Helene Baker MNCS Acc MBACP
Counselling for Relationship Issues & Life Transitions - for individuals, couples and young people
Are you looking for some peace from your relationship struggles?
Are you seeking a way through the change or crisis in your life?
Do you find yourself:
- Living with feelings of anxiety and panic
- Struggling to cope with the effects of a crisis or trauma?
- At a loss about recurring arguments with your partner or family member?
- Feeling hurt and hopeless after your relationship ending?
- Feeling trapped by old and unwanted relationship patterns?
- Longing for a sense of purpose or direction in your life?
Life's struggles and challenges can sometimes overwhelm you . . .
Life naturally brings challenges and changes and some of these changes you might welcome and work towards - being in a relationship, a rewarding job, creating a home are all things that can bring you feelings of peace and fulfilment.
Sometimes things don't work out as expected and unexpected life changes and crises can turn your world upside down. You are left feeling confused and perhaps hopeless. You find it difficult to make decisions. You feel out of control and anxious; you might have trouble sleeping - and getting up - everyday life can feel like a struggle.
Couples counselling and individual counselling can help you to find calm and relief from life's difficulties, depressions, struggles and anxiety
"Counselling was crucial in helping me through a difficult time. Helene's
rare ability to crystallise what I felt, along with a deep and genuine
compassion, created a totally accepting space in which I felt heard
and supported in each session." RC, London
I Work With People Who Want To:
- Feel better in their relationships
- Find relief from painful feelings and behaviours
- Show feelings and emotions without hurting themselves or their loved ones
- Understand more about themselves and their relationships
- Feel clearer and calmer about the new direction in their life
. . . and sometimes to
- Find a way of ending a relationship with the least possible distress
Through counselling, you can: recognise the strength you have that has got you this far; discover new ways of dealing with difficulties; learn more about yourself and what you want out of life; reflect on the choices available to you.
"I found counselling incredibly helpful in many ways. I needed a calm place
in which I could explore difficult feelings and Helene created a non-judgmental
environment where I could explore any thoughts or feelings and learn to notice
& understand patterns I had developed through my life. Helene was calm and
thoughtful & gently helped me in the direction of a better self-realisation." RH
You can visit my website www.counsellingandsupervision.com (click on link at top of page) for more information about counselling with me or call me on 020 7625 3247 for a telephone conversation
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a counselling practice in North West London and have more than 25 years experience of working with adults and children. I hold qualifications as a counsellor, person-centred couples counsellor, adolescent and schools counsellor, counselling supervisor and group facilitator. As a member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work in accordance with their guidelines for ethics and good practice. I am accredited by the National Counselling Society and a registrant of their Accredited Register. I am a registered member of the BACP.
I believe that we all have a natural capacity for growth and an ability to discover and release unrealised and unexpected potential, when we are given the opportunity. As a counsellor, I commit to supporting you by accepting you as you truly are, with a warmth and attentiveness that can help to you to gain clarity and understanding, and allow new perspectives to emerge.
"I felt I could share even the most difficult of situations in the totally
non-judgmental and accepting space Helene creates. I really
value her insight which has an accuracy and relevance to it which
reveal her deep level of experience." EN
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Difficulties, depression, distress or anxiety related to relationships of any kind; life changes or 'mid-life crisis'. Counselling with couples - including partners, marriages, parents and children, siblings - and counselling young people.
Sessions for individuals and couples are usually one hour long, though longer sessions can be negotiated. The fee for individuals is £60 per hour for daytime sessions and £65 for evenings; and for couples £75 for daytime sessions and £80 for evenings. Some concessions are available, please call, text or email to discuss.
I offer low cost counselling to couples on Monday afternoons. Please contact me for details.
I work face-to-face, by Skype and by telephone.
My premises is not wheelchair accessible due to a narrow doorway at the entrance. If you are a wheelchair user, I may be able to arrange home visits depending on location and suitability.
My practice is within easy reach of all areas of North West London, also North London, West London, East London, Central London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
The property is not wheelchair accessible due to a narrow front doorway. Home visits may be possible, depending on distance and suitability.
Monday to Friday.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Are you looking for counselling supervision to develop and safeguard your work with clients?.