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13th August 2022 
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Counselling Counsellor West Yorkshire Counselling Huddersfield, Counselling Halifax, psychotherapy "Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them makes life meaningful".

Due to my current workload I am not taking any new referrals

Hello, I am Deborah Wortman, welcome to Brighouse Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am a highly experienced therapist based in Halifax, West Yorkshire and have been practising since 2001. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

Finding a connection and developing a therapeutic relationship are extremely important to me when working with clients.

Mutual respect and an understanding of the clients experiences, their thinking, feelings and behaviour enables me to work with each client in an individual and personalised manner.

I am CRB/DBS checked and registered with UKCP the organization that registers qualified therapists.

In addition to counselling and psychotherapy, I offer clinical supervision for qualified and trainee counsellors and therapists.

Areas that I work :

  • Emotional turmoil
  • Relationships
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (e.g. Aspergers)
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
  • Depression / Low mood
  • Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Complex Post Traumatic Stress (cPTSD)
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Redundancy
  • Addiction
  • Life Challenges

    I offer counselling for individuals and couples for specific issues and more long term psychotherapy.

    In addition to offering standard counselling, I also offer a specialist service working with adults and young adults with undiagnosed/traits or diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in particular ‘Aspergers’.

    I have over 20 years personal experience and practical professional knowledge of dealing with people on the Autistic Spectrum.
    People with ASD often do not respond to standard approaches to counselling. Over the years I have developed a number of techniques specific to people with ASD to enable them to fully engage, understand and benefit from the counselling process.(please refer to the Autism Spectrum Counselling section for more details about the services I can offer)
    Despite its name, Brighouse Counselling and Psychotherapy is in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and within easy reach of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and the M62 corridor in general. The practice is only 10 minutes away from the M62 and is close to the centre of Halifax and Calderdale Royal Infirmary, parking is available on the road.

    The practice has been specifically set up to offer a calm space in which to reflect, away from the pressures of daily life, with a comfortably furnished therapy room.

    I also offer Skype/Zoom sessions, and currently have a number of both international clients and more distant UK clients.

    ******* Due to Covid-19 ALL current sessions will be conducted remotely ********

    Counsellor West Yorkshire Counselling Huddersfield counsellor Halifax Psychotherapy Halifax Todmorden Hebden Bridge

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