Helen Douch

Helen Douch

Saxons Alternative Therapy Centre
35 New Market
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9HE

01502 731766 / 07999 420558

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Saxons Alternative Therapy Centre
35 New Market
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9HE

01502 731766 / 07999 420558

About me

Welcome

If you are reading this you have probably already decided that you want to explore some aspect of your life that is troubling or puzzling you. You may be anxious, sad, stressed at work, or having relationship difficulties. You may have experienced major life events such as illness, bereavement, retirement, or other major loss.

I am a Person-Centred counsellor. That means I believe a significant part of the reason for people’s psychological struggles is that they are living life in a way that doesn’t suit them. There are many influences in our lives that can divert us off course. We incorporate the beliefs and behaviours of the important people in our lives into our way of being, often without even realising it. That can lead to the sense of “not knowing who I am or what I want to be”. Even in the absence of these influences, life events such as bereavement, illness, redundancy, work stress, can leave us floundering and stranded, needing help to make sense of what is happening.

Counselling provides a space in which you can explore all these aspects of living. I will listen as non-judgementally as I can, helping you to identify and clarify those troubling, confusing emotions and thoughts, and thus to work out what you want to do with them. I will make space for you to express the strong feelings, for example, of loss and anger at what has happened in your life, that may not be permissible in your everyday living, so that you can find a way of being with those emotions.

Getting started

If you think counselling may help, the first step is to get in contact with me, either by email or phone. We can have a confidential, no-obligation chat, and if you decide you want to meet up we will arrange an initial face to face appointment. This will last an hour. At this, you will get an idea of how I work, and whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you. Trust your instincts on this as it is important to find a counsellor you feel comfortable with. I will also explain my professional policies including my ethical practice, fees, and appointment arrangements.

If you decide you want to continue working with me, we will arrange further weekly or fortnightly appointments. The number of sessions we have together is up to you, as we will work at your pace, and on the issues you want to explore. This is something we can discuss in the first appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member MBACP), and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I am a volunteer with The Norwich Centre, Norwich.

I also have over 30 years of working in the NHS as an anaesthetist with an interest in Obstetrics and Intensive Care.

Qualifications

  • BA Person Centred Counselling Middlesex University
  • Diploma Person-Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of East Anglia

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£40 per hour session which can be paid by cash or cheque

Maps & Directions

Beccles, NR34 9HE

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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