Helen Hickson-Booth Dip Couns, Registered Member MBACP, Therapeutic Counselling
I am an independent professional counsellor working in the border areas of Shropshire and Powys.
Providing counselling to individuals specifically around issues that may arise in relation to pregnancy, childbirth and the time after having a baby. I am particularly interested in bonding, attachment, stress and anxiety and pre-natal and post-natal depression
I offer counselling to parents who would like support in coping with issues relating to pregnancy, parenthood ad family issues. Such as body image issues, low self-confidence, acceptance and adjustment to pregnancy, birth experience, infant bonding, pregnancy loss (miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death), depression that is occurring in relation to pregnancy or postnatal depression and anxiety and support in pregnancy following the loss of a baby.
To me it is important that I offer a space that is both unconditionally accepting and confidential allowing environment where I can offer you my client the support you may require as we begin to discover your own solutions. Within this safe space I encourage you to explore your thoughts and feelings, working with you as you look at and start to recognise the issue, allowing you the client to gain understanding and self-awareness.
I believe that everyone is unique and individual and should be treated that way, within this we may need counselling at some stage through our lives to cope with sometimes difficult and troubled circumstances. This can vary from life changing circumstances in the present or past which you may be finding difficult to deal with at this time. Counselling is not about changing the past but finding a way to deal with the present and making a decision if moving on is the right thing for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Level 3 Award in Counselling Concepts
ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
ABC Accredited foundation training course “Awareness in Bereavement Counselling”
Accredited Modular Foundation training course ‘Trauma Counselling’
Specialist training: In areas such as Family and Child development, Sexual violence and Addiction.
Since 2013 I have practiced alongside two professional agencies based across wales, allowing me to offer specialist counselling and support to both women and men.
During the past 16 years have been employed within the health and education industry as a support and advocacy employee. Working within the community in both school, home and private settings, supporting both adults and young people both within families and singularly. In the areas of addiction, pregnancy and behavioral issues. These experiences encouraged and inspired me and through this I made the decision to further develop my skill set, enhancing how I worked and what I could offer both personally and professionally to my clients. This change of direction began my journey to be a holistic, diverse and a creative counsellor.
I currently support clients within an agency based across wales whom offer counselling and support.
My continued training and self-development are important to me and essential to my work as a counsellor, and remain up to date with current practice through Continuous Professional Development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
My fees are
£40 per hour Monday – Friday (Day)
£40 per hour (Evening)
Please contact me to discuss booking and payment terms.
For Counselling to be effective, a session needs to be held on either a weekly or fortnightly basis. We can discuss this further, during your initial enquiry or within your first session.
Please contact me vie email or my business Facebook page.
Appointments available in Shrewsbury or Welshpool
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available currently available on Wednesday and Thursday's
Types of client