Helena Naidoo MA, MBACP (Accred)
Are you looking for a warm and approachable therapist who is fully qualified and very experienced in working with people with anxiety, relationship issues, depression, family issues, issues around racism, culture and identity, low self confidence, anger management issues, work related stress, career issues, sexuality, and LGBT issues?
I decided to train to become a therapist after my own experience of seeing a humanistic psychotherapist helped me to work on the ways in which I was living weren't working for me.
I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2004. Before I set up my therapy practice I worked as a college lecturer, school teacher, university lecturer, social policy researcher and environmentalist. I have over 25 years' experience of working in London with young people, adults and children from a diverse range of cultural and social backgrounds.
As a humanistic psychotherapist I offer a non-judgemental, understanding experience to help you recognise how past experiences have shaped you and to help you find within yourself what you need to manage what you find difficult in the present. I start with where the person is in the process of coming to terms with an issue or experience. I won't try to fit someone into a pre-existing model of growth or change.
My therapy sessions mainly involve talking: they may also involve drawing, visualisation, somatic work and other exercises.
I am a mother and am passionate about exploring with parents and carers how to respond to the many challenges of parenting.
I am a trained couples therapist. I am passionate about supporting couples to have more satisfying and positive relationships. I draw on my own experience of having been in a relationship for 23 years.
At our first meeting you will have an opportunity to talk about what has brought you to seek counselling and psychotherapy. We will look at what you want for yourself from our work together and you will be able to experience how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a psychotherapist at the Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychology in North London.
I have also completed these additional training courses at Spectrum:
Anger in the Therapy Room
Childhood Sexual Abuse: Occurrence and Prevention
Gestalt Theory and Practice
Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills
Spectrum sexuality programme
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Culture, identity and belonging
My full fee is £70 for individuals and £75 for couples.
If you are unable to pay my full fee I may be able to offer you a lower
Sessions last 55 minutes.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an associate member of the UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP). I abide by the code of ethics of both these organisations.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work at Spectrum Tuesday 1-6pm and Wednesday 1-9pm. I work in East Dulwich Monday 4-10pm, Thursday and Friday 8-4pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|