Helen Veleska Dip Couns (MBACP)
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I offer 1-2-1 and couples therapy as well as group work sessions for various issues, including anxiety, depression, loss, mental health, to name but a few. I also have many years experience in the field of addiction and am currently advancing my understanding of the human mind by studying for my psychology degree. I have worked with 13-80+ year olds and offer a non-judgemental, empathic approach. I am willing to offer concessions for particular clients, circumstances dependant. Please feel free to contact me for further information on this.
I provide counselling from my private practice in Westbury and Trowbridge. This is done in a private room providing a safe and confidential space for our work together. I can offer Monday and Saturday daytime appointments and some evenings.
My training helps me to provide you with a reliable, regular, safe space where you can begin to talk about whatever is on your mind. I have an integrative approach, using a wide range of therapeutic models; transpersonal, psychodynamic and person centred. In essence, that means I start with a basic belief in the human potential to heal and grow, and I see my job as a counsellor to be one of facilitating you in achieving that potential, by enabling you to feel safely 'held' whilst you go on your journey. I also believe that past experiences can have an effect on our present reality, so part of our journey may be to make the unconscious, conscious. I can help by focusing on the relationship between us, to bring the way you relate to others to your awareness and facilitate your understanding of yourself, providing healing and change.
Training, qualifications & experience
5 years working in the addiction field
1 year working within a college setting
CPCAB Therapeutic Diploma in counselling
Currently studying BSc Hons Psychology
From 2009-2012 I worked as a volunteer counsellor for Swindon and Wiltshire Drug and Alcohol Services on a part time basis, this post allowed me to gain experience of working with clients of all ages and many different life issues alongside their presenting addictions. I also spent a year being a student counsellor at Bath College, which enhanced my understanding of working with young adults.
I was employed by Turning Point in Trowbridge until 2015 as a Recovery Worker, managing a caseload of clients in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse. I also co-facilitated a parenting group for the service to help clients in recovery to improve their parenting skills. I now work as a Specialist Intervention Worker for Wiltshire Council, helping families to work more effectively together, thus helping to prevent family breakdown.
Training & qualifications
Diploma in Integrative Counselling with the CPCAB.
Induction Training with Swindon and Wiltshire Drug and Alcohol Services (SWADS)
Alcohol – Brief Intervention and Advice Training with SWADS
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) with Turning Point, Wiltshire.
Model of Psychosocial Interventions (MOPSI) Training with Turning Point, Wiltshire.
Introduction to Change and Recovery Skills Group Training with Turning Point, Wiltshire.
Parenting Group Training with Turning Point, Wiltshire.
Studying for BSc hons in Psychology
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Our initial session will be charged at a flat rate of £20 as we get to know one another and decide whether we can work together. Thereafter;
£35 for 1-2-1 work
£55 for couple counselling
£65 for group work/families
All of these sessions last an hour, however I do offer 90 minute sessions for couples and groups if preferable. These are charged at:
£75 for couples and £95 for groups/families.
concessions are available. Payment is in full after each session.
I am currently doing research into 'cause and effect' within relationships and couples 'coaching v's counselling'. How much influence do we, as individuals, have in dual relationships? Anyone willing to be involved in this research will be offered a discount with their therapy.
I also practice a shamanic method of 'Soul retrieval' whereby meditation is used to return to a persons original wounding to help heal the lost part of the soul. If you are interested in hearing about this further then please feel free to contact me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer evening and weekend appointments as well as Monday day times.
Types of client