About me


I have been in practice since 1999 and am an accredited humanistic counsellor and supervisor. My work has expanded over the last three years to include telephone counselling, and I am an affiliate telephone counsellor for the Royal College of Nursing.

I endeavour to create a safe environment in which my clients can explore their issues at a pace and in a manner which suits them. In this way it is possible for them look at the way in which they respond to experiences and consider change. In this process i consider myself to be a facilitator and seek to empower my clients to acheive this change, working only on issues that they wish to discuss.

I can offer both long-term and short-term counselling, according to individual need.

I have worked with long-term health issues since my start of practice and have a strong belief in the connection between emotional and physical well being. As it may not be possible to change the physical I believe individuals can work towards acceptance and hopefully limit the impact on their daily life.

My work with adolescents has been varied, including voluntary agencies as a counsellor and supervisor, student counselling, and children in the care of the local authority.

I worked for Bristol Drugs Project for three years and have worked with addictions in my private practice for a number of years.

I have had referral contracts from the PCT and Local Authority.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA/HONS Person-Centred Counselling - Metanoia Institute, London [2002]

Diploma Person-Centred Counselling - Metanoia Institute, London [2002]

Post Grad Certificate in Counselling Supervision, Palmoasis, Bristol [2009]

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.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Brain injury
Communicaton difficulties
Long-term health issues including Fybromyalgia


Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

fees for Counselling and Supervision varies according to availability and circumstance.

Free parking is available at location.

I have some low cost spaces available and there is no charge for initial consultation

Further information

I also offer consultancy, including staff supervision and training, recent training delivered includes Self-Harm, Gender in the workplace, and Working with Sex Offenders.


Type of session

In person

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have a Post Grad Diploma in Counselling Supervision [CPCAB] validated, and currently supervise counsellors working with adolescents and in GP surgeries as well as counsellors working in private practice.

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Helen Lewis

Helen Lewis