Simon Cookson | Accredited Professional Counsellor | Skipton | NCS

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As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

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Simon Cookson

Member Status: Accredited Professional

Member No: NCS17-04758

Location: Skipton

I am currently counselling in private practice at the Craven Clinic Ltd, Skipton Town Centre and have worked voluntarily at a charity in Colne that supports poor and marginalised families and residents in Colne and its surrounding areas.

Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked for many years dealing with and supporting victims of crime and also delivering training to Police Officers both locally and nationally.

I am a person centred counsellor, which means that I believe you are the expert of yourself, you have the ability to become more self aware and make changes should you wish to do so or you may wish to be able to better understand yourself. I will work at providing the right conditions during our sessions to enable you to fulfil this.

During our sessions I will not be telling you what you should and shouldn't do - you will no doubt have already experienced being told what you 'should' be doing when you really just wanted to be heard.

I will give you the space to explore what you choose, at your pace and when you are ready.
I will be non-judgemental, I will not only listen to you but hear you and accept you for what and who you are.
When was the last time you took some quality 'me time' for yourself?

I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and also the National Counselling Society (NCS) and as such I work towards and abide by their Ethical Frameworks and professional standards.

Why not contact me and arrange that first session to see how counselling could help you.
Individual sessions of 50mins duration charged at £50.

REWIND Technique: This is a non-intrusive, safe and highly effective psychological method for detraumatising people, which can also be used for removing phobias.
It allows a person to unhook negative emotions attached to an experience that has already occurred or perceived.
Sessions are £50 and 50mins in length and a minimum of 2 sessions are needed. Generally between 2 and 3 sessions are required.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
    L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
    L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
    L2 Award in Intro. to Counselling Skills.
    Certificate in Education (Cert. Ed.).

    Guided Imagery & Visualisation for Therapeutic Change.
    REWIND Technique: The fast trauma (PTSD) and phobia cure.
    How to break the cycle of depression.
    How to lift depression, the practical skills you need.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relaxation
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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