Helen Robertson BA, Dip. Couns., BSc, MBACP
I am a qualified Humanistic Counsellor. I am a registered member of the BACP and fully insured.
I work relationally and offer a warm, inclusive and non-judgemental space in which to explore your life in a way that suits you, safely and confidentially. Counselling can provide an impartial and empathetic ear.
Humanistic therapy focuses on self-development and growth and is a holistic approach: we will think about the whole of your life experience including your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I believe in clients' abilities to grow, and your ability to recognise your strengths, creativity and choice.
My training comprised of Person Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Counselling, and I draw on these and other approaches in the work that I do. Primarily though, my focus is on the relationship between me as a therapist and you as a client, as I believe that this is the greatest facilitator for change.
I am interested in the principles of mindfulness and sometimes integrate this into my counselling practice if this is something that clients might be interested in.
For more information about different kinds of therapy and approaches, you might find this a helpful webpage: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counselling.html
In our first session, we can decide together how we would work together, including for how long, and I would ask some questions about what you are hoping for from Counselling and what has brought you to this point.
I work from therapy spaces in and around Bishopston in Bristol, the location of which would depend on our mutual availability.
Please get in touch via email if you are interested in booking an initial session and we can discuss when that might be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in Humanistic Counselling at Metanoia Institute in Ealing, London.
Metanoia Institute, London
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (2015) (Transactional Analysis, Person-Centred and Gestalt Therapy)
An Introduction to Transactional Analysis (‘The TA 101’) (2013)
BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice (2015)
BA (Hons) in Philosophy
I have worked with adults in the community, students in higher and further education settings, and have a special interest in and experience of working therapeutically with people with Learning Disabilities. I have experience of working with groups as well as short-term and longer-term one to one work.
I have completed voluntary placements at Waterloo Community Counselling in London (2013 - 2014), and the University of Bristol Student Counselling Service (2014 - 2016).
I have been employed as a Counsellor by the University of Bristol Student Counselling Service and currently work as the Counsellor for a range of sixth forms across Bristol.
I am an examiner on the Metanoia Humanistic Diploma course.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I charge £40 per 50 minute session.
I do have some concessionary rates available at £30, for people for example training in Counselling, or for those on low incomes.
I have a background of working in the charity and education sectors, primarily working with both children and adults with Learning and Physical Disabilities, working in the fields of social and creative development, respite care, sex education and family support.
It is through this work that I first became interested in Counselling having seen the significant benefits first hand of therapeutic and listening support.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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