Helen King (Registered MBACP)

Helen King (Registered MBACP)

Calderwood House
7 Montpellier Parade
GL50 1UL

Cirencester Hypnotherapy & Health Centre
84 Dyer Street

07592 337181

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Calderwood House
7 Montpellier Parade
GL50 1UL

Cirencester Hypnotherapy & Health Centre
84 Dyer Street

07592 337181

About me

As a BACP Registered Counsellor, I offer a professional service for adults and young people in private practice.

helen_king_logo.jpgI have particular experience of helping with:

  • anxiety
  • loss and bereavement
  • relationship issues and difficulties
  • affairs / betrayals
  • depression
  • young people (17+)
  • self harm
  • assertiveness
  • low self-confidence / low self-esteem
  • stress
  • anger management
  • family issues
  • transitions

Of special interest to me is the psychology of attachment, early trauma, the role of loss and how these may impact upon the present.

I have several years experience working for the NHS Let’s Talk and Cruse Bereavement Care services in addition to private practice. I also spent a year in a secondary school working with young people aged 16+.

I can offer short, brief and focused work over a few sessions, or can work over a longer period depending on your needs and preferences. We can discuss what might be most useful to you over the telephone or at an initial exploratory session.

What to expect if you contact me:

provide an empathetic, warm and accepting environment where you can explore your concerns confidentially, feel valued and over time experience improved confidence. I offer a professional and skilled service whilst remaining approachable.

We can work flexibly depending on your needs and we will agree on the goals and focus of our work together, for example, some clients prefer a more practical, solution focussed approach and others require more space to reflect on difficult experiences and emotions.

Please contact me by phone or email if you are interested in exploring whether counselling can help you and whether you would like to work with me.  If I am not the right person for you to see, then I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied for 3 years in Bath at a counselling and psychotherapy training institution (BCPC) which is accredited with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). An accredited course ensures the content and teaching has been rigorously scrutinised by BACP.

In addition I have achieved the following professional qualifications:

- Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Care

- Certificate in Stress Management/Reduction

Additional CPD and training courses have been completed through my work at the NHS and elsewhere:

- Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
for improving self confidence and reducing shame

- Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT
for Eating Disorders

- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
for Younger People

- working with low self-esteem
- working with drugs and alcohol,
- working with loss and separation
- attachment theory

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their recognised Code of Ethics. I am committed to a regular programme of clinical supervision and continued professional development.

I have experience of working on behalf of charities and small businesses who wish to support their employees but do not have access to an EAP scheme.

I hold appropriate professional insurance.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£45 per session, payable either weekly or monthly. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

Calderwood House is in central Cheltenham and provides free onsite car parking.  Unfortunately there is no disabled access at this time.

Cirencester Hypnotherapy & Health Centre is in central Cirencester. It does not have free parking onsite although there are various parking options nearby within short walking distance. Unfortunately there is no disabled access at this time.

Further information

Please visit my website http://www.intherightplace.co.uk for more information.

With a colleague, I also run Motherless Daughters South West which is a place for women who were in their twenties or younger when their mother died to support and understand each other. You can find useful articles and links on the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Motherless-Daughters-South-West-England-1444692022503072/

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or queries that have not been addressed here or if you'd like a brief confidential chat about how I might help you.

Maps & Directions

Cheltenham, GL50 1UL
Cirencester, GL7 2PF

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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