Helen Salmon BSc Hons Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
For many of us there are times in our lives when we don’t always feel able to talk to the people we know about our problems; we don’t have anyone to talk to; or we need more professional help. This is where I come in.
I work with clients on both a short and long term basis. My approach is flexible, and very much dictated by the needs of the client. The work will often flow between current issues; a client’s past; what’s happening in the room (either within the client’s body or between us) and to deeper, meaning of life or spiritual issues.
My formal training is in integrative counselling, which means that I work from a base of different theoretical approaches. This allows me to practice in a flexible, creative and open way that is unique for every client.
At the heart of my work is the relationship that develops between me and my clients. I passionately believe that people can grow and change, no matter how difficult their situation may seem. I also believe that our bodies and minds are inextricably linked, and that symptoms can occur within the body because of psychological disturbance, repression or trauma.
I work from home, in a lovely, peaceful setting which gives me the flexibility to work with my clients in a way that suits them best.
Prior to training and working as a counsellor I had over 15 years' experience in business/finance. I have also suffered and recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E.). Both of these experiences can offer valuable insight for particular clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc Honours degree in Integrative Counselling; a certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Mindfulness; and a Certificate in Couples Work (Changing Relationships); an award in Cruse Bereavement Care Supervision; and a BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) endorsed Certificate in Clinical Supervision. I am a fully registered UKCP Psychotherapeutic counsellor. UKCP is the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I work privately from home; as a supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care in Norwich; and do other related voluntary work.
My main areas of experience working with clients are: anxiety; bereavement; depression; suicide (either suicidal feelings or bereavement through suicide); trauma; low self-esteem; self-harm; abuse; relationship issues (either with self or others); anger management; weight issues; alcohol dependency; and general questions about the meaning of life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Suicide, feeling suicidal and concerns about the meaning of life
I charge £45 per session for individuals (£30 for students) and £50 for couples. Sessions last for one hour.
My practice is based in my home, approximately 8 miles from Norwich and 4 miles from Wymondham. I am also very close to Mulbarton and the A11.
I have ample off street parking and the therapy room is on the ground floor.
I work on both a short and long term basis with clients.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work weekdays and some evenings
Types of client