Helen Rice, Counsellor & Relationship Therapist MA MSc MBACP Relate Certified

Helen Rice, Counsellor & Relationship Therapist MA MSc MBACP Relate Certified

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Branksome Park, Poole
Dorset
BH13

Bournemouth
Dorset
BH4

0333 4441009 / 07958 691710

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Branksome Park, Poole
Dorset
BH13

Bournemouth
Dorset
BH4

0333 4441009 / 07958 691710

About me

I work with individuals, couples and family groups to help them explore and understand their personal challenges and relationship difficulties and to then make the kind of changes that will turn things around.

I have trained as a general counsellor, psychologist, coach and specialist relationship therapist so I draw on a range of ideas and disciplines to support each client to find a way of working that best suits them. The 'integrative' approach I use incorporates psychodynamic, systemic, existential and other therapeutic ideas, as well as life-coaching techniques and facilitated exercises in sessions when they may be useful.

More than any technique or theory, however, I believe that helping clients to be curious about themselves - in other words being able to reflect on themself and their circumstances with a sense of neutrality and non-judgement in a safe and supportive environment - is the key to success.

Being curious is what will ultimately help you to distinguish the uniquely personal barriers that have been in the way of having the life and relationships you want, and it will enable you to see how you can achieve your goals, naturally and with ease.

I am available for face-to-face sessions in private premises in Branksome Park, Poole. I also offer Telephone & Skype sessions to clients nationwide via my virtual practice www.belovecurious.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • MA Relationship Therapy, Relate Institute with Hull University
  • MSc Psychology, University of Surrey
  • Relate Certified Practitioner
  • Level 5 HEFCE Counseling & Counselling Skills, London University
  • Extensive training & practice as a personal development coach & professional mentor in corporate roles and at Landmark Education

Registered Member BACP - Registration number 137257

Experience:

  • Relate Certified Counsellor working with couples, individuals and families.
  • Founder of relationship counselling & lovelife coaching website www.belovecurious.com
  • Regular media commentator on relationship & dating issues. In 2016: Psychologies Magazine, Metro; Daily Mail YOU Magazine; New! and Saga UK magazine http://www.belovecurious.com/inspiration/in-the-press/

Other:

  • Professionally, I have many years experience working in senior corporate roles and as a freelance social research consultant to HM Government.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Improve communication skills & stop the arguments
• Express your love & bring back intimacy
Boost your self-confidence & self-esteem
Prepare for marriage or civil partnership
Balance your lovelife with the demands of children & family life
Cope with affairs or loss of trust
Consider divorce or separation - conscious uncoupling
• Do you stay in your relationship or is it time to leave?
Explore your attitudes & experiences of sex & sexuality
• Overcome dating difficulties
• Start a new relationship


Fees

  • Initial 15-20 minute telephone consultation - No charge
  • Assessment session - £70 per session (1 hour)
  • Ongoing sessions - Variable pricing. For a recommended pre-paid 6 session block, £60 per session.

Please ask for further details or see payment options on www.belovecurious.com

Further information

Some Recent Client Testimonials

We found Helen at a time when our relationship had hit a very difficult and challenging time. The counselling was like finding the all important safety valve and an opportunity to air issues jointly in a space that felt both safe and focused on resolution. Helen's approach to couple therapy is both fair and compassionate providing you with a neutral space to work out how to take your relationship forward in a more positive direction. Since having the therapy with Helen our appreciation of one another as individuals and what we each bring to our relationship has deepened and we have learned new strategies for understanding one another as people. Altogether a very worthwhile and positive experience. Engaged couple - joint testimonial

At my first session I was nearly in hysterics, panicking that I was not measuring up to any of life’s standards. My sex life, my love life and indeed my life was in tatters. The sessions with Helen not only improved the areas that I thought I needed help with, they went to my core. I walked out of the final session more whole than I have ever felt in my adult life. At last I was equipped with the self confidence to really blossom and grow. This was a life changing experience of which you read about in books! Individual client - female

The overall process has been absolutely brilliant! All of a sudden everything clicks into place and when you can see the full circle, all the work we’ve been doing over these few weeks makes complete sense. I’ve had what I thought were good and bad sessions, and sometimes I’ve felt down and very reflective, but in retrospect I feel there’s never been a bad session because it’s all been extremely helpful. Couple counselling - male client

I am still feeling the huge impact from our session yesterday. I am using the power of my awakening like magic and slowly going through different areas of my life, tentatively touching each area with new clarity and letting it transform. The process is slow but really joyous. Individual client - female

My attitude to sex has completely changed. I used to think it was always going to be disastrous, but now I have hope that I can have a satisfying and enjoyable sex life. I’ve learned to relax a lot more and not be so bossy, so it’s a lot easier for someone to be spontaneous and more relaxed with me. Couple counselling - female client

I started getting coaching from Helen at a very stuck stage of my relationship. I was confused because I was unhappy in what seemed like it should be a perfect relationship. She listened to all my cries without judgement after which she would ask simple questions that led me to an unshakeable clarity about the next steps for me. Without ever being told what I needed to do it was so clear that I had to find the courage to leave what was comfortable and familiar and follow my heart to find what will make me happy! Individual client - female

Maps & Directions

Branksome Park, Poole, BH13
Bournemouth, BH4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm. Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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