Counselling for individuals and couples in West Yorkshire: Huddersfield, Marsden and Halifax
An Important message: I am now offering a limited number of in-person appointments at my counselling room in Marsden, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. I am double vaccinated and will be taking twice weekly Covid tests. I am able to offer social distancing and good ventilation in my room and I will provide you with hand sanitiser on arrival. Please feel free to discuss any concerns prior to your appointment.
My name is Deb Whittle and I am an accredited counsellor based in Marsden. I have 25 years counselling experience, working with individuals, couples and young people in the Huddersfield, Halifax and Marsden areas. During this time I have also worked for MIND- the leading mental health charity, in Dewsbury for 10 years and also for Tameside Youth Offending Team, where I worked mainly with 11-18 year olds and their families. I have been accredited with the BACP since 2003 and work to their ethical framework. In addition I am also a qualified supervisor, offering counselling supervision and personal therapy to counsellors in training (discount available) and qualified counsellors. I also work with the Retail Trust EAP.
My main theoretical approach is person-centered, which means that the therapy is non-directive, using respect and empathy to build a therapeutic relationship within which my clients can safely explore difficult areas of their lives either past or present, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment. My approach is also informed by Transactional Analysis and Gestalt theories depending on individual client need, or the needs of a couple.
Counselling in the Huddersfield and Halifax areas
Everyone experiences times when life seems to lose its meaning. Memories from the past, painful and difficult events in the present and worries about the future can all make it hard to cope with everyday life, often impacting on relationships.
The past year has been extremely difficult for many people, struggling with bereavement, long-covid, increased anxiety, depression and loneliness and speaking with a therapist may help to process and alleviate some of these feelings and lessen the sense of isolation.
If you are struggling with issues, then this will impact on your health and well - being and there may be times when appropriate support cannot be found from family, friends or colleagues. Talking over the issues with a professional counsellor can often help, taking away some of the weight you carry. I can offer you counselling on a wide range of issues including;
How I can help
If you're dealing with feelings of depression and anxiety or are struggling to cope following a bereavement, please do give me a ring today to make an appointment or contact me using the confidential enquiry form on this website and I can support you through this time by offering a safe space to explore these difficulties.
I work as a counsellor from a purpose-built, comfortable building based in Marsden with good transport links and off-road parking and due to the Covid19 situation I am also offering both telephone and Skype/Zoom sessions for your safety and I can offer either short or long-term counselling dependent on your need. So whether you live locally in West Yorkshire in the Huddersfield or Halifax areas or further afield please contact me either by phone or email to arrange an appointment.