Helen Connor. FdSc Counselling w/d
Tides Counselling Practice is so named because we all have highs and lows in our life; times when we seem to ‘spring’ forward and then there is a ‘neep’ when things seem bleak and muddy. Occasionally events simply flood over us and we feel completely overwhelmed by the associated emotions. Sometimes, we can feel as if we are just drifting along taken by forces out of our control like flotsam and jetsam.
My own life experience has sometimes felt as though I’m being tossed and thrown by turbulent waters. That same life experience combined with my experience as a counsellor, has taught me how resilient the human spirit is.
Counselling can be lots of different things for different people. What it essentially offers is an opportunity to talk through issues with someone who is neutral and has empathy for you, (not a family member or friend), about things which you are finding it hard to talk to others about. In coming to counselling, I will try and help you to make some sense of what is happening to you and support you while you seek to move forward in your own way and in your own time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have qualified with CRUSE bereavement care and hence have specific expertise working with those who are bereaved. My experience is also in working with pre-bereavement, life threatening illnesses, stress, depression, anxiety, major life change and the day to day challenges faced by individuals.
I have gained a qualification on the Macmillan Cancer Support course through the London Open College Network plus my qualification in counselling is an FdSc with distinction in Counselling. I have also studied Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Pre bereavement and facing life threatening illnesses. Loss and Trauma.
After an initial assessment, my fees are £40 per hour.
Some flexibility can be arranged for those on benefits or suffering hardship.
Cheques are not accepted. Cash and BACS transfer are preferred.
I have lived in North West Bristol for many years and have worked with clients throughout Bristol and North Somerset. My clients come to a comfortable, confidential and safe space which is easily accessible by car and via public transport. Home visits can be considered.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9.30 - 6pm
Types of client