Helen Hadfield MA.Couns. Pract., Adv. Dip. Fam. Ther., Cert. Infert..
I am an accredited counsellor working from an Integrative therapy model. I focus on Attachment theory, Person Centred Therapy,T.A, NLP, Compassionate Mind Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. I have 24 years experience as a private counsellor and 10 years in primary health. I am also a lecturer in counselling.
I specialise in working with perinatal and postnatal issues, infertility and adoption issues.
My research for my Masters dissertation was in, "The transition into new motherhood and the need for a counselling service."
Since then I have devised a perinatal and postnatal parenting 8 week course.
I also specialise in working with low self esteem issues and bullying. This includes work related stress.
I believe whichever model or theory of Counselling is used the essential component is rapport and empathy so that you feel truly heard and properly listened to.This is important when working with people who have anxiety or depression. I think it is essential that I understand things from the client's point of view. It is not my role to dictate or judge you or tell people what they should do, rather I see my role as empowering you to see your potential and together workout different strategies.
Training, qualifications & experience
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Infertility issues, parenting, adoption, low self-esteem, confidence building, couple counselling, adult bullying.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
Individual counselling Daytime session 9am till 5pm is £40. Evening session 5pm till 9pm is 45 pounds
Couple counselling Daytime session 9am till 5pm is £50. Evening session 5pm till 9pm is 55 pounds
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Can contact outside of working hours to make an appointment
Working hours Monday till Friday 9am till 9.30pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|