Helen Donovan MBACP (Accredited)
There are times when we need that bit of extra support away from the main areas of our lives. It can be a very brave step to seek out therapy but it can turn out to be a very valuable one. Therapy can provide a space that might not exist in your every day life; a space where 50 minutes is just about you with no interruptions and where someone truly listens and empathizes with your situation.
I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is at the heart of the work and I feel if we can work well together then this can help your relationships in your every day life.
I work integratively using a mix of therapeutic styles based on each client I see as everyone is individual. I have a strong background in psychodynamic work meaning if relevant we can look at past experiences to see how they are impacting on you today.
I have over 7 years experience of working with clients both long and short term in various settings such as counselling agencies, schools and the NHS.
I also worked for five years in mental health services training people to work with people experiencing mental health issues particularly people who are suicidal.
Therapy at times can be a difficult experience but I am here to support you as you gain strength and insight.
I am a fully accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their professional framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited member of BACP
BACP Accred Register
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in CBT
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Individual sessions are £50
Some concessions available
The place I practice from is located in Clapham Old Town. Clapham Common on the Northern Line is the nearest tube station but many others and buses in the area.
The room is located on the ground floor but there are a few steps to walk up to enter the building.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have sessions available on Tuesday and Thursday between 9am – 1pm. I have Skype or telephone counselling sessions available at 4pm Tuesday and Thursday or 8pm week day evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|