About me

Inevitably at times, life circumstances can find us struggling with an uncomfortable degree of distress and anxiety. Counselling can provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment that enables us to explore current issues in our lives in the context of our experience. It is a creative process, which facilitates healing and change as we gain insight into our patterns of behaviour and ways of being in the world.

I see counselling as a facilitative and collaborative process which takes place within the context of the therapeutic relationship. I work with people in distress who may want to focus on a particular difficulty or on problematic areas in their lives. Equally, I welcome people wanting to engage in therapy for inner inquiry and for personal development, as well as those across the arts who may be struggling or feeling stuck in their creative process.

Training, qualifications & experience

My first area of study was in Fine Art at Goldsmith's School of Art in the 1970s.

I began my training as a therapist in the late 1990's and have been practicing as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 20 years.

I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

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.

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.

Fees

£55.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA

Additional information

My fees are £55 for an individual session and £75 for couples

Availability

I am available Monday to Thursday. 

I am willing to consider a concessionary rate so please speak to me if you wish to work with me but would struggle to pay the full fee.

Northolt
Middlesex
UB5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Helen Kerr

Helen Kerr