Helen Johnston MBACP (Accred)
Hi, I am Helen. I offer a confidential and safe therapeutic space for you to work through difficult affecting your personal wellbeing. I can support you to look at your thoughts, feelings and behaviour in more depth and make adjustments, if you want to.
I am an 'integrative therapist' which means that I combine different elements of specific therapies that work to support you as an individual. I am committed to providing a safe, therapeutic environment for my clients.
I offer clients opportunities to work creatively (if you would like) with sand trays, drawing and modelling as well as traditional talking therapy.
I offer one to one therapeutic counselling to children, young people and adults. I offer short term and long term therapy with a free half hour consultation for you to decide whether you would like to work with me.
My specialism is with working with teenagers and young people. I also have experience of working with children and adults.
I have a specialist interest in human attachments and their impact on relationship patterns.
I have researched and delivered training on the impact of digital and social media on relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a qualified counsellor for 13 years. I have practiced in GPs surgeries, Mind and Centre 33.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British association of counselling). I have a Higher Education Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Relational approach with is part of the integrative model) from the Metropolitan University of Leeds.
I have a 2:1 BA (hons) degree in Psychology and Media from the university of Leeds.
I currently work part time at Centre 33 managing sessional and volunteer counsellors and counselling clients with complex needs.
I am also currently co facilitating therapeutic group work on behalf of Arts and Minds.
As well as therapeutic work I have worked in supportive and assessment roles for 17 years with children young people and families. Places of work have included a family assessment centre in Manchester, connexions (Careers advisory centre) and further education establishments in Leeds.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Children under 13 years old £40 for a 50 minute session.
Young People over 13 years and adults £40 for an hours session.
A free 20 (under 16yrs old) and 30 minute (over 16 years old) consultation will be offered at the beginning of our relationship.
Discounted rates for counselling students and those people in receipt of benefits may apply. Please get in contact with me for further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability on a Monday late afternoon. I will have more availability in February.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|