Judith Brooker, Counsellor
I qualified as a counsellor at Keighley College (2007) and I also have an MA in counselling from York St John University (2009).
Before taking my counselling qualifications I worked as mental health advocate. As a counsellor I have experience of a general counselling service in the community, counselling in a women’s centre and in a drug and alcohol organisation.
I have now had ten years experience as a counsellor in private practice.
I undertake regular training and recent short courses I have attended include:
- working with couples
- working with gender identity (transgender issues)
Issues I have helped my clients to work on include:
- anxiety and depression
- couples counselling and relationship issues
- separation and divorce
- self esteem
- gambling addiction
- family issues
- transgender issues
- employment including bullying at work and career change
- chronic fatigue
What is unique about the way I work?
My research at York St John was about session length in counselling and I also looked at flexible appointments.
Working from a counselling room in my own home enables me to offer my clients very flexible appointments. If you are able to come at the same time each week that’s fine. If however you need your counselling to fit in with work and family life it is possible to come at different times each week.
I am also able to offer counselling sessions which are shorter or longer than the usual hour (60 minutes).
Your first appointment will be for one hour and we will discuss all your appointment options and work out what you need.