Helen Fairmaner BA (hons) MBACP
Newcastle Upon Tyne
07979 637 122
Is there something you need to talk about but you don’t know where to start? ….
Trying to talk about things that are private, upsetting or difficult can be daunting and feel risky. Yet I know from personal experience how transformative it can be to talk at these times.
My approach acknowledges the importance of creating a respectful, empathic and trusting relationship with clients, which creates the space for a person to explore the issues they are facing and move forward in meaningful and positive ways.
I use an integrative counselling model. This means I draw from a variety of approaches that allows me to tailor counselling to each person’s unique needs. I am experienced at working with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, loss, relationship difficulties and eating distress etc. I also have specific training to help people explore how their spirituality, identity or sense of meaning is impacted when facing difficulties.
I work with children (5+), adolescents as well as adults. I have counselled people with caring responsibilities, those with learning difficulties and those facing chronic health issues including CFS/ME.
I also have many years of previous experience working as a professional in a pressured environment.
I offer a free telephone consultation for up to 20 minutes in order for you to assess whether you want counselling and what is involved and I always begin counselling with an assessment session with no obligation to continue.
If you wish to engage in counselling with me we would then agree the frequency and timing of our future sessions. This is usually a 50 minute session at weekly intervals at a regular time, but this can be adjusted to suit your needs.
Counselling is a collaborative process and we would regularly review our work together to ensure we are making progress that is meaningful to you and to give you space to decide how you want to proceed.
£45 per 50 minute session
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
Registered member of the Association of Christian Counsellors
BA (hons) counselling
BArch (hons) architecture
I have experience and training in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
I work with children (5+) and adolescents (13+)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have specific training to help people explore how their spirituality, faith, identity or meaning of life is impacted when facing difficulties.
£45 – Individual 50 minute session
I offer a free initial telephone assessment for up to 20 minutes to help you assess whether counselling is right for you.
Potential discounts for students or those on benefits (to be discussed at the assessment session)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer daytime and evening appointments on weekdays.
Types of client