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 find within yourself what you need to manage what you find difficult in the present. I start with where you are in the process of coming to terms with an issue or experience. I won't try to fit you 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 also work dreams.
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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Culture, identity and belonging - dual-heritage, impact of racism
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.
I am a member of the Black, Asian and African Therapists' Network (BAATN)