Helen Smith. MBACP. Higher Dip Counselling-Mobile service available

Helen Smith. MBACP. Higher Dip Counselling-Mobile service available

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Langport
Somerset
TA10

07970 580933

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Langport
Somerset
TA10

07970 580933

About me

I have many years of experience being alongside people who are struggling with life or suffering mental ill health.I provide highly skilled talking therapy structured to individual need and has proven effective in making deep seated change ; tapping into to the very roots of how and why we are. I have a gentle holding space in a comfortable homely and tranquil country setting where gradually together we find the keys to unlocking and developing your self worth and expanding and connecting with living and being whilst feeling safe and supported.

I am skilled in counselling individuals as well as couples. I am highly experienced in working with grief and loss of many kinds including trauma and loss through suicide,loss of health and loved one to dementia,relationship problems, family struggles,infertility and childlessness,illness and the struggle of becoming a carer in a relationship,fear and anxiety,abuse and addictions.

I work in a very gentle person- centred way where you will feel a sense of warmth and trust in relating so enabling you to move forward at your own pace in a way that feels manageable and empowering

I am also able to make home visits particularly for those struggling to get out for whatever reason,often disability or agoraphobia.

I also offer telephone/Skype counselling which is proving to be very effective particularly for those who live further away and struggle to travel or have issues around time.

The first session is free to come and discover for yourself

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 15 years experience in working in mental health
  • Specialist knowledge of the needs of carers and very experienced with older person's mental health and dementia
  • Higher Diploma in Counselling and continued specialist trainings
  • Specialist Bereavement training and over 6 years experience in Bereavement counselling including Sudden and traumatic death, Loss through Suicide and Complex and Compounded grief which often covers many years/many losses
  • Specialist training to work with young people and young people in grief
  • Continued ongoing training and professional development-Mindfulness 8 week study/practice, ASIST Suicide Prevention training
  • Able to provide a mobile service; visiting individuals in the comfort of their own home
  • Working to BACP Ethical framework
  • Registered with BACP-British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and now in process of completing Accreditation after over 750 hours in practice
  • Specialist Couples Counselling training [ ongoing ]

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Over 16 years of work with older person's mental health and the needs of carers and specialist work in the community.
Over 5 years experience in bereavement counselling
I have received extra training to work with children and young people in grief and more recently specialist training to work with couples in crisis who maybe struggling in their relationship.

Fees

  • Free introductory session
  • 35.00 hour
  • Reduced rates for those on low income
  • Travel costs at 0.40 per mile

Further information

I am experienced in providing specialist skilled support work utilising my counselling awareness for those who feel unable to leave their homes and socialise.I work in a very gentle person-centred therapeutic way with people struggling with anxiety,fear,agoraphobia and memory problems, successfully providing and enabling clients to gradually build their inner strength and confidence enabling socialising and accessing the community often joining groups and establishing friendships.
Where appropriate I have used my dogs and horses,walking and nature,appreciation of art and music [ singing too] and cookery in a safe creative and homely environment.Clients have made connections and discovered an inner contentment and empowerment.I have appreciated being able to help in making a real difference in people's lives;enabling them to reconnect both with themselves and with the community.

I have over 16 years of experience in this kind of work.

Maps & Directions

Langport, TA10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Some French and Spanish

Availability

I believe in being flexible to my client's needs and so can make a time to suit or can make a home visit

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme