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Helen Farrell MBACP Registered counsellor

Buckland St Mary TA20 & Ilminster TA19
07484256097 07484256097
Buckland St Mary TA20 & Ilminster TA19

About me

I am a qualified, registered, integrative counsellor offering friendly, confidential, face to face counselling and outdoor nature therapy. I will not judge or criticise you but seek to understand your situation. I will respect your needs and treat you with respect as you explore the issues you are facing at your pace. Our sessions are normally weekly to begin with, and your first introductory session is free of charge so that you can decide if my approach is right for you. For many people taking the first step requires courage; I aim to make this as easy as I can. I also have experience of training professional counsellors.

I have a dedicated, air conditioned room at my home (separated from my house) with covid safe measures in place. By special arrangement it may be possible for us to work at The Meadows Practice in Ilminster. Nature therapy takes place in peaceful, local woodlands.

I offer all clients an initial session FREE OF CHARGE so that, together, we can decide if counselling may be helpful for you and if I am the person you feel is right for you to work with.
I look forward to talking to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. My private practice is based at my home in The Blackdown Hills, close to the Devon/Somerset border.

Having worked in NHS, corporate, charity and private practice settings, I believe I have gained invaluable experience; this allows me to identify with the diverse needs of my clients and support them in the most appropriate way.

In September 2015 I was appointed as lead tutor for The Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Broadreach Training in Plymouth; I worked with a group of trainee counsellors one day per week.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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No obligation, introductory session free.
Hourly sessions £45

Nature therapy is normally 1.5 - 2 hours at £65 and £90

Buckland St Mary

By Special Arrangement
Meadows Surgery
TA19 9FE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

There are 2 steps leading to my room.


I offer client appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Helen Farrell MBACP Registered counsellor

Helen Farrell MBACP Registered counsellor