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Helene Baker MNCS Acc MBACP

About me

Counselling for Relationship Issues & Life Transitions - for individuals, couples, adults 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.

Accredited Voluntary Register


My Approach
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


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

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.

Further information

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
.

West Hampstead
London
NW6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

The property is not wheelchair accessible due to a narrow front doorway. Home visits may be possible, depending on distance.

Availability

Monday to Friday.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

Are you looking for counselling supervision to develop and safeguard your work with clients?.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Landline

020 7625 3247 020 7625 3247

Mobile

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