Helen Orr, RGN, OHN Dip., PG Dip. Counselling. Registered BACP member
I am an experienced counsellor working in private practice in Glasgow city centre and Bearsden. I am friendly, accepting and down to earth.
My experience and skills mean that I can see clients with a range of difficulties. Consider coming to me if you are looking for a safe and confidential space to talk about what's getting in the way of you being fully able to enjoy your life. Perhaps you are struggling with experiences from the past, relationship difficulties, worrying, low mood or low self-esteem. Together we can look at ways to overcome these difficulties and move towards a brighter better future.
I have supported clients who came with the following difficulties:
- Post natal depression
- Issues with Self-esteem
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Rape and sexual assault
- Sexuality and gender issues
- Midlife and menopause challenges
- Physical health conditions
- Bereavement and loss
- Low mood
Training, qualifications & experience
In my career before becoming a counsellor I was a trained Staff nurse and then an Occupation Health Nurse. In 2003 I studied at Strathclyde University and hold a Post Graduate diploma in Counselling. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work to their code of ethics.
I have been involved in counselling since 1992 working in Primary Care with clients referred by their GPs, at the Sandyford Initiative counselling service, with students at The University of Glasgow and with self-referring clients within private practice in locations throughout the city. I have many years of experience working with clients with a full range of difficulties.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £60 per session for individuals and £70 per session for couples. Concessions are available.