Helen Vance MA IAP, MA (Dubl) Registered: UKCP, HCPC, BACP, BAAT

Helen Vance MA IAP, MA (Dubl)  Registered: UKCP, HCPC, BACP, BAAT

Studio 1
407 B Green Lanes
N4 1EY

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Studio 1
407 B Green Lanes
N4 1EY

About me

I am a fully accredited therapist with experience providing specialist Counselling, Psychotherapy and Art Therapy to clients in my North London clinic [N4] as well as internationally through my online practice.

Before expanding my therapy practice, I worked as a Therapist and Manager for a leading outpatient service with a diverse Adult Mental Health population.  I have experience of working in NHS Mental Health services, as a Psychotherapist at Central and North West London Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and as an Arts Therapist with NHS South London and Maudsley. I have particular experience in working with anxiety, relationship issues and depression.

I trained as a Psychotherapist for 4 years and have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education.  I am accredited and registered with UKCP, HCPC, BACP and BAAT as an arts therapist and psychotherapist, and abide by their codes of ethics. I employ a wide scope of theories and methods, including Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Attachment, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Jung, Transpersonal, alongside consulting the latest developments in Neuroscience.  This integrative approach gives us a range of options and means that together we can find the ideal way of working that suits you.

Through my specialist clinical training and my experience in various mental health settings, I have developed a holistic and creative approach to working therapeutically. Whatever your reason for therapy, my aim is to create a non-judgmental and therapeutic environment where you can be authentic and where challenging feelings, thoughts and experiences can be communicated, sensed and understood.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications:

  • MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (Merit) - London Met & IATE
  • Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Arts Psychotherapy - IATE
  • MA (Hons) Philosophy and English Literature - Trinity College, Dublin
  • MA (Hons) Acting - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Further Trainings:

  • Literature and Mental Health - University of Warwick
  • Family Support: Child Development, Postnatal Depression, Co-dependency, Conflict - Homestart, London
  • Working with Women affected by Domestic Violence - The Women’s Trust, London
  • Fine Art in Practice - City Literary Institute, London
  • ICSK-L2 Counselling Skills - CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
  • CATT LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2 Accelerated Trauma Treatment

My Registrations:

  • BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists)
  • UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

My Experience:

  • Studio Manager Art Therapist: Studio Upstairs, London
  • Arts Therapist: South London and Maudsley NHS
  • Honorary Psychotherapist: Central and North West London NHS
  • Counsellor and Therapist: Bromley Community Counselling Service
  • Therapist Facilitator: Kids Company, London

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Cost: £60 [50 minutes session]

Further information

It’s important to choose a therapist that you find a good connection with. If you are interested in working with me, I recommend booking an introductory session so that you can meet me, find out more about the way I work and decide whether my approach works for you.

If you have any further queries, I offer a no obligation 15 minute telephone conversation to answer any questions you may have before booking an initial consultation. Please get in touch if you'd like to arrange this. If you know already that you would like to book an initial consultation, please email.

Maps & Directions

London, N4 1EY

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I offer evening sessions as well as sessions during the day.

Types of client

Older adults
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