Helen Farrell MBACP Registered counsellor
Buckland St Mary
The Meadows Surgery
I am a qualified, registered, integrative counsellor offering friendly, confidential, face to face counselling and personal therapy. I will not judge or criticise you but seek to understand your situation. I will respect your needs and treat you with respect as you explore the issues you are facing at your pace. Our sessions are normally weekly to begin with, and your first, introductory session, is free of charge so that you can decide if my approach is right for you. For many people taking the first step requires courage; I aim to make this as easy as I can. I also have experience of training professional counsellors.
You have a choice of venue; I have a dedicated room at my home (separated from my house) or by arrangement at The Meadows Practice in Ilminster.
I offer all clients an initial session FREE OF CHARGE so that you can decide if counselling may be helpful for you, if I am the person you feel is right for you to work with, and also where you feel most comfortable working.
I look forward to talking to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. My private practice is based at my home in The Blackdown Hills, close to the Devon/Somerset border, I also practice at The Meadows Practice in Ilminster. All clients are welcome at The Meadows; you do not have to be a patient at the Practice.
Having worked in NHS, corporate, charity and private practice settings, I believe I have gained invaluable experience; this allows me to identify with the diverse needs of my clients and support them in the most appropriate way.
In September 2015 I was appointed as lead tutor for The Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Broadreach Training in Plymouth; I work with a group of trainee counsellors one day per week.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Photos & videos
No obligation, introductory session free.
Hourly sessions £40
Some concessions are available
Wheelchair access at The Meadows Surgery, Ilminster.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday, evening and Saturday morning appointments by arrangement
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|