Helen Ogg, Ad. Dip. PC, MNCS(Acc). BSc (Hons). PhD.
Park Counselling Centre
31 Park Road
I am a warm, caring and empathetic person, who is passionate about the therapeutic relationship. I work short and long term with individuals and couples.
'Calm seas do not make skilful sailors.' The therapeutic process can help you to navigate through painful experiences, and to steady yourself during a time of crisis. Therapy is about gaining better self-understanding in order to facilitate change. Feeling more at ease with your self is the goal.
The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of the counselling process. I offer a safe place in which you can talk about yourself, and the things you find difficult in your life. It is an opportunity for you to talk openly and freely without being judged.
By training I am an integrative psychotherapist. My approach is flexible and adaptable, and recognises that people are complex and their lives complicated.
Couples counselling allows for exploration of relationship difficulties and space to make decisions about how to move forward into the future. Whether you wish to repair or maintain your relationship, couples counselling is an opportunity to explore different ways of communicating with and being with each other.
Couples or relationship counselling is also suitable for other relationships (parent-child; siblings, for example) – indeed, wherever two individuals seek better understanding and resolution of painful issues.
It is in the nature of the counselling process that clients often disclose deeply personal details of their lives. To safeguard client confidentiality I do not add your name or other identifying details to my notes. In addition, I do not store sensitive client information on my computer.
Training, qualifications & experience
Always curious about how we think, feel and behave, I earned a 1st Class psychology degree at the University of London in 1996. I went on to research children’s early language and cognitive development for which I was awarded a doctoral degree in 2002.
Other qualifications include:
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Couples Counselling. My approach to relationship counselling differs from more traditional approaches such as Relate.
Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology reflecting an interest in the link between mind and body.
Certificate in Mindfulness Practice.
I have worked in a wide variety of environments, from secretarial roles in both the public and private sectors, to teaching psychology to post-graduate students. I have also run my own successful small business.
My 'university of life' experiences are an indispensable supplement to my professional counselling qualifications.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Regular sessions are of 55 minutes duration.
Fees for individual counselling £45 per session.
Couples counselling £55 per session.
Concessions available for low income and student counsellors. Please enquire.
To discuss an appointment, please call me. If you prefer, text and I will return your call as soon as possible. Or email me via the link on this profile.
The strength of an integrative approach is that I am able to adapt therapy to meet the unique concerns of each of my clients.
I have experience of working with men and women from a wide variety of backgrounds and a range of issues including:
Alcohol/drug dependency; Aspergers/Autism; Anxiety; Generalised Anxiety Disorder; Panic attacks; Relationship issues; Couples counselling; Bereavement; Bullying; Depression; Anger; OCD, Stress; Low self-esteem; Life transitions; Parenting issues; Mid-life changes; Menopause; Abuse; Adult children of alcoholic/abusive parents; migrants transitioning to life in the UK.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday 8.45a.m. - 7pm. Some weekend appointments.
Types of client