Helen Rutherford BA hons MBACP (Accred)

Helen Rutherford BA hons MBACP (Accred)

49 Emblehope Drive
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

07809 877360 / 07809 877360

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49 Emblehope Drive
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

07809 877360 / 07809 877360

About me

My name is Helen Rutherford and I became a qualified person-centred counsellor in 2008. I am an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (No.065042). I have spent several years studying and working in various settings as a counsellor gaining new skills.

I offer a free introductory 50-minute consultation so you have the opportunity to ask me any questions before starting counselling. It is important that you feel comfortable working with me so I provide this opportunity to meet with me before committing to counselling.

Whatever you bring to your counselling session I will endeavour to help you through those difficult days. Exploring thoughts and feelings takes courage. It can be scary for individuals to seek support when they need it the most. Counselling offers individuals a place to feel fully accepted and supported in a non-judgemental environment. Thoughts and feelings directly impact on your mood and ability to cope, therefore talking through these issues can help you to deal with your distress and encourage positive change.

I work with a wide range of issues and provide a warm, safe and confidential space where you can talk in confidence. For example, I work with issues such as loss, anxiety, low self-esteem, assertiveness, empowerment, coping strategies, depression, isolation, diagnosis, negative thoughts, anger, worry, hopelessness, oppression, progressive illness, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, guilt, independence, transition, stress and relationship issues. I offer an integrative approach to best suit your needs.

I have a special interest in disability and illness related issues and have undergone further training in this area. I am passionate about the promotion of psychological services for all.

I offer counselling in a range of mediums to offer flexibility in accessing my service.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 Counselling Supervision
  • 2013 BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • BA Hons in Counselling 2:1
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling with commendation
  • HEFC in Psychology    
  • Level 3 in Counselling
  • Counselling level 2                          
  • Counselling level 1    

Additional Skills/Qualifications/Training:

  • The Bigger Picture Disability Course
  • Online Counselling Skills Certificate
  • Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence who have a Learning Disability
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Working with Metaphor
  • Children’s Emotional Wellbeing
  • Making Endings
  • Helping Children tell their Stories

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

This service supports individuals from a range of disabling conditions including a disability the individual was born with, a progressive debilitating illness, or disability as a result of an accident. This service will tackle issues such as loss, grief, frustration, anxiety, low self-esteem, assertiveness, bereavement, empowerment, coping strategies, depression, isolation, diagnosis, self-esteem, negative thoughts, relationship difficulties, anger, worry, hopelessness, oppression, progressive illness, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, guilt, independence, transition, and stress.

Photos & videos

  • Online Therapy for Those affected by Disability and Illness


I offer a free 50 minute consultation as I feel it is important that you feel comfortable working with me. This gives us the opportunity explore why you are seeking counselling. I can also answer any questions you may have about the process.

Face to face counselling - £45 per hour.
Telephone counselling - £45 per hour (For anyone within the UK).
Online video/audio counselling - £45 per hour.
Instant Chat - £30 per hour.
E-mail - £25 per exchange approximately 1000 words.

I conduct an online assessment via e-mail for online services to assess whether this is an appropriate medium to support you.

Home visits available if wheelchair accessible in North East UK (within 20 miles of NE3)- £50 per hour (Additional £5 for travel expenses).

Counselling supervision for counsellors- £50 for 1.5 hours (discounts available to students).

Discounts are available on all sessions if you are on a low income (25% off a session).

Block bookings of 6 or more sessions can be arranged at a 10% discount. Payment must be made prior to your session. Payment can be made through bank transfer or cash. You will be invoiced with details of how to pay upon booking. Sessions are non-refundable.

Further information

I offer face to face counselling in North East England from accessible premises or home visits if the clients home is accessible. To reach those further afield I offer telephone counselling within the UK. I have also developed an online service which offers individuals the opportunity to work through the medium of e-mail, instant messaging or video conferencing through the internet.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4RW

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday 2-3pm, 3.15-4.15pm, 6-7pm, 7.15-8.15pm Tuesday 3-4pm 6-7pm, 7.15-8.15pm Wednesday 2-3pm, 3.15-4.15pm Thursday 2-3pm, 3.15-4.15pm, 6-7pm, 7.15-8.15pm Friday 1.45-2.45pm, 3-4pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a person-centred supervisor specialising in disability and illness.

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