Helen-Melissa Crew, Registered MBACP, DipHE Counsellor & Psychotherapist
West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
11 West Street
Welcome to HM Counselling Service.
Are you needing help with anxiety, depression, self-confidence or are experiencing relationship or family difficulties? Is life feeling stressful and unmanageable and you are feeling sad? Or perhaps your life is at a standstill and needs a sense of direction?
At times we all need extra support and help with overcoming challenges that life brings. Whatever your reason for counselling, I am here to help.
My name is Helen-Melissa and I am a qualified, experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. I can offer the professional support you need when change feels too difficult to achieve alone.
At its most effective therapy can be a life changing process, enabling people to feel more empowered and fulfilled in their life. Counselling provides a safe, confidential and supportive space in which to address current problems and where unresolved difficulties from the past can be explored and worked through, giving a greater sense of freedom and hope for the future.
As a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist I can offer you professional help for all kinds of emotional distress such as Depression, Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Low Self-esteem, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Work Related Issues and many more.
I practise a Humanistic approach to Counselling that is caring, respectful and non-judgemental. I work in a collaborative way and together we will explore your feelings and talk through your difficulties. Thus helping you to gain insight and understanding with the aim of overcoming your problems and to develop better ways of coping. I will also draw upon a range of other different therapy models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) depending on your individual needs. In this way you can hope to gain the most from therapy and achieve real results that stay with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my Private Practice, I have worked within the NHS at a GP Surgery and I also counselled the staff of a large NHS Hospital. I have a wealth of experience working with a wide range of issues and different age groups.
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Practice.
My qualifications are:
DipHE Humanistic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
BACP Certificate of Proficency
Additional training and workshops I have attended:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
An initial 50 minute session is offered at a discounted fee of £25. This is the chance to explore what you would want from counselling and how together we could work towards that. Anything you wish to discuss will be handled with sensitivity and in complete confidence.
If you are unsure whether or not to continue with therapy, you are under no obligation to continue beyond the initial appointment.
Individuals - £50 per 50 minute session
Couples - £60 per 60 minute session
Online/Telephone - £40 per 50 minute session
I am happy to offer a free telephone consultation to discuss any questions you may have or if you would like further information, please get in touch via email or visit my website:
I hold full Liability and Indemnity Insurance and an enhanced DBS Certificate.
My Private Practice is based in the heart of Fareham Town Centre, with easy access by car, bus or train. Car parking is located nearby.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|