Helen Eckersley, MA (Psych & Counselling), UKCP Reg.

Helen Eckersley, MA (Psych & Counselling), UKCP Reg.

The Gate House
Main Road
Crockham Hill

01732 867545 / 07733 061327

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About me

Extensive and varied counselling experience in GP surgery and school settings, since 2000. I worked for an agency providing counselling to families, young people and children, in schools and outside and also in primary care.

From a background in teaching adults and facilitating self-development courses, including helping those who were unemployed back to work, I trained in existential psychotherapy, bringing a philosophical approach to an otherwise practical way of working.

My studio and garden provide a peaceful setting for clients to express their concerns, in complete privacy. Clients have expressed the calmness they encounter in the setting alone, before the session begins.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters degree in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling, and a Cert Ed (FE), BA (Hons) in Education. I have been UKCP Registered since 2003 and am a member of the BACP.

I am a member of the Society of Psychotherapy and the Society for Existential Analysis. I also belong to the AIP, the Association of Independent Practitioners.

I give occasional talks to local groups, including women's network groups, Soroptimists and alternative health forums. I have also provided short courses for London City College, Schiller University, Kent Adult Education and Wimbledon Guild.

I regularly update and expand my knowledge and practice by reading and attending talks and seminars.

I have particular interests in working with depression, anxiety disorders, parenting and relationships generally. I enjoy exploring with people their concerns when they reach watersheds in their lives for whatever reason - bereavement, redundancy, crisis, a loss of meaning.

A good number of counselling students are amongst my clients, and a background in Further Education underpins this work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Assertiveness, confidence building, listening skills.


Private individuals £40
couples £45
Individuals sent through their companies £45, to cover administration.
Supervision (fee negotiable)
Student counsellors £35
Sliding scale for those on benefits

Further information

I give training sessions in various self-development areas such as: assertiveness, listening skills, confidence building.

I run Confidence Building workshops in the Edenbridge/Oxted area. These are four-session, weekly courses. Next course planned for Autumn 2010

Maps & Directions

Edenbridge, TN8 6RB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I have availability on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all day including evenings. I can also offer Thursday afternoon or evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme