or are experiencing grief due to bereavement and need someone to talk to but worry about burdening your family or friends.

Sometimes we don’t understand why we feel the way we do, why we think the way we do, and why we behave the way we do. The most important relationship we have is the relationship with ourselves but for many of us this can be the most difficult. Whatever your reasons, counselling can help provide the opportunity to explore, make sense of, and work through difficult and painful processes which can help us live a happier more fulfilling life with ourselves and in our relationships with ourselves and others.

I am an 'Accredited' member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) providing a high level of professional competence and care. Accreditation awarded by a professional body means that the individual has achieved a high standard of knowledge, experience and development.

I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental, confidential environment from where you can talk about anything you want, however difficult. I will listen carefully and non-judgmentally, with respect, in complete confidence. Together we may explore what is troubling you, and begin to find a way for you to reach your own decisions and make your own choices.

I provide both short and long-term counselling, working over a few weeks or several months, depending on your individual needs and wishes.

If you are interested in booking an appointment with me or would just like to find out about how counselling may be able to help you, please contact me on 07704 631975 or email [email protected]



Qualifications

I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist - :

BSc Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Beckett University (BACP Accredited Course).

HE Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University (BACP Accredited Course).)

Specialist training and experience of working with bereavement, trauma, suicide and dealing with loss

Training in Cognitive Behaviour Model (CBT)

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling


Training and Experience

I have experience of working with many issues including relationship issues, loss and grief, bereavement, suicide, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety.

20 years experience of working in the voluntary sector, including nine years experience as a volunteer at ChildLine and two years as counsellor at Bradford Bereavement Support.

Additionally, I have considerable experience of the corporate world prior to qualifying as a counsellor. This experience has enabled me to understand the pressures faced by individuals working in a highly demanding work environment and the impact this has on other relationships and our work and life balance.


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Professional Memberships

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance
I hold a current Disclosure and Barring Certificate (DBS).


Issues I can help with…

  • Bereavement
  • Stress
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Trauma / Crisis
  • Dissociation
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Divorce / Separations
  • Redundancy
  • Major Life Transitions such as having children, illness, redundancy, retirement and aging.
  • Dissociation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Bullying
  • Abuse
  • Addiction.
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Sexuality
  • Work Related Issues
  • Sandwich Generation – Caring for both children and elderly parents.


  • General Data Protection Regulation


    I am registered with the ICO (Information and Commissioner’s Office) which means I need to inform you of what data I am collecting from you and how I intend to use the data. My registration number is ZA315593. If you have any concerns regarding your data, you can contact the ICO at www.ico.org.uk or phone them on 0303 123 1113.


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