Helen Gibbs Dip Humanistic Counselling, Holistic Therapist
I am an experienced counsellor and Touch for Health Kinesiologist with a naturally caring, empathic and intuitive nature, I have many years experience working privately and within GP surgeries.
I enjoy working with people and seeing them grow by working with their emotional, physical, spiritual and energetic aspects and can help you to overcome anxiety, depression, low mood, life transitions etc as well as understand, and manage, High Sensitivity (see below) and peri and menopausal problems.
I have 20 years experience of working with people, 13 years of those in Mental Health, both in the community and within an in-patient setting, as a support worker. This role involved supporting and encouraging individuals back into the community, working with them to identify their strengths and interests and finding meaningful activities.
How can I help?
So many therapists to choose from, where do you start? As a holistic therapist I will work with you as a whole and in a creative way; this includes using tapping and kinesiology. My aim is to build a trusting, therapeutic relationship with you, make you feel as comfortable as possible from your first session and to assist you on your journey to where you would like to be in life. I believe that by working holistically we are broaching the issue from different angles, thus increasing the chances of recovery.
High Sensitivity or Sensory Processing Sensitivity
Perhaps you can identify with any of these?
- Anxiety and mood swings/low mood/panic, low confidence and tiredness
- Cry easily and not always understand why.
- Feel unwell a lot of the time; even more so when tired but not have any real physical problems.
- Have a low tolerance to pain, light, noise, smells and crowds
- Feel your emotions strongly, startle easily, are distressed by the news and struggle to explain yourself clearly.
- Prone to ‘burnout’ as you are always trying to prove yourself in some way – maybe have low self esteem
- Have a tendency to feel overwhelmed and need to isolate yourself to avoid over stimulation
- Are creative
If so, then you may have the innate trait of High Sensitivity, or sensory processing sensitivity. 15 – 20% of the population are highly sensitive; it is NOT a disorder. They have a more sensitive nervous system and process things differently, hence struggling with many of the above.
I am a Highly Sensitive Holistic Counsellor/therapist specialising in working with Highly Sensitive’s and use a mixture of counselling and kinesiology to assist an individual to find their own coping strategies and exercises that will include working with their own energy system.
Our culture sees sensitivity as a weakness; however there are strengths that come with this trait. For example: they will be very creative, highly empathic and very intuitive, are a good listener, love animals and nature and be easily moved by music and the arts.
Walk and Talk Therapy
By walking and talking you will be tapping into the natural energies of the sun and nature whilst working through the issues that are bothering you. Being outdoors creates a calming effect thus making the counselling work more relaxed. There will naturally be less eye contact, you may find that this makes it easier for you to talk about the difficult stuff.
The Walk and Talk way of working can help you move forward and integrate what you learn about yourself in counselling.
I live in the country, not far from Liss village. Opposite my house is a public footpath, there is the option of walking around the field or following the footpath, or you might prefer walking around Petersfield lake or through the trees at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park – the choice is yours.
As a Touch for Health Kinesiologist I use muscle, or energy testing, to balance the body's energy system. This can assist in establishing the emotional factors involved in a psychological or physical issue. I am also qualified in Meridian Psychotherapy i.e.tapping. Both of these use the meridian system to stimulate and balance the energy flowing through our body. I bring elements of both into my work and include gentle exercises to boost the energy system and bring increased awareness of the body. When our body is in balance, energetically, we naturally feel better in mood and outlook as well as physically.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling Skills 1&2, Chichester University 2007.
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, Chichester University 2010.
- Various training workshops including; Domestic Violence, Creative Arts, Dementia, CBT, Managing Conflict, Strong Emotions, Relapse Prevention (Substance abuse).
- I have experience in all types of mental distress.
- Touch for Health Kinesiology
- Diploma in Meridian Psychotherapy
- I am a member of the Complementary Therapists Association.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My special interests include:
- High Sensitivity
- Food related issues
- Peri-menopause / menopause
£45.00 for 1 hour.
Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat about your requirements and for you to decide if you like the sound of my voice, feel comfortable with me and we feel that we could work together.
I have some concessions available for those on low income.
My qualifications also include Massage, Reiki and Ear Candling, Meridian Psychotherapy (tapping) and Touch for Health Kinesiology. These all inform my work and tapping and kinesiology are often included.
Our first session is focused on information collecting and getting to know each other. I will answer any questions you may have about your sessions. It is always difficult to know how many sessions someone may need, however, if you are only able to commit to 6 to 8 sessions for example then we will work within that time-frame in a more solution focused way.
I work from home in the Liss countryside with adequate parking and at a GP surgery in Petersfield, this is close to the town centre and has free parking available and several other car parks within close proximity.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday, some Saturdays and Tuesday evening
Types of client