Helen Hadfield

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MA.Couns. Pract., Adv. Dip. Family Therapy Cert. Infertility
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Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 Do people tell you that you are sensitive? 
Do you have low self-esteem, anxiety or depression? 
Are you struggling with the unexpected amount of emotions after having a baby? 
Becoming a parent can be rewarding and full of joy. It can also be an emotional roller coaster of emotions, guilt, worry, and frustration to mention a few.
Together we will empower you to feel more confident.
 I specialise in working with:
 postnatal depression                                                                                                         low self esteem

I have carried out 27 years of research into pregnancy and early months of having a baby. My M.A dissertation focussed on: "The Transition into Motherhood and the need for a counselling service."  

I am a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) qualified therapist, with a M.A in Integrative therapy, Post graduate diploma in Family therapy, a certificate in Infertility and a qualified Breastfeeding counsellor. I lecture in counselling. 

I also  work with:
Low self-esteem
Depression                                                                                                                      Past issues
Work-related stress

I believe whichever model of counselling is used the essential component is for us to establish a good rapport and empathy so that you feel truly heard and properly listened to. It is essential that I understand things from your point of view. Through counselling we will unlock your potential and empower you with strategies.

Training, qualifications & experience

HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) certified November 2022

MBACP (Accred). November 2011
MA in counselling practice - Derby University 1996
Post graduate diploma - Derby university 1995
Post graduate certificate - Derby university - 1993
CBT course - Derby university 1997
Practitioner in NLP 2005
Diploma in Systemic and Family Therapy 2007
Certificate in infertility counselling 2006
Skills certificate in counselling CSCT Tamworth college 1991
Theory certificate in counselling CSCT Tamworth college 1990
Introduction into counselling St. Johns college Nottingham.
Breastfeeding counselling certificate 1994

Mindfulness cert. 2016

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Infertility issues
  • Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
  • Parenting
  • Low self-esteem & confidence building
  • Bullying


£60.00 - £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Can contact outside of working hours to make an appointment

Working hours Monday till Friday 9am till 9.30pm

Further information

I run parenting courses - 8 sessions
Focussing on the emotional side to parenting especially on the transition into new parenthood.
contact for further details. These classes include pregnancy as well.

Some of the topics covered are:

The birth, social pressure when becoming a parent, expectations of parenting, normalising the emotional side to parenting, baby development.

I lecture for organisations on listening / counselling courses.
contact for futher details

Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



Helen Hadfield
Helen Hadfield