Helen Pickering Dip Int Coun, CBT Therapist, Registered MBACP,

Helen Pickering Dip Int Coun, CBT Therapist, Registered MBACP,

Weston Grove

07583803037 / 07583803037

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Weston Grove

07583803037 / 07583803037

About me

Hello !  I`m Helen. Experienced in working with all age groups presenting with such issues as depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger, family/relationship issues and many more. I am passionate about supporting people at difficult times in their lives, delivering a professional, safe and confidential service. I respect that personal experiences are very unique to each individual and I understand that it takes courage to openly talk about what you are experiencing.

I can help you to reflect and work through your problems in an understanding, confidential and safe environment. You will not be judged or criticised for who you are or how you are feeling.

You may find you’re struggling with family or relationship issues, a crisis in your personal life, or perhaps you’re experiencing anxiety, facing bereavement, seperation or divorce. You may even have feelings of hopelessness, a lack of self-worth or confidence, depression or stress, or maybe the cause is related to your past.  Whatever it is, you can bring it to counselling.

During your sessions I will support you in exploring your thoughts and feelings. I will listen to you, accept and respect you. I will not judge you or tell you what to do. I will help you reach your own decisions based on what is right for you.

I work in private practice based in Chester and within educational settings Counselling children and young people of primary and high school age.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate Of Proficiency, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Diploma in Integrative Counselling. (CPCAB)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. (CPCAB)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies. (CPCAB)
Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills(CPCAB)
Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

As an Integrative Counsellor I combine Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T), Psychodynamic Therapy and Person Centred Therapy, adapting my support to best suit the needs of the individual.

I have worked at a Hospice providing Bereavement Counselling, supporting people with loss, grief and the other emotions/ issues bereavement can generate such as anger, guilt, denial, depression, relationship issues; C.A.M.H.S, supporting parents of children who were receiving support from the service, with such issues as anxiety, depression, family issues, seperation and divorce; West Cheshire College Counselling students aged 15+ with such issues as self-harm, relationship problems, stress, bullying, anger, low self-esteem, low confidence. I currently work within 3 schools Counselling students of primary and high school age.

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I offer an initial free consultation over the phone for us to talk through what you may be looking for, or, an initial face to face session (£20 fee) to help you decide if Counselling is right for you and importantly that I am the right Counsellor.

£20 initial face to face session

£45 subsequent sessions

I offer reduced fees of £35 per session for students, unemployed, pensioners and low waged
Fees [either cash or cheque] are payable at the end of each session

Home visit £55
Hospital visit £55

Further information

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P) I work in accordance with its Ethical Framework and code of ethics, ensuring a safe and confidential Counselling practice for both you and me.

Maps & Directions

Chester, CH2 1QH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm. Saturday 9am - 12pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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