Helen Drysdale - Counsellor (Dip.Integrative Couns & RMBACP)
43A Downing Street
What can counselling do for me?
Counselling can help you view your life through a different lens; to see the positives that exist and improve your ability to develop resilience when dealing with difficult or challenging circumstances.
I offer a safe, nurturing and confidential environment in which to explore your concerns and identify their root causes, evolve your sense of self-worth, improve your strengths and overcome the challenges you face. My role is not to give advice, instead I will listen and reflect back to help you to gain insight into how past or more recent experiences may be impacting your life.
I am an integrative therapist and therefore able to draw upon a range of therapies (including person-centered, psychodynamic and CBT) and tailor them to meet your individual needs. I am able to provide short-term, long-term and time-limited therapy.
My role is to enable others to become more aware of what is stopping them reaching their goals; more aware of the need to address their issues and more aware of the impact they have on those around them. My motivation is to help others navigate the world in which we now live and thus to experience life in a more positive way.
"I just wanted to thank you for having had such a positive effect on my outlook to life. Our weekly chats and the ideas and "tools" that you have introduced have been instrumental in my new positivity and I find myself looking forward to the future - rather than thinking that there may not be one!"
"I felt connected with Helen and speaking with a therapist has helped considerably.."
"I didn't know what to expect, but my therapist has helped me to understand myself and my feelings for the first time in years."
"I felt that the therapy helped me a lot. More than I was expecting."
"Helen worked with me to understand and enhance my level of emotional intelligence, translating the theoretical concepts into practical steps that I could take to improve. This meant I was better placed to successfully get a new job and promotion after nine months of unsuccessful interviews."
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced Therapeutic Counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I have been a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Registered) since 2008 and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
In addition to my private practice, I am a volunteer at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice – providing counselling and bereavement support for those who have lost family members and helping those whose loved ones have terminal illnesses to cope.
- CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative
- Route (Level 4) 2008
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3)
- CPCAB Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-02)
- Accredited to administer the JCA Emotional Intelligence Profile tool (EIP)
I also undertake regular continuous professional development (CPD) to ensure my skills remain up-to-date and to further grow my understanding of theory and practice, relating to both my clients and myself.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As well as being a counsellor, I am also qualified to administer the JCA Emotional Intelligence Profiling tool (EIP) for both individuals and organisations. Many years experience working in both large corporate businesses and small creative companies have equipped me with an understanding of the business world and the problems that can arise in organisations of all sizes both for both employees and employers.
Engaging your EI allows you to create a decisive shift in the way you think, empowering you to be both personally and interpersonally effective; to feel emotionally resilient and more in control of your reactions, even when under pressure. Please see the EI page on my website www.sentiencecounselling.co.uk for more detailed information about this service.
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It's really easy to get started, just give me a call or send me an email and we can agree a time for a free 20-minute telephone consultation to help you decide if counselling is the right form of support for you.
The next stage is to agree a time and day to meet for our sessions. My counselling rooms are located in central Farnham, Surrey (with nearby parking facilities and numerous links to public transport).
Sessions cost £45 for 50 minutes.
I have an enhanced DBS Certificate and hold full Liability and Indemnity Insurance. Undertake regular supervision and Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available to work outside usual working hours if required.
Types of client